Icons Exhibition

June 2, 2009 to August 31, 2009
Weekdays: 8:30a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday: 11 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005

4 miniature icons painted on papier-mache depict the images of Virgin Mary.

Lacquer miniature boxes and jewelry made in tradition of Kholui.

Kholui is a Russian village famous in Russia and known throughout the world as a center for the creation of papier-mache lacquer miniatures. The themes for miniature paintings vary from Russian fairy-tales to Russian epics, folklore, and history. Special attention is paid to architectural landscape. All of the lacquer miniature items are hand-painted, and only natural components are used in all stages of production.

Babaeva – a miniaturist – finished the Kholui Art School in 1976 and has been employed by the Kholui lacquer miniature factory since 1977. She is a member of the Artist’s Union of Russia. Her work – lovely and delicate – was first exhibited in 1988.

All artwork will be available for purchase.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Russian Cultural Center “Our Texas,” a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation dedicated to providing opportunities for all Houstonians to learn about the arts, history and culture of Russian and the Russian emigre community residing in Texas.

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