Opening Reception and the meeting with the artist: May 31, 7:30p.m.
Wine will be served.
Yuliya Lanina is a Russian-born American multimedia artist who splits her time between New York City and Austin. She creates alternate realities in her works—ones based on fantasy, femininity, and humor.
Lanina paints and collages bizarre characters that come to life through mechanization, animation and music. Laninaʼs characters, mostly female in gender, are made of parts that are not supposed to go together. These characters are the artist’s own projections of nonsensical events and their consequences.
Yuliya frequently taps into Greek mythology, where half human and half animal or bird creatures act out fables. The artist is also influenced by Russian fairy tales, which are filled with fantastic beings and deeply rooted in paganism, mysticism, and symbolism.
Yuliya Lanina has been participated in many solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Great Britain, Russia, Germany, China, and Korea.
Presentation by Sergey Kuznetsov, Professor of Piano at Lone Star College.
Young Polish pianist Marcin Koziak has been chosen to participate in Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. He currently is a student at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth under the tutorship of Professor Tamas Ungar and the Academy of Music in Krakow.
Marcin Koziak was born in 1989 in Krakow, Poland, in a musical family. At the age of ten he won his first Poland-wide competition. He is a laureate of many Poland-wide and international competitions. Among his awards are: II prize at the 5th International Chopin Competition for Young Pianists in Narva (Estonia, 2004), I prize at the 2nd International Chopin Competition for Young Pianists in Budapest (2006) and II prize and three additional prizes at the 7th International Competition for Young Pianists “Arthur Rubinstein in memoriam” in Bydgoszcz (Poland, 2007). Marcin has participated in numerous international festivals in Poland, Switzerland, France, Japan, China, and Italy.
The Rite of Spring is a ballet and orchestral concert work by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. It was written for the 1913 Paris season of Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes company, with choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky and stage designs and costumes by Nicholas Roerich.
Movie by the BBC documents the debut of Igor Stravinsky’s masterpiece. The music and choreography by Nijinsky were so far advanced for the time that the Parisian audience rioted in its inability to grasp the event.
Alex Titov Presents “American and Russian Jazz Standards”.
This concert will fuse American jazz standards with practically unknown Russian Jazz standards. Who could have thought that under the thick layer of Communist oppression there was a vibrant Russian jazz.
You will discover this music for yourself and enjoy unforgettable evening filled with the sounds of true jazz standards vivid and fresh as though they had been composed and performed for the first time. The sounds of real jazz!
Performers:Boris Kurganov and Co.
Boris Kurganov is jazz saxophonist and violinist originally from Moscow, Russia. Boris made his professional debut in 1985 at Tudenti Jazz festival in Tallinn, Estonia. In 1988, he started performing with Allegro, one of Russia’s most famous jazz collectives to date. In 1990s Boris Kurganov has played as soloist with several bands all over Russia and abroad, including performances in San Antonio, Houston and New York. He participated in various international jazz festivals, such as Copenhagen Jazz festival in 1990 and Montreal Jazz festival in 1997. After relocating to New York in 2000, Boris performed at number of live music scenes such as Soul Cafe, Le Bar Bat, Birdland and Carnegie Hall with prominent jazz players such as Art Lillard, Paul Bollenback and Marco Panascia.
Also in the group: Roman Ivanov – piano player originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, living and performing jazz professionally in New York since 1992; Grammy Award-winning bassist Paul Nowinski, and talanted jazz singer Anna Tolkacheva.
Opening Reception, meeting with the artists and the book signing: Friday, April 5, 7:30p.m.
Wine will be served.
Igor Karash is originally from Baku, Azerbaijan. He now resides in Saint Louis, Missouri. Igor graduated from Kharkov State Art & Design Academy in 1988 and has been working professionally as an illustrator, graphic designer and theater set designer since then.
He has worked with major book publishers as well as small independent theater companies in Russia, the US, and abroad. Igor’s illustrations for “The Legend of Flying Dutchman” for Detskaya Literatura, received major awards at the Book International Biennial in Bratislava, Slovakia and at the Leipzig Book Fair.
Most recently Igor was named the winner of the 2012 Book Illustration Competition organized by The House of Illustration and Folio Society in London. In December 2012 Igor’s illustrations were included in 10 ‘Best of the Best’ published projects by Hiiibrand International Illustration Competition in Nanjing, China.
