above: Niklavs Strunke "The Ravaged" ("Izpostitie") from the cycle "God, your Land is Burning!"
This collection of paintings by 24 refugee artists from Latvia, created between 1944-1950 in post-World War II Germany, will be exhibited at the Embassy of Latvia through April 2, 2011.
The exhibit will be open:
Saturdays: March 5, 12, 19, 26 and April 2
Mondays: March 7, 14, 21, 28
Wednesdays: March 9, 16, 23, 30
HOURS: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
The final day of the exhibit will be Saturday, April 2.
This travelling exhibition has been organized by the Global Society for Latvian Art, and is presented in collaboration with the Klinklâva Gallery (of Three Rivers, Michigan).
The years spent as refugees in Germany were a time for Latvians to come to terms with their decision to flee Latvia. For artists this was a period of amazing creativity; the artwork was created in difficult conditions in refugee camps, where art materials were scarce. The artwork represents images from this unique period in Latvian history, as well as images based on memories from the Lost Homeland.
Among the featured artists: Evalds Dajevskis, Anslavs Eglitis, Janis Kalmite, Valdemars Tone.
For additional information on the exhibit, please see: www.latvianart.org