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Personal Exhibition of Yauhen Shatohin Print
Monday, 10 November 2008

 On November 16 at 1:00PM, the Belarusan Museum located at 401 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY will hold an opening reception for the personal exhibition of Yauhen Shatohin.  Shatohin is a leading artist of Belarusan Renaissance and a member of the Pagonya artists' group.  His art opens a door to Belarus which is difficult not to love, images of the native woodlands, the lake region dwellers, and landscapes of the Vitebsk region.  Yauhen's lanscapes, portraits, and still lives are a vivid contribution to Belarusan culture.  His work reflects his love of his native land and a profound understanding of its historic and cultural heritage. The name of the exhibition "My and your Belarus" is not a coinsidense.

Shatohin has become a member of the artists union in 1982.  He received the union's medal for achievements in the fine arts.  In 1988, Shatohin founded and subsequently directed the Children's School of Fine Arts in Pinsk.  In 1997, his employment was terminated and he was prosecuted because of his involvement in the opposition to the dictatorship.

Shatohin's works are on exhibit in the Belarusan National Museum of Fine Arts and Belarusan Museum of Modern Art in Minsk, Museum of History and Culture in Zaslauye,  Museum of Belarusan Woodlands in Pinsk,  Museum of Recovered Treasures in Brest, Russian Ministry of Culture Fund in Moscow,  Ukrainian Artists Union Fund in Kiev, Yachtwerf Museum in Berlin, and others.


Shatohin's works can also be found in private collections in the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, Ireland, Finland, Germany, France, South Africa, Egypt, and Russia. In 2003, Yauhen was awarded an honorary citizenship of the city of Albert in France.

The museum extends a warm welcome to the exhibition to everyone.

Those wishing to make financial contributions to help support the exhibition, please call (646) 234-9240 or send checks to Belarusian Museum, 401 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA





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