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Urban Sketchers of Odessa in a room of the Passage Hotel


In one of the rooms of the Odessa Passage Hotel, Gallery 202, the artists Svetlana Mikhalevich and Maryana Bryukhanova presents the Urban Sketchers Odessa project.


Urban Sketchers Odessa is a social project in the field of art, an official part of the international organisation Urban Sketсhers, which unites participants from more than 60 countries of the world.

Svetlana Mikhalevich

Odessa community of sketchers celebrated 5 years in August. Artists, illustrators, designers, architects and enthusiasts, who are not indifferent to drawing, come together to sketch the urban landscape, human life in the city and communicate with like-minded people.

Urban sketching is one of the most sincere genres that allows you to establish deep interaction with the dynamics of the city, immerse yourself in the study and documentation of the urban environment. We go to paint the city in groups, in pairs, and even individually, and we all meet together on sketch dryers.

Svetlana Mikhalevich

It happened that Odessa sketchers made creative forays to other cities and countries, they were in Amsterdam, Berlin, Athens, Kyiv, Kamenets-Podolsk, Pyriatin, Kharkov, Zaporozhye, Ivano-Frankivsk, Dnieper. Local sketchers, made sketches in unexpected places, for example, at the Kharkov “Turboatom”.

In Odessa it is interesting to draw the port, as well as disappearing monuments of architecture, for example, the former plant “Krayan”: the sketch “Pink Dream”. If there was such a building in Europe, an art center or a museum would be immediately opened in it.

In addition to the exhibition of sketches, the gallery has opened the traditional “New Year’s Eve Salon”, which has been held for the fourth year already. Every Friday, from 12:00 to 19:00, you can purchase originals of watercolors and sketches, copyright limited posters and copyright postcards of artists participating in the project.

Cards placed in small identical frames become an excellent interior decoration, they look no worse than original watercolors or pastels.

In addition to the above-mentioned authors, Alina Bezbabnaya, Yulia Babich, Ekaterina Bogdanova, Olga Varnali, Maria Aryatova, Olga Soldatova, Veronika Bulgakova, Sergey Enkov, Igor Letinsky, Tatyana Demchenkova, Yulia Shtefan, Irina Loktionova, Anastasia Vasilskaya, Maria Presnyak.


Source and pictures: Dumskaya.net