Face of modernity from Art School named after Osmerkin

    On December 12, 2019, O.O.Osmerkin Art-Memorial Museum hosted the opening of the exhibition of works by pupils and graduates of Art School named after O.O.Osmerkin “Face of modernity” dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the school opening. The exhibition was opened on the occasion of the 127th anniversary of the artist and pedagogue O.O.Osmerkin (December 8).
    The exposition of the exhibition consists of more than 60 works by pupils of different age categories and graduates of the last two years. The works were created under the supervision of the teachers of the school. The works of the pupils of the preparatory group supervised by the High-Achiever of Education of Ukraine Iryna Zantariia were shown for the first time.
    The theme exhibition represents only the portrait genre. The images of the contemporaries created in different art and decorative techniques – watercolors, gouache, pencil, gel ink pen, and also applique, fascinate with emotional character and peculiar features of the depicted faces – of a mother, girlfriend, brother, or a friendly caricatures or fantastic masks of Picasso style.
    The event started with an improvised guided-tour in the memorial hall of the museum. The leading researcher of the museum, Merited Artist of Ukraine Andrii Nadezhdin, who is not only a graduate of the school but also a former teacher, told the pupils and their parents about the life and work of the talented artist and pedagogue, Professor of Painting Oleksandr Osmerkin.
    The head of the Department of Culture and Tourism of City Council of Kropyvnytskyi Anna Nazarets congratulated the pupils and teachers of the school on the presentation of the exhibition. She presented them with the booklets – information and travel guide-book “1-2-3 days in Kropyvnytskyi” published this year on the occasion of the town anniversary within the municipal program of the development of Culture and Tourism. Anna Nazarets wished the young artists to reproduce in their drawings architectural monuments of the historical center of the town, which are the face of modern Kropyvnytskyi.
    The museum director Vita Chernova congratulated on the vernissage and presented pupils with the creative tools – brushes, gouache and watercolor paints, pastel, paper for watercolors, and also a sweet present.
    Dmytro Artimoshyn thanked the teachers on the behalf of the parents.
    The festive mood was created with the help of the musical greetings from a 7th-grade pupil in piano from the Music School No.2 named after Yulii Meitus, laureate of all-Ukrainian and international musical competitions Hlib Shevchenko. He performed Frederic Chopin's Prelude No.3. Also, a graduate of the Art School and currently a college student Halyna-Anzhelika Kucherenko fascinated everybody with her flute performance of a work by French composer, a representative of musical impressionism Claude Debussy.
    The peculiarity of the exhibition presentation was art workshops when pupils worked at the easel and reproduced their fellow pupil teenager, who is a bright representative of a modern generation. The created portraits were added to the exposition of the exhibition at once.

Poster of the exhibition Director of the school Hanna Tymofiienko while presenting the exhibition Congratulatory speech of the head of the Department of Culture and Tourism Anna Nazarets

Congratulatory speech of the museum director Vita Chernova Speech of the Merited Artist of Ukraine Andrii Nadezhdin Speech of Dmytro Artimoshyn on the behalf of parents Musical greetings from Hlib Shevchenko and Halyna-Anzhelika Kucherenko

Art workshops for the pupils of Art School
named after O.O.Osmerkin

During the exhibition opening