Graffiti artist paints famous Soviet comedy film protagonist Shurik in Penza center
Penza, 12 June 2016. PenzaNews. The Penza graffiti artist Nikita Romanov painted the portrait of Shurik, the main protagonist of the famous Soviet comedy film “Kidnapping, Caucasian Style,” on the wall of the transformer station next to Fontannaya square in Penza.
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He dedicated his work to the celebration of Russia Day and City Day on Sunday, June 12.
“There were plans to make two more paintings on the side walls of the building, but, sadly, their artists could not come,” the graffiti artist told a PenzaNews reporter.
The contouring work was the most difficult part of the process, while the rest was just regular routine, Nikita Romanov added.
The work of the graffiti artist and his assistant, a young woman, attracted attention from the passers-by and other people who participated in the day’s celebrations.
At the same time, the Fontannaya square hosted the 2nd – and now countrywide – arts and crafts festival “Kanitel-2016” that brought together craftsmen from many regions of Russia and Belarus.
In addition, experienced rollerskaters organized figure rollerskating classes for citizens.
Moreover, children were invited to paint wooden toys and hang them on a tree nearby, as a part of the “Bird of Happiness” campaign, and help construct a big installation from construction details.
Moreover, a blacksmith who did metalworking right next to the fountain attracted great attention from citizens and guests of Penza.
Another notable entertainment of the festive day was a petting zoo with rabbits, turtles, and hedgehogs.
In the meantime, the Denis Davydov public garden opened a literary bivouac dedicated to City Day, where any visitor would be able to relax with a free book and study an exhibition dedicated to Vasily Klyuchevsky and Vissarion Belinsky.
The nearby Box of Proverbs public garden held an arts and crafts fair.
The air of creativity extended into Moskovskaya street as well, which served as the location for an exhibition by young painters under the motto “Penza, You Are My Russia!”
At the same time, the Lenina square turned into a large performance scene with a nearly day-long gala performance for contestants of the children’s musical contest “Land of Talents.”
Not too far away, the Belinsky public garden hosted the “Dobraya Penza” festival of non-profit organizations and city communities, where many NCOs sought to inform people about their activities and promote the volunteer movement.
The schedule of the day was affected by sporadic rains that intervened throughout the day; however, the day remained festive and happy for Penza citizens.