Art

Art

"Art includes fine arts (painting, sculpture, graphic) and applied arts (ceramics, textile, jewellery, stained-glass, etc.)"// Art dictionary - Vilnius, 1999. *

We present professional creation of seaside artists at Klaipėda region virtual gallery. The works of Klaipėda region’s artists have never been collected and presented in one publication. So library worked hard and created not a publication, but a virtual art gallery, which is constantly enriched and renewed. At present 93 artists are presented at our gallery and not large, but meaningful part of their creation is introduced.

 Facts:

     After World War II one professional artist lived in Klaipėda.

     In 1966 Lithuanian Artist Union Section was founded. Since 1973 it was an organization, which united 10 members.

     In 1969 Klaipėda Art School was opened.

     In 1973 the first Picture Gallery in the city was founded.

     In 1974 Art Department was founded in Klaipėda faculties of Lithuanian State Conservatory. After some time it became Visual Design Department of Vilnius Art Academy.

     In 1983 spacious Klaipėda Exhibition Palace was opened.

     In 1988 Art department of Public Library of Klaipėda Municipality was opened. It replenishes literature about art, architecture and design and collects the information about artists of Klaipėda region.

     In 1997 Klaipėda Region Artists Union was founded. This union unites 19 members.
His leader is Mindaugas Petrulis.
Address: Aukštoji St. 3/3a, LT-91246 Klaipėda,
Tel. / fax: 8 (46) 313580,
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     In 2007 Lithuanian Artists’ Association Klaipėda‘s Department united 103 members.
The leader is Arūnas Sakalauskas.
Daržų St.10/Bažnyčių St. 4, LT-91246 Klaipėda,
Tel./fax: (46) 410401,
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