Three for the Weekend in Latvia: Puppets, open-air art and intense colors

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Another weekend and - whisper it - another one with a decent weather forecast. So why don't you just switch off your TV set and go out and do something less boring instead? Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Liepāja Puppet Theater

With the arrival of July, the Liepāja Puppet Theater will again open its doors to a live audience and, in addition to a premiere, will also offer favorite performances from the reperoire and an excursion "Reveal the secrets of the puppet kingdom!"

Sunday, July 4 at 12:00 brings the opening performance of The Three Little Pigs. More details from the official website: 

Liepāja Puppet Theater was founded in 1989 and over the years has put on more than 100 different shows, from classics to modern adaptations and original drama. Every season, the Puppet Theater produces at least 4 new productions and the repertoire includes 8 - 10 different performances.


Open-Air Art at Savvaļa

'Savvaļa' art project
'Savvaļa' art project

As we have already reported, the second season of the open-air art exhibition "Wilderness" (Savvaļa), opened June 12 featuring works of art have been created (and more that will be created on the spot during the summer) by various Latvian and international artists.

The more than 37-hectare exhibition space invites everyone to visit free of charge throughout the summer - anyone can stay in the exhibition area for as long as they want - preferably armed with rubber boots, insect repellent and the desire to get to know art outside the usual academic space.

The location is a rural property owned by artist Andris Eglītis in Vidzeme, between Drusti and Jaunpiebalga, and is open to visitors without set opening hours and entrance fees.

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Rothko and others in Daugavpils

Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center has launched its new exhibition season with a very striking new exhibition curated by Dianne Beal (USA) and Barbara Bodart (France).

“The Color of Light: Utopian Abstractions” displays five artists’ investigations into the color of light. Whether expressed through painting, drawing, photography, video, installation or sculpture, the effects of light, materials, color intensity and hue, subject matter, inspiration, latitude and climate all affect the outcome of the abstract images presented. The artists are united by their dedication to abstraction, pure color and form," says a release from the Center.

And of course while you're there, it would be a crime not to spend time with the original Rothko works currently on display.

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