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May 2011

Vista Studios in Columbia, SC, Features Works by Nikolai Oskolkov

Vista Studios in Columbia, SC, will present the exhibit, The Dixie Commissar Music & Art Show, on view in Gallery 80808, from May 17 - 24, 2011. A reception will be held on May 20, from 4-9pm. This will be Oskolkov’s fourth annual Spring exhibition at Vista Studios.

Oskolkov expresses just what’s on his mind with a wide variety of thematic cycles in painting and drawing. Genres flow into one another with new explorations into human emotion, thought-forms and spiritual symbolism. Nostalgic genre scenes and decorative art contrast with dramatic depictions of military history subjects, many commemorating the current sesquicentennial anniversary of the outbreak of the American Civil War.

The Friday reception will also feature Oskolkov on piano and the colorful Russian three-string balalaika. The Dixie Commissar also invites his comrades to bring their musical instruments for informal jam sessions at the reception.

For further information check our SC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 803/252-6134 or visit (

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