Children’s art exhibition opens on diplomatic anniversary

Art & Culture
2020-10-29 12:53:02

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ This year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and the Republic of Korea. In honor of the anniversary, ROK Embassy in Mongolia in collaboration with the Mongolia Art Centre for Children’s Creativity (MACCC) and the Tourism Department of the capital city organized ‘South Korea I Know About’ and ‘South Korea I Want To Visit’ craft and art contests. On October 29, 300 best works selected from a total of 1,250 works submitted to the contests were put on display at Ord art gallery.

At the opening of the exhibition, ROK Ambassador to Mongolia Lee Yeo-hong and other officials presented awards to the top 25 winners of each contest. Rural children from Arkhangai, Uvurkhangai, Dornod, Gobisumber, Uvs, Khentii, Khuvsgul, Sukhbaatar, Selenge, Bayan-Ulgii, Orkhon, and Umnugobi aimags participated in the contests.

In his remarks at the event, Ambassador Lee Yeo-hong said the children’s works show that they know a lot about the country, adding that the children have portrayed in detail things even he did not notice before.

MACCC Director D.Uranbileg said the exhibition makes contribution to further strengthening friendly relations between the two countries and it is of great importance in promoting the country’s culture to children and improving their creativity.

One of the contest winners, student of School No. 48 N.Naranjargal said it took her two weeks to come up with the idea, collect information, and finish her painting titled ‘South Korea I want to visit with my family ’, while another awardee, student of School No. 6 T.Delgerjargal said she spent over a month crafting South Great Door Namdaemun.