Sunday, April 29, 2018

Leaving Kokkola.

We are ready to leave Kokkola in 3 hours. It has been very nice time in here. We last week was busy, we had Artist Talk in the Nordic Art School and some social time. We are glad we spend this month in Drake Arts Center, it has been successful in our artistic careers, we had so much time for discussions, new ideas, reflections and analyzes.
We enjoyed living in this cozy, little house and also the city, that has changed so much since we came!
Thank you for the great time! Agita and Andris (LV)

                                                    Eagle or hawk?
                                                           Saturday in Pietarsaari.
                                          Kokkola by the sea
                                          Kokkola by the sea
                                         Our street without snow

Monday, April 16, 2018


     It's been two weeks since we - Agita Marackovska and Andris Maracovskis - are in Drake Arts Residency. It has been nice and refreshing time. Sun is shining almost every day and the snow is stepping back every day more and more, and we are lucky to see how the city is changing. Because of the spring air and sun, we have been walking a lot in the city, it looks dynamic and interesting to us. There is always something new to see and explore.
     In Nordic Art School we have a studio. The school looks very cozy and with creative atmosphere. Especially we like the library with good art books. On Wednesdays there are artist talks and it's a nice way to know more about Nordic art and to get to know new artists. On 25th of April also we are going to tell about our works and experiences in art.

                                         Melting snow in our yard
                                         Some studio time

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Agita Marackovska & Andris Marackovskis, Latvia

Hi! We are two artists from Latvia and we will stay in Darke Arts Center in April! We work in sculpture, installation and drawings mostly. Before coming here, we spend 3 month in Serlachius residency, Mänttä, Finland. There we have been working on our project Discipline, the idea was to create huge amount of new ideas for three themes - Nature, Human and City. We also had ceramic workshop there and an exhibition at the end of our stay. Now we are here and our plan is to continue with the same spacious themes, combine all three together and expand ideas for future exhibition.

More about our works:
 1.4.2018. Easter eggs! First day in Kokkola.
 Andris working on some sketch!
 Finnish spring on frozen sea! 1.4.2018.

1.4.2018. "Our" street.