Ukrainian Poetry Night with Ostap Kin & Ainsley Morse
Nov
21
8:00 PM20:00

Ukrainian Poetry Night with Ostap Kin & Ainsley Morse

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Ukrainian poetry reading from the newly published anthology New York Elegies: Ukrainian Poems on the City (2018) will take place in Toronto at St. Vladimir Institute, on Thursday, November 21 at 6 pm. The reading with Ostap Kin and Ainsley Morse will be in Ukrainian and English.

New York Elegies: Ukrainian Poems on the City (2018) features the Ukrainian urban poetry from 1920s till today by Mykhail Semenko, Yevhen Malanyuk, Yuri Kosach, Bohdan Boychuk, Ivan Drach, Lida Palij (from Toronto), Yuri Andrukhovych, Serhiy Zhadan, Oksana Lutsyshyna, Kateryna Babkina, Iryna Shuvalova, and many other Ukrainian poets who write on the city and New York, in particular.

Ostap Kin is an editor and translator of New York Elegies: Ukrainian Poems on the City (2018). He is also an archivist and literary researcher. He co-translated The Maidan After Hours (2017), a chapbook by Vasyl Lozynsky and Songs for a Dead Rooster, a collection of poems by Yuri Andrukhovych.

Ainsley Morse is a literary translator and Russian literature scholar specializing in poetry and the 20th century.

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Ukrainian Poetry & Music Night w. Serhiy Zhadan (UA) and Vasyl Popadiuk
Nov
26
9:30 PM21:30

Ukrainian Poetry & Music Night w. Serhiy Zhadan (UA) and Vasyl Popadiuk

Вечір Поезіїї та Музики із Сергієм Жаданом та Василем Попадюком. Зустріч організована спільно з Посольством України в Канаді.

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Василь Попадюк — український скрипаль, якого називають "українським Паганіні", піаніст, засновник гурту PapaDuke, з яким їздить світом, граючи музику у стилях world music, latino, gypsy, jazz. Уміє грати на 15 музичних інструментах, а кожен з музикантів гурту теж грає на кількох музичних інструментах. Має композиторський талант. Концерти віртуоза збирають численну аудиторію 150 - 200 разів на рік. Часто виступає в Україні. Заслужений артист України (з 2009).

Сергій Жадан - український поет, прозаїк, перекладач, громадський активіст, фронтмен гуртів Жадан і Собаки та Лінія Маннергейма. Автор романів “Депеш Мод”, “Ворошиловград”, “Месопотамія”, “Інтернат”, поетичних збірок “Цитатник”, “Ефіопія”, “Життя Марії”, “Тамплієри”, “Антена” та ін. Літературні твори Сергія Жадана одержали численні національні та міжнародні нагороди, були перекладені більш як двадцятьма мовами, зробивши автора одним з найвідоміших сучасних українських письменників. Сергій Жадан є також активним організатором літературного життя України та учасником мультимедійних мистецьких проектів. 2017-го року заснував «Благодійний фонд Сергія Жадана».

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Ukrainian Poetry & Music Night
With Serhiy Zhadan (Ukraine) and Vasyl Popadiuk (Canada)
Tuesday, November 26 • 7:30 pm
In co-operation with Ukrainian Embassy in Canada.
Tickets $20.
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St. Vladimir Institute
BCU Foundation
Embassy of Ukraine in Canada / Посольство України в Канаді
Dept of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Toronto

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	 Pajaki Paper Chandeliers Workshop
Nov
30
1:00 PM13:00

Pajaki Paper Chandeliers Workshop

Pajaki, also known as pavuky in Ukrainian, are elaborate straw ornaments made by Slavic peoples to bring happiness and good fortune to the home. Made with straw collected from the fall harvest, and prepared for Christmas, as part of winter solstice celebrations, spring equinox and Easter. In this workshop we’ll be exploring the Polish version of this spiderweb ornament, with colourful paper and pompom accents added to the straw structure. Instructor Paula Hartmann is

a self-taught pajaki maker. Her love for mobiles, colours and installations brought her to study the art of pajaki making which originated in rural Poland in the mid-19th century. Ages 12+.

