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Exhibition Swietlan Kraczyna and Maya Hardin

Exhibition Swietlan Kraczyna and Maya Hardin

Galleria Comunale - Barga Vecchia until 26th August

Back in 2014, Maya Hardin celebrated a decade of print making in Barga with an exhibition of her work celebrating her links with this city (article here) Click on the link below to hear a fairly lengthy interview (in English) as she describes here working methods and reasons for returning to Barga to make her work […]

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Amy Luckenbach and Swietlan Kraczyna – puppets and cards

Amy Luckenbach and Swietlan Kraczyna – puppets and cards

In the Galleria Bel Canto in Barga Vecchia until the 30th September,   

Peter Illich Tchaikovsky – Queen of Spades. In 1993, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Peter Illich Tchaikovsky’s death, I did a series of images relating to the composer’s brief sojourn in Florence (spring 1890)  where he wrote Queen of Spades. Tchaikovsky considered this piece to be the apex of his creative ability and said that […]

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Swietlan Kraczyna – students colour plate etching exhibition

Swietlan Kraczyna – students colour plate etching exhibition

The exhibition opened this afternoon at the Studio for Color Etching in Barga Vecchia with recent work by Giada Negri – Italy | Gabriel Feld – Argentina | Swietlan Kraczyna – USA | Helena La Rota Lopez - Colombia | Juliana Rios Martinez - Colombia | Bennet Sundlie - USA 

Swietlan Nicholas Kraczyna four years ago mounted his exhibition here in Barga celebrating 40 years of work in the city, this week preparations are underway was the opening of another show, this time of work produced by himself and his students who attended this year’s colour printing workshop. The exhibition opened this afternoon at the Studio […]

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Swietlan Kraczyna – students colour plate etching exhibition opens

Swietlan Kraczyna – students colour plate etching exhibition opens

Swietlan Nicholas Kraczyna three years ago mounted his exhibition here in Barga celebrating 40 years of work in the city, this week preparations are underway was the opening of another show, this time of work produced by himself and his students who attended this year’s colour printing workshop. The exhibition opened this afternoon at the Studio […]

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Swietlan Kraczyna – students colour plate etching exhibition

Swietlan Kraczyna – students colour plate etching exhibition

Final preparations underway for the annual exhibition of colour plate etching

Swietlan Nicholas Kraczyna three years ago mounted his exhibition here in Barga celebrating 40 years of work in the city, this week preparations are underway was the opening of another show, this time of work produced by himself and his students who attended this year’s colour printing workshop. The exhibition will be this Friday at the […]

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Swietlan Kraczyna exhibition in Barga

Swietlan Kraczyna exhibition in Barga

Sogno di Icaro - twelve dream drawings in pen and ink 2014 - 2015

Icarus – In 1962, when I was still a student at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), I saw Pieter Brueghel’s painting of the “Fall of Icarus” and read W. H. Auden’s poem about the painting. Both had a profound impact on me and would continue to fascinate me for the next 50 years. […]

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Open day at the Swietlan Kraczyna workshop

Open day at the Swietlan Kraczyna workshop

The Barga summer season has as one of its high spots the annual open day at the workshops of Swietlan Kraczyna. As you can hear him say in the short interview (in English) recorded in the workshop this afternoon, Swietlan refuses to call it a school or the people taking part as students because it […]

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Maya Hardin – a decade of print making in Barga

Maya Hardin – a decade of print making in Barga

This afternoon she opened an exhibition of her work covering the last ten years celebrating her links with this city.

Back in 2005 we ran the following text in an article about one of the students working in the Studio of Colour Etching run by Swietlan Kraczyna here in Barga Vecchia “The Studio of Colour Etching run by Swietlan Kraczyna opened its door this week to a group of students, mainly from the states, who will be […]

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Swietlan Kraczyna – students colour plate etching exhibition

Swietlan Kraczyna – students colour plate etching exhibition

a short but exuberant show of work based on Barga

Swietlan Nicholas Kraczyna has recently mounted and shown his current exhibition here in Barga celebrating 40 years of work in the city, this afternoon was the opening of another show, this time of work produced by himself and his students who attended this year’s colour printing workshop. Maya Hardin | Emmy Faison | Swietlan Kraczyna […]

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Emmy Faison and Maya Hardin – geocaching observers

Emmy Faison and Maya Hardin – geocaching observers

GEOCACHING is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world.

Two artists from the USA are here in Barga this month, both are working on the multiple colour plate print making course run by Swietlan Kraczyna (his recent exhibition in Barga can be seen here) and both are participating artists on the Cultural Geocaching Project. Emmy Faison is a new name for readers on this […]

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Swietlan Kraczyna exhibition in Barga

Swietlan Kraczyna exhibition in Barga

40 years of work in Barga 1973 - 2013

Swietlan Kraczyna was born on the Polish-Russian border March 1, 1940. At the outbreak of World War the family moved westward and at the end of the war in 1945 ended up in the refugee camps in Germany. After six years, in 1951, the family emigrated to the United States. Swietlan received his BFA degree […]

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Amy Luckenbach – the complete works 1976 – 2009

Amy Luckenbach – the complete works 1976 – 2009

After the death of his wife, Amy Luckenbach in 2009,  Swietlan Kraczyna spent the next three years working on a memorial for her and her life’s work as a master puppeteer. Amy decided before her death that she did not wish to be buried and instead was cremated. Her ashes were then released back into […]