Presentation of the project “Lavkė. Slow and sandy expedition”

On 30 October (Saturday), at 14:00, we invite all the residents of Kabeliai village, the surrounding area, and all interested people to meet with the artists who this summer and autumn are living at the Kabeliai School: Andrej Polukord, DovilėBagdonaitė, Pojūčių teatras (Karolina  Žernytė, Šarūnė Pečiukonytė, and Saulė Norkutė), Gabriele Vetkinaitė, Agota Zdanavičiūtė, and Živilė Lukšytė. 

You are invited to discover works born during this residency in Dzūkija, which could not have been made without the people that these artists met. After traveling around the surrounding villages, you will find a communal exhibition set up in a trunk – an experience that consists of the stories and objects of the local people, pointing to self-help; stories about the abandoned village bathhouse and cross-stitch embroidery on the school ceiling; information and work collection “Pilnas viedralis spalgenų” on the current and possible value of seasonal berries; the installation “Nuometas”; “Liūdnos dainos,” and other pieces.

The meeting will take place at the Kabeliai School, Mokyklos g. 1. 

We will meet you in the courtyard with a communal feast and invite you for a conversation. Together we will whip and eat butter with Evaldas’ homemade, oven-baked bread. Those who wish can also bring their own edible goods. 

The event is part of the project “Lavkė. Slow and sandy expedition”. It aims to increase the accessibility of professional art in remote locations, to draw the rural population into creative processes and strengthen identity awareness, as well as create opportunities for creators to develop artistic research and creative practices, adapting to the effects of the pandemic on society and cultural life. 

The project is funded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture.  

Organised by VšĮ Verpėjos, in cooperation with the Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association, Marcinkonys Multifunctional Centre, Varėna Cultural Centre.

In the photo by Laura Garbštienė: Julė Grigienė’s painting “Kamorūnų berželiai