BRAMA, Nov 16, 2005, 1:00 am ET|
New folkart exhibit promises cultural extravaganza
Sneak preview: Oksana Olech assists Chrystyna Pevny (left) as they
fit a mannequin with a traditional Ukrainian costume. The Ukrainian Museum
opens a new exhibition next week titled "The Tree of Life, The Sun, The Goddess",
featuring an extensive selection from its Folkart collection.
The exhibition opens to the public on
Wednesday, November 23, 2005.
Any visitor touring New York's Ukrainian Museum
during the recent Alexander Archipenko sculpture exhibition
[see slideshow] that
may have asked "Where's the Ukrainian part?,"
will get an eyeful of colorful traditional
folkart on a return trip after this coming
weekend. The new exhibition titled "The Tree of Life, The Sun, The Goddess"
opens to the public on Wednesday, November 23 (member previews take
place this weekend).
The exhibit boasts
116 groups of traditional arts and crafts in Ukrainian culture.
Eye candy for visitors will
include spectacularly colorful folk costumes,
delectable-looking decorated breads, pysanky
(exquisite Ukrainian decorated eggs),
rushnyky (embroidered ceremonial cloths), kilims, woodwork,
ceramics, and much more.
Lubow Wolynetz, curator for this exhibition, has been preparing
for more than one year, setting the context, making selections,
writing the catalog, and finally, putting the exhibition
pieces together. The layout was designed by Natalie Fizer and Glenn Forley of
Fizer Forley Studio.
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