Lectures by Bakhyt Kenjeev and Cocktail Reception

Join us for Lectures by Bakhyt Kenjeev and Cocktail Reception

This poetry evening coincides with the prize exhibition of the Winners of the 2012 International Art Festival by Zeno Chen (Photography); Nicolas Zalevsky (Painting); Joan Hus and Benjamin Sack (tied in Graphics).

Bakhyt Kenzheev is a leading Russian poet and prize-winning author of twelve poetry books published in the USA, Russia, and Kazakhstan. Bakhyt Kenjeev is a frequent participant in major international festivals and currently lives in Montreal, New York, and Moscow. Among Russian poets of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Bakhyt Kenzheev enjoys a reputation as a traditionalist. Predominantly lyrical, his verse touches upon a wide range of modern phenomena. He is renowned for his ability to represent mundane life in an intensely Romantic style, creating a mystical dimension to human existence. Many critics acknowledge that his poetry incorporates the European and Central Asian mythological traditions as well as specifically Russian literary trends. Projecting traditional imagery on the minutiae of contemporary life, Kenzheev’s poetry harks back to the Russian rhyming styles most brilliantly represented by figures such as Aleksandr Pushkin, Aleksandr Blok, and Osip Mandel’shtam.

We will honor the winners of our inaugural juried competition.
These outstanding artists represent diverse backgrounds and a wide variety of artistic styles.
Each artist will present a solo exhibition featuring the winning works and some additional works representing career highlights.
All works available for purchase

These lectures were made possible in part by the grant from Russkiy Mir foundation and support by Russian Center NY.