Hortobágy – In the last century, at the end of the 20s, three painters from the Hungarian Great Plain founded a colony to send a message from Hungary to draw attention to the beauties of Hortobágy, said Zoltán Gencsi, the deputy mayor of the settlement, in his welcome speech.
By this he referred to the painter from Debrecen: after more than 50 years, Imre Égerházi carried on this legacy when he reorganized the Hortobágy Creative Camp.
In his handing-over speech, Mayor András Vincze mentioned that the gallery, which had been opened two years ago, had been renovated for HUF 18m under the ‘Leader program’, of which 15m was the amount of support. After a short program of the Hortobágy Délibáb Folk Song Circle and the Tiszacsege Traditional Folk Dance Association, the guests viewed the works exhibited in the renovated gallery, which were made in the creative camp in recent decades. Before the opening of artistic director Márta H. Csongrády, a small group from the hometown of the eponymous person placed their wreath at the portrait of Imre Égerházi.