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.
Opening Reception and meeting with the artist: Friday, March 6, 7:30 p.m.
Wine will be served
This year marks the 100th Anniversary of Kazimir Malevich’s “Black Square” and introduction to Suprematism. Tom R. Chambers (Houston, Texas) and Max Semakov (Moscow, Russia) come together at the Russian Cultural Center “Our Texas” to pay tribute with interpretations of “Black Square” and explorations of other Suprematist forms.
Chambers and Semakov move their works towards Neo-Suprematism that have similarities in method or intent to earlier Suprematist works, but with digital/new media treatment that results in the hybridization of the non-objective form.
Tom Chambers is a documentary photographer/artist, curator, and educator. He has over eighty exhibitions off- and on-line, to his credit. Tom has organized seminars, workshops and exhibitions in digital and media art in the United States, China and Zimbabwe. He is founder of exhibition space Digital Art Online (DAO). The project “My Dear Malevich” by Tom Chambers has received international acclaim.
Max Semakov is a photographer/producer and co-founder of the MiMs Art Group. He is currently involved with the project, “Universe of Malevich” and plans for “Suprematist Park” in Moscow, Russia. The park will represent a space formed with big Neo-suprematist constructions, known as “Architectons”. The shape of the “Architecton” will allow itself to be used as a large bench for reading and having conversations or to be used as a table for laptops, etc. The park will also have a summer cinema hall and a Supermatist pavilion.
Television had become an essential part of our daily life. It is impossible to imagine our civilization without it. And it is hard to believe that television was actually invented less than 100 years ago.
The film “Iconoscope” by acclaimed director Vitaly Manskiy is a chance to grasp the entire history of television in 100 minutes of enthralling and paradoxical spectacle.
There are two more principal characters in this film, both of them TV stars, Dan Rather and Igor Kirillov. For the audiences in the U.S. and the Soviet Union their names were synonymous with the television.
Opening Reception: Friday, December 12, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Wine will be served
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.
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.
We 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.
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.
“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.