EAST MEETS WEST: FROM RUSSIA TO AMERICA

January 20 – February 17, 2012
Venice Art Center presents an exhibit of thirteen Russian and US artists that met in the town of Velikiy Novgorod, Russia for a cultural exchange.

Venice

January 20 – February 17, 2012
Altman-Vogt Galleries, Venice Art Center

On two separate occasions, thirteen Russian and US artists met in the town of Velikiy Novgorod, Russia for a cultural exchange.

Opening Reception is Friday, January 20, 5 – 7 p.m.

Artists within the exhibit are: [US artists] Joanna Coke (Mixed Media), Susan Cooper (Basketry), Susan Covert (Oil Painting), Ellen Kaiden (Watercolor), Judy Kramer (Photography), Judy Lyons Schneider (Mixed Media) and Jane McDowell (Fiber), [Russian artists] Boris Nepomniaschij (Printmaking), Alexander Oligerov (Acrylic), Olga Olonzheva (Dolls), Artur Visnap (Photography), Vladimir Yarish (Basketry), Dmitry Zhuravlev (Oil and Watercolor).

"Samovar and Red Kettle" by Dmitry Zhuravlev
"Samovar and Red Kettle" by Dmitry Zhuravlev

Gallery Hours – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Venice Art Center – 390 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL.
For further information call 941-485-7136.

**A presentation about the artists’ exchange will be presented by Judy Kramer and Joanna Coke on Saturday, January 21 at 11 a.m. at Venice Art Center. Fee – $3 (members) $5 (non-members).

**“Sketching in Russia” – WEDNESDAY JANUARY 25 at 11 a.m. will be presented by Susie Covert at Venice Art Center. Fee – $3 (members) $5 (non-members).

"Town Center" by Joanna Coke
"Town Center" by Joanna Coke

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