The exhibition of posters by Sergey Stelmashonok in the Polish town of Siemiatycze
October 2010. An exhibition of works by two Belarusian artists - graphic artist Sergey Stelmashonok and painter Nikolaj Byschik - opened in the Cultural Centre of Siemiatycze, which is 90 km away from Bialystok. Nikolaj Byschik exhibited several mysterious lanscapes, and Sergey Stelmashonok, famous for his ability to depict cats in the most extraordinary ways, exhibited the renewed "Rock-Cats" series and the art cycle "Positive Cats", which won the hearts of the people of Bialystok ans Warsaw.
It is the first time that the town of Siemiatycze, founded in 1542, is getting acquainted with modern Belarusian art.
Alexander Karatchyn - directorof Belarusian Cultural Centre in Poland - during his speech at the opening ceremony noted that, though the two artists are very diffrent, both of them are very interesting and original. The layout of the exhibition (the works by two artists are exhibited in two neighbouring halls) gives the opportunity to get acquainted with different shades of modern Belarusian culture.
Iolanta Sidorovich - director of the Cultural Centre in Siemiatycze - as well as fellow-artists were interested in the reason why cats became the main heroes of works by Sergey Stelmashonok. Has the artist never had any other animals at home? Sergey Stelmashonok shared his memories about hedgehogs, rabbits, a turkey, fishes, parrots, dogs and even a goat that lived in his flat at different times. It it was the Cat which appeared to be the muse for Sergey Stelmashonok: the artist is sure that an image of a cat helps to convey positive feelings and emotions.
The audience was extremely interested whether any of them can inspire the artist to create a new work of art. And the artist promised to make a group portrait of all the people that were present at the opening ceremony.
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