Exhibition “The Evolution of the Soviet Posters”

Soviet PostersWHEN: August 12 – October 31, 2016

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

Opening Reception: Friday, August 12, 7:30 PM
Soviet-style refreshments will be served.

ADMISSION: Free
All works are available for sale.

The exhibition will feature a collection of famous posters from the Soviet Era including published prints as well as original posters from the 1970s.

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

 

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

 

Documentary Film Screening: “A Journey of Dmitry Shostakovich”

WHEN: December 16, 2011 at 7:30pm

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

ADMISSION: $8/$6 for RCC members

shostakovichA film by Oksana Dvornichenko and Helga Landauer

Structured around the 1973 Soviet propaganda cruise to the United States, which Shostakovich took two years before his death, this film parallels an ocean voyage with the composer’s personal journey from child prodigy to bitter tool of the Politburo. Mixing Soviet propaganda films with snippets of symphonies and rare film of composer at work, directors Oksana Dvornichenko and Helga Landauer portray a man compromising his art to save his life.

As the film jumps back and forth from shipboard frivolities to ecstatic public adorations of Stalin, directors throw in random treasures of synchronized street ballets performance by beaming girls in bathing suits, Paul Robeson singing a Russian folk song, and Shostakovich confessing his hatred of movies and love of Guy de Maupassant.

While the composer’s motivation remains murky, the triumph of his music perfectly matches the aesthetics of Soviet agitprop, pushing Shostakovich’s personal beliefs aside until all that’s left is music for the masses.

Community screening with directors’ permission.

Please, purchase your tickets in advance as the seating is limited.

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

Sponsors:

TCA art works Dr. Vernovsky

City of Houston logo HAA
This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance