17, 2015 an opening of an exhibition “Velyka Perspektyvna Str. – from St. Elisaveta
fortress to Guardian Angel of the town” of author’s photographs by a well-known
Kirvohrad photojournalist Ihor Demchuk took place in O.O.Osmerkin Art-Memorial Museum. The
exhibition was presented within the framework of an art project “At the crossroads of
Elisavethrad - Kirovohrad” initiated by the museum to the Town Day. The project is aimed
at presentation of Kirovohrad streets in photographs showing succession of the language of
architecture from the town foundation to the present as an indissoluble history of
formation of an integral urban environment recreating life of inhabitants and guests of
the town in order to awake interest to our past.
During the exhibition opening a theme booklet “VelykaPerspektyvna Str. –
from St.Elisaveta fortress to Guardian Angel of the town” was presented and authors
slide-show of Ihor Demchuk“ Art project “At the crossroads of Elisavethrad -
Kirovohrad” was shown.
In the author’s photographs of a famous Kirovohrad photographer – member
of the National Union of Journalists and photo artists of Ukraine, laureate of Regional
Journalism Award in the nomination “photo journalism”, special correspondent of the
regional newspaper “Narodneslovo” - I.Demchuk, that are shown at the exhibition,
VelykaPerspektyvna Str. is presented as an image of the future hope, as a world where our
contemporaries preserving achievements of the past, searching for the way out of
complicated labyrinths of the history, are creating new Ukraine.
The exposition of the exhibition also shows format photo
installations-collages of town sceneries of the streets of different years, that were made
by the leading researcher of the museum, Merited Artist of Ukraine A.Nadezhdin. The
collages are special emotional emphasis which helps a viewer to make a journey through
time and feel an interesting history of one of the central town streets.
The authors of the exhibition were congratulated on its opening by the head
of the Department of Culture and Tourism of Kirovohrad Town Council A.Nazarets, the head
ofthe National Union of Photo Journalists of Ukraine O.Shramko, the head of the National
Union of Artists of Ukraine A.Khvorost, executive secretary of Kirovohrad Regional
organization of the National Union of Architects of Ukraine Yu.Peniaz, editor in chief of
regional newspaper “Narodneslovo” V.Bazhan and many worshipers of photo art.