featuring the art of Andrey Chikachev
On exhibit June 6 through June 29, 2014
Reception: Wednesday, June 18 at 5:00 p.m.
Gualala Arts Center
Sakha Cultural Festival
begins with the opening of an exhibit with displays of Sakha costumes and other artifacts.
It features the art of Andrey Chikachev, a well-known Sakha artist, whose work captures the daily life of the Yakut people. He has had exhibitions throughout Russia, as well as in Mongolia, Poland and New York.
It will also include the jewelry designs of noted Sakha artist Luka Yegorov. Sakha costumes and various cultural artifacts are also expected to be part of the exhibit.
The exhibit will open for viewing on Friday, June 6 with the official opening reception on Wednesday, June 18, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. That same evening a performance art selection will showcase this intriguing culture.
Andrey's creativity permeates with love to Mother Nature and to the people of the North. As a little boy that grew up in a village, Andrey absorbed the beauty of the Yakut Nature, and the warmth and comfort of native people. His paintings always have a transition from the mythical world to the real world, like a bridge between the paradise of childhood and the world of adult's reality.
An active participant of republican, regional, national and international exhibitions, Andrey has participated in many notable exhibitions over the last several years.
"Far East" (Khabarovsk, 1997 and 2003),
All-Russia ( Moscow, 1998),
the exhibition/contest "ArtSakha Modern" (2000 ),
"Art Olonkholand" ( Moscow, 2002),
"Contemporary Art of Yakutia" (St. Petersburg, 2005),
"From Archaic to the Avant-Garde " (Moscow, 2005),
9 International Creative Lab artists countries (2006),
"From Olonkho to a New Reality: The Art of Yakutia" (Moscow, 2007),
the traveling exhibition "Ulan Bator" (Mongolia, 2008),
"Artnavigatsiya - Modern Graphics and Painting of the Sakha Artists "(Gdansk, Poland, 2009),
"The Parallels: Poland - Yakutia" (Yakutsk, 2010), and
"International Art-Expo" (New York, 2011).
The Sakha Cultural Festival is a week-long festival on the Mendonoma coast with activities at Gualala Arts Center, Fort Ross and the Kashaya Rancheria. The scheduled events further strengthen the bond between the coast community and the Yakut people of the Sakha Republic in the Russian Federation who first arrived as hired workers at Fort Ross and reconnected during the two-hundredth anniversary of the settlement in 2012. For more information, see
Sakha Cultural Festival.
Gualala Arts gratefully acknowledges the generosity of art patron Andrea A. Lunsford,
whose donation is partially underwriting the entire 2014 Global Harmony Season of Offerings.
The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email
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