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Sculpture and Stained Glass Center ART FESTIVAL - Stone Perspectives

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On July 20th The Sculpture and Stained Glass Center invites you to the sixth Art Festival! The festival program will include open studios of the center's residents, exhibitions, excursions, various artistic activities and a music stage with live performances.

 

The theme of this year's Art Festival – Stone Perspectives

 

Organized for the sixth time, the Art Festival of the Sculpture and Stained Glass Center stands out from the previous ones by presenting the unifying theme of the festival, "Stone Perspectives". The upcoming Art Festival on July 20th will invite you to get to know stone as a matter and to look at it from various angles - geological, archaic, artistic, etc. During the festival, stone-themed exhibitions, performances, video works and lectures will be presented. The festival also maintains its main goal - to introduce festival guests to the Sculpture and Stained Glass Center, its history and the artists residing here. Festival participants will be able to take part in two types of tours - focused on the history of the Sculpture and Stained Glass Center or leading through exhibitions and open studios of artists, presenting their current creative processes.

Three exhibitions will be presented during the art festival: an exhibition of sculptures and installations by centre residents (curator - Vidas Simanavičius), an exhibition of stone tools accompanied by a lecture about the peculiarities of their use (curator - Daumantas Kučas), and art exhibition of stone works created during educational workshops in May (curator - Aušra Jasiukevičiūtė). The festival also includes the presentation of Simonas Kuliešius' paintings, the presentation of Ieva Juršėnaitė in the mini-gallery "Don't Cry" curated by Indrė Ercmonaitė, and video films about stone craftsmanship. Various artistic performances, lectures and activities await visitors: Tauras Kensminas' audiovisual performance "Rock 'n' Rock", Marius Zavadskis' collection of prop stones, geologist Olga Demina's tour and lecture about the stone world, flint chipping with sculptor Algimantas Kensminas. The visual arts at the festival will be complemented by a music stage and the performances of Lithuanian bands and DJs organized there, and of course, the festival will traditionally be crowned with a fire sculpture created by Martynas Maziliauskas.

 

Famous Lithuanian artists will present themselves at the exhibitions and open their studios

 

Over 30 well-known Lithuanian artists currently reside in the Sculpture and Stained Glass Center, whose works will be displayed in exhibitions, and it will also be possible to have a closer conversation with the artists by visiting their open studios. Sculptors, painters and various artists will present themselves at the festival: Jonas Aničas, Rytas Jonas Belevičius, Jonas Čepas, Jonas Gelčys, Liutauras Griežė, Aušra Jasiukevičiūtė, Mindaugas Junčys, Lina Kalinauskaitė, Algis Kasparavičius, Tauras Kensminas, Daumantas Kučas, Žilvinas Landzbergas, Artūras Makštutis, Gintaras Mikolaitis, Kęstutis Musteikis, Eglė Pilkauskaitė, Mykolas Sauka, Vida Sevrukienė, Vidas Simanavičius, Mindaugas Šnipas, Rytis Urbanskas, Asta Vasiliauskaitė, Kazys Venclovas, Marius Zavadskis; as well as stained glass and glass artists: Saulius Ercmonas, Edita Utarienė.

The festival's music stage will feature live performances by artists, bands and DJs

 

The Art Festival will present music stage in which: Studio Maruko, Mielas Merginos,, Kanalizacija and DJ Paul Sadness will perform. During the entire festival, the festival's partners - Radio Vilnius - will broadcast their program on the meadow.

 

The art festival will be held on July 20, in the Sculpture and Stained Glass Center (Darius ir Girėno st. 25, Vilnius).

The festival starts at 12:00. The entry is free.

The festival is organized by the Sculpture and Stained Glass Center

Financed by: Lithuanian Council for Culture

Partners: Lithuanian Artists’ Association, UAB „Mesta“, „Faktura Studio“, „Elektroplazma“, „Piksel“, „Radio Vilnius“

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

ARTS AND WORKSHOPS

 

  • Open artist studios

  • Tour of exhibitions and artists' studios (registration required)

  • Tour of the historic Sculpture and Stained Glass Center (registration required)

  • Excursion "World of Stones" with geologist Olga Demina

  • Audiovisual performance "Rock 'n' Rock" (auth. Tauras Kensminas)

  • Game-performance painters' tripartite football (auth. Vidas Simanavičius)

  • Flint splitting with sculptor Algimantas Kensminas

  • Exhibition-lecture about stone working tools and nails (auth. Daumantas Kučas)

  • Collection of prop stones / game "Sisyphus" (auth. Marius Zavadskis)

  • Fire sculpture (auth. Martynas Maziliauskis)

 

MUSIC STAGE

 

  • Radio Vilnius

  • DJ Paul Sadness

  • Studio Maruko

  • Kanalizacija

  • Mielos Merginos,

The program is still being completed and might change.

The full program and registration for tours will be announced soon.

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