Spring Street Gallery & Yara Arts Group present:

A cluster of events that will include an exhibit of photographs from Kyrgyzstan by Margaret Morton, music concert by Sakhna, talk with slides on theatre production at La MaMa and traditional Kyrgyz craft exhibit.

Celestial Cities

Photos by Margaret Morton

Spring Street Gallery, 110 Spring Street
Wednesday April 4, 6 -8 PM

Opening Reception for exhibit of photography by Margaret Morton, featuring Kyrgyzstan’s extraordinary architectural legacy—ornate “gumbez” or mausoleums clustered in elaborate miniature walled cities that are astonishing for their grandeur and desolate mountain sites.

Kyrgyz Craft Bazaar

Spring Street Gallery, 110 Spring Street

Beautiful hand-crafted items for sale in the gallery.

Sakhna: Music from
the Celestial Mountains

Filene Hall, Skidmore College Thursday, April 5, 8PM

Yara and Sakhna artists from Kyrgyzstan will perform excerpts from epic theatre pieces, epic songs or dastans, as well as traditional music. The event will be introduced by slides of Kyrgyzstan.

The Making of Janyl

Spring Street Gallery, Friday, April 6, 6PM

Director Virlana Tkacz and the performers will offer selected music and stories on the making of Yara's newest work Janyl. Based on an ancient epic song from Kyrgyzstan about a woman archer with a skill so refined that she never misses, this World Music-Theater piece performed at La MaMa in March.

Kyrgyzstan: Celestial Mountains

Saratoga Springs, New York April 3-6, 2007 For information call Spring Street Gallery (518) 587-6433

The events with the Kyrygyz artists in New York were made possible in part with public funds from
the New York State Cuncil on the Arts, New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs,
grants from the Nordlys Foundaiton, CEC ArtsLink, US Embassy in Bishkek, Swiss Agency for Development,
the Educational Fund of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Soros Foundation of Kyrgyzstan

For information on all these Kyrgyz events