On September 15, 2018 a
celebration of Town Day was held in Kropyvnytskyi. Under a traditional
slogan “Town of my dream!”, inhabitants and guests of the town
celebrated the 264th anniversary of its foundation. The program of
cultural events matched all ages; it covered local history, art, and
sports interests and hobbies.
The traditional “Meeting on Dvortsova” was held on one of the
central streets. Different presentations, workshops, performances took
place in blocks “Professional”, “Art”, ‘Students”, and “Block of muses”
to Teatralna Square and municipal park “Lovalosvkyi”.
O.O.Osmerkin Art-Memorial Museum together with other
municipal museums within the project “Town in a museum space” besides
advertising posters “O.O.Osmerkin Art-Memorial Museum” and “Artist of
architecture Yakiv Pauchenko”, presented two more mobile theme exhibits:
an exhibition of author’s photographs of Merited Journalist of Ukraine
Ihor Demchuk within the museum art project to Town Day “At the
crossroads of Yelisavethrad – Kirovohrad” and an exhibition of
reproductions of works by Kirovohrad artists “Pictorial landscapes of
the town on the Inhul river”.
Interactive events for children and adults were also held.
The participants answered the quiz “World of fine art” and received the
museum booklets and postcards in reward. Children drew with color chalk
on the pavement, creating a holiday mood, and ate sweets given by the
museum staff. Even newlyweds also decided to declare their love on the
But the brightest emotions were induced by a visit of the
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, who walked down Dvortsovastreet
and congratulated everyone on Town Day. Tamara Samiliak, the director of
the publishing house “Imeks-LTD” gifted to the President the photo album
“The city of five names. At the crossroads of styles and
epochs.Architectural images of the city of Kropyvnytskyi captured by
Ihor Demchuk” which was presented in the museum a few days ago.