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Groton Exhibition of "Happy Birthday, Ukraine!" Now Open

April 5, 2012

Boston, Massachusetts.

Fermata Arts Foundation and the Embassy of Ukraine in Washington D.C. are happy to announce that from March 28 to April 30, the Groton Public Library in Groton, Connecticut (http://www.groton-ct.gov/library/) is hosting an exhibition of children's drawings devoted to the occasion of 20th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and the U.S. It consists of more than seventy (70) drawings from twenty (20) schools in Ukraine (Lviv, Dnepropetrovsk, Chernigov, etc.) and USA (Ohio, Texas, Maryland).



Ukrainian Ambassador to Visit Connecticut

March 10, 2012

Boston, Massachusetts.

Fermata Arts Foundation is hosting the Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States, Olexander Motsyk, in a visit to Connecticut.The dates of the tour are March 21-23, 2012. Along with meeting state officials, a lecture to university students at Yale University, among others, the Happy Birthday, Ukraine! exhibition travels to Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School in New Haven for a special installment highlighting drawings by Ukrainian youth. (see poster announcing this exhibition - click here to view full size!)



Flower of Your Region in Brattleboro!

October 1, 2011

Boston, Massachusetts.

For the month of September, the Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro, Vermont will host an exhibition of the "Flower of Our Region" children's art show including drawings and paintings from around the world. Press release to follow soon.


August 16, 2011

Boston, Massachusetts.

An exhibition and other activities for Tbilisi, Georgia are planned for early Fall 2011. Details to follow in coming weeks. A poster for the event is above!


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Letters to Fermata

cultural

From Ints Dalderis, Minister of Culture, Republic of Latvia

(February 15, 2010) Riga, Latvia:“The exhibition held by the Fermata Arts Foundation in cooperation with Mara Muizniece Riga Art School in the framework of the project “Ideal House” was really a remarkable international event for Latvia. It witnessed the readiness of youth from various countries to share the values important to them.”
“I am pleased to note that also the creative works of Latvian young students from Mara Muizniece Riga Art School side by side with Bulgarian, Italian, Kazakh and Ukrainian expresses the vision of young artists about the house of future, thinking together about the better world that in time will be.”





diplomatic

From Raul Chilachava, Ambassador of Ukraine to the Republic of Latvia

(December 21, 2009) “It is with great interest and pleasure I got acquainted with the activities of Fermata Arts Foundation, aimed at development of inter-cultural dialogue, involving young people to creative projects and developing ideas on making our common house--planet Earth--a better place. I am deeply grateful for the interest in Ukraine, its architecture and history. I would also like to praise the charity work of the Foundation, involving children in the Fermata Arts Foundation projects.”





mayoral

From E. Denise Simmons, Mayor, City of Cambridge, Massachusetts

(December 1, 2009) “The City of Cambridge is honored to have hosted this important art collaboration and to have worked with the Fermata Arts Foundation on helping to build a roof over the world, and we encourage teachers all over the world to join with us in finding new ways to teach our youth, by direct communication, between schools and non-profit organizations, without direct government involvement in order to popularize creativity with children and youth with the aim to develop an understanding of their own place in the world, their country and the family cultural process”





diplomatic

From Andrejs Pildegovics, Latvian Ambassador to the United States, Washington, D.C.

(June 12, 2009) “I am very proud indeed that the artwork of a significant number of young artists from the Mara Muižniece Arts School in Latvia has been selected for this unique exhibition, and that you have made it possible for individuals of all walks of life and of various backgrounds to view this exhibition. The future if Latvia is in the hands of these talented young people, and their vision of our “Ideal House” represents their expectations for Latvia’s future.”





congressional

From Sen. Joseph Lieberman

(August 4, 2009) “The international Exhibition has given the citizens of participating countries the opportunity to overcome the vast distances and language barriers that exist between them and forge a connection through artistic expression”





congressional

From U.S. Rep. Christopher Murphy

(July 21, 2009) “I think it is very encouraging that so many students from all over the world took part in this exhibition. I admire your organization’s mission to promote and encourage true intellectual dialogue between countries, through which the representatives of different countries can discover shared values and spiritual commonality. This month long exhibition helped bring together students and adults from entirely different backgrounds to share their appreciation for art.”





congressional

From U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd

(July 17, 2009) “I applaud the efforts of the Fermata Arts Foundation as well as the students and teachers involved in the International Exhibit. The hard work everyone put into setting up this event helped create a wonderful exhibit with displayed the talents of each country’s artists”





cultural

From Prof. E. V. Knyazev
Rector, Shchukin Theatrical Institute, People's Artist of the R.F.

(June 26, 2009) “This international exhibition connected talented children from six countries around the subject of home, family, and fireplace. We thank you for interesting vision of everlasting values that have no borders”





cultural

From S. Kurbanov, Laureate of the Rudaki State award and Peoples' Artist of Tajikistan

(June 22, 2009) "We are sure that your activity will to help citizens of different states face the challenges of the new world because your noble aims are contribute to sustainable peace in the world by encouraging a better understanding of the own and different cultures, integration of post-soviet countries in the world cultural community.”




diplomatic

From Erlan Idrissov, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United States, Washington, D.C.

