On March 28, 2019, O.O.Osmerkin
hosted the opening of the personal exhibition of sculpture miniatures by
Volodymyr Krutous “To Me!” dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the
Krutous Volodymyr Vasyliovych (born 1969) is an
electrical engineer by degree, graduated from Kirovohrad Institute of
Agricultural Engineering (Central Ukrainian National Technical
University) in 1991, works as a journalist; for many years, has been
working as a TV host of programs for children in Kirovohrad Regional
Television and Radio Broadcasting Company; currently is the head of
children cinema and television studio “Ku-razh”, operates a blog
http://krutous.blogspot.com/; artist by vocation.
For about 30 years, has been engaged in sculpture miniature,
war-historical theme, in particular; created more than one thousand
works from wood and foam plastic ata scale of 1:23, the majority of them
are kept in the museum and private collections in Ukraine and abroad. A
participant of many regional and national exhibitions of decorative art;
presented his personal exhibitions in Regional Local History Museum and
Regional Art Museum, Regional Scientific Library named after
D.I.Chyzhevskyi in Kropyvnytskyi, in Svitlovodsk Local History Museum,
and also in Kyiv Palace of Culture “Ukraine”.
The current exhibition exposition consists of about 150
miniatures from the series Ukrainian Cossacks, Zaporozhian Host,
Kharakternyky (Wise men in the Zaporozhian Sich), Ukrainian women,
Guardian Angels, and Historical Portrait Gallery that were created in
2000-2019. An interesting addition to the exhibition is color
photographs of Volodymyr Krutous of different years. The photographs
show the artist at exhibitions of decorative art and when he worked on
TV. Also, an installation The Artist’s Studio from the tools and other
materials he used when creating the miniatures completes the exhibition.
During the exhibition opening everyone was surprised by the
videos about the creative hobby of Volodymyr Krutous that earlier were
shown both on regional and national TV-channels.
Volodymyr Krutous was congratulated on the anniversary and
exhibition opening by Oleksandra Prenko, a curator of the regional
center of the National Union of Artists of Folk Art of Ukraine, Merited
Master of Folk Art of Ukraine, Nataliia Demekhova, leading materials
developer of Decorative and Applied and Visual Art of Regional Center of
Folk Art, Andrii Nadezhdin, the curator of the exhibition, leading
researcher of the museum, Merited Artist of Ukraine, and Vita Chernova,
the museum director, who presented a traditional gift cup with the
museum image. Town Department of Culture and Tourism, the staff of the
Regional Art Museum, colleagues-journalists, artists, and pupils also
congratulated the artist. The artist himself enjoyed signing autographs
on the exhibition booklets published by the museum.
The first visitor of the exhibition a day before its opening
became students of the Design Faculty of Kropyvnytskyi Institute Private
Higher Education Institution “University of Modern Knowledge” headed by
Iryna Zantariia, a teacher and a high-achiever of education of Ukraine.