The opening of the collective exhibition will take place on Thursday, May 26, in the Marble Hall of the chateau. The introductory speech will be given by art historian PhDr. Jaromír Míčka and during the program the well-known Wallachian musician Miroslav Urubek will play the violin.
The collective exhibition of the Association of Moravian Fine Artists (SVUM) will present a selection of artistic works by current members of the association. The exhibition takes place in parallel both in the Vsetín chateau (Museum of the Moravian Wallachia Region) and in the neighboring Old Town Hall Gallery (Vsetín House of Culture). In both exhibition spaces, it is open daily except Mondays from 9 am to 5 pm.
The Association of Moravian Fine Artists has a respectable history and was founded in 1907 during the second exhibition of Moravian artists in the grammar school building in Valašské Meziříčí. Hodonín then became the seat of the association and brought together artists from Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia. For many years, the association was also the main Moravian art organization, developing a rich exhibition and publishing activity. In connection with the dissolution of the associations after the February coup in 1948, the SVUM was abolished at the end of the 1950s, and its activities resumed in December 1990.
At present, the association has 20 members with a high school and university education in art, who are dedicated to painting, drawing, graphics, sculpture, ceramics, photography, multimedia and conceptual creation. The association is dominated by artists from the South Moravian Region (from Břeclav, Hodonín, etc.), but it also includes artists from the Zlín, Olomouc and Trnava regions (Slovak Republic).