The Polish-Ukrainian Project titled „You Give the World a Shape – 110th anniversary of Stanisław Wyspiański ‘s Death” comes to an end. Its formal completion was celebrated on 22 and 23 November 2017 during a visit of the twelve-person group from Yavoriv, Koziatyn, Lviv, and Zhytomyr. These were school headmasters, presidents of associations, librarians and representatives of the Project Strategic Partner – Marian Besaga, PhD and Prof. Aleksander Pietrowski from the Lviv National Academy of Fine Arts.
The Central Library was the place where the Project was discussed and summarised; Bogna Dobrakowska – the director of Municipal Public Library thanked everybody for their participation; the Gliwice partners – for their contribution and commitment, and Izabela Kochańczyk – for making her best efforts to coordinate the Project tasks. Furthermore, materials inspired by the works of Stanisław Wyspiański were presented.
In Primary School no 9 an exhibition of works sent for two competitions were admired, namely “Contemporary Wyspiański’s Flowers” and “Portrait in the Wyspiański Fashion”. The results were announced and the winners were awarded. Additional splendour to the ceremony was provided by performance of primary school children from PS no 6, PS no 9, School Complex no 7 and the “Stokrotka” International Kindergarten. The guests participated in two workshops: on stain glass – conducted by Aneta Głowacka, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Silesia, and on language – conducted by Ewa Biłas-Pleszak, PhD, Polish Language Institute, University of Silesia.
The guests visited the Polish Nobel Prize Laureates Primary School no 6,
the King John III Sobieski Primary School no 9, School and Kindergarten Complex no 12, Special School Complex no 7, Centre for Practical Learning and Continuing Education no 1, Memorial House of Upper Silesian Jews, Villa Caro and Municipal Palm House.
They visited the J. Korczak Vocational Special School Complex and Gliwice Vocational rehabilitation Facility with interest.
Each event during the two-day visit was an opportunity for discussions and making plans for the future so that the established collaboration would develop towards mutual exploration of culture and art.
The project devoted to Stanisław Wyspiański executed in 2016 and 2017 was co-financed from the funds of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland and the Gliwice City budget. In Poland, performance of two-year actions of the Municipal Public Library in Gliwice was supported by 12 partners. In Ukraine, the project was joined by 32 participants altogether. Media patronage was provided by: Dziennik Zachodni, TVP Kultura, Nasze Miasto.