The Russian Cultural Center “Our Texas” presents the new artworks by talented artist and musician Zhenya Kolykhanov (Rock). Opening Reception, meeting with the artist and mini-concert: Friday, November 11, 7:30p.m.
Originally from Vologda, Russia, Zhenya Kolykhanov (Rock) now lives in Austin. He is mainly known to the public as a virtuoso guitar and accordion player, soloist of the famous Austin group “Flying Balalaika Brothers”, former singer of “Red Elvises”.Zhenya is the person of many talents. His paintings reflect his bright vibrant musical style.
He started to draw and paint at the very early age. At 17, Zhenya worked for Vologda Philharmonic Hall as a poster artist, and later at the local Drama Theater as a stage decorator and prop designer. His first original art had been published on the cover of a program for an Ostrovsky play for the Moscow Harlequin Theater where Zhenya worked as a musician. Zhenya had then been commissioned to create stage props, the theater logo and a series of posters for theatrical plays.
After Moscow, Zhenya moved to the United States. Here he continues his drawing and painting, while performing actively with “Flying Balalaika Brothers”.Art works by Zhenya Rock were exhibited at Strictly Taboo Jazz Club (Dallas), Martin La Borde Gallery on Royal Street (New Orleans), Valencia Art Fair (Los Angeles), Viva Chocolato at the Domain (Austin).