The ‘Serigraphy’ exhibition by ‘Studio S’ Atelier of the Tsanko Lavrenov National Secondary School of Arts in Plovdiv was formally opened at the ‘13 Centuries of Bulgaria’ National Endowment Fund head office in Sofia. The Fund has partnered with the school for more than 30 years, so hosting the event at Prof. Vasil Gerov Hall was perfectly logical.
Teachers at the National School of Arts in Plovdiv whose works are on display, gathered around the gallery’s grand piano: Antonia Fingarova, Vanya Godzhelova, Dimitar Kelbechev, Keti Georgieva, Kristina Kutlova, Mihail Malamski, Paulina Stoyanova, Petar Chuchuligov, Plamen Velchev, Polina Todorova, Svetlozar Chavdarov, and Hristo Zhekov, along with three artists associated with the school: Yordan Velchev, Tsvetana Gumelya and Yanko Nenov. Alumni of the school, whose first day of study at the Academy of Arts coincided with the opening of the exhibition, also joined them.
The Fund emphasised that it was definitely Prof. Vasil Gerov’s home, where talent and creativity meet donorship, that was the most suitable venue for holding the exhibition in the capital, Sofia.
The school’s Director, Svetlozar Chavdarov, added that, with its intimate atmosphere, the exhibition space enhanced creative pursuits. He thanked the ‘13 Centuries of Bulgaria’ National Endowment Fund for cooperating with the art school for so many years in the name of future talents.
You can listen to his entire speech here:
The term ‘serigraphy’ derives from two ancient Greek roots: ‘seri’ (screen) and ‘graphos’ (write). Printing consists of applying a thick layer of ink to a base of fabric, synthetic material, paper, card, plastic, glass… and is realised with the aid of a mesh stretched over a frame, on which is prepared a stencil of the image to be printed.
The graphic works were created at ‘Studio S’ serigraphy atelier at the Tsanko Lavrenov National School of Arts. All the prints were produced on Fabriano handmade paper with high quality EUROINKS products. The ‘Studio S’ collection shows the rich technological possibilities of serigraphy and includes works by famous artists realised through individual creative approaches.
The ‘Serigraphy’ exhibition can be viewed at 1, Prof. Vasil Gerov, in Sofia’s Lozenets quarter.