“In 2003 we have departed into this journey of the colored world with a motto: “We live to paint and our world is colored” and for a while we perceived color as a living source of existence. During one of the painting classes, in the presence of the painters and teachers Botiș Teodor and Nimigeanu Viorel, we were explained how Nichita Stănescu amazed them in 1976 with his wonderful gesture of writing on a wall of the artists’ gallery “Paintings are the square wheels of our hearts!” it made me understand that the human soul is art and I have to bring an homage to this feeling by founding The P9 Painting Club. Thanks to the director Silviu Corpodean we have managed to open the gates of the Painting Club from the Students’ Culture House in Cluj-Napoca on December 9, 2004. The club is dedicated mainly to students, but also to other people regardless of their education. The working groups were formed from 7-35 members. There have been several activities filled with energy and artistic sense such as the organization of many workshops, action paintings, expositions, the student’s festival „Primăvara artelor”.”
The journey through the color world, began by Ovidiu Octavian Opaiț, is now, ten years later, continued, with the same passion, by members of the club who still come to calm their crave for beauty and knowledge every Saturday in this place of escape.
Reorganized at the end of 2003, the club proposes the organizing of a class opened to students until the age of 35.
With the support of the current director of the Students’ Culture House, Mister Milășan Flavius, the club has been gifted with the minimum necessary materials for paining.
From 2014, the club has been greatly developing itself by hosting and organizing different paining exhibitions and also by visiting several museums from Cluj-Napoca and from the entire country, the purpose being the promotion of the authors and the art which resulted during classes.
For the current year (2015) there are going to take place several conferences having as subject The Great Themes of Paining. The first conference was held on February 10 and it was highly promoted by the media.
The painting class is coordinated by reader lecturer univ. dr. Marcel Muntean from the Babeș-Bolyai University, Faculty of Orthodox Theology.
The painting classes are weekly, every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The club’s members have exhibited every year their work, each time being coordinated by specialists from the artistic environment.
The attention that is given to this activity allows us to confirm the high standards of this work.
Coordinator: Referent Stoica Ioana Cecilia
Telephone: 0743 299025