(June 17, 2009) "I highly appreciate your interest in Kazakhstan and your active support of building cultural bridges between Kazakhstan and the United States. Although, our countries are separated by thousands of miles, your noble work and efforts help bring our nations closer.”




diplomatic

From Latchezar Petkov, Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to the United States,Washington, D.C.

(June 10, 2009) "I am impressed by the Fermata Arts Foundation mission to promote the preservation of peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation. That is exactly what the diplomatic work is ultimately aiming at. The means of achieving that goal may be different, but dialogue is certainly one of the ways to bring nations closer to one another and thus contribute to building a more peaceful and stable world. I am convinced that an exhibition, of this kind and scale serves exactly that purpose.”




diplomatic

From a United States Department of State letter, to Fermata Arts Foundation

(May 27, 2009) "We applaud you for your recent cultural and educational outreach efforts and your collaboration with Kharkov Universities, specialized schools, and Ukrainian artists. Your contribution to the relationship between the United States and other countries is invaluable to establishing a more peaceful and stable world.”




gubernatorial

From the Office of Governor Schwarzenegger

(May 19, 2009) "The Governor is committed to community service and to policies which enrich our communities. He believes that public service is the most gratifying activity that anyone can pursue and wishes you great success…”




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"Coexistence of Nature and Progress"
by Polina Makarova
School No. 50, Kharkiv, Ukraine
January 2009

What's Happening


"I Love My Kyrgyzstan" Exhibition on Display in Southington

June 30, 2016

Boston, Mass.

Fermata's exhibition "I love my Kyrgyzstan" will be on display in the Southington Public Library for the month of July. see poster Click here to see the exhibition poster.








"Art Design of Georgian Forms" to show in San Antonio

June 28, 2016

Boston, Mass.

Fermata Arts Foundation's exhibition "Art Design of Georgian Forms" will be travelling to the San Antonio Public Library in San Antonio, Texas for the month of August.








Fermata Director Recognized by Connecticut Governor

June 28, 2016

Boston, Mass.

Fermata Arts Foundation Board member Prof. Igor Klimov has been recognized in and official proclamation by the Governor of Connecticut, Daniel P. Malloy. Click here to see the letter from Governor Malloy.








Sloviansk Central Library welcomes Ideal House Exhibition

March 22, 2016

Boston, Mass.

Sloviansk, in Donbass region, eastern Ukraine, is hosting the Ideal House exhibition at the city's Central Library. For news of the exhibiton opening, please see the following link :
http://vchasnoua.com/donbass/34801-desantniki-peredali-detyam-slavyanska-risunki-iz-11-stran-mira








Ideal House Opening in Kharkiv

January 30, 2016

Boston, Mass.

Fermata Arts Foundation celebrates the return of the "Ideal House" children's art exhibiton to Kharkiv, Ukraine. The exhibition is on view in the Kharkiv Oblast Children's Library.








Fermata welcomes Roderick O. Clarke

November 23, 2015

Boston, Mass.


Fermata Arts Foundation welcomes Roderick O. Clarke as consultant for Front Line Strategies and organizational representative in Texas.







Fermata Welcomes a New Partner Organization, TASA

October 30, 2015

Boston, Mass.

Fermata Arts Foundation welcomes a new partner organization from Republic of Georgia, the
Tbilisi Association of Sculptors and Architects (TASA)






Ukraine Exhibiton of "Ideal House" To Open in Krivoy Rog

August 21, 2015

Boston, Mass.

The "Ideal House" international exhibition of children's artworks is opening September 2nd, 2015 at 1pm, at the City Children's Library, 36 Otto Brozovsky Street. This is the second in a series of four exhibitions of Ideal House in Ukraine in 2015-6. Later in the year, the exhibition will travel to Kharkov and Zhytomyr.






"Ideal House" at National Library of Ukraine for Children

April 15, 2015

Boston, Mass.

The "Ideal House" exhibition of children's artworks from around the world is now being exhibited at the National Library of Ukraine for Children The exhibition will be in Ukraine for a year, first at the Children's library in Kiev, then in Kharkov and Zhytomyr later in the year.


The opening was held on April 15th.

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Kyrgyz Exhibition Opens in New Britain

March 1, 2015

Boston, Mass.

New Britain Public Library, New Britain CT hosts “I love my Kyrgyzstan” in March 2015 (see attached exhibition travel schedule)






Announcing “I love my Kyrgyzstan” Children's Art Exhibition Series

February, 2015

Boston, Mass.

