Art Exhibitions in Bulgaria for Rumen Rakshiev and Nedyalka Rackshieva

Svetla R Father's Exhibition Sofia Bulgaria 26 September 2014 Photo 1

Svetla Rakshieva is a respected friend and a talent artist. Her father, Rumen Rakshiev spent his life creating art in many different media. Svetla’s mother, Nedyalka Ruseva Rakshieva also practices very fine needlework created with sewing needles.  I was fortunate to be in Bulgaria at the same time Svetla offered art exhibitions of her father’s […]

Youth Art Clubs are Popular in Velingrad, Bulgaria

During the opening events in Velingrad for artist Rumen Rakshiev and master craftswoman Nedyalka Ruseva Rakshieva I met a woman who hosts three art clubs for children. Each group meets one day a week. Some of the children she works with attended my exhibition through their regular school activities and had expressed to their club […]

A Tribute to Arch Cheney, Photographer and Teacher. One Weekend, One Camera, One Lens

Mountain Walk Above Velingrad Bulgaria 18 Oct 2014 Photo 1

Early in 2104 I attended a photography class taught by Arch Cheney. My intent was to push my boundaries beyond my basic knowledge of my camera and photography. During the class, he showed a one year project where photographer Todd Gibstein shot the same area with only one camera and one lens. This idea never left […]

Emil and Mila Kjenstad on Vacation

Emil Kjenstad 1 October 2014 Logo carving

These two young people from Norway were on vacation in Velingrad with their parents. I met them during lunch at a restaurant near the museum in Velingrad, Bulgaria. I invited them to come to one of the public demonstrations hosted at the museum. Due to the number of people at the demonstration, there wasn’t much […]

October Demonstrations in Velingrad Bulgaria

Velingrad Bulgaria youth demostrations 7 October 2014 photo 1 The twins

Students from surrounding schools in Velingrad continue to visit the Museum far a first hand experience at carving an eggshell. Each is given a simple design on a chicken egg and some simple instructions to follow. When they are finished they get to take the egg home. I find it fun to watch the initial […]