Exhibition of the Samogitians of the World
In 2003 June, Plungė
hosted the Fourth Exhibition of Samogitian Art, with one hundred and
a half of participants from Samogitia, Lithuania and abroad.
Painting, sculpture and applied arts were represented with the range
of styles and trends from the naive up to the abstract. A large group
of artists either residing in the Samogitian area of Lithuania or of
Samogitian descent participated. The list of participants included famous
names, such as: Leonardas Tuleikis, Vytautas Valius, Juozas Bagdonas,
Romanas Vilkauskas, Osvaldas Jablonskis, Pranas Griušys, Teresė
Jankauskaitė, Linas Julijonas Jankus, L. Mišeikienė, Loreta
Zdanavičienė, Petras Gintalas, Algimantas Švažas
(19332003), Vija Tarabildienė, Antanas Visockis, Ričardas
Zdanavičius. A nice addition to the exhibition was the participation
of the Samogitians presently residing abroad, V. Ignas, E. Kubbos, L.
Skrolys, J. Janavičius, J. Dabkevičiūtė-Paukštienė,
and J. Bagdonas, who has recently repatriated from the USA.