Igor’s illustrations for “The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories” by Angela Carter will be presented at the exhibition.
Vladimir Zimakov is a Los Angeles-based artist, designer and illustrator who works in a variety of techniques including linocut, silkscreen and letterpress among other traditional and digital media. He also teaches art and design and frequently conducts artist talks and workshops.
Vladimir apprenticed with a renowned Russian painter and sculptor Mihail Chemiakin. He participated in the projects and exhibits of Chemiakin’s Institute of Philosophy and Psychology of Art and worked as a director of “Museum of Imagination” in Hudson, New York.
As a designer and illustrator Vladimir has worked with world’s leading publishing houses such as Penguin, Random House, Faber and Faber, the Folio Society and Vita Nova. He illustrated books and book covers for the works of Gustav Meyrink, Nikolai Gogol, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Alexandre Dumas, Herman Melville and A.T.A. Hoffman among others. His work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in America, Europe and Russia.
Vladimir’s illustrations for the Gustav Meyrink’s “The Golem” and ““Walpurgisnacht”, and illustrations for Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale “The Nightingale” will be on display.
We are open: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Currently on view at RCC CaviArt Gallery is the exhibition “Prague” by Houston photographer Victoria Asinovsky.
In conjunction with this exhibit we present a musical evening “Music and Prague”.
Performers:Alla Aranovskaya – violin, Zoya Shuhatovich- piano
W.A. Mozart: Violin sonata in G major, К 301
A. Dvořák: Violin Sonatina in G major
I. Brahms: Scherzo for violin and piano
F. Drdla: Souvenir
F Kreisler: “Rondinoon Beethoven’s theme” for violin
M. de Falla: “Spanish dance” for violin
Alla Aranovskaya graduated from the St. Petersburg Conservatory . She is founder and first violinist of St. Petersburg Quartet. Under her leadership, the quartet has unquestionably become one of the world’s great string quartets. The quartet’s numerous engagements include: an opening night performance at the Mostly Mozart festival at Lincoln Center, NY; seven concerts at London’s Wigmore Hall; numerous British festivals; Canadian débuts in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver; Lincoln Center’s “Great performances” series; NYC’s Frick Collection and 92nd Street Y series; and the Caramoor, Piccolo Spoleto, and Music Mountain Festivals.
With the St. Petersburg Quartet, Ms. Aranovskaya recorded the complete cycle of Shostakovich string quartets as well as quartets by Prokofiev, Glazunov and Borodin. A new recording of the complete Tchaikovsky Quartets finished in 2010.
In 2009 Ms. Aranovskaya founded, and became director of, the quartet’s educational program, the St. Petersburg International Music Academy.
Steinway Artist Zoya Shuhatovich studied piano in the Gorky State Conservatory, Russia, with the highly regarded pianist and teacher Ilia Fridman, a student of the legendary piano teacher, Heinrich Neuhaus.
Ms. Shuhatovich tours extensively with solo recitals over the United States and in Europe. Her recitals are frequently broadcasted on National Public Radio, Sirius™ Satellite Radio, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Zoya Shuhatovich has joined the distinguished ranks of Steinway Artists in 2007.Another important feature in her work is chamber music. She collaborates with artists such as Yair Kless, Laszlo Varga, Boris Garlitsky, Emmanuel Borok, St. Petersburg String Quartet and many others.
Advanced tickets purchase is recommended as seating is limited.
Victor Shenderovich is well-known Russian writer and publicist.
He is a member of Russian Pen-club and the winner of many Russian and international awards, such as “Golden Ostap” at St. Petersburg Festival of Humor, and “Golden Pen of Russia”. Victor Shenderovich was also awarded a prize by Moscow Helsinki Group in nomination “Human rights protection by means of arts and culture”.
He was an author of TV programs “The Dolls “ and “Altogether”. Now Victor Shenderovich contributes to the programs of Russian radio station “Echo of Moscow” and writes for the magazine “New York Times”.
His literary works and plays have been translated into English, German, French, Finnish and Polish languages.
We are thrilled to be bringing back the largest festival of Russian culture in Texas to Houston and its visitors. This year, the “Russian Spring Celebration” promises to be especially exciting due to a new lineup of artists performing a varied program of music and dance in a fantastic demonstration of Russia’s cultural heritage.
