From Russia, with style — and festivities

11 мая 2006

L. B.:«Buyan Ostrov» event features art, cuisine, fashion.

Long Beach — The city on Saturday will get a taste of a decade-old Russian cultural festival that Attracts artists across the Eurasian Continent.

«Buyan Ostrov» will feature an international art exhibit; a fashion show featuring the designs of Irina Belopukhova, Tatyana Smirnova and Nadia Voronova; and traditional music and dance and cuisine. The festival name is derived from mythological island — Ostrov — where the forefathers of the ancient Slavs lived. The place has come to be associated with creation, love and divine power.

Buyan Ostrov, sponsored by the Long Beach-Sochi Sister City Association, will kick off 3 p. m. at 245 W. Broadway. Admission is free. The festival is typically held for three weeks in Sochi, Russia, said Richard Maderia of the Sister City Association.

«It’s chance to make the best artist in Russia and performances known by bringing them to Long Beach», said Natalia Tsygikalo, who organizes Sochi’s Buyan Ostrow.

Belopukhova said Russian fashion will appeal to American women. It’s a development industry in the country, where the aesthetic trend leans toward blending traditional Russian design elements with modern-day lines. She said her jewelry, hat and clothing lines were most influenced by her visits to other countries.

The fashion industry is Russian is a fast developing one, she continued, citing the rate of the new Boutiques opening in her home-town of Moscow.

Samantha Conzaga, «Press-Telegram», Long Beach, California

Татьяна Карамян

Родилась в 1962 году в Москве. Художник-живописец, график, дизайнер одежды. Член Московского союза художников. С 1989 года живописные работы участвуют в российских и зарубежных выставках (Испания, Нидерланды, Бельгия). Создала авторскую технику смешения масляной живописи и ручной вышивки. С 2004 года занимается художественным... Читать далее »