Pelham Art Center Hosts Ukrainian Art & Culture Events Next Week

Harmony Cardenas

Pelham Art Heart will host 3 free of charge neighborhood functions centered all around Ukrainian artwork and cultural traditions. Arrive study additional about the prosperous creative traditions of Ukraine, and their vibrancy and great importance to this working day.

“Supporting our regional Ukrainian communities and artists is amazingly important proper now. It has been 5 months because the war in Ukraine started out. For individuals of you who really don’t know my partner is Ukrainian and we have household members currently in Ukraine. These earlier few weeks have been coronary heart wrenching for all of us,” shares Charlotte Mouquin, Govt Director of Pelham Artwork Heart. “We goal to help artists, rejoice all cultures, to market artwork, education and learning and unity. There is normally anything remarkable coming up at Pelham Art Centre. Be sure to join us for these absolutely free programs made possible by the ReStart the Arts grant from ArtsWestchester, the Pelham Rotary, and our yearly fund contributors and donors.”

Tuesday, April 5, 2022: Ukrainian-American Artist Panel – 6:00-7:30 pm

Pelham Artwork Center hosts a digital panel of four present-day Ukrainian-American artists through Zoom on April 5th, 6:00pm ET. Artists Andrea Wenglowskyj, Katrina Majkut, Christina Saj, and Luba Drozd will discuss about their art methods and Ukrainian cultural heritage affect. Zoom obtain for this celebration & additional information on every single of the artists can be uncovered on Pelham Art Center’s web page.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022: Ukrainian Pysanka Lecture & Demo – 6:00-7:30 pm

Be part of Pelham Art Centre for a are living lecture and demo with artist and ethnographer Sofika Zielyk on the Pysanka (Ukrainian Easter egg) tradition. This celebration is absolutely free and open to the community.

Created using the batik wax-resistance method, the Ukrainian Easter egg or pysanka (from the phrase “pysaty” or “to compose”) was believed to possess enormous electrical power. For the ancients, keeping a pysanka in one’s hand was a way of harnessing the power of the solar. The complete egg represented the rebirth of character, though the yolk alone was a symbol of the all-potent sun god. Pysanky (the plural of a pysanka) have been revered as talismans: they shielded the loved ones against evil, disorder and fire. They could convey very good luck, overall health, prosperity and a bountiful harvest. Stop by Pelham Art Center on Wednesday, April 6th at 6:00pm to study additional about this loaded Ukrainian custom and the background behind it.

Sunday, April 10, 2022: Ukrainian Cultural Celebration – 1:00-3:00 pm*

Through Pelham Chamber of Commerce “Spring into Pelham”

Show up at a cost-free general public celebration of Ukrainian society with songs and dancing in the Pelham Artwork Heart courtyard. From 1:00-2:00pm, 3 artists–Nadia Garber, Tania Homenko, and Olga Khomenko–will give demonstrations in standard Ukrainian craftwork. A are living Ukrainian people general performance commences at At 2:00pm: “Haida-haida!” Live Audio by Cheres Ensemble and Dance Performances by the VESNA Dance Group from the Yunist Ukrainian Dance College.

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