LTart.NL 2015: Interlude

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interlude [latin: interludium < inter — between + ludus — play]

This year the annual art event “Ltart.NL” will take place on 28 of November and will invite Lithuanian artists not only from the Netherlands, but also from Belgium and Luxemburg to share their art with us. 

We hope that this year Ltart.NL will inspire you to see the art as an interlude in your daily routine, an playful improvisation between reality and fantasy. The evening will commence with music performances, you will also be invited to visit photo and art exhibition throughout the church. 

The event will take place in Vondelkerk church in Amsterdam (Vondelstraat 120, 1054 GS Amsterdam). The doors will be open from 5:30 p.m.

More information about the programme is available under Program‘ page.

We hope to see you soon!

LTart.NL workshop

This year LTart.NL has a special vibe. Besides the traditional music and art performances we will hold a workshop, which will start at 10:00 am and will continue until 4:30 pm. The main goal of this workshop is to find new ideas and new inspiration for the purpose and spirit of LTart.NL. We see it as a brainstorming session with the people who are interested in the vision and the future of LTart.NL and have some ideas to share.

Please note that the amount of participants is limited and if you would like to be a part of this workshop we would like to invite you to send a short motivation letter to info@ltart.nl by 22 November. In the motivation letter please mention why would you would like to participate and how you would contribute to the future vision of LTart.NL.

 

Humans of LTart.NL

To showcase the variety of our audience, we have started a series of photos “Humans of LTart.NL”, photographed by the brilliant Maria Cavali during the event in December. Are you one of our humans? Email us your photo from the event at info@ltart.nl or message us on Facebook!

Cammy Tran, an artist living in the Netherlands, her parents come from Vietnam. Her beautiful light, glass and moving body performance was co-directed with Kaveh Vares.

Cammy Tran, an artist living in the Netherlands, her parents come from Vietnam. Her beautiful light, glass and moving body performance was co-directed with Kaveh Vares.

Exhibition curator Inga Cholmogorova with her beloved glass sculpture.

Exhibition curator Inga Cholmogorova with her beloved glass sculpture.

Joke-Aistė from the Netherlands. Fater is Dutch and mother is half-Lithuanian, half-Tova (Siberia). Joke learned about the event from Lithuanian friends.

Joke-Aistė from the Netherlands. Fater is Dutch and mother is half-Lithuanian, half-Tova (Siberia). Joke learned about the event from Lithuanian friends and was there to help out with the exhibition.

Lina Mengotienė. Tired, after being one of the main organisers of LTart.NL, but happy.

Lina Mengotienė. Tired, after being one of the main organisers of LTart.NL, but happy.

Monika Dirsytė & a very happy volunteer

Monika Dirsytė & a very happy volunteer Šarūnas Zakaras.

"Oh no, no, no" - Sandra Stanionytė

“Oh no, no, no” – Sandra Stanionytė

Thanks to our two enthusiastic volunteers at the wardrobe Irena (left) and Justina (right), all was under control  even if the people were flooding. Irena is here for the first time, though she visited past events. Justina is originally from Birzai (LT) and says she's very happy to join the team! #HumansofLTartNL

Thanks to our two enthusiastic volunteers at the wardrobe Irena (left) and Justina (right), all was under control even if the people were flooding. Irena is here for the first time, though she visited past events. Justina is originally from Birzai (LT) and says she’s very happy to join the team! #HumansofLTartNL

 

 

 

 

LTart.NL 2014

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LTart.NL is an annual art event, which gives a stage for Lithuanian artists to show their work and connect it to Dutch culture, as well as for Dutch and expat artists to engage with Lithuanian art scene. LTart.NL presents various disciplines of fine arts, as well live music concert and DJ program, and even an opportunity to taste some authentic Lithuanian cuisine. LTart.NL creates a unique atmosphere by bringing together people from various backgrounds and communities to express, experience, explore, share and enjoy!

This 5th edition of the event will take place on 6th of DECEMBER 2014 at the beautiful De POSTHOORNKERK church (Haarlemmerstraat 124-126) in Amsterdam. Structured in three parts, the event presents a Fine Arts Exhibition, live music performances and an evening concert – a perfectly balanced programme to cater for both art connoisseurs as well as art-curious and those wanting to just relax and have fun.

