Christine Melnick, Minister of Immigration and Culture with the Province of Manitoba brought greetings from the province. Dr. Jaroslav Rozumnyj officially opened the exhibition and Marta Hnatiw, president of Plast, spoke to the Plast centenary celebrations. Sophia Kachor, Executive Director, and curator of the exhibition, provided insight into the narrative and production of the exhibition, and acknowledged Bohdana Bashuk as the exhibition graphic designer.
Over 160 people attended the opening, including young members of the Plast Ukrainian Youth Association of Manitoba, who delighted the audience with an enthusiastic rendition of Будь іскрою, the official song of the Plast centenary.
All in attendance also had the opportunity to view the artworks of young plastuny in the MultiPurpose Room.
|(From L to R) Manitoba Minister of Immigration and Culture|
Christine Melnick, Oseredok Executive Director and
exhibition curator Sophia Kachor, and Oseredok
President Christine Semaniuk
|(From L to R) Oksana Rozumna, Sophia Kachor, Jaroslav Rozumnyj|
The Story of Plast exhbition is expressed in 16 image and text panels, interspersed with such items as a rare first edition of Життя в Пласті, a plastun's backpack from the 70's, and a Plast badge and pin that travelled in space with Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper on the space shuttle Endeavour in 2008.
The exhibition continues until January 27, 2013 at Oseredok.
The main exhibition and exhibition of children's art continues until January 27, 2013.
Open Monday through Saturday 10 am to 4 pm.
|PAPA DUKE - VIOLUMINOSITY|
Vasyl Popadiuk is back with his 3rd solo album! Together with 7 musicians, Vasyl presents a wonderful collection of both Ukrainian and classics such as “Carpathian Cactus”, “Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet” and the “The Long Road (Those were the days) to name a few. This acoustic recording is a great addition to your collection!
|DARKA & SLAVKO - RETRO PERSPECTIVE|
Retro Perspective is a collection of songs from New York's Darka and Slavko. Hear how their music developed over the course of their albums, and enjoy the great jazz stylings of this ground-breaking musical duo!
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