Artists from Chelyabinsk Region Gathered at SUSU

Grand opening of the exhibition of paintings and graphics "I Sing My Fatherland" took place in the Art Gallery at South Ural State University.

The "I Sing My Fatherland" exhibition is the result of plein-air seasons held in the Chelyabinsk Region over the past few years. The organization and holding of most creative events took place in collaboration with the public foundation for promoting the preservation of cultural heritage "South Ural Region". These had been outdoor plein-airs in different localities of the region.

The opening brought together not only students and staff of the university, but also artists from the region. These are representatives of different schools, working in different genres and techniques: painting in oils and watercolours, graphic sheets in pastels, pencils and other materials.

"Our Art Gallery plays a big role in terms of cultural education. And there is a lack of it in our society. This exhibition is dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the Chelyabinsk Region. Our region is interesting, and art shows different aspects of its life," said SUSU President Aleksandr Shestakov.

Guests also saw works by artists from the Sverdlovsk and Kurgan regions. Many of them had come to plein-airs many times.

"We wanted this event to leave its cultural mark. It is new to us to some extent. On the one hand, there are many participants, and on the other hand, there are no museum items here. There is only what is gleaned in plein-airs. The difference in artistic views on the same space turned out to be very interesting," said Anatoly Razuev, Head of the SUSU Art Museum, senior lecturer at the Department of Theology, Culture and Art.

The old city architecture, comprehended by the artist’s mind, appears even more mysterious to the viewer and fits organically into the natural landscape.

The exhibition "I Sing My Fatherland" presents 44 works. The curators of the exhibition are art historian Anatoly Razuev (Head of the SUSU Art Museum, senior lecturer at the Department of Theology, Culture and Art) and Olga Laricheva (artist).

The exhibition is open to visitors until June 6, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., closed on Sundays. Free admission.

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