Gomel to host exhibition of modern Latvian art | Republic | English version

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18 August 2011

Gomel to host exhibition of modern Latvian art

GOMEL, 17 August (BelTA) – The Modern Latvian Art exhibition will open at the Gomel palace and park complex on 18 August, BelTA has learned. The exhibition will feature works of artist Ingrida Irbe and photographer Juris Schulz. Their works reflect the diversity and beauty of this small Baltic country. Clean nature, the sea, pines, beautiful architecture – from medieval castles and small streets of Riga’s Old Town to exquisite Jugendstil houses – and friendly and unobtrusive local people. Ingrida Irbe graduated from Latvian Academy of Arts, studied in Humboldt University if California, received PhD in the University of Latvia. Her personal exhibitions are displayed in Riga, San Francisco and Bremen. Ingrida Irbe has a number of awards. Gomel residents got acquainted with Juris Schultz during the Museum Night 2009. The exhibition Modern Latvian Art is part of the project Gomel – Belarus and CIS Capital of Culture 2011. The event is sponsored by the CIS Interstate Humanitarian Cooperation Fund.