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Russian Nested Doll Painting - Storytelling and Hands-on Workshop with Marina Forbes
Aug 02 to Aug 02 in Rangeley, ME [more info]
This unique illustrated and interactive presentation/workshop provides a wonderful opportunity for families with children (age 6 and up), teens and adults to learn about the rich folk tradition of Russian Matryoshka (wooden nesting doll) making and to create a finished piece of authentic Russian folk art on wood. It is a great opportunity for children and families to work together and learn about Russian crafts and culture. Participants will hear the story of the Matryoshka doll and will learn about her traditional Russian dress and customs. Traditional Russian painting techniques and floral and berry designs are also introduced. Throughout the workshop, students will be listening to traditional Russian music, and there will be a demonstration of a few steps from a traditional Russian "matryoshka dance."
Traditional Russian Folk Art: The Firebird in Russian Culture - Storytelling and Hands-on Workshop
Aug 04 to Aug 04 in Mexico, ME [more info]
The Firebird is a magical winged "bird of light" that appears as a thematic element in many Russian legends and fairy tales. She represents the ephemeral, elusive, and sometimes dangerous lure of unattainable beauty. A single tail feather from the Firebird can light up an entire room. Capturing and imprisoning its magical power is common theme throughout folklore and folk art. This unique cultural program is designed for adults, teens and families with children 6 and older. The program combines storytelling, traditional Russian music, and the actual painting of authentic Russian firebird whistles. It introduces adults and children to the magic and mystery of this important Russian folk image. After an illustrated storytelling presentation designed to stimulate creativity and imagination, there will be an optional & hands-on component where anyone who chooses to participate can paint an authentic Russian wooden Firebird whistle. Throughout the workshop there will be Russian folk music.
Russian Nested Doll Painting - Storytelling and Hands-on Workshop with Marina Forbes
Aug 06 to Aug 06 in South Paris, ME [more info]
Traditional Russian artist and lecturer, Marina Forbes, will offer a unique workshop on the rich Russian folk tradition of Matryoshka (wooden nested doll) painting. The workshop is open to adults, teens and families with children 6 and up. It is a great opportunity for adults and families to work together and learn about Russian crafts and culture. Participants will hear the story of the Matryoshka doll and will learn about her traditional Russian dress and customs. Traditional Russian painting techniques and floral and berry designs are also introduced. The goal is to produce a finished piece of Russian folk art on wood. Students can work on 7-piece, 5-piece, 3-piece or 1-piece matryoshka sets. Throughout the workshop, students will be listening to traditional Russian music, and, during a brief break from the painting, there will be a demonstration of a few steps from a traditional Russian "matryoshka dance." To pre-register please contact Marina Forbes at: [email protected]
Born in the USSR: Paintings of Childhood and Youth
Mar 04 to Sep 10 in Minneapolis, MN [more info]
The exhibition Born in the USSR: Paintings of Childhood and Youth will present approximately sixty works created during the last three decades of the Soviet era. Portrayals of schoolchildren in uniforms, Young Pioneers with ever-present red ties, working children, and more, will uncover the rich story of the visual representations of childhood during the Soviet era. The exhibition will focus on diverse interpretation of what it was to be a Soviet child, developed by Soviet artists. The works on display will be drawn from several private collections, predominantly the Ray Johnson Collection, as well as the permanent collection of The Museum of Russian Art.
Date(s): March 04, 2017 to
September 10, 2017
The Museum of Russian Art
5500 Stevens Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Contact phone: (612) 821-9045
The Ecology of Being: Approaches to Landscape
Mar 01 to Jul 31 in New Brunswick, NJ [more info]
The Ecology of Being considers engagements with nature in Soviet nonconformist art, particularly in the museum’s Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection. Focusing on the period between the thaw and perestroika, the exhibition seeks to examine how artists responded to and revised existing frameworks for understanding and representing the natural world as sustained in Soviet Realist aesthetics.
