Art-works by craftspeople from Yamal were presented at the exhibition in the Federation Council
15:13 30 мая 2019
Категории: News in English
The exhibition “Skilled craftspeople – to the young. Keepers of the Arctic” was opened in the Federation Council. The event was organized at support of the Federal agency for affairs of nationalities, the Association of Cultural Figures for the Support and Development of Talented Youth and the Project Office for the Development of the Arctic (PORA).
The exhibition presented the best examples of traditional art of peoples of the Russian North: bone carving, beads weaving, items made of birch bark and others. These works were created by craftspeople from Arkhangelsk Oblast, the Republics of Komi and Sakha (Yakutia), Krasnoyarsk Krai and Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. The information was given to the news agency “Sever-Press” in the Project Office for the Development of the Arctic.
Adolescents from several schools of Moscow and also from regions of the Far North received the opportunity to be at the excursion in the Federation Council and to participate in thematic master-classes. The exhibition launches the International cultural and educational project “Talents of the Arctic. Children” in 2019.
Artists in bone carving from Yamal Viktor and Inna Yadne note that they are glad to participate in the exhibition of such level.
“It is possible bravely to say that this craft is the style of our life and the basic form of earning money. Each personage made of bone is a whole story about this person, his or her life, values, beliefs. If representatives of the wild nature are presented in work, then the audience will learn about habits of animals, their role in human life, about nature in general. For the present moment we plan to create school, where we would be able to teach children to bone carving. As art-works by bone-carving craftspeople serve to strengthening and popularizing of art in Yamal in general. We want to pass our skills to younger generation”, the craftspeople from Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug said.
According to the coordinator of programs of the Project Office for the Development of the Arctic Alexander Stotskiy, touching the art is one of the most accessible ways to get acquainted to amazing culture of the Russian Arctic.
“Preservation of our culture is one of the most significant components of its sustainable development. Therefore, it is very important to create conditions, in which children and adolescents will adopt corresponding experience from grownups as well as will receive opportunities for opening of their talents”, as he said.
(Photos can be found here: https://sever-press.ru/2019/05/29/raboty-jamalskih-masterov-predstavili-na-vystavke-v-sovete-federacii/).