Stained-glass Artworks by Tatsiana Saleh

WHEN: March 9 – August 31, 2015

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

ADMISSION: FreeStained-glass Artworks by Tatsiana Saleh

Tatsiana Saleh is from Minsk, Belarus. She is art-and-craft professional and art teacher. Tatsiana works in silk, acrylic and oil painting techniques. She started creating stained-glass artworks in 2013. Her works are kept in galleries and private collections in the United States, Europe, Russia and Belarus.

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

 

Photo Exhibition “Allies. 70 Years of Victory”

WHEN: April 9 – August 31, 2015

WHERE: April 9 – August 31 at Houston Public Library (500 McKinney Street, Houston, TX, 77002) and April 9 – May 30 at RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)

OPENING CEREMONY: Thursday, April 9, 1:00 p.m. at Houston Public Library

ADMISSION: freeAllies. 70th Anniversary

The year 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of  Elbe Day, April 25, VE (Victory Europe) Day, May 7, and Victory Day, May 9, as it is known in the former Soviet Union.  To commemorate these historic events, we present the photo exhibition “Allies. 70 Years of Victory.”

This exhibition consists of photographs taken during WWII by various Soviet photojournalists. One part of it will feature photos from the archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. These photographs depict political figures of the highest rank, such as President Roosevelt, Sir Winston Churchill, British Foreign Secretary Sir Anthony Eden and Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov.  These photos emphasize diplomatic efforts of Russia, United States, Great Britain and France during the war. They will be presented at the gallery of the Houston Public Library – Downtown.

The other part of the exhibit is a collection of photos by a famous Soviet photographer, Samariy Gurariy. Gurariy documented major events and figures of the Soviet era and is noted as being Stalin’s favorite photographer at the time of the Yalta Conference. He is also known for his work as a prominent front line military photographer. His WWII images will be shown at RCC’s CaviArt Gallery.

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 made possible in part through the City’s Initiative Grant Program of the Houston Arts Alliance
frost Prince and Princess Piotr Galitzine TMK Consulate General of Russia

 

Art Exhibition “Black Square Interpretations and Other Suprematist Explorations”

Artists: Tom R. Chambers and Max Semakov

WHEN: March 6 – April 7, 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 and meeting with the artist: Friday, March 6, 7:30 p.m.
Wine will be served

Black Square Interpretations and Other Suprematist Explorations

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.

All artworks 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

 

Photo Exhibit “Redemption” by Eldar Guliyev

WHEN: December 15, 2014 – February 14, 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: Friday, December 12, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Wine will be served

Redemption

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.

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 TMKHouston Azerbaijanis

 

Vika Live Jewelry Showcase “War and Peace”

WHEN: Friday, November 21, 2014, 7:30p.m.

The collection will be on view till February 20, 2015.

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

ADMISSION: free

Vika Live

Local Houston jewelry artist and designer  Vika Filippov known under the brand name “Vika Live” presents a new collection of exquisite jewelry.

Each piece is a work of art with an interesting concept of “War and Peace”.

This new collection was created by Vika to complement the ongoing Igor Karash’s exhibit of beautiful illustrations to one of the most important works of world literature, Tolstoy’s.

“War and Peace” jewelry collection is designed with crystal, natural stone, and pearl accents. Vika Live bracelets, earrings, and necklaces reflect the romantic atmosphere of the XIX century Russia.

The delicate jewelry pieces will be showcased by young models projecting the innocence of Natasha Rostova.

All jewelry is available for sale during and after the show.

Wine will be served at the opening.

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

 

Exhibit of postcards “Snow Magic” by Valentina Kisseleva

WHEN: November 17, 2014 – February 20, 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

 

War & Peace exhibit

WHEN: September 14 – February 20, 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.

Holiday Sale!
25% off – originals

15% off – prints

Additional discounts with the purchase of several pieces.

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

 

Exhibition “Romantic Posters of the Brezhnev Era”

WHEN: August 2 – August 31, 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, August 1, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Wine will be served

Soviet posters

In a continuation of their current exhibit of Posters of the Gorbachev Era: The Sunset of Soviet Power, The Russian Cultural Center “Our Texas” CaviArt Gallery, presents Romantic Posters of the Brezhnev Era, a unique collection of hand-painted versions of Soviet posters from a time of great stagnation by local Houston artist, Valentina Kisseleva, a contemporary artist and painter whose genius stands at the intersection of realism and cubism.

Commissioned in the former USSR, these State/House-published posters were originally created by Kisseleva in the 1970’s for various radio and television stations, murals, and even the USSR itself. Some of the individual works were published or reprinted into thousands of copies for State distribution. Kisseleva’s works subtly express mood and imagery, distinguishing themselves by their integrity and clear composition and reflect the emotionalism and energy with which she perceives the world around her.

Born in the little city of Pustoshka, Russia, Kisseleva went on to achieve recognition in the Artists’ Union of Fine Painting and the Graphic Designers’ Union; some of the most prestigious artist unions in the former USSR. Kisseleva graduated in 1977 from the Belorussian State Art University In Minsk where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in graphic design and fine arts while participating in regional and national exhibitions with works juried by her peers and published at professional level. Her works can be found in private collections across Russia, Belarus, Latvia, Litvania, Bolivia, Kuwait, Venezuela, the United States, and more.

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

 

Vika Live Jewelry Exhibiton

WHEN: July 19 – September 30, 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: July 18, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Wine will be served

VikaLive

The Russian Cultural Center “Our Texas” , presents a classic collection of handmade jewelry with an elegantly modern twist by local Houston artist, Vika Filippov. Traceable to her Russian heritage, Vika’s signature style is marked by lively color arrangements and unusual settings by combining recycled metals with natural semi-precious gemstones and Swarovski crystals.  Despite every Vika Live piece being a one-of-a-kind, one of her pieces sells regularly and has become a staple in her repertoire.

“As an artist, I am intrigued by combination colors, textures, and forms found in nature,” Vika says on her website. Inspired by the allure of European fashion and earthy flair of colorful semiprecious stones, pieces by Vika Live make a fashionable statement for any occasion.

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