Vilnius Academy of Arts in Lithuania and HfG Offenbach are rather far apart – 1226.25 km to be exact. Nonetheless, both institutes have for 15 years been closely connected through the work of the Rotary Club Offenbach and its chairperson Erik von Knorre. Every semester the Rotary Club supports Lithuanian students spending a semester at HfG Offenbach. For the first time, both art schools have organised an exhibition by the exchange students supported in Vilnius and Offenbach, respectively. In Vilnius Lithuania’s former president Vytautas Landsbergis and his wife attended the opening.
Participating students: Ugnė Balčiūnaitė, Eidvilė Viktorija Buožytė, Andrius Ciplijauskas, Monika Janulevičiūtė, Ingrida Kirkliauskaitė, Lina Marcinonytė, Lina Montvydaitė, Karolina Novoselskaja, Jurgis Ramanauskas, Lina Vaitiekūnaitė, Edvinas Žukauskas. Opening: May 26, 2016 Vilnius / October 29, 2016 Offenbach. Welcome: Erik von Knorre, Dr. Holger Niedenthal, Prof. Audrius Klimas, Prof. Klaus Hesse