Continuing the tradition of bringing art to Riga International Airport, yesterday, on 7 March, the society Latvijas kultūras projekti (Latvian Culture Projects) in the airport’s Business Lounge and VIP Centre opened two art exhibitions: „Paintings” by the young and promising artist Neonilla Medvedeva and „Lolojums” (”Cherishing”) by the painter Barbara Gaile residing in Paris.
„With these exhibitions the society Latvian Culture Projects defines the airport as a permanent location for modern art events and gives the opportunity to Riga Airport passengers to meet the outstanding personalities of the Latvian art and to see their works. Neonilla Medvedeva and Barbara Gaile are striking contemporary artists who have won recognition both in Latvia and abroad. We hope that the airport visitors will capture the easy and ingenuous mood of the artists’ works and take these pleasant emotions along on of their trip,” said Māris Vītols, the representative of Latvian Culture Projects.
Aldis Mūrnieks, chairman of the board of Riga International Airport pointed out that „ the airport regularly hosts the events reflecting Latvian art, culture and sports enabling the airport’s visitors to meet the artistic and athletic spirit of the country outside their usual abodes. We are honoured that once again in the result of successful cooperation the works of two prominent artists have been displayed on the airport premises making them colourful and attractive for the travellers.”
In total eleven paintings of Neonilla Medvedeva and eight works of Barbara Gaile are exhibited at the airport. The passengers will be able to enjoy them in the Business Lounge and VIP Centre until 7 May.