People watch an exhibition during the 3rd International Student Art Festival Prague in Prague, the Czech Republic, on July 19, 2019. The art festival opened here on Friday, featuring an exhibition of more than 70 pieces of art works of school students from several countries, including the Czech Republic, China, Russia, Ukraine and Poland. (Xinhua/Martin Mach)
PRAGUE, July 19 (Xinhua ) -- The 3rd International Student Art Festival Prague opened here Friday, featuring an exhibition of more than 70 pieces of art works of school students from several countries, including the Czech Republic, China, Russia, Ukraine and Poland.
These students, aged 8-18, were categorised into three groups according to their age. During the four-day event, they will take part in the classes of art masters and outdoor painting. They will also visit the National Gallery and Prague Fine Arts High School and exchange with their counterparts.
"You don't need language to help communicate in the world of art," said Vojtech Filip, Deputy Speaker of the Czech Chamber of Deputies, at the opening ceremony. "Hope these young artists could take the opportunity to exchange more and one day we could see their works exhibited in more prestigious galleries."
At the opening ceremony, Zhang Jianmin, Chinese Ambassador to the Czech Republic, also encourage the students to be creative and always try to find the beauty in life.
The events was jointly sponsored by the European Union of Arts, Czech-Chinese Culture and Arts Exchange Association, Czech-China Cooperation Center, and other two organizations. On next Monday, the judges made up of Czech and Chinese famous artists will choose from the exhibition works the Excellence award and other awards.