|Zurab Tseretelli Presents a Rare Art Exhibit at The National Arts Club in New York City|
|June 11, 2010|
The renowned Russian painter and sculptor Zurab Tsereteli will have a rare exhibit of his works opened Friday, June 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan.
The exhibition, entitled 'Two Cultures Through Art,' is presented by the New York-based Russian American Foundation and National Arts Club, which will honor Mr. Tsereteli its Gold Medal of Honor for Lifetime Achievement in Art, the first time NAC has designated this honor to a Russian Artist. Mr. Tsereteli was born in Tbilisi, Georgia on January 4, 1934. Zurab Tsereteli is the president of the Russian Academy of Arts and founder/director of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. He is also a UNESCO Good Will Ambassador
Mr. Tsereteli's is skilled in painting, drawing, sculpturing, monument design, enamel, mosaics and staiNed Glass. His bronze sculpture "Good Defeats Evil" is located at the United Nations Headquarters in NY. The sculpture, depicting a mounted St. George driving his lance into the belly of a dragon, is comprised of dismantled intermediate range nuclear weapons from both the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Tsereteli's 100-foot bronze sculpture 'To the Struggle Against World Terrorism' is located at the entrance to the New York Harbor in Bayonne, NJ, in front of the Statue of Liberty. This sculpture was dedicated on September 11, 2006.
Founded in 1997, Russian American Foundation encourages interest and understanding of Russian Heritage among all communities in the U.S. as well as to promote reciprocal interest in American heritage among global communities of the former Soviet Union.
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