Photo Exhibit “Redemption” by Eldar Guliyev

WHEN: December 15, 2014 – February 14, 2015
We are open: Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: CaviArt Gallery / RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)

ADMISSION: free

Opening Reception: Friday, December 12, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Wine will be served

Redemption

We present a unique collection of black-and-white photos taken in Liberia by Houston photographer Eldar Guliyev.

In October 2013 Eldar with the group of Rice University graduate students visited Liberia. Liberia is one of the poorest African countries, which now recovers from the civil war.

Redemption is the name of the series. It also is the name of the largest free hospital in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. I visited many local and rural hospitals and clinics, talk to authorities and people on the streets. The displayed body of work is my representation of the life in Liberia, as I saw it. This is the story of the modern Liberia, its struggles and joys”. – Eldar Guliyev.

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors:

City of Houston logo HAATCA art works
This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
frost Prince and Princess Piotr Galitzine TMKHouston Azerbaijanis

 

Vika Live Jewelry Showcase “War and Peace”

WHEN: Friday, November 21, 2014, 7:30p.m.

The collection will be on view till January 31, 2015.

WHERE: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)

ADMISSION: free

Vika Live

Local Houston jewelry artist and designer  Vika Filippov known under the brand name “Vika Live” presents a new collection of exquisite jewelry.

Each piece is a work of art with an interesting concept of “War and Peace”.

This new collection was created by Vika to complement the ongoing Igor Karash’s exhibit of beautiful illustrations to one of the most important works of world literature, Tolstoy’s.

“War and Peace” jewelry collection is designed with crystal, natural stone, and pearl accents. Vika Live bracelets, earrings, and necklaces reflect the romantic atmosphere of the XIX century Russia.

The delicate jewelry pieces will be showcased by young models projecting the innocence of Natasha Rostova.

All jewelry is available for sale during and after the show.

Wine will be served at the opening.

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors:

City of Houston logo HAATCA art works
This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
frost Prince and Princess Piotr Galitzine TMK

 

Children’s Christmas and New Year Celebration

WHEN: Sunday, December 21, 2014, 4:00 p.m.WHERE: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)

ADMISSION: S15 – adults / $20 – kids.
Kid’s ticket includes gift.
Buy tickets online HERE

New year Postcards

In the program:

  • Puppet Show “KOLOBOK and FATHER FROST” (in Russian)
  • Present from Father Frost to each child!

The Kolobok, (traditional Russian and Ukrainian pie/ small bread), suddenly becomes animated and escapes from “babushka” and “dedushka”s (old wife and man) home. The fairy tale’s plot describes Kolobok’s repetitive meetings with various animals (rabbit, wolf, and bear) who intend to eat it, but Kolobok cunningly escapes. With each animal Kolobok sings a song in which he explains his escape deductively: “I got away from Grandmother, I got away from Grandfather, and I will certainly get away from you”.

Father Frost is a fictional character who in some Slavic cultures plays a role similar to that of Santa Claus. Father Frost is said to bring presents to children; however, unlike the secretive Santa Claus, the gifts are often delivered “in person”, at New Year’s Eve parties and other New Year celebrations.

Purchase your tickets in advance as the seating is limited.

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

 

Russian Holiday Bazaar

WHEN: November 10, 2014 – January 16, 2015
We are open: Monday – Friday: 8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m.; Saturday: 11:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.

WHERE: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)

Russian Holiday BazaarWe offer unique ethnic souvenirs and gifts that are hard to find anywhere else. Each and every one of them is hand-made in accordance with centuries-old Russian traditions.We have a broad assortment of unique gifts that will satisfy the most demanding tastes.

  • Wooden figures of Father Frost;
  • Beautiful icons;
  • Lovely lacquer jewelry boxes, hand-painted with the Russian fairy-tale motifs;
  • Great collection of unique, hand-made jewelry by local artist;
  • Famous blue-and–white china – Gzhel

We also have vintage porcelain figurines by the famous Lomonosov (Imperial) Factory and golden wooden tableware called “Khokhloma.” And of course, there are the famous Russian Matreshkas or nesting dolls.

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Movie Screening: Documentary “Pussy Riot – The Movement”

WHEN: Friday, December 5, 2014, 7:30 pm

WHERE: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)

ADMISSION: $8, RCC members – $6

Pussy Riot

“Pussy Riot – The Movement”, narrated by Daryl Hannah, covers nearly three years of the Pussy Riot saga. It begins with the arrest of the remarkable women: Nadia Tolokonnikova, Masha Alekhina and Katia Samutsevich on a dark street in Moscow and continues through the two-year imprisonment of Nadia and Masha, their “early” release and continued activism at the Sochi Olympics and throughout Russia and the world.

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors:

City of Houston logo HAATCA art works
This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
frost Prince and Princess Piotr Galitzine TMK

 

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

HOUSTON

WHEN: January 10, 2015, 3:00p.m.

