"BUSINESS STANDS WITH UKRAINE"
On the 9th of June a charity dinner with a silent art auction “Business Stands with Ukraine” will take place.
The fundraising event is organized by Ukraine-Luxembourg Business Club asbl (ULBC) in cooperation with its partners.
The goal of the charity dinner is to bring together a nice amount for the benefit of the SME business and startups in Ukraine which were affected by the war. The proceeds from the entry tickets, sponsorship packages and private donations will be channeled to Ukrainian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (UVCA) which provides aid for the Ukrainian startup community at the distressed territory, and whose innovative business currently need our help to stay afloat and continue to work in Ukraine.
This event is performance-base and comprises both Ukrainian and Luxembourgish renown artists represented by
"Art-Management". During the evening it will be possibly to meet these artists in person and buy their art works at the silent auction. A Ukrainian artist Oxana Berezhna will exhibit her collection of Musical Art with the focus on different music styles and their transition into feelings and movements. A Ukrainian sculptor Michael Levchenko will display the collection of sculptures. Two Luxemburgish artists Ott Neuens will present his fascinating paintings in lapis lazuli & gold and Elisabeth Calmes will unveil her new paintings inspired by the Ukrainian bravery.
The evening will continue with the singing of two vocalists of the Taras Shevchenko National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ukraine Nataliia Semeniuta and Tetiana Liubymenko and also Alina Kostiuk, the finalist of the talent-show ‘Voice of Ukraine. Children’. All of them recently became refugees in Luxembourg.
To conclude, the winners of multiply international contests in Latin dancing Renat and Inna Korobka will demonstrate the passion and braveness of the Ukrainian fight via their performance.
The presenter of the evening is Lisa Burke.
The charity dinner will give you a chance to network with corporates management, representatives of the government and media, our sponsors and partners.
The evening will start at 6 pm with the aperitif, followed by the walking dinner and will conclude about 8.30 p.m with the announcement of the final amount collected.
To buy a ticket for the event please follow the link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/327459930467.
The price for a single ticket is EUR 175 and for two tickets EUR 300. The registration will be confirmed upon payment receipt.
The address of the event: Cultural Centre Scheiss in Luxembourg 142 Val Ste. Croix, 1370 Luxembourg.
ARTWORKS / LOTS FOR SILENT AUCTION:
Painting with lapis lazuli & gold by Ott Neuens
"Painting with beeswax fascinates him. This technique was invented by the Egyptians and rediscovered by Eugène Delacroix ... It creates, perhaps involuntarily, a bridge between ancient Egypt and our current culture of lyrical abstraction. Alchemy starts to play a dominant role. He holds the medium, juggles it, but he wants to use it in different ways, to invent other possibilities. Through adding of the pigments pressed into the wax he receives a thicker material, superimposed in the colored layers. The tactile, sensitive reliefs obtained by this technique gives a new reading to his painting. “
Sculptures by Michael Levchenko
Was born in Kyiv, Ukraine. Many of his works belong to private and public collections in Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Chile, China, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxemburg, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Syria, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, the United States.
After graduating from the National Academy of Arts and Architecture in the sculpture department with a master’s degree in fine arts, he progressively opted for a more abstract and less figurative approach to sculpture.
In 2019, took part in “The Shadow of Dream” cast at Giardini della Biennale” within Ukrainian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale.
ITALY 2018, Florence, International Art Prize Leonardo da Vinci, award for artistic merit
CHINA 2013, Nanjing, International Monumental Sports Sculpture Competition, Award
CHINA 2012, Jinpo, International Monumental Sculpture Competition, Special prize
UKRAINE 2003, Kyiv, Monument to Lost Journalists Competition, journalist’s prize
UKRAINE 1998, Kyiv, National Art Students competition, First prize
Paintings series "Music Art" by Oxana Berezhna
“Consequently, I feel that nature, art and music transform me and elevate me to a higher, more beautiful level of existence. In return, through painting I enjoy creating my own reality, seeing around me the beauty of light and colors, and presenting it on my canvases in such a way, that observer is attracted by its enigma.“ In this collection I focus on different music directions and its transition into feelings and movements.
Being a tango dancer, I have created a collection inspired by Tango music, which I enjoyed during many tango events in Europe and Buenos Aires. Such Argentinian musicians like Astor Piazzolla, Carlos di Sarli, Osvaldo Pugliese and many others are a real source of infinite inspiration.
My next focus is on art inspired from Baroque music. Listening to Bach and some lectures from Jewish musician Michael Kazinik, I had a vision of a “Birth of music” painting. Similarly, when I see venetian masks, or an ancient statue, I combine it with the baroque music, being an example of divine harmony and esthetic.
Collection “Venetian Masks”
Finally, in my paintings I express the impact of music on us, as well as the dance as the result of this impact. No matter if it is tango, ballet, or Indian dance, everything has its own beauty and elegance.
Elisabeth Calmes is a painter born in Luxemburg in 1947. She lives and works in Paris and Luxemburg now and before she has been living in Brooklyn, New York for a while. After her studies at ENSAAMA and Académie Port-Royal in Paris, she obtained a Diploma of interior architecture. Except the Luxembourg and France, her paintings were exhibited in United States, Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, Belgium. Awards: Taylor prize, Paris
The selection the artworks presented aims to convey her perception of the war in Ukraine which is happening right now.
Tetiana PROTCHEVA – Intellectual GloW ART embroidery
Ukrainian artist, designer / Founder of GLOW ART Brand / Ambassador for Peace
Intellectual GLOW ART embroidery by Tatiana Protcheva has changed the concept of Ukrainian craft. Her embroidered works dance, sing and glow in the dark, creating a unique emotional effect. Tatiana combined the traditional art and new digital technologies. The artist presented her works in EXPO2005 Japan, EXPO2010 China, EXPO 2020 Dubai, Brazil, Great Britain, America, Australia, Israel, Spain, Sweden, Ireland, etc. Many museums around the world and private collections of the Ukrainian and foreign elite own her artworks.
Tetiana was born in Kyiv. Her mother taught her to embroider in traditional techniques. She has a higher technical education which became apparently very helpful during the process of creation. The master opened a museum of GLOW ART in Kyiv in 2010. In 2019 Tetiana studied at the Royal School of Embroidery in London.
Her art pieces shine in the dark and give a physical feeling of the presence thanks to the change of visual picture as well as 3D-effect. The series of portraits of world-wide known personalities are designed and embroidered by the artist in the size of a human face and glow in the dark.
Graduate of the Ecole Supérieure d'Arts Graphiques Met de Penninghen former Académie Julian in Paris, Florence Hoffmann is currently living in Luxemburg and works world widely.
As manager for Luxembourg in AIESM international monumental sculpture association Florence Hoffmann has curated Luxembourg yearly Gare Art Festival international sculpture symposium for 20 years.
She has participated to international exhibitions such as Open Venice 2000, 2002, 2007 Den Haag Sculptuur 2004 and to several international sculpture symposiums in Europe, America and Asia during the last 25 years. She has permanent installed works in private and public spaces in Europe, Asia, America.
Presented collection Homo Libri otherwise known as What I read builds me.
Her installations question us as humans. Having sculpted various materials, in the last decade she has been using books as main materials for creating her artworks. Her abstract book sculptures put ink and paper in the spotlight.
She raises them to sculpting materials, investigating their physical limits, giving them a new reason for being. Saving them from rubbish and integrating them in another artistic expression, they so transmute from literature to visual arts.