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11th international art plener in Zelwa
June 8 -20. The President of IRIDA Maria Esmont was invited by the Union of Artists of Poland to take part in the 11th international art plener in Zelwa. Together with Polish artists the representatives of Lithuania , Ukraine and Russia participated in the plener.

The meetings in the bar every evening, performances of Polish amateur poets and singers, fishing and swimming in the local lake, acquaintances with local peasants engaged in folklore art – all this promoted successful painting in the open as well as in studios. Zelwa saw many guests arrived at the final exhibition and evening party. It was decided to show best works at regional exhibitions and in Warsaw during the season 2010-2011.

A new catalogue “IRIDA – 20 years” published in Moscow and brought to Zelwa made an excellent impression there. Maria Ruksto the organizer of the plener draws new plans of further extending of cultural cooperation with the IRIDA artists.