Friday, 9 March 2012


Talisman, Decorative Art, Identity Marker

A presentation by Sophia Kachor
Thursday March 15, 2012 at 7:00 pm
184 Alexander Avenue East, Winnipeg

The presentation will explore this narrative by telling the story of the designs and symbols on the pysanka from three prespectives: the original ancient pre-Christian tradition, the impact of Christianity on the tradition, and the contribution of Ukrainian Canadians to the pysanka narrative.

The presentation will be illustrated with images from Oseredok's pysanka collection.



We are getting very excited about the upcoming SPRING FAIR March 23 and 24!
Featuring the beautiful, whimsical, dramatic and downright gorgeous jewelry of MARIYA DESIGN, PATTY M. KIW, and DANGLE-ICIOUS DESIGNS. All three jewelers will be present on Friday evening March 23 to help you in your selection!

PLUS! We will have most everything you need and want for your Easter celebrations- embroidered basket covers and pysanky, pysanka-themed dinner serviettes, artisan pysanka cookies, (yes, Odarko...cookies!)
beeswax candles and Manitoba-made honey, imported tea from Ukraine, and more!

JUST IN! We have NEW ceramic-ware - both beautiful and useful! Lovely gifts for yourself or someone special!

Honey pot

Beautiful new poppy 12" x 12" tile

DON'T FORGET that Oseredok Boutique is Manitoba's largest pysanka supply store! Whether you're a serious professional or setting out to make your very first one, Oseredok Boutique has what you need - dyes, wood-handled or delrin kistky, beeswax, templates, egg blowers and design books!
Also available now - a very large selection of beautifully written pysanky, in sizes from pullet* to goose! Including pysanky by Halyna Badulak, Master of Pysanka, Katya Trischuk, Michele Kotak,and other extraordinary писанчарки!

*A pullet egg is an egg layed by a chicken that is less than a year old. Some chefs say, that the pullet eggs are superior in taste. Two pullet eggs equal one large egg.

Open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm!


Last Saturday evening, March 3, Oseredok hosted the launch of Erin Moure's new book of poetry The Unmemntioable. Joining her in reading excerpts from their own, or others', writings were Winnipeg writer Maurice Mierau, and Winnipeg filmmaker John Paskievich. Poet and eco-critic Alison Calder moderated the evening's readings and discussion.

From left to right: John Paskievich, Maurice Mierau, Erin Moure

Erin Moure reading from
The Unmemntioable

The discussion centred on issues of Ukrainian identity and experience in poetry and film.

Thank you to all who attended the launch, and a special thank you to Erin Moure, Maurice Mierau, John Paskievich and Alison Calder for an enlightening evening.

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