On September 13, 2018 a
presentation of 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” took placein
O.O.Osmerkin Art-Memorial Museum. The photo album was presentedwithin
the program of Town Day celebrations.
Bilingual, Ukrainian and English literary and artistic
edition by the publishing house “Imeks-LTD”, editor-in-chief – Tamara
Samiliak, at support of Town Council of Kropyvnytskyi within the program
of the development of culture and tourism, and dedicated to the town
founded in 1754 as Yelisavethrad, which during the Soviet period was
named Zinovievsk (1924-1934), Kirovo(1934 - 1939) and Kirovohrad (1939 -
2016), and now bears a name of Kropyvnytskyi.
The photo album includes color photographs from the funds of
O.O.Osmerkin Art-Memorial Museum, which were shown at the exhibitions of
the author’s photos by Merited Journalist Ihor Demchuk: “Stop and
admire” to the 145th anniversary of the architect Ya.V.Pauchenko (2011)
and “Dvortsova Street – the past and the present” (2014), “Velyka
Perspektyvna Str. – from St. Yelisaveta fortress to Guardian Angel of
the town” (2015), “From caryatid to high-tech. Allurement of facade
plastic art of the town on Inhul”dedicated to the 150th anniversary of
the artists of architecture Ya.V.Pauchenko (2016), “Central Square of
the town: pages of the chronicle” (2017), “Tourist gems of Kropyvnytskyi
town” (2018) within the museum art project “At the crossroads of the
streets of Yelisavethrad-Kirovohrad” to the Town Day.
The photo album was presented by the complier – a leading
researcher of the museum, Merited Artist of Ukraine Andrii Nadezhdin. He
told that the edition is subdivided into an introductory part with an
article explaining features of the architectural environment of
Kropyvnytskyi historical part development. It also includes brief
information about the authors. The other three sections cover two main
historical paths of the town – Dvortsova Street and Velyka Perspektyvna
Street, including a subsection – HeroiMaidanu Square. Also, information
about the museums and architectural landmarks is indicated. Each photo
album section starts with a booklet frontispiece of the museum
exhibition. The album final part is “List of figures” with a short
abstract of the depicted objects.
The deputy mayor NataliiaDziuba and head of the Department of
Culture and Tourism Anna Nazarets mentioned that funds have been
allocated on the development of book publishing in the region from the
municipal budget three years in a row.Several photo albums were
presented to the heads of regional unions of photo artists, writers,
architects, artists, and heraldists who commendedthe edition about the
town in their speeches.
Merited Journalist of Ukraine Bronislav Kumanskyi and member
of the National Unions of Journalists, Photo Artists, and Film Makers of
Ukraine Volodymyr Moshchynskyi gave congratulatory speeches and
characterized the photo album. They were joined by the colleague Vasyl
Bondar, head of the regional organization of the National Union of
Writers of Ukraine who is the initiator of the title of the series of
the publications “The city of five names”.
A pleasant musical surprise was a performance of chamber trio
“Viola” (head – teacher Tetiana Pavlova, accompanist – Nina Zubchenko)
of the Music School No.2 named after YU.S.Meitus headed by Merited
Worker of Culture of Ukraine Valentyna Revenko. Violin players Oleksandr
Kushnariov and Lidia Chornobryvets, and cellist Aidan Aliievapleased
everyone with the performance of Ukrainian folk Cossacks’ song
“Yatransternly wimples” and music compositions “Romantic song” by
H.Svyrydov, “Oblivion” by A.Piazzolli, “Merry violin” by V.Sapozhnin.
After the event, all the present enjoyed contemplating the
exhibition of the author’s photographs of Merited Journalist Ihor
Demchuk “Tourist gems of Kropyvnytskyi” with the art project to the Town
Day “At the crossroads of Yelisavethrad-Kirovohrad streets” dedicated to
the 126th anniversary of the town foundation and received the theme
booklet of the photo exhibition.