Friday, April 15, 2011
On May 1st, the gallery will open its doors to host Day of Russia in Boston a celebration that embraces not only Russian art, but culture as well. The purpose of this event is to encourage cultural exchanges and intersections between the distinct Russian and American communities that florish in Boston metropolitain area.
A central point of this celebration will be Stass Shpanin's Age of Empires. This exhibit will feature paintings on the Silver Age in Russia, complete with Stass' visual journalistic qualities, vivid colors, and bold strokes. His paintings help recreate time period in Russia that will never be fully revisited again. Stass himself is more then just a talented artist. In 2002 at the age of twelve, Stass was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest professional artist in the world. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, USSR, in 1990, he has always been surrounded by discussions of international news, politics, history and science.
Stass Shpanin exhibit at the FROM RUSSIA WITH ART Gallery is on view from April 16 through May 22nd, so make sure to see this established artist who gives light to the future of art and expression.
On May 1st, the Russian American Cultural Center of Boston (Director Margaret Coleman, www.raccboston.org) will sponsor a book sale of Russian books and English books about Russia.To add to the rich, cultural environment there will also be Russian snacks, chocolate, Russian samovar for tea, entertainment and live music. All the festivities will be held at the FROM RUSSIA WITH ART Gallery at 1977, Mass. Avenue, Cambridge MA, near Popter Sq T station, on Sunday, May 1, from 12-3PM, followed by an Artist reception for Stass Shpanin from 3-7PM. Cambridge Arts Council supports the Event.Mark this day down on your calendars because this is sure to be a cultural combination you will not want to miss.
Friday, April 1, 2011
Our current Spring exhibition, featuring new paintings and graphics of Boston artist Maya Gerr will continue through April 16 th.
Born and educated in Moscow, Russia, Maya Gerr received her formal degree in art as well as applied arts: costume design,painting on silk and leather, along with design of tapestry, which she found particulary interesting because she felt it allowed for the use of extra volume and texture. Maya Gerr spent a few years in Heidelberg, Germany- a town of picturesque hills and ruins of medieval castles, which inspired artists and poets of German Romanticism and provided great influence on her work too! There she was naturally attracted to landscapes in both watercolor and oil paint.And finally, when artist moved to the United States, her paintings became more abstract with hidden animal and plant motifs.
RUSSIAN PUPPET PROGRAM:
On Tuesday, April 5th, from 11:30AM-1PM in cooperation with Arts in Healthcare of New England, a Russian Puppet program will be performed at the Gallery.
Moscow Puppet theater Vagrant Booth (www.booth.ru) will perform the famous Russian puppet show "Petrushka". Puppeteers Alexander Gref and Elena Slonymskaya will run a workshop on reducing stress and anxiety with puppets and show the elements of the puppet theater&art making for children, child life therapists, and drama therapists.
From Russia With Art gallery (www.fromrussiawithart.org, 617 3542930) is open at 1977 Mass. Avenue in Cambridge, MA near Porter Sq T station Wed-Sun 10:30-7:00PM, and this coming Tuesday for the workshop! We hope to see you soon!