On the occasion of 24th Anniversary of the establishing of diplomatic relations between Kyrgyz Republic and the U.S. Fermata Arts Foundation and the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to the USA and Canada in Washington D.C. are happy to announce a traveling exhibition of children's drawings “I love my Kyrgyzstan”. It consists of fifty one (51) drawings from The Republican Center of Aesthetic Education for Children “Balajan” in Bishkek Student age: from 4 years old to 17 years old. This exhibition will be traveling around New England states from February of 2015 until February of 2016.






Georgian Art Exhibition opening in Goshen

January, 2015

Boston, Mass.

“Art Design of Georgian Forms” in Olive G Pettis Library, Goshen, NH
http://goshenlibrary.org/pb/wp_ccf6f9ae/wp_ccf6f9ae.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0isCIVqmm1s






Fermata Welcomes New Partner Organizations

Dec 9, 2014

Boston, Mass.

Fermata welcomes two new partner organizations:Art Fund, Tbilisi, Georgia
and
EuroGeorgia-Malta, Sliema, Malta






Exhibition "Art Design of Georgian Forms" from the Republic of Georgia sponsored by the Fermata Arts Foundation is on display in libraries in New Hampshire:

Oct 12, 2014

Boston, Mass.

Conant Library, Winchester: 9/15/14-10/17/14Hancock Town Library: 10/18/14-11/14/14Barrington Public Library: 11/15/14-12/11/14Merrimack Public Library: 12/12/14-1/8/15Olive Pettis Library, Goshen: 1/9/15-2/5/15Gordon/Nash Library, New Hampton: 2/6/15-3/4/15






Oct. 1 - Oct. 30, 2014: Fermata Arts Foundation presents International sculptor George Tchankotadze (giasart.ge) in his working visit to the US

Oct 1, 2014

Boston, Mass.






First Ideal House Event in Prague Opens May 2014!

Jan 29, 2014

Boston, Mass.

Dates announced for the first FAF "Ideal House" exhibition in Prague: May - June, 2014. See the newly released poster for the event here. (pdf) This is the first FAF event planned in the Czech Republic, and includes youth artworks from all of the countries to which the exhibition has previously traveled!






Norwich, CT Library Hosts Georgian Arts Exhibit.

Jan 12, 2014

Boston, Mass.

Otis Library in Norwich, Connecticut (http://www.otislibrarynorwich.org/about.html) hosts Fermata Arts Exhibition from the Republic of Georgia “Art Design of Georgian Forms” for the month of January and February, 2014.






Schedule of Nagorno-Karabakh Children's Art Exhibits in New Hampshire Released.

Dec. 8, 2013

Boston, Mass.

To view the schedule for the current and upcoming -Karabakh art shows in different locations around New Hampshire, please follow this link.






FAF Exhibition Opens This Month in Rhode Island

Oct. 29, 2013

Avon, Connecticut.

The Rogers Free Library and the Bristol Art Museum in Bristol, Rhode Island welcome an exhibition from the Republic of Georgiasponsored by the Fermata Arts Foundation from Oct., 2013 to Jan 2014For more information about the show see this link. http://rogersfreelibrary.org/art-republic-georgia/






FAF Sponsors Two exhibitions of children's artwork

Sept. 1st, 2013

Avon, Connecticut.

"Art Design of Georgian Forms" from the Republic of Georgia and
"Mountainous Flowers" from Nagorno-Karabakh,
organized by the Fermata Arts Foundation are participants of West End Rockwell Summer Festival in Bristol, Connecticut in August -September of 2013. Bristol Public Library is hosting the exhibitions.






FAF Sponsors Georgian Art Exhibit at Hartford's Pump House Gallery

June 12, 2013

Boston, Massachusetts.






Connecticut exhibitions open throughout May, 2013!

May 12, 2013

Boston, Massachusetts.


New Britain Public Library hosts Fermata Arts Exhibition from the Republic of Georgia “Art Design ofGeorgian Forms” for the month of May, 2013
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Sculpture of George Tchankotadze, a sculptor from the Republic of Georgia, is on display at BristolPublic Library, Bristol, Connecticut for the Month of May , 2013






Nagorno-Karabakh Shoushi Opening Gallery Added!

March 11, 2013

Boston, Massachusetts.


A photo gallery for the recent "Ideal House" exhibition opening in Nagorno-Karabakh has been posted in the Gallery section.






Ideal House Exhibition Travels to Nagorno-Karabakh

December 4, 2012

Boston, Massachusetts.


For the month of December, through January 2013, the "Ideal House" exhibition will travel to Nagorno-Karabakh, a self-governing region in the South Caucasus. Children from the region will have their artwork represented in the show for the first time, alongside works from every previous country the exhibit has traveled to.






Exhibitions Opening in December

December 10, 2012

Boston, Massachusetts.

Keene Public Library
For the month of December the Keene Public Library in Keene, New Hampshire is hosting an exhibition "Happy Birthday, Ukraine!", organized by Fermata Arts Foundation. This is a children's art show devoted to the occasion of 20th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and the U.S.

