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2010

ART BALTICA 2010 GUEST LARISA PAVLOVA ABOU LITHUANIA AND YOUNG TALENTS
\'\' Travel is always of interest and gives a lot of positive emotions. And when the journey is connected with the things you love, what could be more beautiful? My nice impressions already started on a train, which struck with its amazing purity and good attention to servicing. Lithuania itself also made a favourable impression. Small green cities, friendly people, smooth roads, a calm and happy atmosphere, and some even retain families of knights, which gives the country its special colour. I was very touched that in Kaunas there is even a museum for the blind. However, the most striking impression was the lively and sincere interest in my creative work and the methods of drawing for the blind that I wanted to share. Like every mother that likes others‘ interest in her child, I am very touched by even the tiniest interest in the things I do. In Lithuania, I felt that interest in such quantity that I think the memories will warm my heart for a long time. More about...

CREATE IN LITHUANIA: ART BALTICA 2010 START
\'\'\'\' On 22 July 2010, the 4th International Summer Art Academy „Art Baltica 2010“, a component of the project “Create in Lithuania!” and initiated by the NGO „Kultūros artelė“ will be presented at the Botanical Garden of the Vilnius University in Kairėnai. At the Academy, young artists and performers are united by public spirit and creativity. Various new spaces for artistic self-expression accessible for everybody are provided. For ten days (23 July - 1 August), the participants of the Summer Art Academy taking place at a resort near the Baltic Seaside will improve their skills with the assistance of well-known Lithuanian and foreign pedagogues, professionals of relevant spheres and lecturers. The special guest of the 4th International Summer Art Academy will be Larisa Pavlova, an artist from Sankt Peterburg (Russia). The artist will share her experience with the vision-disabled participants of „Art Baltica 2010“. More about...


CREATE IN LITHUANIA: A SEMINAR FOR PEOPLE, WHO WORK WITH THE BLIND
\'\' NGO “Culture Art Fact” speaker VAA doctoral student Dijana Raudonienė.created new seminar “Developing Drawing and Tactile Drawing Comprehension Abilities in Blind Children: Methods and Facilities”. The seminar is a component of the traditional project “Create in Lithuania”. The seminar is intended for teachers and parents of children with eyesight disability. Knowledge obtained at the seminar will help to develop the ability of depicting in blind children with the help of graphic facilities, as well as understand images and other graphical information created by using such facilities. The seminar will also provide the participants with some knowledge and skills to help them making different visual-graphical facilities necessary for the teaching process and suitable for tactile comprehension. To register for the seminar, send an e-mail to KurkLietuvoje@gmail.com Organisers: NGO “Culture Artfact”. More about...

A REPORT BY THE YOUNG SCIENTIST DIJANA RAUDONIENĖ AT AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
\'\' On 29-30 April 2010, the Library of Šiauliai University hosted an International Conference of Young Scientists “Young Science 2010” organised by the Salduvės Branch of the Association of Lithuanian Scientists, together with the International Programmes and Relations Agency of Šiauliai University. At the initial stage of development, the conference was supported by the Lithuanian Science Council. The conference was held having the objective to promote more active cooperation between young researchers. Over 70 young scientists from higher education institutions of Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Russia and Turkey took part in the conference. 110 reports pertaining to different fields of science were read in 6 sections. VAA doctoral student Dijana Raudonienė from Vilnius read her report on the work with the blind and people with eyesight disability. This year’s first issue of the scientific journal “Works of Young Scientists” was allotted to the conference “Young Science 2010”. For more information go to: http://www.su.lt


