At the opening of the official part colleagues, critics and friends have given speeches.
Words of love and recognition sounded all the evening long;
the evening have ended with the improvised concert a-chapel:
ancient Russian songs sounded at the LES Gallery. «Paintings has casted», — that was the explanation of the impulse of the soloist of ballet and the fan of painting, and the folklore singer during the opening day, Vladimir Raspopov. Valery Novikov, the critic and the curator of numerous Moscow exhibitions, has equally admired both monumental picturesque panels by Kosulnikova, and Vladimir Matyukhin's jeweler graphics. You can see many of his graphic works at the exhibition. The presented series of ex-librises is unique, — the first orders have already arrived from critics, which show the level of works of Matyukhin.
The art critic and historian Ilya Trofimov said that he had opened a new name - Alyona Kosulnikova.
The visitors will see nine monumental silk panels made by Alyona, including: diptyches of “Taman” and “Lonely village”, huge picturesque cloths “Kizhi”, “White Christmas”, “Pereslavl Zalessky”, “The old fence”, "Bryovnyshki" and set of works on sha-silk of more modest formats. “A small rural street”, “Color of snow and a tree”, “Winter in Pribaikalye”…. And many, many other works. Poetics of wooden architecture, a rural way of life can be found in the works of Kosulnikova.
“The soul simply rests” — this phrase is uttered with astonishment by almost every visitor of the exhibition.