Russia’s long winter nights – Oregon’s endless winter rains – Fight back with Russian Palekh miniature art!
The Oregon Coast Community College Foundation is excited to present a free lecture and exhibition on November 4th featuring Julia Goos-Pence and Melissa Moffitt’s recent trip to St. Petersburg, Russia. Julia Goos-Pence, art instructor at Oregon Coast Community College (OCCC) and Melissa Moffitt, art student, traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia this summer to study the art of Palekh style painting. Their trip was funded by the OCCC Foundation through a memorial fund in the name of Dodie Moore, a former resident of Seal Rock and an accomplished painter who studied under a Russian Palekh Master Painter.
The lecture will feature the process and history of Russian miniature painting completed in the Palekh style as well as Goos-Pence and Moffitt’s experiences at the St. Petersburg Graduate School of Folk Arts and the School of Russian and Asian Studies. The presentation will also highlight their exploration of the city and culture, sharing photos and films of their time in Russia.
Julia Goos-Pence and Melissa Moffitt’s lecture and exhibition will be held on Monday, November 4 from 5:00 to 7:00pm in the Dr. Patrick J. O’Connor Community Room at Oregon Coast Community College in Newport, OR. They will also be offering a Russian Miniature Painting workshop following the lecture that will take place on Tuesday, November 5 and Thursday, November 7 from 6:30-8:00pm. For more information regarding the workshop please contact Janice Redford of Oregon Coast Community College at 541-996-6222 or visit the OCCC website at oregoncoastcc.org.
Course Description: Palekh is a style of Russian miniature folk painting that is completed on small boxes such as jewelry boxes and powder cases. The Palekh miniature traditionally represents themes such as folklore and fairytales, historical subjects and everyday life motifs. Julia Goos Pence and Melissa Moffitt will provide information about the history of Palekh painting, as well as explain and demonstrate the process and technique. Each participant will be provided materials for a hands on experience of this art form and create a miniature painted lacquered box. Experience level: all levels of experience are welcome.