Monday, August 21, 2017

First exhibition of hand-made dolls, tapestries held at Uralvagonzavod Exhibition Center

On Wednesday, Uralvagonzavod Exhibition Center opened the first-ever exhibition of hand-made dolls and tapestries created by artists from across Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Tagil and Moscow.

The exhibition was coordinated through a partnership between the exhibition center and the Ural Association of Doll Artists, Ural Business Consulting reports.

"Among the exhibits are realistically-looking, pastiche, and primitive dolls; art dolls, and conceptual dolls by artists who employ different techniques and materials: plush, textiles, ladoll, ceramics, paper clay, glazed earthenware, paper-mache, and some very unorthodox materials like rugs and mops," a message from Uralvagonzavod Exhibition Center's communications office said, according to Ural Business Consulting. "Eighteen artists of the most fairy-tale-like and fascinating art took part in the exhibition. Some 50 exhibits were presented."

The exhibit opened with a ceremony wherein members of the Union of Russian Artists, the Ural Association of Doll Artists and the Arts and Crafts Club of Nizhny Tagil spoke about the importance of the folk arts to the tradition of Russian culture.