The Central Exhibition Hall in Taraz is an excellent place to see wonderful Soviet art. They have a lot of fine examples of Soviet Socialist Realist Art here and ongoing exhibits of local artists painting the local scenery.
I found this wonderful sign at an amusement park here in Taraz and had to make it into an image. I hope to make it into something in the near future. Perhaps it would make a great print but I haven’t quite figured out what for yet. I love the way the original sign painting follows the contour of the building. For my design I balanced out the size of the O and the letter M.
The Artpologist Collective is running a Kickstarter Campaign for our summer project. If you are intersted in helping or may know anyone who might be interested in donating to our project please forward this link:
This project will be in Taraz, Kazakhstan. This city is in one of the southern regions of Kazakhstan. The area isn’t known for contemporary artists and we felt it could be a good opportunity to work in a place like this. We are working with students and their teacher to create a multi-media exhibit with them about their daily life in this small city.
If you donate,you will see that there are many wonderful rewards that are artworks specifically made for the project. I think it’s a pretty good deal for some art in your collection.
On an excursion to the hills of Kazakhstan last summer I came across this lovely wild mint. Below is also a plein-air watercolor I did that day. The weather was so hot that I could only do this one. The water on the brush was drying out so fast but I persisted and completed it. Recently going through my archives I found this and framed it.