Search for Imagination


This is the most exciting, challenging  a multi-media exhibition that highlights the innovative ways in which artists explore a variety of styles, genres, and movements.

Please join us for 
the closing party with artists
Saturday, October 22nd, 4pm – 6pm

After the closing party

Concert reception at 6 PM

Music and songs by famous composers
of Soviet period and  Broadway musicals


Composer, pianist and singer.

Alexander Pokidchenko – one of the most talented musicians and composers
of his generation. Honored Artist of Russia (2007).

He performs at the Moscow International House of Music – dedicated to outstanding masters of Soviet Song: O.Feltsman, M.Fradkin, A.Ostrovsky, E.Kolmanovskomu, M.Minkov and others.

Special guest is sensational opera bass
Mikhail Svetlov

tickets: $20 in advance by Pay Pal
$25 at the door

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Exhibition on view at the Museum
October 8th, 2016 – October 22nd 2016
Fridays,Saturdays,Sundays from 4pm-7pm

Participating artists:

Yelena Lezhen
Alexander Dydorov
Elena Iosilevich
Iness Kaplun
Alex (AG) Garber
Vladimir Ymansky
Oxana Uryasev
Yelena Kimelblat
Alla Ignatyev
Grigory Gurevich



Yelena Lezhen

“Sexuality and subconscious is the bridge that leads from visible to invisible…”. She is an artist who recently very actively shows her works at art exhibitions in New York, France, Italy and Spain. Her painting “Purple Rain”, sold at this summer Art Hamptons 2016 Show, has just been published in the September issue of the Blouin Modern Painters magazine.

Yelena Kimelblat

Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Yelena never formally learned how to paint. Yelena Kimelblat started to paint in 2008 and art became a means for Yelena to share with others her vision of life.
Yelena’s paintings belong to absolutely new genre… This genre is very much understood by the people who are absolutely new in the world of visual art. Yelena has the uncanny ability to see the unexpected side of the plain and the ordinary. One cannot arrive at this place with reason and logic. Her metaphoric thinking leads her to decisions that are so far from ordinary human associations.  That which Yelena is doing doesn’t fit within the understanding of artistic movements and schools of thought. She does not belong to any movement. She is on her own. She gives birth to her art pieces somehow naturally, and they naturally communicate to us that which belongs only to her: her visions of things and happenings – her inner world.  This perspective finds a connection with the people who view Yelena’s paintings, because the joy of being with which Yelena lives and works is being conveyed to people.
Yelena’s paintings on display in Chelsea Galleries, Museum of Russian Art, private collections. Her art work was selected for “WIDE OPEN 7” Metropolitan Museum of Art National juried art show at Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition.

Oxana Uryasev

Oxana Uryasev was born in Ukraine to a family of academics in 1960.  Oxana’s mother, the professor of mathematics at the University of Kiev, was famous for writing di#cult to comprehend non-Euclidian geometry textbooks.  Under the stern in&uence of her mother, Oxana completed a doctoral degree in probability theory. She was slated to become a professor, teaching future Soviet nuclear scientists how to calculate the likelihood of their missiles landing on target.A few years later, with the Soviet Union dissolving around her, Oxana was far from this original plan.  Living in Vienna, Austria, she was raising two beautiful kids on a diet of Schnitzel and Kinderbier.  By the mid 90s, Oxana had moved to the USA.  Oxana studied under several prominent painters but is primarily self-taught. Her creative process is in&uenced by her mathematical background and the fantastical images are fed by her international cultural experience.  Her works are in several private collections and have been displayed at the Tench Gallery and at the Harn Museum of Art in Gainesville. Her paintings can be found at


Grigory Gurevich

Grigory Gurevich, sculptor, painter, graphic artist, printmaker, and inventor has had more than 400 exhibitions in the United States and Europe and conducted hundreds of sculpture workshops in Italy, Denmark, and U.S.
At 15, his painting “Grandmother” was selected for the exhibition of professional painters in Manege, Moscow
He had studied art in prestigious Academy of Fine and Industrial Arts in Leningrad, Russia.
His paintings, drawings and sculptures have won numerous awards and are in public and private collections in the United States, Russia, Denmark, Germany, Croatia, Slovakia, Switzerland and France.
He received a Masters Degree in Art from Academy of Fine and Industrial Arts in Leningrad (Sankt Peterburg), Russia and was a professor at St. Johns University, N.Y. and faculty member of Newark School of Fine
and Industrial Arts.
His bronze tableau of seven life–size figures entitled “The Commuters”, sculpted in 1985, is permanently installed in Newark Penn Station.
His book “Reflections” features 17 linocuts, etchings and
mixed media prints has been included in the print collection Hermitage Museum in Leningrad, Russia, New York Public Library New York, USA, Newark Public Library, as well as the Rare Book collection of Library of Saint Bonaventure University.
Peterburg, Russia as a part of “Circus” exhibition.
His 4 Art books are now in the collection of Library of Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, USA since June 2016.

