Taiwan-Baltic School Children's Art Exhibition at Latvian National Library

Co-sponsored by Taipei Mission in the Republic of Latvia and the Latvian National Library (LNB), the “Taiwan–Baltic School Children's Art Exhibition” is held from May 23rd to June 22nd, 2018 in the Exhibition Hall of the Library. Around one hundred guests in the fields of government, parliament, media and educational institutes appeared and enjoyed an atmosphere of high spirit in the opening reception on May 31st,, cohosted by Representative Wu and Acting Director Ieva Laizane.

As a non-governmental organization, the Taiwan Association for Education through Art has consistently sponsored the “World school Children’s Art Exhibition” for half of a century. With a view to celebrating the Latvia’s Centenary and to expressing appreciation to the active participation of Latvian schoolchildren for the last ten and plus years, the Mission and the LNB cooperate for this meaningful exhibition, Representative Wu noted. Hon. Andrej Buikis of the Group for interparliamentary relations with Taiwan also praised that “the event further promotes the understanding between peoples of Latvia and Taiwan.” Acting Director Laizane was especially satisfied with the Exhibition presented to Latvian children on the eve of international children day, June 1.

Estere Zakite, a 9 years old girl from Makslasak, participated in the Exhibition four years ago, won a gold medal and attended the opening ceremony. Accompanied by Principal Talivaldis Muzikants, Ms. Zakite was greeted by Representative Wu in front of her awarded-painting, with the comments from the judges, which read as : the first encounter with cute animals; what a magical and joyful moment! The thick, light and fine lines applied in print as well as the light ink-gray color applied by hand are done just perfectly. Her appearance attracted many guests for congratulations and photo opportunities.

The seventy one awarded paintings of the Exhibition were selected by the National Taiwan Arts Education Center, a museum responsible for collecting all the paintings from the “World school Children’s Art Exhibition” for the last 50 years. The Mission will move the Exhibition to Lithuania and Estonia later this year.