Farmington Public Library
For the month of December the Farmington Public Library in Farmington, Connecticut is hosting an exhibition of student drawings "Art Design of Georgian Forms" from the Republic of Georgia, organized by Fermata Arts Foundation. Student art works from:
University of Art and Humanitarian Science, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
Public School #63, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
Public School #18, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
NGO Children and Environment, “Cisartkela”, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
NGO Children and Environment, “ Begurebi”, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
“Georgian Art School”, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
Nk School, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia






Three FAF Exhibits Opening in November 2012

Nov. 8, 2012

Avon, Connecticut.

Renbrook School, West Hartford
For the month of November the Renbrook Independent School in West Hartford, Connecticut ishosting an exhibition "Happy Birthday, Ukraine!", organized by Fermata Arts Foundation. This isa children's art show devoted to the occasion of 20th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomaticrelations between Ukraine and the U.S.

Canton (CT) Public Library
For the month of November the Canton Public Library in Canton, Connecticut is hosting anexhibition of children's drawings "Art Design of Georgian Forms" from the Republic of Georgia,organized by Fermata Arts Foundation.

A sculpture by George Tchankotadze (portfolio) from Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia is on display in the Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro, Vermont for the month ofNovember and December, organized by Fermata Arts Foundation.






Exhibition of "Happy Birthday, Ukraine!" Opens in Canton

October 6, 2012

Boston, Massachusetts.

For the month of October the Canton Public Library in Canton, Connecticut is hosting an exhibition "Happy Birthday, Ukraine!", organized by Fermata Arts Foundation. This is a children's art show devoted to the occasion of 20th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and the U.S.






Application for 2013 FAF Residency Program in Avon

August 29, 2012

Boston, Massachusetts.

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply for the FAF Artist Residency Program taking place in Avon in 2013. Application is available in PDF format here. Applicants may come from any of the creative disciplines, from across the visual arts, music as well as writing and poetry. Applications for January-June of 2013 are due by Sept. 23, 2013. Please download the application for more details.

There is an additional opportunity to develop this program for individuals representing the business community. Interested participants in the arts such as curators, sponsors and patrons are also encouraged to apply.




Bridgeport exhibition of "Happy Birthday, Ukraine!" Opens

August 12, 2012

Boston, Massachusetts.

From August 1st to August 31st, 2012 the Bridgeport Public Library in Bridgeport, Connecticut ( http://bportlibrary.org/about) is hosting an exhibition "Happy Birthday, Ukraine!", organized by Fermata Arts Foundation. This is a children's art show devoted to the occasion of 20th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and the U.S.






2012 Yerevan Exhibition Announced

July 29, 2012

Boston, Massachusetts.

During September-October, 2012, Fermata Arts Foundation will hold, in cooperation with the Armenia National Commission for UNESCO. The exhibition will include many of the Ideal House program drawings from countries participating in the Ideal House exchanges, which now includes Armenia. The exhibition poster for the event is now available.



FAF Gains New Partner in Georgia

July 8, 2012

Avon, Connecticut.

Fermata Arts Foundation announces a new partnership organization in the Republic of Georgia, the Merab Berdzenishvili International Culture Center (MUZA). MUZA Culture Center can be visited online at http://www.art-muza.ge/



New Britain exhibition of "Happy Birthday, Ukraine!" Opens

July 1, 2012

Avon, Connecticut.

From July 1 to July 31, 2012 the New Britain Public Library in Connecticut (http://www.nbpl.info) is hosting an exhibition "Happy Birthday, Ukraine!", organized by the Fermata Arts Foundation. This is a children's art show devoted to the occasion of 20th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and the U.S.



New Staff Join FAF in Tajikistan and Ukraine

June 26, 2012

Boston, Massachusetts.

We welcome two new staff members this week, Umedjon Majidi and Ivan Kovalenko, new Communications managers for Tajikistan and Ukraine, respectively. Their profiles are now available in the staff page.



A Year-long Celebration -- 20 Years of Georgian Independence

June 12, 2012

Avon, Connecticut.

Diplomatic relations between newly independent Georgia and the United States were established on April 23, 1992. On the occasion of 20 Years of US-Georgia Partnership Fermata Arts Foundation is happy to announce a traveling exhibition of children's drawings that will be traveling around New England states from June of 2012 until December of 2013.

The students participating are from the following in the Republic of Georgia:
University of Art and Humanitarian Science, Tbilisi.
Public School #18,Tbilisi.
Public School #21, Tbilisi.
School #22 after David Toradze,Tbilisi.
School #29 after Hamlet Gonashvili, Tskeneti.
Public School #63, Tbilisi.
Nk School, Tbilisi.
“Georgian Art School”, Tbilisi.
NGO Children and Environment, Tbilisi.

These works participated in the FAF Exhibition Ideal House: Georgia in Tbilisi in April-May of 2012. Images are available at http://ge-fermata-arts.org/.




New Candidate for Fermata Board Steps Forward in Georgia

May 16, 2012

Tbilisi, Georgia.

