Art Therapy and Personal Development Centre
By Heidi Trautmann
Although I have already reported extensively on the
background of Bahar Ciralı’s Art Centre I have the wish to share with you my
impressions of the exhibition when I went there on the opening evening.
It was a heartwarming experience to see so many
children and their parents proud and excited of the children’s work on
display. I could see it in their little
faces, they were being taken serious, their work was good enough to be shown to
the adult world.
‘It is good to be different’ says the title of the
exhibition and the catalogue that is made up like a children’s book. It is good
to develop the own personality at early age and not wait until you are grown up
and only then realize that actually there is another person in your skin. With
it goes self-respect and self-confidence.
It is also a reminder to the grown-up world to support
this basic life philosophy and not enforce traditional ways of society.