December 23 at the Voronezh Regional Art Museum. I.N. Kramskoy, the opening of the exhibition “Plastic and Color” took place. The exhibition, timed to the anniversaries of the Voronezh artists Yuri and Tamara Astapchenko, presents 45 works of painting, graphics, sculpture.
The vernissage began with welcoming words from the curator of the exhibition – the scientific secretary of the museum Natalya Bakina. She noted that the exhibition is interesting not only for the wide coverage of the artists’ work, since the works of different years are presented, but also for the very approach, the very intonation, aesthetics that characterize the work of remarkable Voronezh authors. It was also said that the exhibition is distinguished by special attention to the world, to man, speaks of harmony, beauty in a calm and joyful language. These qualities are so pleasant and necessary for all of us today.
Alexey Smirnov, Chairman of the Board of the Voronezh Branch of the Union of Artists of Russia, congratulated the authors on the exhibition and presented congratulatory addresses from the Union.
The sculptor Yuri Astapchenko expressed his gratitude to the museum, personally to the curator Natalya Bakina, as well as to everyone who came to the opening day. Special gratitude was addressed to patrons and collectors who provided the master’s works from their personal collections for the exhibition.
Tamara Astapchenko congratulated everyone on the upcoming New Year and expressed her hope that the exhibition will give viewers a joyful festive mood.
As part of the opening, the artists talked to the guests of the exhibition and presented exhibition brochures to everyone.
Yuri Dmitrievich Astapchenko is a member of the Union of Artists of Russia, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Arts. Permanent participant of Voronezh, All-Russian, foreign and international exhibitions since 1985.
Tamara Mikhailovna Astapchenko is a member of the Union of Artists of Russia, a teacher at the Voronezh Art School, Participant of regional, all-Russian and international exhibitions since 1982.
The exhibition will run until January 23, 2022.
Photo by Natalia Konshina.