During a trip to the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, Davit Koiava (pictured) has accepted an invitation to join the FAF Board as a representative from Georgia. During the trip in Tbilisi, FAF reps have opened an exhibition of Children's drawings as a part of FAF's ongoing "Let's Build a Roof Over The World" project, among other activities in-country.




Announcing New "yourcountry.fermata-arts.org" Pages

April 15, 2012

Boston, Massachusetts.

We'll be adding Fermata Arts Foundation websites for each country in which we're working starting April through the Summer of 2012 including in some cases regionalized translations of the content, starting with Ukraine (http://ua.fermata-arts.org) We're looking for volunteers to help draft and translate text for the FAF country sites.



New Britain, Connecticut exhibition of "Flower of Your Region"

April 5, 2012

Avon, Connecticut.

From March 14 to May 31, the New Britain Public Library in Connecticut is hosting a Latvian exhibition of the "Flower of Your Region" children's art show including drawings and paintings from around the world. The Ambassador of Ukraine to the USA Olexander Motsyk, Library Director Patricia Rutkowski, Mayor O'Brien, City of New Britain, Stephanie Podewell, a representative from the Congressman C. Murphy's office, Fermata Arts Foundation representatives, other officials and local community representatives participated in the exhibition opening on March 22, 2012.




Farmington, Connecticut exhibition of "Flower of Your Region"

March 16, 2012

Avon, Connecticut.

From March 13 to May 1, the Farmington Public Library in Connecticut (http://www.farmingtonlibraries.org/) is hosting an exhibition of the "Flower of Your Region" children's art show including drawings and paintings from around the world.




Thanks to Those Making "Ideal House" Georgia a Success

March 11, 2012

Boston, Massachusetts.

Many thanks to the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia and UNESCO Club of Astana (Director Gulziya Isenova) for transportation of the Exhibition "Ideal House" from Kazakhstan to Georgia.




Application for FAF Residency Program in Avon

February 25, 2012

Boston, Massachusetts.

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply for the FAF Artist Residency Program taking place in Avon in 2012. Application is available in PDF format here. Applicants may come from any of the creative disciplines, from across the visual arts, music as well as writing and poetry. Applications for July-December of 2012 are due by March 25, 2012. Please download the application for more details.

There is an additional opportunity to develop this program for individuals representing the business community. Interested participants in the arts such as curators, sponsors and patrons are also encouraged to apply.




Ukrainian Independence Children's Art Exhibition Series to Open

January 16, 2012

Boston, Massachusetts.

On the occasion of 20th Anniversary of the establishing of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and the U.S. Fermata Arts Foundation and the Embassy of Ukraine in Washington D.C. are happy to announce a traveling exhibition of children's drawings that itself was devoted to the celebration of the Ukraine's 20th anniversary of independence in 2011.

It consists of more than seventy (70) drawings from twenty (20) schools in Ukraine (Lviv, Dnepropetrovsk, Chernigov, etc.) and USA (Ohio, Texas, Maryland).

This exhibit also includes winning works that received prizes from the Embassy of Ukraine in Washington D.C.

This exhibition will be traveling around New England states from January until December of 2012.

Images of the winning works:

http://www.mfa.gov.ua/usa/ua/announce/detail/4973.htm



Bridgeport exhibition of "Flower of Your Region"

October 28, 2011

Boston, Massachusetts.

From October 25 to December 1, the Bridgeport Public Library in Connecticut (http://bportlibrary.org/) is hosting an exhibition of the "Flower of Our Region" children's art show including drawings and paintings from around the world.



Application for FAF Residency Program in Avon

August, 2011

Boston, Massachusetts.

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply for the FAF Artist Residency Program taking place in Avon in 2011-2012. Application is available in PDF format here, or in Word format here. Applicants may come from any of the creative disciplines, from across the visual arts, music as well as writing and poetry. Applications for January-June of 2012 are due by September 23rd, 2011. Please download the application for more details.




Tajik Dance at International Children's Festival in Washington

August, 2011

Boston, Massachusetts.


Story from Tajikistan's Republican Press Centre on the Tajik cultural presence at the International Childrens' Festival in Washington along with Fermata Arts Foundation. Read the story here.



Thanks to Groton Public Library!

June 9, 2011

Boston, Massachusetts.


Fermata Arts Foundation thanks Groton Public Library, Connecticut, forscanning letters from American students from Betsy Ross Arts MagnetSchool in New Haven, CT to more than 100 students in Bishkek, KyrgyzRepublic.



Keene Public Library exhibition of "Flower of Your Region"

June 4, 2011

Boston, Massachusetts.


From June 3 to 23, the Keene Public Library in New Hampshire will host an exhibition of the "Flower of Our Region" children's art show including drawings and paintings from around the world. For more information see this press release



"Flower of Your Region" on Exhibit in Groton

March 9, 2011

Boston, Massachusetts.

