Opening Reception & meeting with the artists: Friday, February 3rd, 7:30p.m.
Once again RCC Our Texas presents the artworks by Irene Sheytman and Saida Fagala.
Both artists originally are from Baku, Azerbaijan, and currently live in Houston.
Irene Sheytman has been painting since her childhood, and always been interested in her urban surroundings. Eventually the city landscape became the main subject of her art. She works with different media; her favorite are silk and water color. Irene Sheytman had participated in many solo and group exhibitions in Moscow, Russia, and in Houston.
Irene has been very inspired by old European cities. This exhibit shows her watercolors created in Italy.
Saida Fagala had been born in a family of the talented artists. Saida’s path in the fine arts has led her to the unique expression of mood and color through numerous forms of crafts (ceramic, pottery) and painting in watercolor and ink.
Saida Fagala has actively exhibited her works at various galleries and shows: Anya Tish Gallery, Rouge Art by Karine, Foelber Pottery Gallery, Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts, Winter Street Studios show, Watson Gallery Shows and others. The exhibit presents her ceramics portraits.
All artworks by Irene Sheytman and Saida Fagala are available for sale.
All artworks are available for sale.
We present the artworks by two Russian woman artists.
The unique rag-dolls
Self-trained artist Natalia Borisova, from Russian Far East, started making these dolls 4 years ago. She got an inspiration from the Tilda, a world known doll invented by Norwegian artist Tone Finnanger. At the same time, Russia has its own tradition of making rag-dolls; they often served as talismans. The dolls by Natalia wear colorful clothes, and each has its own funny name. They resemble good fairies. Such doll would be a perfect Christmas gift and can even start a new collection.
The unique collection of hand-painted versions of postcards dedicated to the Christmas and New Year
Commissioned in the former USSR, these state/house-published postcards were originally created by artist Valentina 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.
Opening Reception and a meeting with the artist: Friday, June 10 7:30p.m.
Houston artist Elena Rabinovich creates her artworks in various genres, using oil, pastel and acrylic.
With more than 10 years in active painting, she has been a member of the Houston Art Society, Long Star Art Guild and Sugar Land Area Artists (now Imperial Art Alliance). Elena participated in the several art exhibitions in Houston where her paintings have been awarded first, second and third place prizes and commendations and Best of Show awards.
About 50 paintings by Elena Rabinovich are kept in private collections. Her artworks have been exhibited at Muir Fine Art Gallery.
Opening Reception and a meeting with the photographer: Friday, March 25, 7:30p.m.
Exhibition “Veil” is the part of FOTOFEST 2016 Biennial.
Catherine Bubnova was born in Moscow into the family of artists. She graduated from V. Surikov Moscow State Academy Art Institute. Catherine is an art historian and artist working with new media: photography, digital collages, and spatial installations of contemporary materials. She also decorated the contemporary architectural objects, such as subway stations (metro) in Moscow, public buildings in Moscow and in other cities of Russia.
This exhibit shows Catherine’s photographic collages. The color palette of Bubnova’s collages is rich and expressive. Her collages are all about personal freedom, about space of memory, which is beyond control in its flow.
Meeting with the artist Aurelia Nascu: Friday, December 4, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Artworks are available for sale
Houston artist Aurelia Nascu is originally from Moldova. She graduated from Moldova National Institute of the Arts. Aurelia has been a member of the Union of Artists of the Republic of Moldova since 1999 and a member of the International Association of Art (IAA) Europe since 2001.
Aurelia actively participate in group and solo exhibitions in different countries. The art works by Aurelia Nascu are currently displayed in the State Art Museum of Moldova, Nomarxia (Chania, Greece), U.S. embassy in Moldova, Greek embassy in Ukraine, and the Hungarian embassy in Moldova.
Her works are also featured prominently in private collections in USA, Canada, Italy, England, Australia, Spain, France, Germany, Holland, Greece, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Russia and Moldova.
“My works include portraiture, landscape, still life, and compositions in the avant-garde style. As a third generation artist in my family, I was introduced to the world of art at a very young age. I became inspired by artists such as Chagall, Derain, and Bonnard. I am interested in the continuous development of new techniques in painting.” – Aurelia Nascu.
Meeting with the artist Boris Kaplun: Friday,September 18, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Artworks are available for sale
Boris Kaplun is a painter and scenic designer based in Houston, Texas. Boris works with different media such as oil, acrylic and tempera on canvas and cardboard. He had personal exhibitions in France and United States and participated in group exhibitions in Russia, France, Australia, Italy and United States. As a scenic designer, Boris completed more than fifty productions in Houston theaters.
“My interest is not focused on a particular subject but rather on a particular feeling that a subject can evoke. Everyday mundane subjects, which often have bigger meanings, catch my attention. Some haunting thoughts can become the subject of my painting, too. Then I try to find the adequate form to translate that feeling into visual language.” – Boris Kaplun
Meeting with the artist Yury Katchan: Friday, August 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Artworks are available for sale
Yuri Katchan was born in Minsk, Belarus. He resides in Houston with his wife Rita and has a daughter who lives in New York. Yuri is an engineer by trade but an artist at heart. Art is his passion and has always been a part of him: he made puppets for theatre in school, shoes in college, and even toys for his daughter when she was growing up.
The art represented in this exhibition showcases different mediums of his works – paintings, sculptures, and a mixed medium technique incorporating all of his favorite elements. He enjoys working with copper and utilizes orange as the main color in his pieces. “Rhapsody in Orange” showcases the artist’s ability to find something alluring in the commonplace, as in his piece “Alarm Clock”, which features a bell alarm clock framed by wood, copper, and leather.
Yuri’s unique hobby also features in this exhibition. Aside from art, this exhibition includes pieces from the artist’s shoehorn collection. He uses all kinds of sources to add to the collection – eBay, shoe stores around the world during his travels, antique and flea markets. Yuri jokes, “I’ve also made it easy for my friends when they are considering a gift for me – shoehorns never fail!”
Meeting with the artist Olga Porter: Friday, July 3, 6:00p.m.
All artworks are available for sale
Oleg Zakomorny is a well-known Russian artist and sculptor. He lives and works in Moscow. Oleg is a member of Moscow Union of Artists and of Creative Union of Artists since 1996. Oleg regularly participates in exhibitions in Russia and abroad. His works of art are placed in museums and galleries and in private collections in Russia and overseas. At this exhibit we present Oleg’s graphics.
The Russian-born artist Olga Porter works in traditional medium of oil on linen to capture the uniqueness of a moment. Porter has exhibited in Arizona, Oregon and Texas, including Texas Biennial 2009, ALH Celebration of Texas Art 2010, Hunting Art Prize show 2010 and 2011, and Best of Texas 2011. Her works have been featured in American Art Collector Magazine, Austin monthly, Art Ltd, and other publications.
Nudes by Olga Porter are young nude women painted from life. Each painting took only 2 to 5 hours to create. All the models are local to Houston. The series celebrates the mystery of youth and the power of life.