7th Annual Holiday Exhibit – 2016
Our 7th Annual Holiday exhibit took place from October 24- December 24, 2016. We created a pop-up gallery in a nice, spacious location at 281, Concord Avenue, Cambridge MA 02138, at the former Touch Art& Craft Gallery, about 15 minute walk from Harvard Sq.
Collage of Artworks and Russian handicrafts
Along with 3 personal exhibits of Russian, Ukrainian and American artists, such as Anatoly Dverin, OPA, it offered a great “Art Flirts with Fashion” event at the artist Maria Bablyak opening reception, a fashion show by Bostonian designer Rimma Zaika, movie screenings, children’s Martyoshki nesting dolls decoration and painting workshops with Larissa Dyan, Olesya Koenig and Jim Kociuba, and Russian tea celebration, in cooperation with Russian-American Cultural Center of Boston http://www.raccbostonma.org. The painting by contemporary realist William Oberst ( North Adams, MA) “Diner Waitress,” which was featured by the gallery at the Holiday exhibit “New Beginnings,” is published in January-February 2017 issue of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine.
Written by FromRussiaWithArt
Jerry and Olesya Koenig are long time fine art collectors. In 2010, when Jerry retired from his job as General Director of Tenneco Automotive-Volga in Russia, they moved from Moscow, Russia to Cambridge, MA and co-founded From Russia With Art Gallery in Cambridge. The gallery features paintings, etchings, mixed media and sculptures of great quality and detail by Russian-American and Ukrainian artists, such as: Stanislav Nikireyev ( 1932-2007,) People's Artist of Russia; Anatoly Dverin ( b. 1935) Signature Member of OPA and Master of Pastel Society of the United States, Honored Artists of Russia: Alexander Vetrov, Irena Makoveeva and Vladimir Vorobyev, painters George Lapchinsky, Alexander Korman, Jim Kociuba, Maria Bablyak and Misha Lenn, sculptors Masha Volkova and Oleg Kedrya and more. They all represent great Schools of Fine Art, such as St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Art, Surikov and Stroganov Institutes of Fine Art in Moscow, Kiev Academy of Fine Art, Rhode Island School of Design and more. During annual pop-up exhibitions in different towns of Massachusetts and Maine Russian-Ukrainian cultural, educational and music programs being offered to Gallery supporters and visitors.
Art and culture has no borders and helps mutual understanding between American and Russian people.