For the month of March, the Flower of Your Region youth art show will be exhibited at Groton Public Library in the City of Groton, Connecticut. The exhibition has traveled to the US from the eastern Latvian town of Balvi, and its art school, and also includes drawings/paintings from New England school students. For more information see this press release



Thanks to b'Art Center for hosting Ideal House

March 1, 2011

Boston, Massachusetts.

Fermata Arts Foundation thanks b'Art Center in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, for hosting the exhibition in their gallery space and for running a really successful opening, including live music and for a great turnout. Many thanks again to b'Art Center and its staff!



"Flower of Your Region" showing in New Haven Arts School

February 10, 2011

New Haven, Connecticut.

Fermata Arts Foundation is proud to announce that the "Flower of Your Region" children's art exhibit is showing at Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School in New Haven, from February 14 - 28, and will be open to the public February 22-25. See the poster here.



You're Invited, Bishkek! Opening of Ideal House Exhibition

January 20, 2011

Avon, Connecticut.

Fermata Arts Foundation is proud to announce the opening of the Ideal House exhibition in Bishkek, Kyrgystan. Many thanks to our local sponsors who have made possible the exhibition in Bishkek. Please click on the image above for a larger version of the invitation, as well as see the Press Release (.pdf) below for more detailed information, directions, and a complete list of Our Sponsors for the Ideal House exhibition.


Press Release Posted: January 20, 2011




FAF Welcomes New Boardmember from Kyrgyzstan

December 26, 2010

Boston, Massachusetts.

Fermata Arts Foundation welcomes a new boardmember this week, Dr., Prof. Turatbek Duishenaliev, rector of the Kyrgyz State Technical University.


"Flower of Your Region" exhibition Travels to New England

December 5, 2010

Boston, Massachusetts.

Fermata Arts Foundation is proud to announce the upcoming international children's art exhibition "Flower of Your Region" organized by our partner Balvi arts school in Eastern Latvia will travel to the United States in Winter/Spring 2010-11. Stay tuned for announcement of gallery sites and openings.






Developing Partnerships in Tajikistan

September 21, 2010

Boston, Massachusetts.

Since the Fermata Arts Foundation (FAF) trip by Yelena Synkova and Sean Cummings in August 2010, FAF continues its work with organizations such as AmCham Tajikistan, helping connect FAF with the business community in Dushanbe, part of a greater effort to build the culture of corporate social responsibility. FAF is partnering with the Dushanbe Zoo to create a new pavilion for four species through a collaborative research/design/build process involving university students from the United States and Tajikistan.






FAF Welcomes Mark Jarzombek

September 16, 2010

Boston, Massachusetts.

Fermata Arts Foundation (FAF) welcomes Mark Jarzombek, Professor of the History and Theory of Architecture in MIT's School of Architecture and Planning, to the FAF Board of Directors. For more on Mark Jarzombek, see his biography on theBoard of Directors' page.






Thanks to Hamal-T Dushanbe!

August 23, 2010

Boston, Massachusetts.

Fermata Arts Foundation (FAF) thanks Hamal-T for their video and photographic coverage of the exhibition at the Tajik Artists Union and many thanks for televising the opening.






Dushanbe Tajikistan Opening Announcement

July 18, 2010

Boston, Massachusetts.

Fermata Arts Foundation (FAF) is pleased to announce the opening of the Dushanbe show on August 11, 2010 at 5:00pm at the Tajik Artists' Union, 89 Rudaki street, Dushanbe.






New Sponsors for Fermata in Tajikistan

July 3, 2010

Avon, Connecticut.

Fermata Arts Foundation (FAF) thanks Somon Air and Hyatt Regency Dushanbe, as well as Babilon Mobile and UNESCO Tajikstan for their major sponsorship of Fermata Arts Foundation in Tajikistan.




Poster for Tajikistan Exhibition

July 3, 2010

Avon, Connecticut.

Fermata Arts Foundation (FAF) has released the poster for "Let's Build a Roof over the World" in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, where the Ideal House artworks will be exhibited. Details of the exhibition are mentioned on the poster.




Announcing the Upcoming Exhibition in tajikistan

June 2, 2010

Avon, Connecticut.

Fermata Arts Foundation (FAF) is collaborating on the planning for the upcoming exhibition in Tajikistan with our partners, the Tajik Artists' Union and the Tajikistan National Commission for UNESCO. The exhibition will take place in the Gallery of the Tajik Artists' Union - 89 Ruidaki str., Dushanbe, Tajikistan in June-July of 2010, and will feature the Ideal House 2010 drawings and others, as well as a variety of intercultural events.





"Mini-chess" Exhibition in tajikistan Opens

May 31, 2010

Avon, Connecticut.

From our partner, the Union of Artists of the Republic of tajikistan:

The Regional Art and Culture Program of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has mounted the exhibition of “Mini-chess” by well-known Tajik artist Olim Kamalov. The exhibition opened May 31, 2010 at 17:00, and is on display in the gallery of the Union of Artists of the Republic of Tajikistan. The designs feature distinguishing characteristics of the regions of Tajikistan (Pamir, Kulyab, Khujand, Hissar), reflected skillfully through color and line.

