The presentation of the second exhibition of Maxim Brovchenko’s “space” paintings by little “Ukrainian Picasso” was visited by the representative of Firefly Aerospace founder Maxim Polyakov – Peter Ivanov, to whom the boy gave a gift for his idol.
On November 2, 2021, Maksym Brovchenko together with the initiator and organizer of the event – “Child with Future” Foundation, which patronizes the talent of the little artist – opened an exhibition of pictures by the Berdyansk schoolboy in the Art Gallery “Lavra” at 7-v Lavra Street, Kyiv.
Besides parents and children, numerous representatives of NGOs, cultural figures, and mass media, the opening was visited by an unexpected guest – the representative of Firefly Aerospace founder Maxim Polyakov Peter Ivanov, to whom Maxim handed over the picture “Ukraine is the space country” specially painted for “the Ukrainian Elon Mask” to give it to the addressee.
The gift was presented at Maksym Brovchenko’s first exhibition, which took place at the Kyiv Municipal Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet for Children and Youth from October 27 to 31, 2021.
Firefly Aerospace was so impressed with the talent and spontaneity of the boy that they decided to meet the young talent in person and come to the event at Lavra. Peter Ivanov noted:
“I am amazed by the works and very happy to see the talent of the 10-year-old boy live. I’ll be sure to give a gift to Maxim Polyakov, I wish him more achievements, but the little artist already has something to be proud of”.