A cartoon about a green elephant was created by the whole studio. Idea and the lyrics belong to Aleksandr Shishov, our old volunteer, friend, poet and musician. The pictures were drawn at the studio art classes by children and adults from different orphanages (see the long list of artists in the titles). Editing, dubbing – everything was done by our students and volunteers. Thank you to everyone who contributed their hands, heads and voices to the project!
On 21-25 February our traditional winter holidays at the Sorochany resort near Moscow took place. 10 children from the Family Care Assistance Center “SPUTNIK” spent with us several days full of sports, games and friendship. Everyone mastered mountain skis or snowboards, but some mastered both.
On 8-15 February, five of our employees and volunteers visited Budva (Motenegro) at the invitation of Magic Yard Gallery and Olesya Kuchai. The artists who worked with this gallery held a series of valuable and interesting masterclasses.
In 2016, the UN announced that the global AIDS epidemic was on the wane. Regretfully, the number of the AIDS-infected people in Russia continues to increase. However, contrary to widespread stereotypes, most Russians are infected through heterosexual contact. Victory over the epidemic can be won with the help of awareness and prevention.