20, 2017 presentation of an exhibition of works of the participants of
art-project “Art plein-air – 2017”, dedicated to the 125th anniversary of
O.O.Osmerkin, took place in O.O.Osmerkin Art-Memorial Museum. The exhibition was opened
within the framework of cultural, art and educational event “A visit to the museum”,
dedicated to the 125th anniversary of the artist and pedagogue O.O.Osmerkin to
International Museum Day. The organizer of the art project was gallery “Elisavethrad”.
The owner of the gallery “Elisavethrad” M.M.Tsukanov had been organizing
art plein-airs three years in a row. And he suggested dedicating this year event to the
anniversary of a prominent artist and pedagogue O.O.Osmerkin, and the works painted during
the plein-air to show in O.O.Osmerkin Art-Memorial Museum.
The gallery issued an art envelope with a portrait of O.O.Osmerkin and
conducted the cancellation procedure. So.M.M.Tsukanov had invited famous artists from
Kyiv, Odesa, Chernihiv, Kharkiv, among whom – People’s Artist of Ukraine Anatolii
Horbenko, Merited artists of Ukraine Anatolii Kravchenko and Leonid Zaborovskyi, members
of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine Svitlana Anoshkina, Olena Al-Khadzh, Tetiana
Didenko, Serhii Duplii, Lenur Veliliaiev, and also Yurii Platonov from Belarus, and Tszian
Liu from China, who is a postgraduate student at South Ukrainian National Pedagogical
University named after K.D.Ushynskyi. Kropyvnytskyi artists also took part in the event
– members of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine Yurii Vintenko, Anatolii
Shapovalov and Valerii Davydov.
During the exhibition opening all the participants of the plein-air shared
their pleasant impressions of the town and its residents. The museum director V.V.Chernova
handed letters of appreciation and the museum booklets to all the artists to remember this
art event. The museum also received some gifts – M.M.Tsukanov gave a painting by People’s
Artist of Ukraine A.O.Horbenko from the gallery funds and watercolour work, where the
building of the museum is depicted, by Merited Artist of Ukraine A.H.Kravchenko to the
museum. And the head of Odesa regional organization of the National union of Artists of
Ukraine People’s Artist of Ukraine A.O.Horbenko enriched the museum collection with art
albums and catalogues that show work of Odesa artists. All the participants of the
plein-air left their autographs on the poster of the exhibition and sincere wishes to the
museum in the museum guestbook.