Andrey Chikachev is one of the most successfull fine artists in the Republic of Sakha-Yakutia. He’s prominent for his paintings depicting the daily life in Yakutian villages and portraiting expressive people. He was born in 1967. A member of the Russian Union of Artists. Graduated from Yakutsk Fine Arts College (1988), Pr. S. Litvinov’s workshop at the Far Eastern Arts Institute (1994). Exhibited his works within Russia and partly abroad. In other words, enjoy Andrey Chikachev’s art works. Pictures were taken by Ajar Varlamov during yesterday’s personal exhibit…

Evgenia Arbugaeva, a Yakutian photographer, keeps stunning us all the time. In September — October, she is exhibiting her pictures from the project «Tiksi In Winter» in Toronto, Canada. Her photo exhibit will be a part of so-called Days of Sakha-Yakutia at Bezpala Brown Gallery. Days of Sakha-Yakutia at Bezpala Brown Gallery Sept. 30-Oct. 9; Oct. 15-30, 17 Church St., Toronto; bezpalabrown.com If you are in Toronto, don’t miss a chance to see her images of the Russian Arctic seaport of Tiksi located in Yakutia in the area…

On July 15th, 2011, a Yakutian artist, Olga Monastyreva, & her husband, Patrick Stoop, have officially open the Artepol art galley inside the restored station in Lissewege, Belgium. Actually, what they created might be called the Art Station. Here is the story.

Previously we informed about Aubry Francine’s upcoming photo exhibit in Southern France, precisely in the tourisom office showroom of Aix en Provence. Now we have the good news. The exhibit happened on October 4th-17th, 2010, and it was very successful. Aubry with the help of the Russian club «Datcha Kalina» and the famous explorer-director, Nicolas Vanier, displayed 35 portraits of Yakut children and the frescoes of drawings by kids from Yakutia, France , Belgium, Portugal and Cameroon on the theme of global warming. Aubry Francine provided us with…

Thomas Ross Miller, the curator of our joint «On the Road of Bones» photo exhibit in Brooklyn, NYC, informs that a couple of major New York newspapers have listed this Friday night’s open house reception at the Kris Waldherr Art and Words Studio Gallery in their events pages. Woo hoo! Many visitors and reporters are expected to come to that event on October 15th, 2010. More NY exhibit details are available in the previous post. You might also wish to check out the exhibition schedule at http://ontheroadofbones.com/. Meanwhile,…

Ivan Negenblya is passing his gifts (a book about Yakutia and his own illustrated book about the Alsib history) to Luke Hopkins, Mayor of Fairbanks. From left to right: Nadya Noeva, interpreter, Yuri Zabolev, Mayor of Yakutsk, Lena Kalashnikova, city hall’s international relations department chief, Ruslan Timofeev, city hall’s youth affairs department chief, Kapitalina Alexeeva, active Yakutsk & Fairbanks relationship participant, Ruslan Vasiliev, city hall’s public relations department chief. Today Yakutsk-based aviator-writer, Ivan Negenblya, who arrived with his wife, Olga, and Sergei Khatylykov, a worker of Yakutia’s Ministry…

YAKUTSK, Oct 5, 2010 – Ivan Negenblya gave a press conference in regards to his upcoming Alaska-Siberia WWII Air Route photo exhibit in the USA. The exhibit will take place during The 2010 Arctic Aviation Experts Conference in Fairbanks, Alaska, on October 12-13, 2010. The press conference was arranged by Yakutia Airlines, that sponsored Ivan Negenblya and his wife’s travel from Yakutsk to Fairbanks. The trip between sister-cities is not cheap and not easy, especially for the writer, who is using a wheelchair and has never traveled out…

The last week was full of great Yakutia-related news. Here is another one, but this time from France. Received a message from Aubry Francine. She is very remarkable, as she visited Yakutia many times. Frankly saying, it’s hard to count all your stays in our Siberian region. Aubry is an France-based educator, who helps a lot to a French-Sakha school in the village of Khamagatta, 1 hour ride north off Yakutsk. Here is the news.

UPDATE, March 03, 2011: Join us for a last look at this stunning photo exhibition. The curator will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the coldest place on earth. We’ll also have refreshments. Children are welcome! More details on the facebook event page. Proud to announce the opening of the photo exhibition On the Road of Bones: Ghosts of the Siberian Gulag Along the Old Kolyma Highway featuring my, Nastya Borisova and Ajar Varlamov’s winter photographs of this year’s Journey to Oymyakon, the…

Siberia’s Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) officially opened the exhibition in the Russian pavilion of EXPO 2010 in Shanghai on Sept. 6, 2010. The coldest and biggest Russian region showcases diamonds, gold, mammoth ivory, craftwork and other valuable minerals in crystal-shaped boxes.