For fifth Night of the museums in Valjevo, in International art studio visitors could enjoy in art workshop hosted by the Australian artist Natalie McCarthy, whose solo exhibition opened a few days earlier.
The program planned for night of 14th May 2011. from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m. enables guests of International art studio the opportunity to enjoy in making piece of art which represents colours of sky above Australian desert and sand in ocher colour which provides to us impression of dry part of Australia. On that occasion, visitors could hear music of Aboriginal people and could see collection of photographs by Natali which she recorded while she was staying in a desert.
During the evening over hundred of our citizens were able to enjoy in the program which was performed on this occasion.
The exhibition of young Australian artist Natali McCarthy, entitled “Australian landscapes” was opened 10. May 2011. in International art studio “Radovan Trnavac Mica” and on that occasion was shown 25 oil and aquarelle paintings of small and medium format on board and linen.
Natali McCarthy was born 1974. in Sidney where she finished National art school in 1994. painting department and since then she has had many solo and group exhibitions. Her first solo exhibition was in 2007. when she for very first time presented desert landscape of Australia. Today she lives and works in Sidney as a painter and as a moderator in the art studio with people with disabilities. She won many awards but as she said her favourite is award Art on The Rocks-Public Painting and Exhibition.
In her paintings dominate ocher colour which represents Australian desert but also important part in paintings takes colours of changing lights on the sky above desert. Those landscapes and those colours are unique for that part of the world and help us to experience that through her works.
During the opening, falutist Ljubica Milutinovic and guitarist Jelena Lukic, students of Musical school preformed in duet “Pavana” by Fore and after that student of second year of Musical high school flautist Zorana Matic played “Kaprico” by Cargin. At the end, as solist Jelena Lukic played on guitar “Day on seaside” by Taregin.
The first evening of the festival “Tešnjar Nights” at the International Art Studuio was opened a group exhibition of current Aboriginal artists from Australia.
Australian Indigenous contemporary art is a vital part of one of the world oldest continuous cultural traditions. This kind of art is present today in the world’s cultural capital cities, and is recognized as a genuine artistic expression.
Since the early 1970s, Aboriginal contemporary art is filled with amazing diversity and energy. Critics have described it as art that has full meaning at the moment.
It has been presented 18 original works made by oil and acrylic on canvas. All these works represented the traditional symbols and designs specific to Aboriginal culture.
The exhibition entitled “Poetics of the Mediterranean” by famous Montenegrin artist Luka Berberović was officially opened on 8th June 2010 at 19:00 hours. Luka Berberovic belongs to an elite group of not only Montenegrian but the Yugoslavian renowned artists of the older generation.
The exhibition was opened by Mr. Mirko Mrkić Ostroški, who is a friend and former student of Luke Berberović. In his speech at the opening he said that Mića Trnavac who was also a student of Luka suggested to make a small appreciation to this great artist and professor Luka Berberovic and organize him the exhibition.
Sharing and still fulfilling the destiny of modern art history Luka Berberović ise still looking for the mysteries of light and color. Since he stepped to the art scene he is committed to persist in his love for painting but still very rare kind of artistic integrity.
Berberovic was born in the 1934th in Morinje, Kotor, Monte Negro. He graduated in painting from the 1958th at the Belgrade Academy of Applied Arts. He had over forty solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions at home and abroad. For many years he has worked in educational work. He was a professor at the renowned School of Art in Herceg Novi and taught painting at the Teachers Training College in Niksic. He is a member of Association of Fine Artists of Montenegro for last 50 years. He has won several prestigious awards for his art and creativity.
Valjevo and the Serbian audience had the opportunity to enjoy the Berberovic oeuvre consisting of 17 oil paintings of large-format. In his paintings where human figures dominate are also often present views, typical of the Mediterranean region. So the exhibition title “The Poetics of the Mediterranean” is not chosen by chance because Luka Berberovic, with his paintings actually sings to the Mediterranean!
Visitors had the opportunity to enjoy in little music perforamance by local music school students. Violin quartet ensembled of ypoung violinists Jane Rasic, Galina Djordjevic, George and Mitra Jovanovic, under the Professor Suzana Radovanovic-Peric presented the Mozart “Minuet” from “A Little Night Music” and “Little Serenade” by Preprek. A flutist Mina Radic and Radica Đedović who are students of third year music high school in the class of Professor Nevena Nikolic played “Duet no. 3” by Kivanc.