Limited spaces available. To register, email folkschoolworkshops@gmail.com

Presented by St. Vladimir Institute & Folk Camp Canada

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Didukh (Ancestor "Tree") Workshop
Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

Didukh (Ancestor "Tree") Workshop

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Learn how to make a “didukh”, a sheaf of grain traditionally prepared by Ukrainians (and many Eastern European nations) as a way of honouring and bringing the ancestors to the table during the holiday season. (“Didukh literally means “grandfather” in Ukrainian). We’ll be working with local wheat and some rye, and colourful yarns to make beautiful centrepieces.

$60 (includes all materials to make a Didukh)

Limited spaces available.

Presented by Folk School / Folk Camp Canada
and St. Vladimir Institute

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2019 Toronto Annual Ukrainian Famine Lecture
Dec
7
5:00 PM17:00

2019 Toronto Annual Ukrainian Famine Lecture

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Remembering the Terror-Famine:
Memory and Meaning in the Early Years of the Cold War (1945-1955) 

THE TORONTO ANNUAL FAMINE LECTURE began in 1998. Past lecturers have included James Mace,
Norman Naimark, Alexander Motyl, Anne Applebaum, Timothy Snyder, and Serhii Plokhy.

Olga Andriewsky, Professor of History at Trent University, Ontario, (SVI member), will deliver the 2019 Toronto Annual Ukrainian Famine Lecture at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.

Organized by the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta - Toronto office); the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine at the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (University of Toronto); the Canadian Foundation for Ukrainian Studies; and the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (Toronto Branch).

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Didukh (Ancestor "Tree") Workshop
Dec
14
2:00 PM14:00

Didukh (Ancestor "Tree") Workshop

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Learn how to make a “didukh”, a sheaf of grain traditionally prepared by Ukrainians (and many Eastern European nations) as a way of honouring and bringing the ancestors to the table during the holiday season. (“Didukh literally means “grandfather” in Ukrainian). We’ll be working with local wheat and some rye, and colourful yarns to make beautiful centrepieces.
$60 (includes all materials to make a Didukh)

Limited spaces available.

Presented by Folk School / Folk Camp Canada
and St. Vladimir Institute

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Petrykivka Painting Workshop
Nov
9
11:00 AM11:00

Petrykivka Painting Workshop

Under the guidance of Oksana Pikush, Petrykivka artist and teacher, discover your hidden talent and create a finished work of art with deep meaning. Special handmade brushes from the town of Petrykivka, Ukraine are provided by the artist. You will also learn about the meaning, cultural significance and health benefits of Petrykivka style folk painting, which has become a hallmark of Ukrainian culture around the world after being inscribed by UNESCO onto the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Ages 16+.

Limited spaces available. To register, email folkschoolworkshops@gmail.com

Presented by Folk Camp Canada & St. Vladimir Institute

Illustration by Kathryn Durst

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Petrykivka Painting Workshop
Nov
2
11:00 AM11:00

Petrykivka Painting Workshop

Under the guidance of Oksana Pikush, Petrykivka artist and teacher, discover your hidden talent and create a finished work of art with deep meaning. Special handmade brushes from the town of Petrykivka, Ukraine are provided by the artist. You will also learn about the meaning, cultural significance and health benefits of Petrykivka style folk painting, which has become a hallmark of Ukrainian culture around the world after being inscribed by UNESCO onto the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Ages 16+.

Limited spaces available. To register, email folkschoolworkshops@gmail.com

Presented by Folk Camp Canada & St. Vladimir Institute

Illustration by Kathryn Durst

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Petrykivka Painting Workshop
Oct
26
11:00 AM11:00

Petrykivka Painting Workshop

Under the guidance of Oksana Pikush, Petrykivka artist and teacher, discover your hidden talent and create a finished work of art with deep meaning. Special handmade brushes from the town of Petrykivka, Ukraine are provided by the artist. You will also learn about the meaning, cultural significance and health benefits of Petrykivka style folk painting, which has become a hallmark of Ukrainian culture around the world after being inscribed by UNESCO onto the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Ages 16+.

