On July 29, 2020, a personal online
exhibition of works by OlhaShlapak, the graduate of Children School of Arts in the town of
Kropyvnytskyi, “Summer – Holidays – Dreams” was presented in O.O.Osmerkin
Art-Memorial Museum. The exhibition was presented
online within the art project “Gallery of Children’s Art” on the museum
website in the section Some Exhibitions.
The exhibition was initiated by Yurii Vintenko, the head of the
Department of Visual Arts, a member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine.
Last year, Olha Shlapak graduated with honor from the school’s two departments – the
Department of Visual Art and the Bandura Department. She is a winner of all-Ukrainian,
regional, and local art and music competitions. She continues to develop her skillsin
painting, as she plans to study visual arts professionally.
On this day, Olha Shlapak, together with her teacher and family, came
to the museum. Although it was an online vernissage, it still was an important, festive
event for the artist. An improvised exposition of drawings by Olya Shlapak from the museum
collection “Children’s Creative Works” was prepared in the memorial hall of the
The museum director Vita Chernova congratulated Olya on the exhibition
presentation and presented her with Letter of Congratulations. The leading researcher of
the museum, Merited Artist of Ukraine Andrii Nadezhdin presented the young artist with
paints and a booklet of the exhibition. Teachers and artists Yurii Vintenko and Olha
Krasnopolska wished Olya to enter the Art Department of Central Ukrainian State
Pedagogical University named after V.Vynnychenko next year. Bandura teacher Halyna
Korinchuk acknowledged her student and mentioned that Olya is a talented personality who
is highly supported by her family. Olya’s mother and granny also were present at the
event. They thanked the teachers for helping to develop Olya’s creative skills.
At the end of the creative meeting, all the guests took their
smartphones and visited the museum website to see Olya’s exhibition “Summer –
Holidays – Dreams”.