You're Invited: Opening Reception, November 4th, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

At Gallery RIVAA: CON-FRONT EAST / Painting from Cluj-Napoca

Updated 3 weeks ago David Stone

CON-FRONT EAST / Painting from Cluj-Napoca, a major exhibit opening this weekend at Gallery RIVAA, "symbolically reflects the idea that Transylvania represented, throughout history, a frontier between Western and Eastern civilizations, a final 'redoubt' where various ethnic, confessional and ideological communities coexist, the habitat of an original regional cultural heritage."

At Gallery RIVAA: CON-FRONT EAST / Painting from Cluj-Napoca

The latest blockbuster show to land on Roosevelt Island is a collaboration between the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York, in partnership with the University of Art and Design Cluj-Napoca, and Gallery RIVAA.

You're invited to an opening reception at Gallery RIVAA, 527 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, this Saturday, November 4th, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

As an exceptional treat, three artists participating in this show, Ioan Sbarciu, Andrei Ciurdarescu and Olimpia Bera, will also be on hand to welcome you.

A city of which most of us have never heard before today, Cluj-Napoca is recognized as one of the most important cultural centers of Transylvania and, since the early 2000’s, a dynamic nucleus of powerful generations of visual artists, highly noticed both in Romania and on the international art scene.

The University is a prestigious institution that actively contributes to a favorable milieu for supporting creative approaches of students and teachers through both an academic program that combines technical rigor and creative freedom and an extraordinary opening to internationalization.

Olimpia Bera: (After) Rain
Olimpia Bera: (After) Rain
Photo courtesy of the Romanian Cultural Institute

Bringing this exhibit to Roosevelt Island is another master stroke for Gallery RIVAA and continuing Island of Art efforts to revitalize Main Street as an international art destination that helps define our community - and, significantly, attracts new visitors.

No group is doing more to increase awareness about the jewels Roosevelt Island has to offer, now that major landmarks, FDR Four Freedoms Park and Cornell Tech, are firmly established.

Ioana Olahut: A chicken's nightmare
Ioana Olahut: A chicken's nightmare
Photo courtesy of the Romanian Cultural Institute

Learn more about this exhibit and its cultural context on the CON-FRONT EAST / Painting from Cluj website or on their Facebook Page.

Cristian Lapusan: The Unknown
Cristian Lapusan: The Unknown
Photo courtesy of the Romanian Cultural Institute

Gallery RIVAA and its membership along with the Romanian Cultural Institute and the Romanian artists look forward to welcoming you on Saturday evening.

 

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