For this year’s event “Museum Night” International Art Studio hosted a exhibition of large works on canvases from its own collection. Opening night was followed by a concert of local music school students.
Door of the gallery was open for visitors from 6 PM till 2 AM as it has been determined by the 4 years practice. Fans and admirers of fine arts had the opportunity to enjoy watching the big format canvases of artists from USA, Russia, Ukraine, Cuba, Germany, Greece, Poland…
The musical part of the program featured the young talents Nemanja Jankovic and Lazar Pušić. Nemanja Jankovic is the second year student of music school, department-guitar, under Professor Dragan Nikolic, and he has played “Waltz for Tania” and Brauer’s “Etude”. While Lazar Pušić student of the Secondary School of Music, department-harmonics, under Professor Vladimir Obradovic, presented Scarlatti’s “Sonatta in G Major” and “Spanish Suite” by A. Belosicki.
During the day International Art Studio visited the Mr. Nebojsa Bradic, Minister of Culture of Serbia. The same night he officilly opened the event “Museum Night” in Valjevo ahead of the “Nenadović Tower”.
On 14 January the Internacionlanom art studio organized handing out presents to children without parental care in Valjevo. Organizer`s wish was that the first day of the Serbian New Year starts with joy to those children in need na dto make them happy. This humanitarian gesture actually started on 23 December 2009 at the opening ceremony of the exhibition “The meaning of the soul is thought, and I paint as I think” by Radovan Trnavac Mica. The idea was to buy New Year’s gifts for 40 children without parents with money from the sale of reproductions signed by the author of the exhibition, which are printed instead of the catalog and to cheer those children up. Art lovers, and people of good will from our city and Belgrade, who visited the exhibition, generously accepted the invitation to participate in our humble venture. Organizers collected approximately 30,000.00 dinars, which is not negligible amount in these difficult times. Printing shops “Valjevo Print” and “Bosis”, company “Irma” and the framing studio “Vitez” also participated in this event by giving calendars, diaries, pens, special tube packaging posters and other material as gifts to children.
After twelve years the International art studio organized exhibition of recent paintings and objects of Radovan Trnavac Mića, idea creator and founder of this cultural institution. His motto and guiding principle has been taken as the name of the exhibition „The sense of soul is thought, and I paint as I think“.
Mr. Trnavac this time presented 18 paintings and objects of medium and large formats that have been painted in the past 2 years. Same works will be exhibited in 2010 in in the Gallery of the Slovak Union of Visual Arts in Bratislava, and then in Trnava.
As in the past 3 decades new Trnavac’s works were provocative, powerful, penetrating, instant appealing and they require interpretation. Quite attractive as a theme, are in step with time, causing the reaction, or force us to think and to solve it as some kind of a riddle.
The exhibition, which is symbolically marked the completion of a successful exhibition season in the International art studio was more reason to start a small humanitarian action. Namely, from the sale of posters with reproductions and signature by author himself Studio decide to buy Serbian New Year’s joy gifts intended for children without parental care in Valjevo.
In addition to International Art Studio, printing firm „Valjevo Print“, the company „Irma“ and studio „The Knight“ joined the this humble humanitarian gesture.
Valjevo’s Youth Choir „Abrašević“ conducted by Prof. Dragan Vasiljević performed French and Italian serenades at the Trnavac’s exhibition opening ceremony. Also, poet Ljuba Pjevčević recite the song dedicated to the great Serbian painter Nadežda Petrović.
The honor to be the first cultural event of the 23rd summer city festival “Tešnjar evenings” went to the exhibition of Turkish artist Setenay Ozbek, which was opened in the International art studio Radovan Trnavac Mica on August 7 in 19:00 hours.
The guest from Istanbul Setenay Ozbek in her premiere presentation to Serbian public exposed 12 works on large and medium formats done with oil and acrylic on canvas, which have been made since 2005 till today. At the opening ceremony she started her speech using Serbian language “Good evening friends, welcome to my exhibition!”. In her short speech, she thanked the organizers for the invitation and expressed satisfaction with her participation in “Tešnjar Nights”. She particularly stressed her hopes that this is only the beginning of a beautiful friendship and cooperation with her new Serbian friends.