Date(s): March 01, 2017 to
July 31, 2017
Time(s): visit website
Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Contact phone: 848-932-7237
Exhibition of Soviet Posters: 1916-1991
Oct 20 to Oct 28 in Jackson, WY [more info]
To mark the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the Russian Club of Jackson Hole is sponsoring a free exhibition of Soviet posters. The posters are from a private collection.
Moscow Festival Ballet: Cinderella
Jan 20 to Jan 20 in Clinton Township, MI [more info]
The Moscow Festival Ballet was founded in 1989 when legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet Sergei Radchenko sought to realize his vision of a company which would bring together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies in an independent new company within the framework of Russian classic ballet. Leading dancers from across the Russia have forged under Radchenko’s direction an exciting new company staging new productions of timeless classics such as Giselle, Don Quixote, Paquita and Carmen. Since its inception, the Moscow Festival Ballet has completed two tours of Europe, with extraordinary receptions in Italy, France, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands. This season, Moscow Festival Ballet presents the classic fairy tale set to music by legendary composer Sergei Prokofiev.
Date(s): January 20, 2018 to
January 20, 2018
Time(s): 2 pm
Macomb Center For The Performing Arts
44575 Garfield Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Contact phone: (586) 286-2222
Russian National Ballet Theatre
Mar 28 to Mar 28 in Vestal, NY [more info]
Considered one of the great Romantic ballets of all time, Swan Lake, is a tragic good versus evil fairy-tale that is set to a score by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The RNB was founded in Moscow during a transitional period in the 1980’s when great dancers and choreographers were exercising their freedoms by starting new companies. The RNB, led by Artistic Director, Elena Radchenko, is dedicated to upholding the traditions of Russian ballet. Impressive dancing, exquisite costumes and gorgeous sets will help tell the tale of this timeless classic ballet. Discounts for seniors, students and children. Special family 4-packs and group rates available. Call the box office for details.
Date(s): March 28, 2018 to
March 28, 2018
Time(s): 7:30 p.m.
Anderson Center for the Performing Arts
4400 Vestal Parkway E
Vestal, NY 13850
Contact phone: 607-777-2787
Russian Arts and Culture Festival
May 20 to May 20 in West Hollywood, CA [more info]
The 17th Annual Russian Arts and Culture Festival is a day of family-friendly events celebrating the rich culture and heritage of the more than 500,000 members of the Los Angeles region’s Russian-speaking community. The Festival is free and open to the public and it will include a day of entertainment, music, food vendors, Russian crafts and jewelry, and numerous local exhibitors. The Big Stage on the lawn will feature the Annual Children’s Concert from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and there will be an Annual Gala Concert from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Oct 20 to Oct 22 in Baltimore, MD [more info]
Baltimore's only Russian Festival is famous for its delicious ethnic food – kolbasa, shashlik, borsch, gulopsee, varenyky (pierogies), blinchiki, pelmeni, potato pancakes, and much more. All of the foods are homemade and available for carry-out. Come early for poppy seed and nut rolls, chocolate and cherry bobkas, sweetened cheese braids and the eagerly sought after Russian rye. Visit the Russian Tea Room, a perfect spot to sip a glass of tea served from an antique samovar in the Russian style and to nibble on a tempting pastry. Start Christmas shopping early with imports including religious items, icons, exquisitely painted lacquer boxes, upscale nesting dolls, ornaments and beautiful Lomonosov porcelain. LIVE ENTERTAINMENT by the full 30 member Washington Balalaika Society Orchestra performing on Saturday evening, other musical ensembles and the Lyman Ukrainian Dance Ensemble. Artists will demonstrate pysanky and lace making. FREE PARKING; Closed street with stage & tents.
