Exhibition in Palanga
26 November 2015
Press Office of the Amber Museum
Solo exhibition of the fashion artist Tamara Beletskaya "A Winter Night's Dream" is opening on 4 December 2015 in the Palanga Amber Museum (Lithuania). The exhibition is supported by the Ministry of Culture of Kaliningrad Region. Curator of the project is Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum.
The exposition will present women's jewellery made of minerals and natural stones, where amber is naturally complemented with such gemstones as agate, jasper, topaz, nephrite, amethyst, charoite, turquoise, rock crystal, malachite.
Tamara Beletskaya "constructs" her works considering texture particularities of materials, plasticity of the stone, its colour and form. She creates unique rhythmic combinations using familiar images and motives. Works of this artist are distinguished by harmony, delicacy and rich imagination. It seems like a magic thread is in her hands that fancily interlacing with metal, paper, leather, textile puts together placers of amber, other minerals and stones.
Tamara Beletskaya graduated from Minsk Institute of Technology in 1981 with fashion artist specialty. In 2006 she graduated from Moscow Fashion Industry Institute and Moscow International Business and Management Academy. In the age of 23 years she became head fashion designer of the experimental shop of the Kaliningrad Sewing Association "Silhouette". The first independent collection she created in 1980. In 1988 she organized the fist private "Fashion Theater" in Kaliningrad, which grew to the "Fashion House" in 1996.
A new stage of the artist’s creative activity was year 2010, when she appealed to jewellery for the first time. A collection of adornments with natural stones was created. In this collection amber was combined with other gems. Since 2011 the artist has been working with the Kaliningrad Amber Combine. Over ten works designed by her entered its production.
Tamara Beletskaya is participant of regional, All-Russian and international contests and festivals. In 2000 she was a Grand Prix winner of the All-Russian Competition "Woman – director of the year", in 2013 – got the award of the Kaliningrad Region "Recognition" for achievements in the sphere of culture, literature and art in the nomination "For the new approach in creation of works from amber and Russian gemstones". Tamara is a constnt participant of the Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum's projects – International Biennial of Amber Artworks "Alatyr", All-Russian Contest of Jewellery and Stone Carving Art. Many times her works were shown in the exhibitions in the Amber Museum including solo ones.
The artist takes an active part in charitable actions, teaches classes for children with limited health abilities organized by the Kaliningrad charity fund "The Coast of Hope".
Palanga Amber Museum was opened in 1963 in the Tyszkiewicz Palace built in 1897 upon the project of the German architect Franz Schwechten. The museum's collection includes 28000 depository items. Over 4000 amber samples and items made of the sunstone are demonstrated there. The collections show both the formation of amber during the evolution process, and its role in the history and cilture of the humankind.