Volgograd students –
peace and art

April, 2019
The IV festival "Excuse me, have you seen Mr.Losev?" will be the first step of a new movement of volunteers of peace and art
The movement "Volunteers of Peace and Art" was created one month before the festival at Volgograd State University (VolSU). It's ideas and goals were presented during the students meeting with the organizing committee of the festival in the library of VolSU. They are the promotion and protection of values such as peace, cultural diversity and free creativity.

At the same time, the library hosted the presentation of the book "Viktor Losev" written by Tatyana Gafar, the art critic, head of the Small Museum Development Service of the State Tretyakov Gallery. She spent several years studying the heritage of the soviet impressionist.

"Modern volunteering develops soft-skills, individual qualities and competences", explains Anatoly Roshchin the head of the volunteer service of the festival "Excuse me, have you seen Mr.Losev?". Our program introduces to russian and foreign artists, a diversity of cultures and creative practices. It helps to develop an art taste.

It is possible to become a volunteer of the festival until may 7. To do this, you need to register in the system "Volunteers of Russia".
"At least 130 volunteers will be involved in the festival", says Marina Voronova the director of festival "Excuse me, have you seen Mr.Losev?". They will have a week at a high pace. On May 13, the artists-in-residence program "Creation of the Mir" will start its work, where artists from the twin cities of Volgograd will meet and work. On May 15 an exhibition of works by V.Losev "Art belongs to the people" will open in the Volgograd Museum of Fine Arts named after I.Mashkov. And finally, on May 18, professional artists and amateurs will take to the streets on the plein-air to create artworks using current practices, developing the Losev model of social devotion to art and the city. Artists from the twin cities will present the works created in the artists-in-residence program "Creation of the Mir".