BA Play of Shadows Project: Healing Children Through Art
The BA Child and Adolescent Creative Unit, in cooperation with the Bank of Alexandria and Italian Artist Valentina Merra, held the Play of Shadows Project from 13 to 27 May 2016.
The project aims to heal children through art by organizing various artistic workshops for children with terminal illness or those who are living under difficult conditions. The BA has pioneered this project by offering workshops that have helped improve children’s psychological state.
Funded by the Bank of Alexandria, the project sought out Italian artist Valentina Merra due to her expertise in this specialized field, while Dr. Adel Mostafa (Faculty of Fine Arts) volunteered to join the mission.
The project targeted children of different age groups. The organizing team visited several hospitals, including Andalusia Hospitals and the Children's Cancer Hospital 57357 in Tanta.
Valantina Meera also gave an introductory seminar about the project for the professors and students of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Alexandria University on Tuesday, 24 May 2016, and she organized an artistic workshop for the students.