Exhibit “The Spirit of Christmas”

The Spirit of ChristmasWHEN: December 9, 2016 – January 31, 2017

WHERE: RCC Our Texas, CaviArt Gallery (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX

ADMISSION: Free
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.

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 Russian General Store

Russian Holiday Bazaar

WHEN: November 11, 2016 – January 31, 2017
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 Bazaar

Exchanging gifts has been an essential part of this wonderful time of the year.
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:

All the gifts available come either directly from Russia or from within the Russian community of Houston.

We offer:

  • Handmade wooden Santas in Russian style – “Father Frost”;
  • Lovely lacquer jewelry boxes, hand-painted with the Russian fairy-tale motifs;
  • Beautiful icons;
  • Famous blue-and–white china – Gzhel;
  • Vintage porcelain figurines;
  • Russian nesting dolls – Matreshkas,
  • Golden wooden tableware called “Khokhloma.”

And much, much more.

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

Christmas in July – Russian Holiday Bazaar

WHEN: July 1August 15, 2016
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 Bazaar

As summer temperatures rise, many people crave for the atmosphere of cooler temperatures, gift giving, and holiday spirit.

The celebration of Christmas in July provides an opportunity to purchase authentic and handmade gifts at the RCC “Our Texas” for loved ones.

All the gifts available come either directly from Russia or from within the Russian community of Houston.

We offer:

  • Beautiful icons;
  • Lovely lacquer jewelry boxes, hand-painted with the Russian fairy-tale motifs;
  • Handmade wooden Santas in Russian style – “Father Frost”;
  • Famous blue-and–white china – Gzhel;
  • Vintage porcelain figurines;
  • Russian nesting dolls – Matreshkas,
  • Golden wooden tableware called “Khokhloma.”

And much, much more.

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

Russian Holiday Bazaar

WHEN: November 13, 2013 – January 15, 2014
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 BazaarThe holiday season is here. Exchanging gifts has been an essential part of this wonderful time of the year, and we once again 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;
  • Intricately carved containers made of birch bark.

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.

Add the Russian flavor to your upcoming holiday festivities!

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

Russian Souvenirs Bazaar

WHEN: September 3 – October 31, 2013, Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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

Christmas

Our Russian Souvenirs Bazaar will give you the opportunity to add a little ‘piece’ of Russia to your home. Stop by the Russian Cultural Center to view and purchase pieces from our exhibition of traditional Russian handicrafts and souvenirs, such as:

  • hand-painted Orthodox wood icons painted by artist Lyudmila Babaeva
  • “Matryoshka” nesting dolls in many colors, styles, and sizes
  • traditional paper-mache lacquer boxes, intricately painted with scenes from Russian fairy tales
  • paintings and sculptures of Russian artists in the U.S. and Russia
  • wooden toys carved using centuries-old techniques
  • porcelain and china from the Imperial Lomonosov factory in St. Petersburg
  • a large variety of blue and white “gzhel” pottery, kitchenware, and figurines (Gzhel is a famous style of Russian pottery dating back from the 18th century)
  • large hand-carved and painted Russian Santa Clauses, or “Father Frost”
  • wooden figurines and cookware painted in the famous Khokloma style (painted with red, gold, and black paints and dating back to the 17th century)

And much more!

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