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)

DALLAS

WHEN: January 11, 2015, 3:00p.m. & 7:00p.m.

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

TICKETS: $25 and $35

Ticket sale in Houston: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005), 713-395-3301
Russian General Store (9629 Hillcroft, Houston, TX 77096)

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

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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

 

Used Book Fair

WHEN: Sunday, August 24, 11:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

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

used book fair

We offer gently used Russian and English books: fiction, non-fiction, mysteries, travel, cookbooks, books for kids and adults.

Prices: Paperback – $1, hardcover – $2

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

Sponsors:

City of Houston logo HAATCA art works singaporeair
This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
frost

War & Peace exhibit

WHEN: September 14 –November 29, 2014
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, September 12, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Wine will be served

Soviet posters

Russian Cultural Center “Our Texas” plans to debut a new exhibition of illustrations by artist, Igor Karash, for the reprint of War & Peace by the renowned Folio Society of London. A unique exhibit, in that it provides an entirely new perspective into the masterpiece novel by Leo Tolstoy. Admission is always free and wine will be served at the premiere.

Karash, a designer, illustrator, and set designer originally from Baku, Azerbaijan, now resides in Saint Louis, Missouri. In the past, he has worked with major book publishers, as well as small, independent theatre companies in Russia, the United States, and abroad. Along with an array of other awards, he was also named the winner of the 2012 Book Illustration Competition organized by The House of Illustration and the world-famous, British publishing house, The Folio Society in London.

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 singaporeair
This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
frost Memorial Hermann medical Group Dr. Inna Shpats Prince and Princess Piotr Galitzine TMK
Lukoil Victoria Ochsner, Attorney at law MWS The Brown Foundation

 

23rd Russian Song Festival KSP

WHEN: October 24 – 26, 2014

WHERE: Lake Tombigbee Campgrounds, Livingston, TX

ADMISSION: $20.00

KSP
KSP-South is a group of enthusiastic people that organizes biannual gatherings called Slyots (literally translated as “fly-ins”) and helps unite all Russian-speaking people who enjoy the Russian style of camping.

KSP in translation stands for the Club of Amateur Song. These songs are usually written by average people about their ordinary lives, yet the simple human experience of each song is translated into a powerful message of wisdom and truth, about the value of friendship, family, and love.

Slyots of KSP-South are held twice a year, and organizers try very hard to make everyone feel welcome, even those whose song selection varies slightly from the traditional KSP style. By bringing together the Russian speaking community, KSP-South not only allows them to experience their culture, but also to expose their spouses, children and friends to this beautiful Russian tradition.

With questions write to us at KSPsouth@gmail.com or call at 713-395-3301. Also, if you (or someone you know) would like to receive email reminders from us regarding KSP events, please let us know.

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