01 August 2018
Great Tales of Stephen of Perm
8-year-old artists created an exhibition dedicated to the life of Russian Orthodox missionary Stephen of Perm. Each of twenty pieces depicts an episode from the saint's life copied from the icons. The explanatory notes to the paintings give a clue to the stories behind them.
This exhibition is a joint project of our library and the Komi National Gallery. The children master their drawing and painting skills at the Gallery's training center, studying at the same time the history and traditions of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Stephen of Perm is revered for converting the Komi people to Christianity. He is also credited with creating 'anbur', the ancient Komi alphabet, in 1372 and giving Komi the written language.
You can visit the exhibition from 1 to 31 August. The entrance is free.