Preview of Events
- Sun19Mar2017Fri30Jun2017SOMERSET, N.J.
Welcome spring and the Year of the Rooster with a special exhibit of folk painting from the Petrykivka area of Ukraine, presented by the Ukrainian Historical and Educational Center and collectors Yuri Mischenko and Natalie Pawlenko. On exhibit are 38 works of noted artists from the 1980s to the present. The exhibit, “Petrykivka Spring,” goes “beyond the canvas” and explores the historical context of this distinctively Ukrainian art tradition, which was put on the list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2013. Learn about its origins in folk spirituality, its connections to the Ukrainian Kozak state and its recent transformation into a brand of independent Ukraine. The exhibit opens with a reception and gallery talk on Sunday, March 19, at 1-4 p.m. Hours are: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, noon-5 p.m., or by appointment for groups. The exhibit will be on view until June 30 at the UHEC Library Gallery, 135 Davidson Ave., Somerset, NJ 08873. For information call 732-356-0090 or visit www.ukrhec.org/exhibits.