September 16, 2017 263rd anniversary of the foundation of the town was celebrated
in Kropyvnytskyi, Kirovohrad until recent and Elisavethrad from the foundation, under the
slogan “Town of my dream!”. Numerous festive events were held on the venues of the
central streets and in neighborhoods, at the square of Heroi Maidanu, in Kovalibskii park
and on the island Kozachyi. “Meeting on Dvortsova” in the quarters “Professional”,
“Quarter of town projects”, “Art”, “Student” and “Muse’s quarter” took
place different theme exhibitions, art presentations, workshops, art plein-airs and
performances of art groups.
In the quarter “Art”, which was situated on Dvortsova (from Dekabrysty
Street to Shulhiny Street) O.O.Osmerkin Art-Memorial Museum together with other town
museums, libraries, art school and school of arts presented two theme travelling
displays:photo-documental “Town of Yakiv Pauchenko” about Elisavethrad architect,
whose buildings are architectural gems of the historic center of the town, and exhibition
of reproductions “Female portrait in O.O.Osmerkin creative work”, dedicated to the
125th anniversary of the artist, which attracted the attention of numerous viewers, among
who was mayor of the town A.P.Raikovych and people's deputy of Ukraine K.V.Yarynich.
Townspeople enjoyed fulfilling the creative tasks – to find ten
differences in the two variants of O.O.Osmerkin’s paintings “Green coat. Portrait of
N.H.Osmerkina” of 1947 and “Portrait of V.K.Yurkevych” of 1948, and also to draw
graphic illustrations to the book by a modern fellow-poet Anatolii Chernysh “Riddles in
coloring pictures”, “About the sun and crane, arrow-wood and letter ß” and others,
made by a well-known in town Merited Artist of Ukraine A.M.Nadezhdin.
But the richest emotions were from the competition of children drawings
on the pavement “Town of my dream!”. Festive imagination of children was limitless and
boldly embraced nearly half of the block making the by-passers stop and look at the
drawings with a smile remembering their carefree childhood.