Alevtina Ignatyeva

Alevtina is a many-sided and gifted painter. The main subjects of her works are landscapes, cityscapes, still-lives, genre scenes and flowers. She is a fruitful and industrious painter.
Alevtina was born in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) Russia.
She took part in over fifty shows in  Jersey City, New York, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Russia.. She is an active member of the Art Gallery with the Hudson Artist of New Jersey. Alevtina presented on 49th, 50th, 52d ,60th. Annual Regional Art Exhibits in Bayonne Public Library Gallery  where she received  four  awards.
In addition she is a member of the group “Art of Inspiration with Vladimir Andreyev and His Friends” in New York.                 In 2010, the well-known collector of art work Robert Rothschild obtained her painting
“The Scene at the Bar” (1999). In 2012 he obtained more two painting “Rain on Time Square”(2003), “Three Women (Sally, Mary, Carry)” (2012).
Her art works were put on the International Catalogue “Art of Inspiration” and ” Fine Art the Robert Harris Rothschild Collection”.

In 2006, Alevtina Ignatyeva published her book “Over Years, Over Distances” by Liberty Publishing House in USA. The happenings and twists of fate narrated in the book are keeping readers intensely interested until the last page.


Alex (AG) Garber

Alex AG is a New York based artist. His digitally modified panoramas largely focus on surrealistic harmony of urban life of large cities: New York, Istanbul, Bucharest, however, large part of the collections is vistas of nature, or single depiction of people, animals and non-animated objects.. His works are offering the new approach to interpretation of reality captured by a camera. Another area to which artist is paying extremely close attention is methods of printing the artwork. Alex employs several processes, including printing on standard metal surfaces, custom print on materials such as leather, steel, stone… The separate area of Alex AG works is printing on transparent and semitransparent surfaces, including multi-layered prints on glass and prints on semiprecious stones, which require illumination for display.

Iness Kaplun

She is a Russian artist, based in Brooklyn, NY. Art has always lived in her house, started with her grandfather – who was an artist, a painter-decorator. Her love story with art has began the moment her grandfather handed Iness his brush. This love has been living inside of her throughout the years, constantly reminding of her roots and where she came from.
She graduated from Saint -Petersburg University of Technology and Design with a major in Decorative and Applied Arts. Currently she teaches children and adults to paint.
Her art work has been exhibited in Chelsea Galleries as well as underground art shows.
Last exhibitions:
2015 – “Crossroad” group exhibition.Gallery-New Century Artists, Inc. 530 West 25th Street, Suite 406. NY, NY 10001
2015 – Art show/ Group exhibition. Down East,189 East 3rd Street, NY, NY
2015 – Solo Exhibition, Kings Bay Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2014 – International Art Festival, The Highline Loft Gallery, 508 West 26th St., NY, NY



Alexander Dudorov

Alexander Dudorov was born on July, 5, 1963 in settlement Konosha of the Arkhangelsk area of Russia and graduated from the Polytechnical University of Saint-Petersburg where he is currently employed. Since the childhood he has been fond of music, literature and art. Alexander has recently found himself as an artist – just six years ago. Despite such a short period of time, through his talent he has created inspired works of art which have been highly praised by critics and professional artists alike. At present time A.Dudorovis a member of prestigious association, the Union of Artists of Russia, and has already presented eight personal exhibitions of his works.  The state museums of Russia have received many of his pieces, while hundreds of his pictures have been shipped around the world for the enjoyment of private collections. A.Dudorov was the finalist in the 2015 and 2015 INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL in New York. The creativity of A.Dudorov’s art focuses on the search for beautyand natural interest around the world: the light northern sky and sensation of cleanliness of frosty northern winter deeply penetrate the soul; the barely perceptible, but distinct smell of new-mown grass; the melodies of the solemn St. Petersburg architecture; running through a rain surrealistic trams; and flowers so loved by him.The artist carefully peers at details, not missing any nuance of life, and widely generalizing, with metaphysical scope.This gives freedom to emotions, specifying the shortest way to exhaustive clearness.It is extremely difficult to inhale a life in a picture, which, actually is an essential task of the master with divine gift. The form, color, texture, touch, light – all this in a harmonious combination also generates a necessary degree of persuasiveness of art of A.Dudorov.


