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In traditional Ukrainian folk music there are a variety of spring songs. Some songs are sung early in the season when there is still snow on the ground with the intention of awakening the spring and sending winter away. Other songs and dances are done once spring has become more established and the earth emerges into the season of growth and renewal. This presentation by Nadia Tarnawsky will examine some of these variants as well as provide an opportunity to sing some vesnianky.
Artist and ethnographer Sofika Zielyk will discuss the evolution of creating pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Eggs) and how it pertains to the more than 800 pysanky currently on view in the installation “The Pysanka: A Symbol of Hope” curated by the artist.
Join the UHEC for a virtual pysanka making demonstration where workshop participants will learn and make a Ukrainian pysanka using the drop-pull method traditionally used in the Lemko region, with step by step instruction by guest instructor Marko Lyszyk. Participants must purchase their own supplies in advanced.
An advanced pysanka workshop, where participants will learn several bleach-free methods for returning a dyed egg to lighter shades or even white, and then progressing with darker dyes.
Want to make pysanky but don't have the supplies or place to make them? "Meet Ups" are an opportunity to share ideas and tips with fellow artists. Bring your own egg(s) and the UHEC provides all the supplies, space, and sketches to make pysanky.