Colourful flair

The Shilpa Art Festival which was held recently at the lobby of the Cinnamon Grand gave youngsters, aged from 6-18 years, the chance to exhibit their artwork that expresses their feelings on a variety of topics.

According to theShilpa Children’s Trust website it began its art programme after the tsunami in December 2004, working mainly in Hambantota with 300 children who had lost their parents and loved ones in the tragedy that devastated their communities.

Harriet Edleistein of the American Jewish World Service, Sarah Lucas and a group of artists from Art Refuge USA trained Shilpa’s social workers to help the children tell their stories through art, enabling them to cope with their grief and to renew their hopes for the future.

Five years on, the children are still painting beautiful pictures. This year school children from Colombo and from other areas were invited to exhibit their paintings. On display were also pictures done by children in the North..

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