Friday, December 23, 2011

Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov and our gallery artworks at Apollinaire Theatre Company on Dec.29-Jan.15

Dear friends!

4 artists from our Gallery FROM RUSSIA WITH ART Alexander Vetrov, George Lapchinsky, Tatiana Yanovskaya-Sink and Vladimir Volosov, were selected for Uncle Vanya exhibit , in conjunction with performances of Anton Chekhov play at Apollinaire Theatre Company in Chelsea, MA, on Dec.29- Jan. 15 (, 617 887 2336).

Uncle Vanya takes place in the late 1890's, and Theatre was seeking works of art in styles that might be present in a home of that era. Paintings and etchings by Russian artists are hung both in the Theatre gallery and in the performance spaces as part of the home, and viewed as the audience moves with an action from room to room.

The Gallery is located in the lobby of the Chelsea Theatre Works, and a reception will be held in the gallery following each performance of Uncle Vanya. Our Bostonian artists Tatiana Yanovskaya-Sink and Vladimir Volosov shall participate in receptions on 5-7 January.

The show will run from Dec.29 through Jan.15, Thu-Sun, with likely extension through January 22nd.

See you soon and happy Holiday season, dear friends!

Monday, December 12, 2011

FROM RUSSIA WITH ART Gallery Closing and Final 2 Weeks Sale

Dear friends!

First the good news!
Gallery announces a sale of paintings, etchings, jewelry and Russian Chistmas souvenirs through December 24. There will be a 10% markdown on all items. All sales will be final.

Second the not so good news! We will regretfully be closing our 1977 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge gallery at the close of business on December 24.

FROM RUSSIA WITH ART Gallery will transform into "pop up" and an internet gallery. Our website and our email addresses will remain the same, and our phone number is changing to (617) 714 3055. Most of the artists, including Alexander Vetrov and Stanislav Nikireyev, which we represented for the past 2 years will continue to exhibit with us in 2012 and beyond.

We are already planning short term exhibitions in various locations for 2012. We will participate in Russian exhibit at Newton Cultural Center, Cambridge Open Studios on May 12-13, 2012, Illumination Exhibit at MGH Cancer Center, and will arrange additional Open Houses . Once all the locations are finalized we will email everyone with the dates and times for our future exhibitions.

We have enjoyed meeting and talking with all of you, when you visited our Gallery, that became one of International Cultural Centers of Cambridge. During 1 1/2 years we had about 15 different exhibitions and Artist receptions. Many of you have become friends of our gallery and we will miss you. Therefore, we want to stay in contact with you. We hope we will see you again at our future exhibitions.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Sunday December 11: Holiday Open House and Sale of Russian Souvenirs

Join us in celebrating the life of Mary McCausland (Woronko), whose rediscovery of her family heritage created this remarkable collection of Russian Souvenirs. On Exhibit from December 1 through December 24.

Unique Russian souvenirs collected by Mary McCausland of Beverly, MA. over the 21 years after her one and only visit to Russia in 1987. She returned from her trip determined to reclaim the Russian roots she had inherited from her father, Aristarch Woronko, who immigrated from Grodno, Belarus, aboard the ship, S.S. Russia in 1909 to New York. Both Mary's parents died within 10 minutes of each other from the Flu Epidemic of 1918 and Mary and her sister were left orphaned by their deaths. In her later life, Mary collected a "Museum of Russian Artifacts" and her daughter, Alice Salter and her family of Manchester; the Salters, have donated this collection to the Russian American Cultural Center of Boston at Russia Wharf (Director, Margaret Dyer Coleman) to illustrate Mary's life and her goal to reclaim her lost Russian roots.

Mary collected examples of all the well known Russian arts and crafts and visitors will be able to see Khokhloma, many large and small Matryoshkas, some Icons, hand carved wooden bears and Santa Clauses, Russian dolls and toys, Holiday ornaments from Sergiev Posad; and lots more.

Open House Reception, hosted by Margaret Dyer Coleman (, (978 526 7906) and Olesya & Jerry Koenig will take place on Sunday, December 11, from 1-5pm.

Also on display, beautiful Sumi-e paintings by Jan Zaremba, along with etchings and paintings by Russian artists and some unique and fine jewelry.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Holiday exhibit "Joyful Line" by foremost painter of Sumi-e in Europe and America Jan Zaremba with artist reception on December 4

Dear friends and art lovers!

We are pleased to invite you to artist reception , for Master of Sumi-e Jan Zaremba "Joyful Life" exhibit, on Sunday, December 4th, at 3-7 PM.

Bostonian artist, Jan Zaremba is considered to be the foremost painter of Sumi-e ( pantings on sensitive absorbent rice paper, made with a delicate brush loaded with pure ink) in Europe and America. Brush, ink, and paper of such responsiveness are unknown in Western art.

Artist has exhibited in Germany, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Finland and all over USA. The greatest painter of the most aesthetic nation on earth, Dr. Hisashi Ohta, the Living National Tresure of Japan, confers his students to Zaremba. In 1982 Jan Zaremba becomes instructor of Sumi-e and teaches at the Japanese Cultural Center in Los Angeles for 18 years. In 1994 artist was also invited by Chinese painters to join the Chinese Calligraphers and Painters Association.

Jan Zaremba says: " I paint because what appears to us as the world wants to be known. And I am convinced that even in its exquisite horror world is profoundly beautiful. My paintings are exuberant songs of a complete world- symbols of forgotten paradise".

Exhibition is on view at FROM RUSSIA WITH ART Gallery in Cambridge ( near Porter Sq. T station) on November 30- December 24.

Also on sale: Unique Russian paintings, jewelry, souvenirs and Christmas ornaments.