Friday, January 05, 2018

[images of faith, hope and beauty]

Of special interest to friends in Edmonton:

The Kule Folklore Centre at the University of Alberta in partnership with the Ukrainian Pioneers Association of Alberta is very pleased to launch a new exhibit Images of Faith, Hope & Beauty, featuring Ukrainian Canadian icons and iconostases from national and international collections.

The exhibit takes place December 6, 2017 through January 28, 2018 in downtown Edmonton in the gallery space at Enterprise Square, 10230 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton.

This free exhibit has over 100 pieces. I especially like the area which has icons painted on ammo boards, by Contemporary Ukrainian artist, Oleksandr Klymenko. The screening room also has a video by him about his icons (runs around 12:30 p.m. and periodically throughout the day at other times). Very interesting to hear him speak about the contrast between death and life, war and peace, etc.

"Intercession of the Mother of God" icon by Oleksandr Klymenko. A bottom board from a box of AKM bullets, temera. 2017

For more information on the exhibit and the five unique collections of artifacts:

Read the Edmonton Journal article including a video about the show:

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