The exhibition will run from May 31st to June 5, 2010.
Entrance is free, from 10am to 4 pm.








Greetings from Ambassador Dr. Alberts Sarkanis

May 26, 2010

Avon, Connecticut.

About the Fermata exhibition in Kazakhstan, Dr. Alberts Sarkanis, Latvian Ambassador to Kazakhstan in Astana, writes:

(May 13, 2010) I’m very pleased to get at least virtually acquainted with people at and around the Fermata Arts Foundation who organized the exhibition Ideal House 2010: Kazakhstan. Having an opportunity to see art works by young students from different countries, including my native Latvia, I express my extreme appreciation and thankfulness to those who created pieces of art and to those who guided the authors so to show excellent efforts for better understanding of each other and strengthening people-to-people philosophy in the changing world. In this regard it seems to be more proper to quote the words by Mitsugi Saotome: If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.








Opening in Dzerzhinsk, Russian Federation

May 22, 2010

Avon, Connecticut.

FAF announces an opening of the work of Nikolay Pogorelov.
Dzerzhinsk, Russia
May 29 at 11:00 am
Fermata Arts Foundation with its partner Dzerzhinsk Polytechnic Institute is opening an exhibition of sculptor Nikolay Pogorelov's work to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Dzerzhinsk City.Elena Kriukova, Fermata Arts Foundation Director, will read her poetry. Performances by students from Nizhniy Novgorod's E. Evstigneev Theatrical College and the L. Sivuhin Choral College are planned.
Address: 49 Gaidar Street, Dzerzhinsk, Russia.
All are welcome to attend!








Almaty Opening

April 29, 2010

Almaty, Kazakhstan.

The opening of the Ideal House exhibition in Almaty will be May 4, 2010 at 3:00pm at 38/A Auezov st. (UNESCO Clubs Art School). All are invited to attend!








Kazakhstan Poster Released

March 11, 2010

Avon, Connecticut.

Today Fermata Arts Foundation (FAF) has released the official poster for Let's Build a Roof Over the Whole World - Kazakhstan to be held in the cities of Almaty and Astana.








Getting Ready for Kazakhstan

February 21, 2010

Avon, Connecticut.

Fermata Arts Foundation (FAF) is collaborating on the planning the upcoming exhibition in Kazakhstan with our partner, the Kazakhstan National Federation of UNESCO Clubs. The exhibition will take place in Kazakhstan between May and July, and will feature the Ideal House drawings and others, as well as a variety of intercultural events.






2010 Annual Directors' Meeting

February 13, 2010

Avon, Connecticut.

Fermata Arts Foundation (FAF) directors held their annual Board Meeting from 24 Brentwood via internet teleconference, discussing the year's progress and projects for the new year. The Board welcomes Archbishop Anronik (Kotlyaroff), Pastor Dace Jansone and Dr. Victor Shadrin to the Board as directors in 2010. Congratulations!






FAF visit to Avon Town Hall

January 29, 2010

Avon, Connecticut.

Fermata Arts Foundation (FAF) directors congratulated new Town Manager Brandon Robertson, of Avon, CT, home of FAF, on appointment to his new position, introduced FAF and proposed an international dialogue through art, architecture, philosophy and poetry, Friday at the Avon Town Hall.



From left to right: Fr. Gregory Kotlyaroff, Fermata Director Sean Cummings, Avon Town Manager Brandon Robertson.




Directors visit to Washington

January 22, 2010

Avon, Connecticut.

Fermata Directors visited Washington, DC this Friday, discussing current and future projects at the offices of Senators Dodd and Lieberman, Connecticut 5th District Representative Chris Murphy, as well as visiting the Embassies of Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, Latvia and Ukraine.







Riga Exhibition Extended through March 1st

January 16, 2010

Avon, Connecticut.

The exhibit in the Latvian National Library of Ideal House drawings and paintings will be extended through March 1st, 2010.







Ideal House Opening held in Riga, Latvia

December 17, 2009

Riga, Latvia.

The US Ambassador to Latvia, Judith Garber and Mara Muiznieces Riga Art School Principal Dace Luse as well as teachers and students, and representatives of the Latvian Ministry of Foreign affairs and the National Library President were in attendance along with members of the Latvian press. Also in attendance at the exhibition this week was the Italian ambassador to Latvia, Francesco Puccio.



(From left to right: Fermata Director Sean Cummings, Ambassador Judith Garber and US Embassy Public Affairs officer Ryan Roberts.




FAF to exhibit at Riga National Library

December 9, 2009

Avon, Connecticut.







Fermata announces Riga opening of FAF Exhibit

November 20, 2009

Avon, Connecticut.

Fermata Arts Foundation will hold the opening of the Riga, Latvia gallery show at the National Library in Riga in Mid-december.






Fermata goes to Riga, Latvia

November 4, 2009

Avon, Connecticut.

