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7th international symposium of art glass finishes in Nikolsk

08:05 | 07.10.2017 | Culture

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Penza, 7 October 2017. PenzaNews. The international symposium "Art glass. Creativity of the young", which was conducted in 2017 for the seventh time and was dedicated to the Year of Ecology in Russia, finished its work in Nikolsk of the Penza region.

7th international symposium of art glass finishes in Nikolsk

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The results were summed up on Friday, October 6.

According to the head of the K. Savitsky picture gallery Kirill Zastorozhny, the event became the largest-scale and brightest symposiums compared to those held in the previous years – it united over 30 participants from 10 countries of the far and near abroad.

"This symposium will go down in history as a starting point for a new level," he noted.

The events on the occasion of masters' work completion started near the building of the area administration, where a sculpture made by representatives of the Fokins dynasty – brother and sister Anton and Anastasia – was exhibited. Made of green glass with bright fruit the sculpture was implemented in accordance with the theme of the symposium.

The governor Ivan Belozertsev took part in the opening of the sculpture that became the 7th open-air exhibit in the Nikolsky park.

"Even though the weather is not good, I feel very happy," he noted turning to the assembled in the drizzling rain.

The head of the region stressed the importance of attracting specialists from around the world to Nikolsk as the centre of glasswork development.

Ivan Belozertsev personally awarded the school pupil Maxim Kosolapkin, who had won a competition for the best name of the Fokins' sculpture suggesting the option "Forest fairy tale". The pupil received a set of books on nature and ecology.

After the symbolic tape was cut, everyone had a chance to see the new exhibit. Then, the symposium participants went to the local business incubator, where the closing ceremony took place.

"I want to thank all participants who have come from other countries as well as Russians who have shown genuine interest in this event. Indeed, it is very important that professionals come to this place, to the Nikolsky area, that they communicate with each other," Ivan Belozertsev said.

He expressed particular appreciation to the organizers who had made the symposium a high-level event. During the ceremony, the people who had contributed to the symposium organization were awarded.

In turn, Ivan Belozertsev was presented with souvenirs – a winged horse and a cup made of glass. According to him, they will replenish the collection of the museum of gifts that had been presented to the governor in different times, where tourists visiting the region will see them.

According to the head of the Ministry of Culture of the Penza region Tatyana Kurdova, the symposium in Nikolsk is a brand event of the Russian scale.

"Every year, it strengthens its positions in this regard," she said specifying that the geography of the participants had increased considerably.

In turn, the acting head of the Nikolsky area administration Lyudmila Linina noted that she was filled with feelings because the city once again had become a place where "the anthem to glass was sung".

A final chord of the last day of the symposium became presentation of works made by the participants.

As it was previously reported, the 7th international symposium "Art glass. Creativity of the young" was held in Nikolsk of the Penza region from November 29 to October 6.

The event was conducted with financial support from the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. The organizational support was provided by LLC Cluster Development Centre of the Penza region.

During several days, professionals from different countries worked at premises of the leading enterprises of the Nikolsk Glass Cluster. As a result, the works created by them fulfilled the collection of the Nikolsk museum of glass and crystal glass.

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