Tuesday 31. May / 2022

Artworks of the International Sand sculpture competition are already being created on the Pasta island

This week in Jelgava, 17 professional sculptors from 10 countries have started working on the creation of the largest sand sculpture park in the Baltics "Summer Signs 2022". The sculptors will continue to create the sculptures until June 3rd at 1 PM, when they will be submitted to the jury for evaluation.


On June 4th and 5th, the largest sand sculpture park in the Baltics “Summer Signs 2022” will open its doors on the Pasta island, where artists from 10 countries - Czech Republic, Spain, Ukraine, Canada, Turkey, Bulgaria, Mongolia, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia- will transform sand into world masterpieces.


Divine proportion or golden ratio, the splendor of traditional Venetian masks, the interpretation of Pablo Picasso's painting "Guernica", the Science Center in Canada, built in the form of a snowflake; a chameleon that changes color under the influence of the environment; modern technologies - these are all masterpieces created by man, nature or the universe, masterpieces that take your breath away. This is how admirable, surprising and inspired works of art will be created by the sculptors of this year's Sand sculpture park - giving visitors the opportunity to get to know outstanding achievements and masterpieces.



For example, the authors of the demo art piece of the Sand sculpture park, the world's most titled Latvian ice and sand sculptor Kārlis Īle and Maija Īle, have chosen to depict Milekangelo's work “Pieta” (Pity). K. Īle himself admits that: “Creating this sculpture is a challenge. Pieta is a very complex, very exquisite marble sculpture, which is in principle impossible to transfer to the sand. Most of all, I want to achieve an equal emotional message, not to make a technical, mechanical copy. I'm adding my ideas to the sculpture and this is definitely one of my most emotional sculptures ”.


On June 4th and 5th the Sand sculpture park will be open from 10 AM to 11 PM.  A variety of activities are planned for the children on both days at the Pasta island, including bubble workshops, foam parties and many different attractions. On both days, vinyl DJ Mareks Ameriks will take care of the musical atmosphere. On Saturday, June 4th, Riga Reggae will perform at 7 PM but Edavārdi will perform at 9 PM. On Sunday, June 5th, at 8 PM, visitors will be delighted by Ivo Fomins.

Tickets are already available at all “Biļešu Paradīze” ticket offices and on the website bilesuparadize.lv. It should be noted that in advance sale - until June 3rd - tickets can be purchased cheaper.

The International Sand sculpture park is organized by the city of Jelgava and the institution “Kultūra”, supported by “Ramirent” and “Pilsētas Elpa”.


Photo: Raimonds Subatovičs

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