LNK "2 MIN. ŠLOVĖS”: "REGNUM MUSICALE" ENCHANTED THE JURY BY THEIR PROFESSIONALISM
\'\' On Friday, 23 April 2010, Director of the NGO “Culture Artfact” introduced the unique family ensemble “Regnum Musicale” to the creative team of LNK TV show “2 min. šlovės” (Eng. Two Minutes of Glory). “Regnum Musicale” is the family ensemble of the late poet Vaidotas Daunys: his daughters Joana, Vita Marija, Elena and Kotryna Ugnė play in the ensemble headed by their mother Raimonda Daunienė. “The ensemble has developed and its programmes became more and more complex as the children were growing”, Mrs. Raimonda, the widow of V. Daunys, who has raised five children, said. “The girls and their mother are enshrining the feeling of natural beauty and spreading true family values. Assistance of a stylist and a TV make-up room were a completely new experience for them”, Ms. Odetė Abromavičiūtė, Producer of the ensemble, explained. “Regnum musicale” played “Speed” by C. Bolling (*1938), a composer of the new generation. The ensemble played with the percussionist Vytautas Varanka (Užupis, Vilnius). No wonder that Mr. Algis Ramanauskas-Greitai, the Chairman of the Jury, was speechless. The members of the Jury appreciated harmony and excellence feeling of ensemble, as well as musicianship of the performers. “This is the first time I have seen musicians playing on classical music instruments, who are getting a thrill out of their music”, commented a surprised young spectator. Evaluation of the performance of “Regnum Musicale” by the entire society of Lithuania will be known after the LNK TV show allotted to the International Child Protection Day. For more information on “Regnum Musicale” go to: www.myspace.com/RegnumMusicale , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9R-Vg8yV8VI, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9R-Vg8yV8VI&feature=related and http://www.facebook.com/notes/kultūros-artelė/lnk-2-min-ŠlovĖs-regnum-musicale-profesionalumas-apŽavĖjo-komisijĄ/421884506627 


ENSEMBLE OF THE DEAF “TYLOS PERKUSIJA” (PANEVĖŽYS) IN A SEMI-FINAL
\'\' On Saturday, 17 April 2010, at the LNK studio at the shooting of the TV show “Dvi minutės šlovės” (Two Minutes of Glory), the ensemble “Tylos perkusija” (Eng. Percussion of Silence) of the Panevėžys Principal School for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing performed for the second time within the project and presented a jungle dance “Atradimas” (Eng. Discovery). The programme was developed by the percussionists Tomas Dobrovolskis (Lithuania) and Plaza Halaoui (Republic of Togo). The conductor of the ensemble Augustina Rokaitė was supported by the music rhythmic teacher Aldona Mykolaitienė, the choreographer Irmantas Bačelis and the translator of the sign language Palmyra Stančauskienė,. Mrs. Danutė Kriščiūnienė, director of the School, and Ms. Odetė Abromavičiūtė, producer of the young talents (who on that day was stuck in the Netherlands due to the volcano dust), overjoyed at the results achieved by the children. Participants of the final will be elected by the vote of readers of the news portal Delfi.lt. “Unique and miraculous” the members of the Jury said about the children from Panevėžys. To see the performance and other participants go to: http://whatson.delfi.lt/news/entertainment/eteris/2-minutes-sloves-balsuokite-kuris-dalyvis-vertas-sio-talentu-sou-finalo.d?id=31249051. To see moments of the performance go to: http://tv.delfi.lt/video/obX2Dh8q/ or the website of the international developmental cooperation project “Afrik@LT”: www.myspace.com/AfrikaLT

PERSONAL EXHIBITION "COSMOGONY" OF THE ETHNIC PAINTER VIRGINIJUS KAŠINSKAS
\'\' The exhibition COSMOGONY (Lithuanian Mythology) of paintings by the ethnic painter Virginijus Kašinskas will be open from 15 January to 31 December 2010 at Virginijus Kašinskas Painting Studio in Kaunas (Draugystės Str. 19, 4th entrance, II floor, behind the passage). At this exhibition, the painter presents his paintings related to an extensive series created on the topic of Lithuanian mythology. This series is a result of information, researches and investigation of the spiritual depths of our nation collected by the author over many years. The entrance to the exhibition is upon prior arrangement only by GSM: +370 614 05293 or e-mail: virginijusk@centras.lt For more information go to: www.VirginijusKasinskas.com and more...