WHERE: Stafford Civic Center (1415 Constitution   Stafford , TX 77477)

Buy Tickets ONLINE (HOUSTON)

Ticket sale in Houston: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005), 713.395.3301
Russian General Store (9629 Hillcroft, Houston, TX 77096)

DALLAS

WHEN: January 11, 2015, 3:00p.m. & 6:00p.m.

WHERE: Courtyard Theater (1509 H Ave. Plano, TX 75074)

TICKETS: $25 and $35

Buy Tickets ONLINE (DALLAS, 3:00p.m.)

Buy Tickets ONLINE (DALLAS, 6:00p.m.)

Ticket sale in Dallas: 469.467.9922 – Marina Lipovetsky; Euro Deli Store (670 N. Coit Rd. #2360, Richardson TX 75080)

New year Postcards

World famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater,  featured on Animal Planet!

More than 30 pets on stage!

“Fantastic” – People Magazine

“Best Family Attraction” – L.A. Times

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Exhibit of postcards “Snow Magic” by Valentina Kisseleva

WHEN: November 17, 2014 – January 16, 2015
We are open:Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: CaviArt Gallery / RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)

ADMISSION: free

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 15, 2014, 6:00 p.m.
Wine will be served

New year Postcards

Once again, we present artworks by contemporary artist Valentina Kisseleva. Her prior exhibitions at our center: “Midsummer Dream” and “Romantic Posters of Brezhnev Era”, the latest accompanied by collection of postcards of the same period, have been a great success.

This time we showcase the unique collection of hand-painted versions of postcards that dedicated to the Christmas and New Year Holidays. Commissioned in the former USSR, these state/house-published postcards were originally created by Kisseleva in the 1970’s and published or reprinted into thousands of copies for state-wide distribution. Nevertheless, each one of them is artwork in itself. They are magic and colorful, and with elements of fairy tales.

All works are available for sale.

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors:

City of Houston logo HAATCA art works
This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
frost   Prince and Princess Piotr Galitzine TMK

 

Musical Evening with maestro Hans Graf

WHEN: Monday, October 20, 2014, 7:30p.m.

WHERE: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)

ADMISSION: $20

Wine will be served

Duo AleAnya

Hans Graf, former Music Director and conductor laureate of Houston Symphony returns this month to lead the orchestra in performing music by Ravel and Debussy.

In conjunction with these concerts Russian Cultural Center presents the evening with maestro Graf dedicated to French music.

Program:

  • Presentation by maestro Graf;
  • Debussy: “Reflets dans l’eau” & “Hommage à Rameau”, played by Alina Uddin, piano – teacher at the International Music Academy (Houston);
  • Ravel:  Sonatina in F-sharp major, played by Tomas Jonsson, piano – student at the International Music Academy (Houston).

Tomas won the Silver Medal and was awarded the special award for Best Prelude at the 2011 International Chopin Youth Competition.  And in December, 2012, he was selected Winner in the Houston Young Artist Competition.

The International Music Academy was founded in 2005 by Ekaterina Ryndina-Loudermilk, graduate of Gnessin’s Music Academy in Moscow and Rice University.

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors:

City of Houston logo HAATCA art works
This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
frost Prince and Princess Piotr Galitzine TMK

 

8th Russian Documentary Showcase “Images of Russia”

WHEN: October 28 – November 1, 2014

Russian Documentary Showcase

The best works of independent Russian movie makers will be screened in five cities of Texas: Houston, Dallas, Austin, College Station and Lubbock. Our partners are: University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Arlington -Dallas, Texas A&M – College Station, University of Houston, and Texas Tech University.

This year we present the following movies:

“Blood” by Alina Rudnitskaya

http://transfusion.ru/2013/12-06-1.html

The Pipe” by Vitaly Manskiy

Our honored guests are Vitaly Manskiy and Alina Rudnitskaya. They will present movies and participate in Q/A sessions.

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Piano Music Evening with Duo AleAnya

WHEN: Friday, October 10, 7:30p.m.

WHERE: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)

ADMISSION: $20

Wine will be served

Duo AleAnya

Alena Gorina and Anya Grokhovski, concert pianists with extensive performing experience, came together to share their love of the piano-duo repertory.

Both Alena and Anya hold Doctoral Degrees in piano performance;  Alena from UT Austin and Anya from the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music in Moscow. Currently Alena is a lecturer at Texas State University, San Marcos and Anya Grokhovski is the Artistic Director of “Musical Bridges Around the World”, a non-profit cultural and educational organization based in San Antonio, Texas.

Their programing is greatly influenced by their cultural roots as Alena was born, raised, and educated in Belorussia and  Anya in Moscow, Russia. Needless to say, Russian music takes a special place in the hearts of Duo AleAnya.

Program:

  • Brahms “Souvenir De La Russie”
  • Chaminade “Pieces Romantiques” Op, 55
  • Rachmaninoff “6 Morceaux” Op.11

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors:

City of Houston logo HAATCA art works
This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
frost   Prince and Princess Piotr Galitzine TMK