TO PAINT THE STEPPE / ARTIN – MONGOLIA

TO PAINT THE STEPPE / ARTIN – MONGOLIA

Six girls from Nadia Verner´s  independent art studio ArtIn are looking for financial support for their plein air journey to the steppes of Mongolia. They are going to paint in the plains, and then exhibit their works in the Czech Republic.

Prague, July 8, 2013 – „To seek everything in a place where there is nothing“. That was the motto of last year´s summer expedition to Siberia. The Siberian project, called We Are Opening the Eastern Gate, was realized thanks to a grant from the Youth in Action agency. As a result, new paintings have been created and new friendships have been formed. 

This year, the students are going on an art journey to the  Mongolian steppe. They are obtaining the means for this project by sales exhibitions and the crowdfunding page Hithit.cz, where they offer Siberian/Mongolian rewards for financial contributions: badges, canvas bags, monotypes, paintings, and also archery lessons or children´s studio visits. The contributions vary from 35CZK up to 13,000CZK. If the group doesn´t obtain the set amount—53,000CZK—the money will be sent back to the contributors.

Siberia was only the beginning. At the end of August 2012, the group spent two weeks in the steppe, taiga, and on a river Manya in Russian Siberia. They met Russian friends, air, sauna, sweet milk, vodka, and plastic dishes. Paintings were painted where space and unimaginable landscapes speak.

At the moment, there are displays of their Siberian paintings at cafes and galleries around Prague, such as Kávovarna (Štěpánská), Jiný Kafe (Táboritská), and Galerie-Café (Jagellonská). After they have returned from Mongolia, there are another exhibitions planned.

Expressing her longing for this journey, Tereza Lišková describes Mongolia as, „the place that we must arrive to.“

Current exhibitions:
Siberia – The West Is Not Answering, June 24 – July 21 2013, Kávovarna, Štěpánská 61, Praha 1
Siberia – Pretty and Nothing, July 1 – August 31 2013, Galerie – Café, Jagellonská 20, Praha 3
Siberia – We Adore Sasha, July 8 – August 1 2013, Jiný Kafe, Táboritská 1076, Praha 3

More information at:
http://bit.ly/artinmongolia
http://www.hithit.cz
http://www.artinatelier.cz
Photos  from the exhibitions: www.dropbox.com/sc/97720vagnwgnsoc/ip_ii4ylYx
Photos from Siberia: www.dropbox.com/sh/8etmiwkc7ufausd/UWbKv5Esoe
Last year journey´s page: www.facebook.com/artINsibir
Facebook page of the art studio: www.facebook.com/ArtInAtelier

Contact:
Anička Šopovová, annasopovova@gmail.com, 776 338 504
Tereza Lišková, tejino@gmail.com, 604 270 405
Michaela Karolová, misakar@seznam.cz, 724 344 198

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