On 1th of August, in villa “Auska” was inaugurated an exhibition “Ricardo Opisso and contemporaries. The chronicle of the twentieth century. " The exhibition organizers was NPO " European sport, art and languages school” which were happy to collaborate with the Spanish art gallery "Elysium". This art project was the start of new cultural cooperation between Spain and Lithuania..
On this exhibition were presented pictorial Catalan and Spanish works of the twentieth century. In the center of exhibition – the famous works of the famous Spanish painter Ricardo Opisso.
Ricardo Opisso (1880 - 1966) - the famous Spanish painter and caricaturist, who perfectly interpreted and presented the different forms of life evolutions. Ricard recorded all charm and naturalness of the era, which are advanced in 1930 - ideas, failures, nature, disasters of war, a slow but irreversible economic recovery after the war. Furthermore, this artist imparted important social and political news. His works is characterized by a range of techniques - from pencil to ink coal. On exhibition Ricard Opisso presented along with several other artists, who were his friends or just acquaintances - Siantiago Rusinol , Ramon Casas , Joaquin Sorolla , Joaquin Mir , Eliseo Meifren Carlos Nadal Rafael Durancamps.
On 1st of August was organized an impressive opening ceremony, where participated a lot of honorable guests – the chairman of The Seimas of the Lithuanian Republic, the advisor of the minister Rimas Varkulevicius, the famous Lithuanian actor Juozas Budraitis, journalist Ernestas Mackevičius, Vladimir Liovkin, Spanish delegation and others.
Guests of the event were able not only to admire the paintings , but also enjoy of great music, which was performed by Spanish opera singer Constance Leon ( soprano ), supported by guitarist Dmitry Murin , Russian opera singer Leonid Bahtalin ( bass ) , guitar quartet Frauchi , famous Russian violist Sergey Poltavsky . Guests of the event were also able to see the Spanish and Argentinean dances - pasodoble and tango. Exhibition opening celebration closed just on the late evening with spectacular fireworks.