A PROJECT BY THE NGO “CULTURE ARTFACT” – AMONG THE BEST PROJECTS IN THE BALTIC REGION
\'\' On 15 May 2010, the LiJOT’s (Lithuanian Youth Council) event "Be Young" was crowned by a joint discussion on and the drafting of the youth’s suggestions to the Board of the Baltic Sea States Commission and the best and the most unique projects of the region were selected. The embassies of the Baltic Sea states that reside in Lithuania awarded the project managers and implementers of the best project ideas with special prizes. The prize of the Russian Federation Embassy in Lithuania "Masterpieces of Russian Art" was awarded to Ms. Odetė Abromavičiūtė, Director for NGO “Culture Artfact” and the author of the educational, social integration project-festival for young talents “Create in Lithuania”. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Mr. Šarūnas Frolenko, the Manager of the LiJOT organisation, international project manager Ms. Rimantė, and Mr. Arnas for the opportunity to join their event under the “last-minute call” yet effectively. More information on official website President.lt

SUMMER PROJECT “CREATE IN LITHUANIA: ART BALTICA” WILL BE MERGED TO LiJOT’S "BE YOUNG"
\'\' On 14 and 15 May 2010, the Reval Hotel Lietuva hosted the international LiJOT (Lithuanian Youth Council) event “Be Young” that gathered young people from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Russia, Belarus, Finland, Norway, Denmark, and Germany. They were sharing their unique ideas. Residents and visitors of Vilnius city were invited to join their discussions with politicians and well-known and active public figures at public spaces of the city. The event was attended by honourable guests, such as Mrs. Sergej Koperdak, Director of the Youth Section of the Directorate General for Education and Sports of the European Commission; Mr. Christoffer Gronstad, Vice-President of the European Youth Forum, delegates of the Council of the Baltic States, representatives of the North Ministers Council and embassies of the Baltic States. NGO "Culture Artfact", celebrating its 5-year anniversary this year, together with volunteers presented its traditional educational project for social integration “Create in Lithuania: Summer Art Academy “Art Baltica 2010". The event was attended by Her Excellence the President of Lithuania, representatives of the Government, the Parliament and municipalities. More about ...

WWW.MUZIKLOPEDI.ORG: CONTINUOUS COOPERATION BETWEEN TURKEY AND LITHUANIA
\'\'In May 2010, NGO “Culture Art Fact” and its Turkish partner (chamber ensemble “Feverish”) expressed their willingness to continue cultural cooperation initiated by Mr. Tuğrul Göğüş, one of the leaders of the ensemble, a famous pedagogue and violinist, and the Incorporator and Manager of the Çukurova Music Friends Association involved in promotion of national and international polyphonic music. He is an author, translator and publisher of articles on the science of chamber music. He runs violin master classes on the international level. The most recent project by Mr. Tuğrul Göğüş aimed at cultural dialogue with Lithuania is the Online Music Encyclopaedia www.muziklopedi.org. For the time being, the initiator of the project is working on information about Lithuanian composers, musical compositions of which were performed by Turkish musicians during their visit in Lithuania. This is great news as the 4th international summer art academy “Art Baltica 2010” is approaching. Links to spiritually rich moments of the 3rd summer art academy “Art Baltica” have already been posted in the Online Music Encyclopaedia. More about...

FINAL OF THE CONTEST “HARMONIOUS FAMILY” IN THE PARLIAMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA
\'\' On 14 May 2010, the Lithuanian Parliament celebrated the International Family Day and announced the winners of the second competition “Harmonious Family 2010” to honour the families that took part in the contest. Ms. Irena Degutienė, Chairman of the Parliament and Patron of the event –, the stated that “Attention should be paid to and respect should be demonstrated towards families, they should be encouraged and promoted to exist, enjoy, and live. The entire state shall be interested in strengthening the family. When a family gets stronger, we will be able to avoid many social and moral problems we are facing today. I am glad to have the opportunity of celebrating the International Family Day, and that contests intended to reveal the family’s strength and value are organised”. The organisers of the event were the Ministry of Social Security and Labour in cooperation with Parliament’s Committee for Social Affairs and Labour. The following competition rules, were nominated: “For Enshrining Family Traditions”, “For Concord of Generations”, “For Sociality”, “For Fosterage and Care of Weakest Family Members”, and “For Creativity that Unites the Family”. The family of the late poet Vaidotas Daunys that established the family ensemble "Regnum Musicale" also took part in the contest. For more information go to: www.darni-seima.lt 

CALL TO THE 4th "ART BALTICA 2010"
\'\' "Create in Lithuania: the 4th International Summer Art Academy Art Baltica 2010" has started registring participants, and welcoming professional performers, pedagogues, volunteers to develop youth art programmes for the presentation at summer festivals and regional feasts! A completed application forms should be forwarded to us before 30 May 2010. The academic-education programme will take place from 19 to 29 July 2010; The presentation of the developed art projects like concerts, recitals, and exhibitions will take place from 22 to 31 July 2010. More about ...


