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Lace Story from Brest Artists

Lace Story from Brest Artists
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13 October – 20 November
10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Atrium" Gallery (3rd floor)

The exhibition "Lace Stroy" opened on October 13th at 4pm in the "Atrium" Gallery (third floor).

The show features creations by Gennady and Svetlana Vyal, a creative duo. The artists graduated from the Vitebsk Pedagogical Institute's Faculty of Art and Graphics together, and they have cooperated professionally and personally for more than 40 years. Svetlana, a master of weaving and papercutting, and Gennady, a master of printmaking and small forms of graphics, are also connected by their lifelong commitment to instructing young Brest residents in the fundamentals of fine art.

Gennady and Svetlana Vyal display ex-libris and graphics, papercutting, and tapestries at the exhibition. Each item is a unique chapter in the Brest artisans' general lace history. Ex-libris and papercutting are forms of art that aim to maintain traditional practises and incorporate them with contemporary author creations.

Gennady Vyal employs a variety of methods, including etching, aquatint, dry needle, and watercolour. The story ex-libris exhibited at the exhibition is informative due to its clear, distinct style. Gennady Vyal's engravings have represented Belarusian printmaking at national and international graphic exhibits and competitions for over thirty years.

Svetlana Vyal's creative hobbies include manual artistic weaving and the craft of paper cutting. Svetlana frequently participates in exhibition initiatives featuring Belarusian folk art. The exhibition features the artist's woven plots and paper cosmos, which impress with a wonderful intertwining of imaginations and deep symbolism. Flowers, birds, and angels exude a lyrical tone, warmth, and vibrant colours and accents.

"Lace Story" is a page-by-page story about a sincere passion for culture and literature, about lovers of book reading, book signs and library owners, about national Belarusian images, traditions and traditional crafts, friendship, love, faith and hope.

Entrance to the exhibition is free. The rest of the time – with a reader's ticket or a social and cultural center ticket.
The opening hours of the exhibition corresponds to the library’s opening hours

The exhibition will last until November 20, 2022.
The end date of the exhibition can be changed.

For more info: (+375 17) 368 37 37.


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