WINNERS OF THE FIRST STAGE OF THE CREATIVE CONTEST "YOUTH IS THE SUPPORT OF THE COUNTRY" WERE ANNOUNCED

On July 4, 2019 in the building of the Museum of the Elbassy Library opened the exhibition "Youth is the support of the country".

The exhibition "Youth is the support of the country" is the result of the same name creative competition among young artists, announced on February 12 this year by the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbassy together with the capital Union of artists. The main task of the competition is the practical implementation of the creative ideas of Elbassy, set out in the article "Seven facets of the Great Steppe". Within four months, professional and beginning artists created their works on the theme "The Great names of the Great Steppe", seeking through the work to reveal the images of legendary personalities and achievements of the older generation in the history of Kazakhstan.

The opening ceremony of the exhibition and honoring the winners of the first stage of the competition was opened by the Director of the Library of Elbassy Amerkhan Rakhimzhanov.

– The announcement of 2019 by the First President of Kazakhstan as the Year of Youth in Kazakhstan was a bright message to the young generation. For its part, the Library of the Elbassy sets itself the task of strengthening youth projects in the cultural and educational sphere, Internet media, the development of the format of mobile exhibitions in order to cover as many young Kazakhstanis as possible. ...Contemporary visual art of Kazakhstan allows you to look into the soul of modern society, exposing its inmost thoughts. We are convinced of this whenever we get acquainted with the works of creative youth. Among the young authors present here are those whose personal exhibitions we opened in the framework of the project "On the wings of hope". Often these exhibitions were the very first ones in the creative biography of artists, – he said and congratulated one and all on the upcoming Capital Day. – Nur-Sultan is the strength and power of Kazakhstan. This is a city where hopes are realized, and our compatriots find happiness. Even more every year our capital city surprises with its extraordinary originality, beauty and creativity, originally laid down by our Elbassy!

During the competition, the jury consisting of honored workers of art and culture of Kazakhstan, considered more than 50 works. In the contest historical figures were presented: Abylai Khan, Shokan Ualikhanov, Bukhar Zhyrau, Dina Nurpeisova, Bauyrzhan Momyshuly, and well-known modern names: Rosa Baglanova, Gennady Golovkin, Dimas Kudaibergen.

The ceremony was held by the Chairman of the Board of the NGO "Union of artists of Astana", honored worker of Kazakhstan, academician of the Academy of arts of Kazakhstan, painter Zhanuzak Musapir.

The winners in the category "Painting" were Almas Orakbaev (I place) and Dinara Otelbaeva (II place). In the "Graphics" nomination – Beibit Asemgul (I) and Zhanibek Orazaly (II place). The rest of the participants were awarded certificates and prizes.  

– I submitted my picture of Dimash Kudaibergen. I believe that this is one of the great personalities of our time, not only in Kazakhstan, but throughout the world. The picture is called "Ak zhauyn" (white rain). The word "white" in this title symbolizes the purity, beauty of the soul of Dimash and the reverential attitude of the people to him. This is my attitude to the singer. His singing evokes special warm feelings in my soul, so I wanted to capture his image in my painting – says one of the winners Beibit Asemkul.