Sofia, Bulgaria: National High School of Applied Arts “St. Luka” to the Ministry of Culture will mark its 70th anniversary with an exhibition featuring students from all disciplines. They will be presenting their best works, created in the last five years, under the guidance of their teachers.
The official opening of the exhibition is on Wednesday, May 17, at 6 pm. in the central building of the Union of Bulgarian Artists on St. Pole 6 in the capital. The exhibition is located on the second floor and will be open to visitors until June 2.
National High School of Applied Arts “St. Luka” in Sofia is a cultural institute with history and established authority among art schools and higher art institutes in the country. She is named after St. Luke – the founder of Christian painting and patron of the arts.
Founded in 1953 as a small craft school on the outskirts of the city, today it has been a National High School under the Ministry of Culture since 2008. it is housed in a building – an architectural monument of culture (an immovable cultural value), built-in 1922-1929 according to the project of the arch. Mikhail Pushkarov.
The school teaches nearly 500 students in eight majors: Art Wood Carving, Fabric Art, Metal Processing, Children’s Toys and Souvenirs, Advertising Graphics, Silicate Design, Spatial Design and Fashion Design.
In addition to all general education subjects, the following are: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Art History, Computer Graphics, Plastic Anatomy and Perspective. Teachers at the school are prominent Bulgarian artists with rich creative biographies. Many of the former students are already longtime high school teachers.
Since 2010 the school has also operated the same name gallery “St. Luke. It features exhibitions of famous Bulgarian artists, teachers and prominent students of the school.