Mascots coloring event in İcherisheher

11 April 2017

On April 16 the big event of coloring the monuments of the Mascots – Inje and Jasur, an official symbols of Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games will take place in the Old City near the Maiden Tower. There will be different kind of contests going on that day and the entrance will be free. Anyone can participate in the contest.

An interactive digital contest will also be organized during the event. Within the contest the participants have to collect the images of Mascots hidden along the given route via the app installed on their mobile devices.  The 30 winners of contest will get Mascot toys (15 Inces and 15 Jasurs) as presents. Don’t lose a chance to participate at this event and get you own Mascot toy.

It worth noting that artists for the mascots painting event were selected among 800-1000 students of Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Arts and Children’s Gallery.

As a result of the contest, 6 female artists were selected, each of them being the student of Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Arts.

They will paint the mascots on plain air in order to attract the attention and interest of the public.  The main aim of Mascots statues Coloring event was to engage city population and tourists as well as raise public awareness of Baku 2017 Islamic Games. At the end painted figures will be installed in three locations in downtown Baku: Nizami street – pair mascots painted in the original colors, the Old City - pair mascots painted by Academy of Fine Arts and the Seaside Boulevard - pair mascots painted by Children's Gallery.

Let's take a closer look at 6 artists:
1. Alishova Jamila, second-year fashion student of Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Arts;
2. Hajar Taghizadeh, fashion design student of Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Arts;
3. Zeynalli Nigar, second-year graphics art student of Fine Arts faculty of Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Arts;
4. Gasimova Urkiyya, second-year graphics art student of Fine Arts faculty of Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Arts;
5. Mammadova Mazihar, second-year graphics tools student of Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Arts;
6. Muradova Roza, second-year student of Painting faculty of Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Arts.

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