Oksana Leadbitter (G.Britain) exhibition opening in Vilnius
Gala exhibition opening in Vilnius Townhall
The final ehibition of "Art in Old Lithuanian Manors" in Vilnius Townhall displayed the works of all the 20 participant painters of the festival in 2012.
During the opening event a new album of sculpture by the famous Lithuanian sculptor Alius Berdenkovas was presented, as well as the videofilm about the first festival painting pleinair in Kaunas in the summer of 2012.
Photos: Kristina Čyžiūtė and Beata Barauskaitė
Henrik Schütze (Denmark) exhibition opening in Anykščiai
The exhibition opening was accompanied by a classical music concert from the concert series "Musical Autumn".
Henrik Schütze (Denmark) painting exhibition opening
Guest gathered at the Lithuanian Theatre, Cinema and Music Museum in Vilnius were greeted by H.E. Danish Ambassador Jørgen Molde and Director of the Danish Cultural Institute in Lithuania Audra Sabaliauskienė.
The first international painting pleinair exhibition opening in Kaunas
The first international painting pleinair finished on July 12. The Communications History Museum concert hall hosted the exhibition, much too large to fit into the usual exhibition hall. Some artists managed to complete as many as eight works. The opening ceremony included the greeting word from the organizers and the Ambassador of the Netherlands, presents for the artists, and a free open-air concert of Migloko, a young prospective Lithuanian singer.
Currently the works done during the pleinair are exhibited at Raudone Castle, in December they will be shown at Vilnius Town Hall in the final "Art in Old Lithuanian Manors 2012" exhibition.
Photos by Beata Barauskaite, Arvydas Rate and Tornike Abuladze.
International Painting Pleinair
Since its beginning in 2007, the project “Art in Old Lithuanian Manors” has been growing, adding new spaces and participant painters from foreign countries. For the fifth anniversary it has been decided to begin a form of intercultural cooperation that would include not only representation of a culture, but try to capture the very moment of its creation, as it happens during the process of painting.
Therefore, in 2012 the festival will for the first time organize an international pleinair for 10 painters from various countries, who will represent their culture and share their art with the people of Kaunas art community. The main emphasis of the event is on variety, professionalism and innovative response to tradition. The subject of the event is Kaunas city as a space for culture, creation and communication.
Among the aims of the pleinair is to share the mastery of various schools of painting, to reflect the variety of techniques; that is why painters from such different countries as Italy, Poland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, and Lithuania were chosen.
The organisers of “Art in Old Lithuanian Manors” expect to establish the pleinair as an annual event that would attract the best painters from various countries, in this way promoting intercultural communication and sharing of mastery in the field of visual arts.
Joke Frima (the Netherlands), Antanas Obcarskas (Lithuania), Elena Balsiukaitė-Brazdžiūnienė (Lithuania), Tornike Abuladze (Georgia), Virgis Ruseckas (Lithuania), Elena Ralina (Kazakhstan), Arvydas Kašauskas (Lithuania), Marcin Zalewski (Poland), Andrea Rossi (Italy), Martynas Gaubas (Lithuania)
Pleinair Exhibition Schedule:
Jul. 13 – 30 – Communications History Museum, Rotušės sq. 19, Kaunas
Aug. 15 – Sep. 30 – Raudonė Castle, Raudonė, Jurbarkas region
Dec. 1 – 12 – Vilnius Town Hall, Didžioji st. 31, Vilnius
Henrik Schutze (Denmark) exhibition opening in Kaunas
The exhibition in the Communications History Museum was very nicely and extensively presented by the director of the Danish Institute in Lithuania Mrs. Audra Sabaliauskienė