Sunday, July 5, 2015

Exhibition of icons painted on ammunition boxes delivered from the anti-terrorist operation area has been opened in Dnipropetrovsk

July 05, 2015 (CENZOR.NET) As reported by Censor.NETciting Radio Liberty, authors of the icons, a couple of painters Sofia Atlantova and Oleksandr Klymenko, presented about 30 icons painted in Byzantine style. According to Oleksandr Klymenko, all icons have been painted on wooden ammunition boxes’ covers which were delivered from the anti-terrorist area by Dnipropetrovsk volunteers and Dnipro-1 regiment soldiers, as well as on pieces of camouflage fabric.

The painters called their creations “art objects” and added that all wooden covers delivered from hot spots like Pisky, Debaltseve, Ilovaisk will be returned to peaceful life with images of the saints, Jesus, and Holy Mother. The icons are available for purchasing at the exhibition. Collected money will be transferred by the painters to military medics who save Ukrainian soldiers’ lives in the combat area. One icon costs from 700 to several thousands dollars.

As told by Klymenko, the exhibition has been presented in European cities, including Lublin, Berlin, Munich, Leipzig, Prague, Hanover, and The Hague where proceeds from sales of icons amounted to USD 31,800. All money has been donated to the Mykola Pyrohov First volunteer hospital in the Donbas region. Soon the exhibition will be shown in other cities of Ukraine.