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28 July 2020, 17:34

Transfiguration Cathedral in Zaslavl to host plein air festival on 18-19 August

Photo from zaslavl-sobor.by
Photo from zaslavl-sobor.by

MINSK, 28 July (BelTA) - The third international plain air festival will be a charity event and will become part of the patronal festival of the Transfiguration Cathedral in the town of Zaslavl, the organizers told BelTA.

Every year the festival gathers professionals and amateurs from Belarus and also from Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Portugal, and the United States. They dedicate their works to the Transfiguration Cathedral and the Apple Feast of the Savior Day. For young talents it is a great opportunity to learn from the experienced artists and to network. “We are looking forward to the festival and hope that the spirit of goodness and atmosphere of the Transfiguration Cathedral in Zaslavl will inspire artists to create their best works,” the organizers noted.

Due to the epidemiological situation, the plein air will be held online this year. Artists can participate both individually and as part of groups and email their works at zaslauski-spas@mail.ru by 10 August or mail them by 15 August (5-2 Titova Street, Zaslavl, Minsk Oblast 223034, Belarus).

The authors are asked to choose the works for sale and set the starting price. The works will be on sale during the plein air on 18-19 August. The money raised will be donated to children with cancer.

All participants will get memorable prizes and diplomas. The organizers are planning to publish a catalog of art works following the plein air. From 20 August to 20 September the Zaslauye historical and cultural reserve will host an exhibition of professional artists. Children's works will be on display in the Transfiguration Cathedral.

On 18-19 August the Transfiguration Cathedral will conduct festive services and a lecture-tour for those who register in advance.

Organizers of the plein air festival are the parish of the Transfiguration Cathedral in Zaslavl and the Orthodox cultural center of the Holy Martyr Porfiry of Zaslavl.

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