EDUCATION THROUGH ART
March – December, 2008
The project of civil and national education under the title “The Reflections of Folkart in the Works of Janina Monkute-Marks and Contemporary Art“ has as it‘s goal to create the lasting educational program of the Museum, which would help the art teachers to introduce the creations of Janina Monkute-Marks to the pupils. The pupils from 27 art schools in Kedainiai, as well as, from Academy Secondary School took part in the project. The project has been started in May, when the pupils were given lectures. In June in Seteniai, the homeland of C. Milosas, the two-day creative camp was organized. Here the art of graphics, including flax cut, modern textile, classical tapestry and ground art, was introduced. The lectures were presented by A. Zemaitiene, the art teacher of Academy Secondary School, V. Pliuskys and E. Vencloviene, the teachers of the Art School, and A. Fedaraviciute, the curator of the Museum. Children themselves created works according to the chosen art form. The participants also visited Kleboniskis Household Museum (Radviliškis District), as well as, the Baisogala estate palace, where the folk symbolism and ornaments were explored and sketches were taken. The pupils from the Academy draw the buildings and the environment of their native town estate palaces. On November 15 the creative exhibition of the works of the project participants was presented at Janina Monkute-Marks Museum - Gallery.
The project was sponsored by the Fund of Civil and National Education
May 17, Saturday evening
International Museum Night
Between Earth and sky
The theme of this event at Janina Monkute-Marks Museum was influenced of relationships between different Earth and Sky spaces. Repeated variations of shift from the state then you are “Connected to Earth“ to the “Flying“ was studying.
Event was supported by AB „EuroChem Lifosa“
The fourth European Night of Museums gathered 2200 participating museums in France and in 39 countries elsewhere in Europe.
The theme of this event at Janina Monkute-Marks Museum was influenced of relationships between different Earth and Sky spaces this year. Repeated variations of shift from the state then you are “Connected to Earth“ to the “Flying“ was studying.
Different artists were invited to be not only beholders and analysts but also to create the game. They came into contact with reality, empyreal high and the purity of dreams. They were invited to fly into another plane of the space – into the world full of dreams as well.
The program commenced at 7:00 pm and went well into the night. During the celebration, all the visitors and the guests of the Kedainiai city listened to the contemporary music concert of schoolboys from Kėdainiai “Šviesioji“ gymnazium. Everyone, young and old were able to take part in various workshops: make their own lanterns, draw the theme “Between Earth and sky“, fold a crane, make little persons from paper naikins or make scenery for the “Shadow teatre“. Materials were provided. Also, we were inviting everybody to bring his or her own homemade lantern. The most beautiful ones were awarded. After all workshops, in the dark, the association “Kedainiai club” invited everyone to watch their performance of the “Shadow teatre”. The Museum also screened short films and animated cartoons inside the galleries. At the end of event we let Flying lanterns go skywards. It was a sight to see.
Greta Kardišiūtė, Milda Norvaišaitė, Mindaugas Žarys, association “Kėdainiai club”, Vidmantas Valantiejus and his schoolboys from Kėdainiai “Šviesioji“ gymnazium, Agnietė Janušaitė, Renata Vinckevičiūtė, Rūta Samajauskaitė, Jolanta Levinaitė and Eglė Švedaitė helped to organize the International Night of the Museums this year.
AB “EuroChem Lifosa“ made Night at Janina Monkute-Marks Museum possible.
International Symposium FELT 2006
8-22, September, 2006 International Symposium FELT 2006 was organized by the
group „White Moths“ and Vilnius Art Academy Department of Textile collaborating with
Janina Monkute-Marks museum –gallery.