In keeping with tradition, there will be tasty Maslenitsa specialty foods on sale, including the quintessentially Russian blini (pancakes) and pierogy (savory pastries). Meanwhile, there will also be stalls where guests can purchase a range of traditional handicrafts and souvenirs. Special activities for the children will include a bouncy castle.
The band lineup includes the best contemporary Russian dance folk group from Austin “Flying Balalaika Brothers” and a talented young Houston newcomer band “The Girl with Peaches”.
In the program:
Delicious Russian food: our signature home-made bliny ( Russian pancakes) and savory piroshky with various fillings
Broad assortment of traditional Russian souvenirs for sale
Live music by popular Austin-based band “Flying Balalaika Brothers” and new group of talented young musicians from Houston “The Girl with Peaches”
Lyudmila Babaeva is well known to the friends of RCC. Her lacquer miniature boxes have been presented at our center’s CaviArt gallery in 2009 during an exhibition “Women’s fairytale”. The beautiful icons on papier-mache and wood and unique jewelry by Lyudmila are permanently displayed at our Center.
Lyudmila Babaeva finished the Kholui Art School in 1976 and has been employed by the Kholui lacquer miniature factory since 1977. She is a member of the Artists’ Union of Russia. Her work – lovely and delicate has been exhibited in various galleries and museums since 1988.
Lyudmila Babaeva conducted the first master class dedicated to the art of lacquer miniature boxes in 2009. It was a great success which encourages us to do it again.
В Техасе вы найдёте всё, что привлекает к себе туристов разного возраста и круга интересов – от театров и музеев мирового уровня до исторических ранчо, водных парков и Космического центра!
Мы предлагаем групповые экскурсии по Хьюстону и другим городам Техаса: Галвестон, Сан-Антонио, Даллас, Остин.
Туры с русскоговорящим гидом – лучший способ получить незабываемые впечатления от города.
Информацию об экскурсиях в Сан-Антонио, Далласе, Остине можно получить по телефону 713-395-3301 или по электронной почте OurTexasInc@gmail.com.
Экскурсии в районе Хьюстона/Галвестона:
Обзорная экскурсия от 4 до 10 часов. В дополнение к экскурсии вас могут встретить в аэропорту, доставить в отель и помочь с размещением.
Экскурсия по Хьюстону
Медицинский центр, музеи, театры, зоопарк, аквариум, уникальная часовня, созданная по заказу известного художника Марка Ротко, белокаменный индийский храм и ультрасовременный центр города не оставят вас равнодушными. Для интересующихся экзотикой предлагаем посетить музей артавтомобилей, пивных бутылок, парк крокодилов.
Экскурсия по Галвестону
Галвестон – это остров в Мексиканском заливе, где вода остается теплой почти круглый год. Здесь вы увидите старинные здания конца ХIX – начала XX века, в том числе оперный театр, особняк семьи Муди, дворец архиепископа. Вы можете посетить «Причал развлечений» длиной 1130 футов, расположенный не просто на берегу залива, а прямо над ним. В местных ресторанах можно отведать блюда из морепродуктов, только что выловленных из Мексиканского залива.
Экскурсия по Moody Gardens
Посещение комплекса «Moody Garden» – это не просто путешествие в необыкновенные стеклянные пирамиды, а интереснейшее знакомство с флорой и фауной влажных тропических лесов, возможность увидеть вблизи забавных пингвинов, пoсмотреть 3D фильмы в кинозалах с самым современным оборудованием, а также очутиться на пляже с белым песком и прокатиться на старом колесном пароходе.
Экскурсия по Космическому центру
В 40 минутах езды от центра Хьюстона – знаменитый Космический центр имени Линдона Джонсона, где можно увидеть Центр управления полетами, комплекс «Сатурн», посетить различные лаборатории и галерею астронавтов с лучшей в мире коллекцией космических костюмов. Специальный модуль «Жизнь в космосе» дает представление о быте астронавтов на борту космической станции.
Экскурсия по историческому парку “George Ranch”
Историческое ранчо, которому около 200 лет – идеальное место для тех, кто желает познакомиться с настоящими ковбойскими традициями времен независимого Техаса. Там же можно отведать аппетитное барбекю по-техасски, которое будет приготовлено специально для вас.