From 6 October to 3 November, the Riga Culture and Folk Art Centre Mazā ģilde will host a charity exhibition of paintings by Ukrainian artists entitled The Children of war.
The exhibition will feature works by Ukrainian painter Zinaida Gayduk. Her creative work is characterised by landscape and still life paintings. Her more expressive, decorative paintings are of interest to collectors and will be a respectable decoration for business or living spaces.
The exhibition will also include several works featuring the theme of war in Ukraine and refugees. The works of the young Ukrainian artist Maria Volina represent the modern avant-garde art genre. Today, seeking refuge from the war-torn Ukraine, Maria lives and works in Latvia. The Children of war has become the main work of the exhibition.
“Currently, the foundation cares for five Ukrainian families, as well as two family orphanages, where more than 20 children live. The houses of these large families were destroyed in the shootings, in one of them the father died trying to put out a fire caused by a shell on the roof of the house. Depending on the painting we have determined the percentage of the sale price that we will direct to charity – from 30 to 100%. In addition, the buyer will be able to choose which family he or she wants to help,” says the organiser of the exhibition, Ukrainian artist Maria Volina.
As a result of the war, Maria established a charity foundation Patrons of Ukraine which aims to help women and children who have suffered from the war in Ukraine. In May 2022, the artist’s first exhibition took place in cooperation with the House of the European Union in Riga, attracting the attention of countless representatives of diplomatic missions and artists.
The official opening of the exhibition The Children of war for media representatives will take place on Wednesday, 5 October, at 17:00 in the Small Hall of the Riga Culture and Folk Art Centre Mazā ģilde.
The exhibition is organised by the Riga Culture and Folk Art Centre Mazā ģilde with the support of Riga City Council and in collaboration with the international gallery Galerie Les Noms and the charitable foundation Patrons of Ukraine.
Entrance to the exhibition is free of charge.