September 26th Sochi Art Museum hosted a ceremony of awarding the winners of the fourth All-Russian contest «Artists of Russia vote for clean water», organized by JSC «Evraziyskiy» as part of the Cultural Olympiad «Sochi-2014» and XIIth International Investment Forum «Sochi-2013».
This time the event was marked special by the fact that the exhibition is officially included in the program of the Cultural Olympiad «Sochi 2014», which is a unique project of the organizers of the Olympic Games in Sochi and deals with the best cultural events of the country.
As a result of absentee voting a competition commission selected the top 200 works of which the exhibition «Artists of Russia vote for clean water» was formed by. The famous «seventies», classics of modern art and among them there are A. Akritas, A. Skripnikov, I. Milosevic, B. and A. Kurmanaevsky Legostaev, V. Korobov and the master of the middle generation P. Arzumanidis, A. Lusegenov, V. Okitashvili, V. Bukia, Yu zloty Burimov L., S. Oleshnya and others posed their works to the competition. Besides some budding artists tried their hand in the events.
The works of art from Moscow, Sochi, Astrakhan, Kazan, Chelyabinsk, Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don, Vladikavkaz, Irkutsk, Khabarovsk, Krasnoyarsk, Vladivostok and other cities of Russia participated in the exhibition of Sochi.
The special guests at the opening ceremony and gala concert after the fourth All-Russian contest «Artists of Russia vote for clean water» were the General Director of JSC «Evraziyskiy» Stanislav Svetlitskiy, general director of LLC «Sochivodokanal» Sergey Entin, executive director of the Association of the Russian water and wastewater Elena Dovlatova and Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, Paul Arzumanidis.
The sculptural composition «The Apple Tree by the water» by Krasnodar sculptor Alexander Apollonov, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation has been recognized the winner of the project. Serious business must apply to the arts, support the activity of spiritual values , — says Alexander Apollonov. — This well-established company, as JSC «Evraziyskiy» is holding a contest dedicated to the preservation and water purity, and purity in art, in which the Russian Academy of Arts, the masters from all over Russia. It is necessary and promising. I am convinced that this competition is to continue living and growing".
The runner up Anatoliy Lyubavin with his painting «On the shore of the Sea», the third place holder Evgeny Kuznetsov with a picture of «Water», the consolation prize winner Olga Khrisanova with the diptych «Summer rain» and «Bathers» were also awarded with certificates and cash prizes. The awards were given to the young promising artists — pupils of children's art schools in the city of Sochi.
At the exposition one will be able to see paintings, graphics, and sculptural works that reflect the idea of pure and reverent man's relationship to the riches of nature. The exposition is located in the halls of the Sochi Art Museum and is available to attend until the end of October.