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Art Exhibit


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."

Date(s): August 02, 2017 to August 02, 2017
Time(s): from 10am to 1pm
Location:
Rangeley Library
7 Lake Street
Rangeley, ME
USA
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Price: $10
Contact phone: 603 332 2255
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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.

Date(s): August 04, 2017 to August 04, 2017
Time(s): from 6pm to 9pm
Location:
Mexico Public Library
134 Main Street
Mexico, ME
USA
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Price: $13
Contact phone: 603 332 2255
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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]

Date(s): August 06, 2017 to August 06, 2017
Time(s): from 9am to 4pm
Location:
Moore Park Art Festival
59 High St
South Paris, ME
USA
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Price: $10
Contact phone: 603 332 2255
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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
Time(s): Daily
Location:
The Museum of Russian Art
5500 Stevens Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419
USA
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Price: $7.00
Contact phone: (612) 821-9045
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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
Location:
Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
USA
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Price: Free
Contact phone: 848-932-7237
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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.

Date(s): October 20, 2017 to October 28, 2017
Time(s): Daily
Location:
Art Association Gallery
240 S. Glenwood St
Jackson, WY 83001
USA
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Contact phone: 307-733-6379
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Dance


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
Location:
Macomb Center For The Performing Arts
44575 Garfield Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038
USA
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Price: $43
Contact phone: (586) 286-2222
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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.
Location:
Anderson Center for the Performing Arts
Binghamton University
4400 Vestal Parkway E
Vestal, NY 13850
USA
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Price: $45
Contact phone: 607-777-2787
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Festival


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.

Date(s): May 20, 2018 to May 20, 2018
Time(s): 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Location:
Plummer Park
7377 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90046
USA
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Price: Free
Contact phone: 323-848-6501
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Russian Festival

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
Location:
Church Hall
Under Large Outdoor Tent
1723 E. Fairmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD
USA
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Price: $2
Contact phone: 410-276-6171
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Music


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.

Date(s): July 28, 2017 to July 29, 2017
Time(s): 7:30 pm
Location:
Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA
USA
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Price: $15-75
Contact phone: 415-864-6000
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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.

Date(s): November 07, 2017 to November 07, 2017
Time(s): 7:30 pm
Location:
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Helzberg Hall
Kansas City, MO
USA
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Contact phone: 816-415-5025
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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.

Date(s): January 20, 2018 to January 20, 2018
Time(s): 7:30 pm
Location:
Folly Theater
Kansas City, MO
USA
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Contact phone: 816-415-5025
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Seminars


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.

Date(s): August 01, 2017 to August 01, 2017
Time(s): from 6pm to 7:30pm
Location:
Rangeley Library
7 Lake Street
Rangeley, ME
USA
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Price: free
Contact phone: 603 332 2255
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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.

Date(s): August 03, 2017 to August 03, 2017
Time(s): from 6pm to 7:30pm
Location:
Mexico Public Library
134 Main Street
Mexico, ME
USA
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Price: free
Contact phone: 603 332 2255
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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
Location:
New England Language Center's Art Gallery
16 Hillside Drive
Rochester, NH
USA
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Price: $295
Contact phone: 603 332 2255
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