Elena Iosilevich

silevich was born in Kaliningrad, Russia, in 1975. Her family moved to Estonia when she was 15 years old. Elena studied fashion design at LEX University in Tallin. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Elena returned to Kaliningrad, where she earned her diplomafrom the State Art and Industry college. It was here that she got her
first experience as an art teacher in the local elementary school and as a stage designer for the school of performing arts. In 1996, Elena moved to New York, where she studied figurative drawing at TheNational Academy and School of Fine Art. Her next project was to start
Clarus Art Studio for kids, where she works as an art instructor. Sheis also a member of the Southampton Artist Association, Southampton,
NY. Elena takes her inspiration from the great Impressionists as well as old masters of the Renaissance period, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Titian and Caravaggio. She is drawn towards the simple, unpretentious and quotidian.

Elena strives to capture the mood and color of the surrounding world through her style and personal vision of reality. This sensibility is reflected in her graphic series “Love in three colors” and “Adam & Eve Rebirth”. Each depicts an emotional connection between people, expresses love, passions, and movement as a continuation of life.

Elena believes that observation and creativity, as well as hard work and learning, are the keys to her development as an artist. She currently lives and works in New York, NY.


Lilya Pavlovic-Dear works under the name of Lilya B.A. in Painting, Frescoes, and Mosaics, Academy of Fine Arts, Belgrade, 1970 British Council scholarship London, 1972; Master of Fine Arts, Chelsea College of Arts, London, 1973 Invited to ‘Painters Week’, Austrian Ministry of Cultural Affairs, 1975 Professor at the School of Fine Arts, U.C.L.A., Los Angeles, 1975 – 1977 Listed in the Bénézit Art Dictionary, Drouot Art Market Quotations, Akoun Art Dictionary Appointed Chevalier Artistique, Accademia Internacionale Greci Marino, Italy in 1998 Silver Medal in the Arts category, Le Mérite et Dévouement Français, 1998 Lilya’s works are in private and public collections in Europe, China, and the USA.



Vladimir Umanski

Growing up in St. Petersburg, Russia, I was educated by a family of artists.
Painting my first painting as a young child I knew that art would become a passion for me.
Following in my families footsteps, I attended The Academy of Fine Art in St. Petersburg, graduating in 1971 with a bachelor’s degree.
Shortly after, I was nominated and accepted as a member of the Guild of Artists in Russia.
Over the years, I have mastered new functions of rhythm and colorand have carefully created my artistic “self”.
My paintings are inspired by the forms and laws of magnificent mother nature and display a world of charm and beauty.
I created my world of infinite techniques, textures, materials, perfection of composition, richness and harmony of the palette.
I work with a diverse set of mediums ranging from oils and acrylics to pastel and enamel.
My artistic passionexpands tocreate elegant jewelry composed of stones and coral from around the world.
For the last forty seven years, I have participated in many exhibitions and the hundreds of my works have been placed in major museums and private collections.

Svetlana Levin-Kerre

Svetlana Levin-Kerre, an award-winning Russian-American artist. Svetlana creates art challenging the imagination and continually stimulating both senses and thought.

After graduating from the Saint-Petersburg College of Civil Engineering and Architecture with a degree in Architecture, her first work was as an interior and display designer for the fashion store chain, “Leningrad Odezda,” in Saint-Petersburg. She attended the Graphic Design program at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and has worked for numerous American publications and advertising agencies as a Graphic Designer and Art Director.

Her creativity demonstrates a sustained quest for interpreting life; its emotions, its beauty, motion, strength and fragility. She works with multiple mediums including oil, acrylic, gouache, pencil, ink, photography and collage, transforming colors and textures into expressions  interesting, introspective, innovative and unique.

Svetlana currently resides and works in New Jersey.


We are delighted to present a solo
Jewish folk exhibition by Dmitry Geller

Dmitry Geller

Dmitriy  was born in Odessa, Ukraine.  Dmitriy  Geller’s work is owned and showcased worldwide in countries such as USA, Ukraine, Israel, Germany, and Russia and his work is very nostalgic of Jewish heritage past and present.
He is a self-made artists who specializes in naive art style with elements of primitive liner.   His style  emerges from a long tradition of Jewish folk art.Looking at these primarily self-taught forms of expression offers inspiration and assurance that  his arts holds a prominent place in Jewish civilization.  Dmitry’s work has been exhibited in many exhibits and his art is being preserved in many collections of Jewish Art.
There’s a fusion of culture and creativity in  all his work.