Thursday 2. June / 2022

The fourth day of the 16th International Sand sculpture competition is taking place in Jelgava

In Jelgava, Pasta island, 17 artists from 10 countries - Czech Republic, Spain, Ukraine, Canada, Turkey, Bulgaria, Mongolia, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia - are sculpting world masterpieces out of sand while adding their own unique interpretations to the art pieces.

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The artists started making demo sculpture last week, but this week 15 sculptors joined them to create the sculptures for the competition. The sculptors will continue to create large-format sand sculptures until 1 PM on Friday, when they will be submitted to the jury.

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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 snowflakes; a chameleon that changes color under the influence of the environment; modern technologies - these are all masterpieces that can take your breath away. This is the feeling of admiration, surprise and inspiration that will be created by the participants of the “Summer Signs 2022” - giving visitors the opportunity to get to know outstanding achievements and masterpieces.

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For example, the Mongolian sculptor Munkh-Erdene Tsagaan reveals that: “This time I am reproducing a classic sculpture from the 15th century, to which I add elements of the digital age. Thus combining a well-known and classic image with digitizing elements - small pixels, NFT's, crypto coins”.

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

Tickets are already available at “Biļešu Paradīze” box offices and online bilesuparadize.lv. Tickets can be purchased cheaper in the pre-sale until June 3rd.

International Sand sculpture park is organised by city of Jelgava, establishment “Kultūra”, supported by “Ramirent” and “Pilsētas Elpa”.

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