February 8, 2019, a very interesting and festive art event took place in
O.O.Osmerkin Art-Memorial Museum. It started with the presentation of the art exhibition
“Her Majesty – a Woman…” dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the establishment of
Kirovohrad Regional Organization of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine that
harmoniously passed into an emotional reading of timeless poetry about the fair sex by
Mykola Barabulia. A wonderful concert “The Music of Soul” by the students of the Music
College wrapped up the event.
The exposition of the exhibition comprised paintings and graphic works
by famous fellow-artists from the museum funds “Modern Ukrainian Visual Art” –
People’s Artist of Ukraine Mykhailo Nadezhdin, Merited Artists of Ukraine Anatolii
Yaniev, Feliks Polonsky, and Andrii Nadezhdin, members of the National Union of Artists of
Ukraine Ihor Smychek, Lubov and Volodymyr Kyrianovy, Olha Kolomiiets, Oleksandr Lohvynuk,
Anatolii Dvorskyi, Volodymyr Plitin, Fedir Lahno, and also one of the older members of the
regional center of the artists – Volodymyr Fedorov.
During the opening of the exhibition, Andrii Khvorost, the chairman of
the board of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine, told that it was symbolic that the
events, dedicated to the celebration of the union members’ anniversaries, began with
such an exhibition because amazing women had been inspiring artists at all times.
While presenting the exhibition, Andrii Nadezhdin, the curator of the
exhibition, a leading researcher of the museum, Merited Artist of Ukraine, mentioned: “The
exhibited works brightly reflect not only art preferences of each artist but also general
traits of the development of modern Ukrainian painting. A portrait has always been a
complicated genre where form and content, the emotion of a portrayed person, and an artist’s
desire are closely intertwined”.
The gem of the vernissage was a concert performed by the students of Musical College on a
class of violin Kateryna Pauchenko and Nataliia Martyniuk. The concert program, chosen by
the teacher Nataliia Karaban and accompanier Svitlana Kontsedalova, included works of
famous composers Johann Sebastian Bach, Max Bruch, Benjamin Britten, and Serhii Prokofiev.
The worshipers of visual and music arts, who came to the museum, have
been enjoying contemplating the museum items and taking photographs by the paintings they
liked. For example, the young violinists and their accompanier took a photo on the
background of the landscape by Anatolii Yaniev, Merited Artist of Ukraine, “Before the