Date(s): October 20, 2017 to
October 22, 2017
Time(s): 12 noon - 9 PM
Under Large Outdoor Tent
1723 E. Fairmount Avenue
Contact phone: 410-276-6171
Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition
Jul 28 to Jul 29 in San Francisco, CA [more info]
Evoking a range of vignettes, including the magnificent Gates of Kiev, a busy marketplace, the lively games of children, and Roman tombs, Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition paints vibrant scenes through powerful and electrifying music. This all-Russian program with the San Francisco Symphony also features Tchaikovsky's magnificent Violin Concerto, full of breathtaking romance and awe- inspiring virtuosity.
The Stradivarius Ensemble of the Mariinsky Orchestra
Nov 07 to Nov 07 in Kansas City, MO [more info]
The titanic Valery Gergiev usually works on the larger canvas of symphonic orchestras but, for this rare event, Gergiev will focus his white-hot energy on the lead string players of the Mariinsky Orchestra, joined by the world-acclaimed and Kansas City-based pianists Behzod Abduraimov and Stanislav Ioudenitch for Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos.
Maxim Vengerov, violinist in recital
Jan 20 to Jan 20 in Kansas City, MO [more info]
A violinist of supreme authority and ability, Siberian-born Maxim Vengerov will play in Kansas City after two decades away. The 42-year-old virtuoso, who made his American recital debut on the Series in 1993 and quickly returned in 1996, will demonstrate his peerless playing with a program of Schubert, Beethoven, Ravel, Ysaye, Ernst, and Paganini.
Traditional Matryoshka Nested Doll Making: from Russia to New England - Interactive Talk
Aug 01 to Aug 01 in Rangeley, ME [more info]
This beautifully illustrated interactive presentation by Marina Forbes will feature the history of Matryoshka nested doll making in Russia. Using a fully illustrated show and numerous exhibits, including examples of her own work and from her extensive collection, Forbes will examine the tapestry of the rich folk tradition and symbolism of the doll's appearance and the interesting link between doll making and other traditional Russian art forms. There will be a quick stop at the 1900 World Fair in Paris that made Russian nested dolls and Fabergé eggs famous followed by an exciting illustrated tour of a working doll-making factory in rural Russia, depicting the various stages in the doll making process. The presentation will conclude with a glorious show of hundreds of examples of the finest Matryoshka artwork available in Russia.
Imperial Russian Faberge Eggs - Interactive and Beautifully Illustrated Presentation
Aug 03 to Aug 03 in Mexico, ME [more info]
This unique and beautifully illustrated presentation will focus on the life and remarkable work of Russian master jeweler and artist, Peter Carl Fabergé. The program will feature a spectacular photo-tour of Fabergé collections at the Faberge Museum at the Shuvalov Palace in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin Armory Museum in Moscow and other world famous museums and private collectors around the world. Emphasis is on the important role of egg painting in Russian culture and on the unique development of this major Russian art form from a traditional craft to the level of exquisite fine art under the patronage of the tsars. The fascinating history of these eggs and their role in the dramatic events of the last decades of Romanov rule in Russia and in the years following the Bolshevik Revolution will also be discussed.
The Art of Icon Painting
Aug 12 to Sep 02 in Rochester, NH [more info]
Russian Master icon maker, teacher and lecturer, Marina Forbes, will offer "The Art of Icon Painting" workshop. There will be four sessions (total of 16+ hours) on Saturdays, August 12, 19, 26 and September 2 from 10am to 1pm. It is a hands-on studio workshop for students interested in learning how to create traditional Russian icons, one of the world's oldest and most respected forms of religious art. The program will include a detailed discussion and demonstration of traditional materials and methods of icon making. Then, under the direction of the instructor, students will create their own icons using a combination of traditional and contemporary materials and methods. Students will learn about board and painting surface preparation, gessoing, image rendering, pigments, brush strokes techniques, detailing, highlighting, gilding, Old Slavonic lettering, and varnishing.
Date(s): August 12, 2017 to
September 02, 2017
Time(s): from 10am to 2pm
New England Language Center's Art Gallery
16 Hillside Drive
Contact phone: 603 332 2255
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