Today Sokolniki Entertainment and Recreation Park has welcomed the first Russian Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy. Its opening is confined to the International Exhibition of Calligraphy which will be opened on September 17th in St. Petersburg.
The exposition includes various exhibit items related to the art of lettering. Among them are fine specimens of Slavonic and European lettering, Russian and foreign books on calligraphy, limited editions of rare manuscripts, writing utensils of the past and present, elegant Hebrew calligraphy. The permanent exposition will include over 80 well-designed calligraphic art works by visual artists from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Germany, France, Israel, Syria, the USA, Japan, China and masters’ apprentices.
According to the testimonials of the first visitors, the warm atmosphere of the show inspires meditativeness. Every work has a profound aesthetic value and carries in itself the positive energy of the letter. It is not by chance that the words of welcome were warm and friendly.
The floor was given to the President of the National Union of Calligraphers Pyotr Chobitko, and Director of Museum Alexey Shaburov.
The opening ceremony was attended by the First Secretary of the Embassy of Israel and representative of the Israeli cultural centre Joseph Tavor. He presented the work of an illustrious Israeli calligrapher Avraham Borshevsky.