Deputy Ambassador of Turkish Embassy in Belgrade Mr. Serkan Gedik with his wife Mihreta, Mayor of Valjevo Zoran Jakovljevic and Valjevo Assembly President Goran Lucic attended the opening ceremony of the Setenay Ozbek`s exhibition “Art Through Space and Time”.
Flutist Mina Radic and guitarist Victor Đuknić young musical talents and the third grade students of the Musical High School “Zivorad Grbic”, performed in the accompanying program at the opening ceremony.
International Art Studio “Radovan Trnavac Mića“ took part in the European and national cultural manifestation “Night of the Museum” third year in a row. Solo exhibition of the Belarus artist Victor Tikhonov has been open in the gallery of the Studio and apart from Belarusian landscapes on his canvases visitors were able to see author in action during this special museum night. Mr. Tikhonov painted a new canvas at the scene and named it “Apple Blossom”. He left that painting as a present to the Studio and now it is a part of our gift collection.
Also audience participated in the little performance that he organized during the night. Every guest had a chance to paint with acrylic colours and brushes, so along with instructions of the author they all became creators of this special painting (dimensions 100x100cm)
Painting and socializing with Victor Tikhonov lasted until 2 A.M. and a part of it was documented by cameras of national television RTS!
The exhibition entitled “Belarus in the canvases Victor Tikhonov“ was opened at the International art studio on May 15 at 19:00 hours. Belarusian artist Viktor Tikhonov who is considered to be significant visual creator of his native country and throughout Europe. He presented the landscapes on 32 large and medium canvases. Works exhibited in the gallery show that the nature is inexhaustible source of inspiration for Tikhonov and his technique signifies the distinctive and powerful artistic expression.
The exhibition was opened by Mr. Sergei Balashchenko, Belarus Embassy Consul in Belgrade, with whose wholehearted support this cultural event was organized.
Opening ceremony was zoomed with the performance of Valjevo Musical High School graduate students in the class of the Professor Sreten Nedic, a trio of accordion: Slobodan Nedic, Nikola Jeftic and Aleksandar Nikolic. They performed Derbenko`s “Spanish dance”.
Viktor Tikhonov in his work pays much attention to the direct impact of man on nature, environment, and to human lives! His entire opus was dedicated to the villages that were abandoned due nuclear disaster in Chernobyl. Viktor Tikhonov is a co-author of the documentary film titled “Sorrow of abandoned villages” dedicated to the subject and visitors of the exhibition also had the opportunity at the opening night to see this film translated into Serbian language.
International Art Studio also took part in the city festival „Tesnjar Nights“ this summer. Thursday, August 7, was reserved for Japanese artist Ryuichi Yahagi whose solo exhibition was open in the International Art Studio at 8 PM. This show is premier presentation of this Japanese artist who is unofficial ambassador of his culture in the world. He lives and works in Mexico as a Professor of sculpture at the University of Vera Cruz. Mr. Yahagi had done all big format paintings that are presented in the gallery during his stay in Studio, in Valjevo. He says that he wants to show already transformed flowers. Thanks to these kinds of transformations painted flowers continue to flourish and never wither. Exactly the same thing has been done with the materials. He presented also unique dresses, wit different flower patterns, which he had designed last year. Japanese artist Ryuichi Yahagi welcomed visitors in Serbian and thanked the organizers for everything, saying that this exhibition is his first one in the European continent and that is very important for his later experience.
The second guest artist of the Studio in 2008 was Natalija Cimeša from Republic of Srpska. Her solo exhibition “Expressive Stylizations” was opened on Friday, July 4th. She presented her latest works done in 2008. Serbian audience was able to see 50 works from two opuses “Portraits” (oil on hardboard) and “Animalistic” (Birds – combine technique on paper, Cats and Rhinoceros – oil on canvas). According to many art reviewers Natalija Cimeša is exceptional, talented, educational, thoughtful, creative and powerfully inspired painter. She is a complete, many – sided artist. Her creative work is the best proof for that. Apart from painting, she does murals, mosaics and sculptures. In these aspects of art she found herself, as well as loyal audience.