”REGNUM MUSICALE” PERFORMED AT A BUSINESS AWARDS CEREMONY
\'\' On 7 April 2010, at 18:00, a gala ceremony of the awards Responsible National Business 2009 took place at the Small Hall of Vilnius University (Universiteto Str. 3, Vilnius). Responsible National Business Awards 2009 is the only initiative of governmental authorities of this kind in Lithuania intended to promote companies to implement the Principles of Social Responsibility in their activities and support the image of a socially responsible business. Particular attention at the Awards 2009 was paid to actions of the company intended to meet challenges of the economic crisis. Responsible National Business Awards were presented by the Ministry of Social Security and Labour and the UN Development Program in Lithuania, in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Environment. At the ceremony, NGO “Culture Artfact” presented the family ensemble “Regnum Musicale”. The soul and art director of the ensemble is Mrs. Raimonda Daunienė. More about in LT...


CEREMONY OF AWARDING THE AMBASSADORS OF KINDNESS
\'\'On 19 March 2010, the President hosted a ceremony of awarding the Ambassadors of Kindness. The best initiatives intended to fight poverty and social exclusion were presented and the Ambassadors of Kindness that served as examples of helping other people were awarded: Ms. Deimantė Žebrauskaitė, the Manager of "Maisto bankas" (Food Bank), and the singers Veronika Pavilionienė and Gabrielius Liaudanskas-Svaras. Guests were entertained with the sounds of music by the ward of NGO Culture Artfact – young talents of family ensembles: Ms. Raimonda Daunienė (violin), the founder and Art Director of the ensemble "Regnum Musicale", Kotryna Ugnė Daunytė (violin), Miglė Sakavičiūtė (harp) and Marius Sakavičius (cello). Ms. Odetė Abromavičiūtė, Director of the NGO Culture Artfact, delivered to Her Excellence the President Ms. Dalia Grybauskaitė some keepsakes including some tactile graphic works developed by the participants of the Festival CREATE IN LITHUANIA: Summer Art Academy ART BALTICA: "Field" (by a blind youngster Mindaugas Suchovėjus), "Hopping over a string" (by a blind young lady Loreta Taluntytė; art teacher – Mrs. Diana Raudonienė, doctoral student of Vilnius Academy of Art), and a collection of poems "Skambėjimas atskirai" (Sounding Apart) by Ieva Anelauskaitė, who lives in Norway. For more information go to: http://www.cultureartfact.org/index.php?tid=16&sid=209&aid=1237

CONTEST OF ARTISTIC SELF-EXPRESSION “IS THERE ANYONE TO WITNESS THAT I WAS GIVEN TO YOU, MY HOMELAND?” (V. Daunys)
\'\' NGO Culture Artfact and M. Rimkevičaitė’s Technology School in Panevėžys, together with other partners, announce a contest of artistic self-expression “Is there anyone to witness that I was given to you, my homeland?” (V. Daunys). This contest is a part of creative workshops of the continuous civic art action “A Touch of Angels to Nevėžninkai Chapel” (Panevėžys district) and a cycle of educational events “Create in Lithuania”. The contest will take place from 1 February to 11 March 2010. Pupils of city schools, different special education institutions and creative youth of Panevėžys and other regions of Lithuania, who care about the heritage of our country, are welcome to take part in the contest. More about...

A TOUCH OF ANGELS TO THE NEVĖŽNINKAI CHAPEL
\'\' St. Matthew Parish (Naujamiestis, Panevėžys district), together with the NGO “Culture Artfact”, invites active and bright people of the region to join their forces for the purpose of preserving what we still can preserve. Having united our forces, we will try to attract attention of politicians and businessmen to our region’s unique value: Nevėžnininkai sanctuary that is important to bothresidents of Panevėžys region and people of culture, aiming at adjusting this place for public needs. The civil art action is a pert of the continuous international project “Create in Lithuania”. Everybody who is not indifferent to the ongoing vandalism is welcome to join us! More about...


 
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