In your hands is a colorful book, which
opens to you the wide panorama of artistic and cultural achievements of the Great Silk
The Great Silk Road is the lively
stream that has joined countries and people in the East and West over the ages. Crossing
the seas and steppes, mountains and deserts, the Great Silk Road has fostered business
contacts, trade development, mutual understanding, and reciprocity.
||Most importantly, the Great Silk Road has played an extremely significant
role in the spiritual, cultural, and humanitarian intercommunications between different
nations. The world has recognized the ideas and works of philosophers, scientists, and
politicians. The Great Silk Road has contributed to mutually enriching cultures, promoting
ideas and knowledge, and sharing spiritual and philosophy concepts and opinions.
The international fund "Meerim" places great importance on the spiritual and moral
upbringing of young generations. Every year, it organizes international festivals where
young people from all over the world come and share their talents. Every festival
participant is a bearer of their nation's character, culture, history, and traditions.
But talented people are the property of all mankind and members of a larger world-the
World of Creation. I think that art, creativity, and kindness are the foundations of
invention, prosperity, peace, friendship, and unification of people on our earth!
The international and charitable art festivals and concerts that "Meerim" supports, as
well as its aid to children's medical care, relate directly to the ideals of the Great
Silk Road. While enriching each other with different cultural heritages, new generations
learn charity and kindness at the same time.
In this book you will see the works of artists, both young and
old, who have been working their way along the road of creation. In their art, we can
trace the invisible thread that connects the generations, as the Great Silk Road connected
the nations of the East and West with the bonds of friendship.
I wish much kindness, happiness,
and creative successes to every participant of Art of Silk Road 2002.
The First Lady of the Kyrgyz
Chairman of the Charity Fund