'Petrykivka Is Soul of Ukraine' exhibition, Kyiv


Over 200 items exposed at 'Ukraine is soul of Ukraine' exhibition opened on January, 20, in Kyiv Center of Ukrainian Art and Culture.

Towels, tableware, scarves, malovky (pictures on paper), household items, clothing, birds are brought by 6 painting masters (Halyna Nazarenko, Olena Yarmolyuk, Iryna Kibets, Victoria Shevchenko, Tetiana Harkava and Natalia Malyarchuk) and their students.

'Works of my students have travelled a lot and visited such countries as France, Belgium, Bulgaria, Uzbekistan, Greece, China, India', T.Harkava, Honored Master of Folk Art of Ukraine, Petrykivka painting master, member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine, head of 'Decorative and applied arts' faculty, Dnipropetrovsk theatrical and art college, says.

Work theme shown is different varying from Ukrainian landscapes, picturesque cabin, images of Taras Shevchenko and Christmas to patriotic focused one (helmets, pictures portraying the Revolution of Dignity).

During the solemn opening ceremony the first Ambassador of Ukraine to France, Yuriy Kochubey, thanked organizers (Nina Burnevich, Center of Ukrainian Art and Culture) and masters for 'breath of spring' and their strong desire to preserve Ukrainian art,

'Why does Petrykivka attract foreigners so much? Because they value authenticity and uniqueness. Each master gives something individual to her work, feelings, soul and emotions. That's why Ukrainians should both be proud of it, protect and promote it'.

Nina Burnevich, exhibition curator, plans to tour the exposition around European countries ('Petrykivka is soul of Ukraine' project successfully debuted in Georgia last year).

The official ceremony is follwed by master-class delivered by Halyna Nazarenko. The next sessions are planned for January, 22 at 5:30p.m and January,24 at 1:00p.m.

The exhibition is held on the 2nd and 3rd floors and lasts until February,10.

Working hours:
MON-FRI - 10:00a.m - 7:00p.m.
SAT - 10:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.
SUN - Closed.

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