Fermata Arts Foundation directors will travel to Riga, Latvia in December 2009 to open the Ideal House gallery show there, as well as give talks at area Universities and Schools. Details and More information to come later this month.





Awards Ceremony at Matignon High School

October 25, 2009

North Cambridge, Mass.

The Ideal House exhibition is currently up in the Matignon High School auditorium. You can see it in the gallery page, as well as to see more pictures of the exhibit and the award ceremony honoring the Matignon students' and teacher participation in Ideal House. _FAF


From left:Sheila Murphy, MHS Art Department, FAF Co-director Yelena Synkova, Board President Sean Cummings, and MHS Principal Joseph DiScarcina
Awards ceremony, Matignon High School, North Cambridge, Massachusetts, Wednesday, Oct 21, 2009.




Ideal House goes to Matignon High School

October 14, 2009

North Cambridge, Mass.

Fermata Arts Foundation, Inc. will bring the Ideal House exhibition to the Matignon School in North Cambridge, Mass. from October the 16th through the 28th. On Wednesday, the 21st of October, a ceremony will be held at the Matignon School at 10am to recognize the students for their participation in the Ideal House project.


Matignon High School, North Cambridge, Massachusetts




Fermata at CCTV Drive-by Gallery

September 20, 2009

Central Square, Cambridge, MA.

Fermata Arts Foundation brought selections of the Ideal house exhibition to the CCTV (Cambridge Community Television) Drive-by gallery in Central Square (Mass ave. and Prospect sts.) Amy, CCTV intern, interviewed FAF Co-directors Yelena Synkova and Sean Cummings about the Ideal House project and Fermata as a whole. Thanks to Amy for her participation! _FAF


CCTV Drive-by Gallery, Central Square, Cambridge




Fermata Around Connecticut: Groton Update

September 16, 2009

Groton, Connecticut.

The Ideal House exhibition show in Groton, Conn. was a great success! American Heart Association President Shaun Raymond was in attendance.





Fermata Around Connecticut: Groton

September 15, 2009

Groton, Connecticut.

Fermata Arts Foundation, Inc. will bring the Ideal House exhibition to Groton, Conn. to attend an American Heart Association fundraiser there. See poster (below).





Fermata 2009-2010 Exhibition Schedule

August 16, 2009

Avon, Connecticut

Fermata Arts Foundation, Inc. announces the following schedule for the Fermata traveling exhibition:

Sept -Oct, 2009: Cambridge, MA, USA
November, 2009: Riga, Latvia
December, 2009: Sofia, Bulgaria
January, 2010: Prague, Czech Republic
February, 2010: Astana, Kazakhstan
March 2010: Kharkov, Ukraine
TBD (To Be Determined): Italy
TBD: Russia
TBD: Tajikistan




Bulgarian Ambassador visits Farmington Exhibit

July 3, 2009

Avon, Connecticut

Fermata Arts Foundation, Inc. welcomed Bulgarian Ambassador Latchezar Petkov at the closing reception on June 30. See the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for more about the Ambassador's visit to the Connecticut Ideal House Exhibition.


Bulgarian Ambassador Latchezar Petkov (left), Executive Director Sean Cummings (right), and Secretary Tatyana Ishutkina (center) view the Exhibition in Farmington, Conn.




Closing Ceremony in Farmington

June 21, 2009

Avon, Connecticut

Fermata Arts Foundation, Inc. announces the Closing reception of the exhibition at the Farmington Public Library in Farmington, CT on Tuesday, June 30th from 5pm-9pm. The Bulgarian Ambassador, His Excellency Latchezar Petkov, will be in attendance. A presentation of the current and past and future work of Fermata will be made by Executive Director Sean Cummings.




Fermata to show Ideal House in Cambridge

June 5, 2009

Avon, Connecticut

Fermata Arts Foundation, Inc. announces its next gallery show, at the Drive-by Gallery in the CCTV building at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Prospect St. in Central Sq. Cambridge, Mass. The show will be on view from September 16 through Mid-October, 2009. Drawings from the Ideal House program, along with other projects, will change every week, showcasing new work.




Fermata Visits Ukraine

January 30, 2009

Kharkiv, Ukraine

Fermata Arts Foundation, Inc. Director Sean Cummings and Co-Director Yelena Synkova completed a trip to Kharkiv, Ukraine, the largest city in Ukraine after Kiev and home to many Universities. During their visit, they met with the Kharkiv City Economic Development officials, toured the city and Universities with Professors from Kharkiv State Technical University of Construction and Architecture (KSTUCA), the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Art (KSADA), and the Kharkiv State Academy of Municipal Economy (KSAME), as well as the RodDom Architectural Society and the Kharkiv Artists Union, and the non-profit Social Service of Kharkiv. A number of cooperation agreements and initiatives were developed in conversation, and signed between the various parties and the Fermata Arts Foundation delegation.


Professor Dr. Alexander Bouryak gives a tour of recent student work in Architectural Design at KSTUCA.