Events

In addition to bringing to the US some of the finest and rarest paintings from the Eastern Hemisphere, East West Fine Art organizes various cultural events, engaging the community in an informal educational process. Olga and Leeza have prepared an exciting program for the season of exhibitions, live artist shows, and interactive presentations on Russian art and culture.

To view past events, visit our Facebook or Google+ pages.

My Life in Cubes – Georgy Kurasov

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Location: Mercato, 9115 Strada Place, #5130

02/14/2018 - 02/28/2018


Georgy Kurasov is an artist of striking individuality in both his thought patterns and his painting and sculpture style. Intricate, sensual, and executed with mathematical precision, his works transport the viewer into his perfect fantasy world.

The skill which is so clearly visible in his works, the depth of his knowledge and understanding of the painting of all ages, the irreproachable perfection of his hand and the keenness of his eyes give his artistic experiments particular weight and conviction.

His paintings reveal lots of secrets for the trained eye: they are full of symbolism. Circles symbolize principles of life; triangles – philosophy of Trinity: Life, Love and Death; squares – framework and rules; many-faceted diamond shapes symbolize beauty and eternity.

Georgy Kurasov lives and works in St. Petersburgh, Russia. He also spends a lot of time in the South West Florida, where he and his wife Zina made their winter home. Georgy and Zina met in their teenage years and since that time never parted.

This beautiful love story has lasted for over a quarter of a century. Unusually beautiful Zina is not only Georgy’s muse, but a dream-model. He paints only Zina, he is inspired only by her, he dedicates to her his mortal existence and his immortal art.

Gulliver’s Travels – Journey into Stanislav Plutenko’s Dreams

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Location: Bigham Galleria, 2425 Tamiami Trail North, #102

02/15/2018 - 02/28/2018


Characterized by his deeply honest means of expression and fascination with Orientalism, Surrealism, and social commentary, Moscow painter Stanislav Plutenko brings his vivid dreams to life.

Like a rush of blood to the head, inspiration for his next painting overwhelms Moscow realist Stanislav Plutenko with authority — and the artist must act quickly to record his visions before they fade. “At times when I look at the snow-white canvas in front of me, I see obscure images and my mind tries to freeze the moment and not lose any of those feelings or visions,” he writes. “I try to complete and develop these visions in order to transmit the fragile world that I see onto the canvas.” For Plutenko, this fragile world, experienced during his travels abroad to Asia, the Middle East, and India, are focused and reinterpreted artistically.

He continues, “Inspiration comes like a hallucination or a vivid dream that only children have. With time, these dreams become bleaker, fainter, and disappear. First, I feel nostalgic, then the artistic drive takes over, I dissolve into the canvas, losing all track of time.”

Look to the Horizon: Celebrating Beach Life. Reception with Joanne Rafferty

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Location: Mercato, 9115 Strada Place, #5130

03/08/2018


Meet the artist on March 8th, 6pm!

We are thrilled to introduce a new collection of paintings of one of America’s top contemporary artists – Joanne Rafferty. Widely known in Naples Rafferty has been a favorite of clients in the private and corporate sector. Rafferty’s splashes of vibrant color and quick line convey not just a lively style and pure technique, but her intense joy in her art and a deep appreciation for the forms found in the many faces of land, sky and sea. Her landscapes are layered in deep, rich colors with wonderful textures of exotic hand-made papers, metallics, collage and glass beads.

The exhibition will be open March 8-22.

The Flowing Rainbow – Poured Acrylic Abstracts by Patricia Coulter and Vicki McFarland

Vicky McFarland Catching Waterfalls 60 x 50

Location: Mercato, 9115 Strada Place, #5130

04/16/2018 - 04/30/2018


Canadian abstract artists Patricia Coulter and Vicki McFarland create large beautiful, contemporary paintings bursting with vibrant colors. Layering with a combination of transparent washes and bold colors both painters capture the feeling of fluid movement. The texture, form and colors are all inspired by nature evoking an atmosphere of tranquility.

Thank you Beauty! Impressionist landscapes by Mikhail Shapovalenko and Alexei Petruhin

Pearl Sunrise over the Ocean 24 x 28

Location: Bigham Galleria, 2425 Tamiami Trail North, #102

05/14/2018 - 05/28/2018


 

Of all the things to be thankful for, nature’s splendor certainly tops most of our lists. Russian artists Mikhail Shapovalenko and Alexei Petruhin capture nature’s immediacy, changing light, and fleeting romance. Painted entirely in plein-air, these masterpieces, like pure moments of truth are calming, uplifting, and stir our most pure and beautiful emotions.

If Birds Could Talk

Irina Alexandrina Natural Blonde 14 x 10

Location: Mercato, 9115 Strada Place, #5130

09/14/2018 - 09/28/2018


If Birds Could Talk, then they can tell us about their view of the world, about their travels and adventures. Though birds cannot talk to us some artists can! The three artists: Oleg Kalaytanov, Irina Alexandrina, and our favorite artist and famous singer, Bobby Goldsboro will exhibit their works, unveiling the beauty of the birds – large and small, common and rare.

The Tale of Two Cities – New York City and St. Petersburgh

Konstantin Suhopluyev Winter Mosaic 20x16

Location: Mercato, 9115 Strada Place, #5130

10/15/2018 - 10/29/2018


What is in common between New York and Saint Petersburg? Probably, their unmistakable beauty and poetry which people associate with them, and many artists like to paint.

Saint Petersburg artist Konstantin Suhopluyev and New York artist Patrick Antonelle, and Irina Alexandrina, who paints both of the cities, brought to Naples their paintings, portraying our two favorite cities.