ROADSIDE MEMORIALS IN UKRAINE AND THEIR SACRED SIGNIFICANCE
A PRESENTATION BY DR. SVITLANA KUKHARENKO
SUNDAY JANUARY 29 AT 2:00 PM
184 Alexander Avenue East, Winnipeg
Driving through Ukraine one comes across roadside crosses, firugres of the Mother of God or saints, tiny chapels and other monuments, many of them testament to the deep spirituality of the people who erected and cared for them. Dr Svitlana Kukharenko will shed light on this tradition and its significance in an illustrated presentation on the subject (in Ukrainian).
Dr. Svitlana Kukharenko has a PhD in Ukrainian Folklore from the University of Alberta. Currently, she is a joint Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Manitoba with the Department of German and Slavic Studies and the Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies.
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CHRIS REID I like to believe I am telling the truth February 9 – April 14, 2012
Opening reception at Gallery 1C03: Thursday, February 9, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Artist talk followed by opening reception at Oseredok Thursday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Chris Reid, Screaming Bread Flees Grain Elevator, 2010, hard pastel on paper, 50" x 60".
Courtesy of the artist.
Gallery 1C03 & Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre are pleased to co-present I like to believe I am telling the truth, a double-sited solo exhibition of new and recent work by Manitoba artist Chris Reid. The exhibition includes large-scale pastel drawings, quirky re-interpretations of Ukrainian Easter eggs and multi-media sculptural installations that incorporate recycled and found objects. Through these diverse media, Reid invents lush visual narratives containing a sundry cast of characters – from folkloric symbols of her Ukrainian heritage and her husband’s African heritage such as Baba Yaga buildings and Anansi the spider to idiosyncratic anthropomorphic cats, dolls, bunnies and bread – that play out their actions in surreal prairie landscapes and unsettling domestic environments.
Reid’s art is beguiling in its playful yet cynical nature and its realization in ultra bright colours, unexpected materials and widely differing scales. The artist’s day job as a housing resource and homelessness coordinator and her roles as a wife and mother greatly inform the psychological tensions evident in her compositions. As Reid notes, her art is “a deceptively inviting metaphor for anxiety, obsessive thought and coping. It is about the desire to belong, to be a part of a community, the frustration and disappointment of having ideals mangled and the not-necessarily-logical need to meet expectations.” Reid deals in ideas with which most of us negotiating the varied demands of contemporary life can identify.
Chris Reid is a visual artist and educator based out of Brandon, Manitoba. Reid completed Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees from the University of Alberta as well as two Master of Fine Arts degrees from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Windsor, where she specialized in painting, drawing and intaglio. In addition to her artistic practice, Reid has worked as a contemporary art curator and is employed as a Housing Resource Worker for the Brandon Regional Health Authority. She has been the recipient of grants for her art from the Manitoba Arts Council and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Reid has exhibited across Canada and in the United States for more than 25 years, including recent solo exhibitions at the Yukon Arts Centre, Latitude 53 and the ThamesArtGallery. I like to believe I am telling thetruth is Chris Reid’s first solo exhibition in Winnipeg. It will travel to the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba later in 2012.
Gallery 1C03, Oseredok and the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba will produce a publication related to this exhibition featuring a critical essay by contemporary art curator and writer Mary Reid. Expected launch date will coincide with the opening of I like to believe I am telling the truth at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba in December of 2012.
Gallery 1C03 and Oseredok gratefully acknowledge financial assistance from The University of Winnipeg, Manitoba Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts and theWasyl Topolnicky Memorial Foundation Inc. for this project.
Saturday March 3, 2012 at 7:00 pm 184 Alexander Ave. East This event has been re-scheduled from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pmSame day! Same place!
EVERYTHING PYSANKA! Learn to make them! Learn about them! Get everything you need to write them!
ETCHED PYSANKA CLASS Saturday February 25, 2 - 4 pm
This emerging contemporary form of pysanka writing has become popular both here in Canada and Ukraine. It involves a new technique in which the egg is submerged in vinegar or acid, rather than dye. Oseredok is excited to offer this "how to" class on learning this new technique. The class is geared for those who have mastered the skill of traditional pysanky writing. CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED. Pre-registration is required. Registration cost: $15 members, $20 non-members. Call (204) 942-0218 to register.
FAMILY PYSANKA WORKSHOPS
Saturday March 17, 1:30 - 4 pm
Saturday March 31, 1:30 - 4 pm
Oseredok is once again offering it's very popular Family Pysanka Workshops! There are two dates to choose from - March 17 or March 31. Register the whole clan, or a complete gaggle of BFFs. But register early, because space is limited! Pre-registration is required. Registration cost: $7 members, $10 non-members. Call (204) 942-0218 to register
The story of the pysanka is a narrative of ideas about life, death, eternity, immortality, rebirth, identity, belonging, community, tradition and innovation. It connectsa us to the past, the present, and future. Using images of pysanky from Oseredok's collections, S. Kachor, Chief of Collections, will explore this narrative by telling the story of the designs and symbols on the pysanka from three perspectives: the original ancient pre-Christian tradition, the impact of Christianity on the tradition, and the contribution of Ukrainian Canadians to the pysanka narrative.
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Oseredok Boutique is stocked with everything you need to make your very own pysanky. Dyes, kistky, wax, how-to books, and inspiring design books!
Open Monday through Saturday 10am to 4pm.
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