An exhibition called „Balcic, bridging time,” the outcome of the work of visual artists who have attended the ten-year old creation camps at Balcic, Bulgaria, at the initiative of Elite Art Club UNESCO opens on Thursday, June 14, at the Cantacuzine Spaces of the Cotroceni National Museum.
Displayed in the exhibition are works collected from painters including Angela Tomaselli, Horea Pastină, Ilie Boca, Marilena Murariu, Ioana Craciun Dobrescu, Vasile Craita Mandra, Virgil Parghel, Vitalie Butescu, Dan Palade, Mihai Sarbulescu, Adriana Lucaciu, Betucker Istvan, Alexandra Stoica, Corneliu Dragan, Cristian Opris, Cristian Paraschiv, Doina Mihailescu, Emanoil Mazilu, George Mircea, Ilie Chioibas, Maria Petcu Chioibas, Marcel Lupse, Mariuca Covrig, Mihai Tarus, Simion Craciun and Veaceslav Tuhari.
The paintings depict the picturesque town of Balcic, the locale of the Castle of Romania”s Queen Maria (1875-1938), the wife of King Ferdinand I, at rule in 1914-1927, and the local garden in all its splendour, enchanting the visitors with landscapes, flowers of all colours and hues, the changing sea, from blue to azure, the unique terraces of the castle, the Stalla Maris church, and the Peace Waters Temple, taking them through a royal walk in a place brimming with sun and poetry.
The exhibition stays open throughout August 30. Visitors can buy a colour catalogue of the exhibition at the presentation shop of the museum.
This is a second collaboration project between the Cotroceni National Museum and Elite Art Club UNESCO, after another similar exhibition mounted in 2009.
Elite Art Club UNESCO is an NGOs that promotes visual arts programmes and various other cultural and educational events, with the creation camp at Balcic being the vastest by continuity, logistics and participation of both renown and emerging artists.