An exhibition of works by pupils of Kirovograd children’s art school named after A.A.Osmerkin was opened in A.A.Osmerkin Art-Memorial Museum within the framework of regional festival of Ukrainian academic music “Classik-proekt” dedicated to the memory of a famous composer Yuliy Meitus.
   Kirovograd children’s art school was founded more than half a century ago, and for 20 years it has been bearing the name of a famous painter and teacher A.A.Osmerkin. Thousands of pupils graduated from the school, many of them became famous painters, lecturers and teachers at art educational establishments. But even those who had not become a painter still keep ardour for creative work and art. A bright, creative pedagogical staff works at the school. Experienced teachers, many of whom are graduates of the school, members of the National Union of artists of Ukraine, competently communicate to pupils knowledge of painting, drawing, sculpture, decorative art and world history of fine art. Pupils of the school are active participants and winners of town, regional, all-Ukrainian and international exhibitions and competitions.
   Works of young painters, made under the guidance of teachers A.Kuznetsova, T.Bondar’, A.Lozinski, S.Gnoeva, A.Ivanova and L.Kir’yanova, are shown at the current exhibition. Paintings and graphic works, paper collages embody spectrum of children’s imagination in perception of the world of music. One can feel a sincere desire for cognition in every composition. Children’s creative work always inspires to percept the world with an open heart, heartwarming thoughts and good deeds.