Photo Exhibit: “Two Visions or a Matter of Fact”

Russian Cultural Center Our Texas is opening its doors. You will
find us right in the heart of Houston’s cultural scene, near Rice Village
and Museum district. We are here to present you with best works of
Russian speaking artists of all mediums and styles.

“Two Visions or A Matter of Fact” is an exploration into
two artists’ unique realities and childhood aspirations.

Ula Vainer’s life long lure for Georgian culture that she found in
films of Otar Iosseliani and Georgian chants had  finally came alive
through the photo palette of today’s Tbilisi, Batumi and Kazbegi.
“For me Georgia is the place of wild unpredictability, passion,
irreconcilable losses, and unspoken beauty. I went to Georgia this
summer to see my dreams with my eyes… I didn’t find them,
but this is what I saw, and if I don’t look at them anymore for
awhile, they’ll turn into something else.”

Ula was born in 1975 in Novosibirsk, Siberia. Twenty-five years later she graduated from Novosibirsk State University with a major in Russian literature and language, and began working as a journalist for the daily newspaper “Komsomolskaya Pravda”. She immigrated to Houston just two weeks following 9/11. Soon after, she began taking classes at Glassell School of Art and continued her studies at Lamar University with renowned photographer Keith Carter.

In contrast to black and white austerity of images from Georgia see Alexander Bukhman’s devotion for storytelling through rich colors of his photo strokes about New York, Tel Aviv and Houston. Alexander Bukhman spent his childhood years in Baku, Azerbaijan where he was born in 1959. His career in engineering took him on the journey of success from St. Petersburg, Western Europe, Israel to the United States. Years of challenging engineering projects, participation in amateur theatre and passion for creative writing enriches his unique photo genre in which the essence of an image becomes a story in itself.

This event is free of charge. For questions, please call 713-395-3301 or email

Reception and meeting with the artists

WHEN:  January 12th, 2007, 9:00pm

WHERE:  2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX, 77005

Open for public: January 12th – March 12th
              9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Weekdays
              11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday

All photos are subject to purchasing.

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