On August 28, 2022, a meeting of a street artist from Moscow, Danila Shozy, and residents of the building (Lenin St., 189), on which the artist painted the mural «Treasure box / Хәзинәләр тартмасы»
, was conducted in Almetyevsk. The theme of the final season of Tales of the Golden Apples was caring, and Shozy focused on caring for the inner child in his mural. The box contains many objects from the past that hold warm memories for the artist and can also remind the viewers of their own childhood.
Tea parties are now part of the tradition of the public art program: when a new artist arrives in Almetyevsk, he gets to know the residents of the building where he plans to paint, as well as their neighbors. Communicating with the residents, the artist is immersed in the culture of the region, learns about local traditions and customs. At the same time, people share their impressions and thoughts regarding the new work of art, which increases the emotional involvement in the creative process and the transformation of the urban environment. At the heart of each art object of the «Tales of the Golden Apples» is an idea that highlights the local cultural code, and Tatar hospitality and interaction with people help artists get acquainted with the local customs and way of life, which certainly has an impact on them and their works.
In anticipation of the creation of the mural, a volunteer group led by an experienced sociologist conducted a survey of the residents of the house about whether they had treasure boxes in their childhood and what items were stored in them. Some of the objects they mentioned turned out to be depicted on the Shozy mural: for example, the «Treasure Box»
mural contains the memories of both the artist and the building inhabitants. At the tea party, Shozy actively communicated with local residents, told them about the history of each treasure from the box, and the participants of the meeting shared their associations and childhood memories.