Spring Exhibition 2022
Opens April 27, 2022, Closes June 24, 2022

The View from My Window 
featuring: Ukrainian Artist Igor Letinsky
followed with a Juried Exhibition

To reserve your attendance at the Collector's Reception, please call us at 318-254-3322. or email us at rustonartisans@gmail.com

Collector's Reception: April 28, 2022 |  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Public Reception: April 29, 2022 |

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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Igor Letinsky. Remember that name! Igor Letinsky is an artist living in Odessa, Ukraine whose prophetic watercolor artworks hauntingly portray a culture and history that is, at this moment, under threat of extinction. Each original watercolor serves to document the beauty and life of Ukraine as it was, and still is in the hearts of its people.



On 24 January, 2022, Igor was concluding an exhibition at the Gallery Artodessa in Odessa, Ukraine. One month later, Mr. Letinsky chose to remain at his home in Odessa, to defend the beauty depicted in his work. The gallery director at Artodessa, Ekaterina Pimenova, described Igor’s work this way, “The possibilities of watercolor allow the author to convey the mood and quintessence of the moment. The works of Igor Letinsky are a story about a modern city. Written in a very elegant way. In it, Odessa appears in all its guises, which we value so much, which we value so very much.”

“When I first viewed Igor’s art, I was overwhelmed with so many emotions,” said Judi Null, Ruston Artisans gallery owner. “His use of watercolor to convey the love he has for his country is compelling. Even more than that, was knowing that this work has documented, for generations to come, what this lovely city may lose forever to the war. Viewing his work, you can imagine the images fading into the background—almost prophetic of what has come to pass. We are blessed and honored to be entrusted with this visual story of Odessa. We pray that Mr. Letinsky remains safe as he protects his homeland. Purchases of Igor’s art will not only benefit relief efforts, people will be investing in a piece of history.”

Igor Letinsky graduated from the Odessa State Maritime University and also received a second higher education at the Institute of Postgraduate Education at the I.I. Mechnikov. He has been engaged in creativity for as long as he can remember. He is a member of the international volunteer movement Urban Sketchers Odessa. His works have also been exhibited in the Bleschunov House and the Vorontsov Palace.

Letinsky’s exceptional body of work will be exhibited as a two-part charity show. Mr. Letinsky’s exhibition of original works of art opens 27 April, 2022, with a private collector’s reception to be held on 28 April, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (by reservation only) and a public reception on 29 April, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mr. Letinsky will attempt to join the private reception electronically. Our artist and Ruston Artisans will be donating 50% of all sales to Ukraine relief through Rotary International and the Red Cross. For information about the exhibition or to make a private reception reservation, contact Ruston Artisans at 318-254-3322. Limited edition giclee’s and prints will also be available for sale. The exhibition is open through 24 June, 2022.

The second part of The View from My Window will be a juried exhibition supporting the work of Mr. Letinsky. A call for artists is being released soon and the exhibition will open 27 May, 2022. Information about this event will be provided in a forthcoming press release.

On 24 January, 2022, Igor was concluding an exhibition at the Gallery Artodessa in Odessa, Ukraine. One month later, Mr. Letinsky chose to remain at his home in Odessa, to defend the beauty depicted in his work. The gallery director at Artodessa, Ekaterina Pimenova, described Igor’s work this way, “The possibilities of watercolor allow the author to convey the mood and quintessence of the moment. The works of Igor Letinsky are a story about a modern city. Written in a very elegant way. In it, Odessa appears in all its guises, which we value so much, which we value so very much.”

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Water Lilies

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View to Saint Panatele Mon Manastery

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Toads Yet Croak

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Tell Me Please, How to Get to Deribasovskaja Street,

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Roofs of the Military in Winter

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Ukrainian Venice

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Turkish Coffee

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View from Pogar Mountain

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The Wedding Photographer

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The Return from Fishing

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The Old Church Ishmael

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Street Cafe

Smoking Carpatians Mountains

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Paris Hotel

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On the Beach Near Odessa

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On the Way to the Church

Old Odessa Roofs Near to the Port

On Pushkin Street

Odessa Courtyard

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Longboat Repair

Morning Dog Walk

Lanzheronovskaya Street

Lanzheron Descent

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Kanatnaja Street

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House in the Village

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Fish Market at Privoz 9

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Haydarpasa, Istanbul

Fishing at Odessa

Fabriano Street

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Fishing

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Evangelical Church View

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Danube Sleeve

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Construction of Istanbul

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Carpatians

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Carpatians Village

Bessarabian Village

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Crossing the Opera House

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Carpatians

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Amusement Park in Chevchenko  City Garden

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Carpatians Village

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Backwater

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Bessarabian Village

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Carpatians Village

Igor Letinsky
Odessa, Ukraine

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