Ltart.NL 2014 will kick-off with a Fine Arts Exhibition REFLECTION, curated by an Amsterdam and Paris based Lithuanian artist Inga Cholmogorova, which invites some acclaimed and  upcoming international artists to present their interpretations of the theme REFLECTION through their work. The exhibition will present works from various disciplines combining painting, photography, sculpture, installation and live performance by the alumni and students of the best art education institutions in Lithuania and Holland such as Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Vilniaus dailės akademija, Riijksacademie, De Ateliers and Dutch Art Institute among others.

The day will proceed with classical and contemporary music performances, curated by Rima Dirsė. From classical piano music by Antonín Dvořák, to cheerful songs for kids by a performer from the famous Kinderen voor Kinderen group, to contemporary music genres such as jazz, funk, pop, etc., this part of the programme will make you cheer and smile and get in the mood for the evening.

For our evening concert we have invited a Lithuanian singer-songwriter Donatas Montvydas aka Donny Montell to perform live his most famous as well as latest pieces. Donatas is a successful participant of various TV-projects and a passionate performer, who represented Lithuania in the Eurovision song contest in 2012. After Donatas’ concert the evening will continue with an afterparty, powered with good beats by our DJs to keep you going till the end!

To keep up to date with the latest programme, follow our Facebook page, visit www.ltart.nl or find us on Twitter @LTart_NL.

The event is hosted by Lithuanian community in the Netherlands, together with Lithuanian Embassy, and brought to you by Lithuanian art enthusiasts in the Netherlands.


Backstage interviews: Vytis Smolskas

Vytis Smolskas – jazz pianist and composer. He arrived to the Netherlands a little bit more than a year ago. Currently he is studying in the Hague.

Music is a big part of Vytis life: “I think that one of the purposes of music is to make people a little bit better, to warm them up and to take over negative thoughts or emotions,” – young man debates. “There are very many people in the world who understand and perceive music in the same way however their work will never be the same. We are all different. I don’t think that its very important how my music is special, the main thing is to say why I do it. It is the starting point where everything is developing from.”

Lithuania for Vytis is home therefore very important part of his life, however he is taking part in the LTart.NL event for the first time. “Last year I was a viewer and when it comes to expectations, I heard somewhere that they diminish the joy of life therefore I am open to anything that can happen,” – smiles the musician.

As a main goal in his life Vytis names constant aspiration to learn the secrets to art of life and simply how “to be a happy man” whilst saying goodbye he wishes everyone who will come to the event on Saturday to “be open minded and sincere to one selves and to others”.

Interview prepared by E. Kvartunaite.

You can also read interviews Lithuanian versionhere.

MENU from Marceliukes Kletis!

 

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BEER SNACKS and APPETISERS

Kepta duona (pan-fried garlic bread)

Kepta duona su sūriu (pan-fried garlic bread with chesse)

Kibinas su mėsa (Karaite pork pasty “Kibinai”)

HOT DISHES

„Didžkukuliai“ – cepelinas su mėsa (zeppelin with meat and cream sauce)

Bulvinis vėdaras (mashed potato sausage)

Bulvinis blynas (grated potato pancakes with sour cream sauce)

Bulvinis blynas su mėsa (grated potato pancakes with meat)

DESSERTS

Šakotis (lithuanian tradicional cake „Šakotis“)

„Tinginys“ (tradicional chocolate-cookies cake)

DRINKS

Naminė duonos gira (homemade bread kvass)

Mineralinis vanduo (mineral water)

Lietuviškos sultys: Obuolių/Slyvų/Pomidorų (Lithuanian juice: Apple, Plum, Tomato)

Lietuviškas pilstomas alus (Lithianian beer)

Lietuviškas vynas „Voruta“ (Lithuanian wine)

Brendis „Alita“ (brendy)

Naminis karštas vynas su spanguolėmis ir medumi (Homemade hot wine)

Trauktinių degustacija (bitters): „Trejos devynerios“ / „Palanga“ / „Dainava“ / „Suktinis“

Gilių kava, pagardinta pienu (acorn coffee)

Žolelių arbata „Sveikata“ (tea form herbal)