Limited spaces available. To register, email folkschoolworkshops@gmail.com

Presented by Folk Camp Canada & St. Vladimir Institute

Illustration by Kathryn Durst

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Documentary Screening "Chornobyl"
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Documentary Screening "Chornobyl"

DOCUMENTARY SCREENING “CHORNOBYL” BY HALYA KUCHMIJ

October 25, Friday, 7:00 pm

CHERNOBYL: THE AWAKENING and CHERNOBYL: THE LEGACY (1991), a two-part series produced and directed by Halya Kuchmij for the CBC in co-production with Ukrainian Television in Kyiv. “The Awakening“ focuses on how the people of Ukraine were betrayed by their government, and the awakening of a national consciousness. “The Legacy“of Chernobyl portrays the physical impact, fear and misinformation, the distrust of government, the change of consciousness. Original music by Kyrylo Stetsenko and rock group “Komy Vnyz”. Nominated for a Gemini for “Best Documentary” (Donald Brittain award).

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Petrykivka Painting Workshop
Oct
19
11:00 AM11:00

Petrykivka Painting Workshop

Under the guidance of Oksana Pikush, Petrykivka artist and teacher, discover your hidden talent and create a finished work of art with deep meaning. Special handmade brushes from the town of Petrykivka, Ukraine are provided by the artist. You will also learn about the meaning, cultural significance and health benefits of Petrykivka style folk painting, which has become a hallmark of Ukrainian culture around the world after being inscribed by UNESCO onto the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Ages 16+.

Limited spaces available. To register, email folkschoolworkshops@gmail.com

Presented by Folk Camp Canada & St. Vladimir Institute

Illustration by Kathryn Durst

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Fall Polka! Social Dance (Zabava)
Oct
11
8:00 PM20:00

Fall Polka! Social Dance (Zabava)

Fall Polka! Social Dance (Zabava)

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Dance night with traditional Ukrainian folk music & dances
led by Korinya with special guest Oleh But, dance teacher from Ukraine & Jurij Fedynskyj (Krachkivka band)

Doors 7:30pm. Dance lessons throughout the night
No experience required. All ages, backgrounds, identities welcome.

$20/18 FCC members. Kids $10

Interested in volunteering? Reach out!

Presented by: Folk Camp Canada
Generously sponsored by Ukrainian Credit Union Limited

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The Mykhailo Hrushevsky Digital Archives: Project, Achievements, Tasks, and Cooperation
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

The Mykhailo Hrushevsky Digital Archives: Project, Achievements, Tasks, and Cooperation

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“The Mykhailo Hrushevsky Digital Archives: Project, Achievements, Tasks, and Cooperation”
A lecture by Dr. Oksana Yurkova (Kyiv)


The Mykhailo Hrushevsky Digital Archives is a unique and ambitious project of making a scholarly open access web-site devoted to Hrushevsky’s legacy. Its aim is to collect all Hrushevsky's works and documents and all works and documents about Hrushevsky in one place. The project’s goal is to promote knowledge of Ukrainian history and Ukrainian historiography worldwide.

The web-site initiated its work in September 2016 on the eve of the 150th anniversary of Hrushevsky’s birth thanks to the support of the Peter Jacyk Centre for Ukrainian Historical Research of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, the University of Alberta. The project is now in its fourth year of existence. The project leader Oksana Yurkova will speak about its distinctive features and demonstrate the opportunity it offers in studying not only Hrushevsky’s life and activity, but the entirety of Ukrainian history and historiography.

Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:00 pm
St. Vladimir Institute
620 Spadina Avenue, Toronto
Tel: 416 923-3318 www.stvladimir.ca


Dr. OKSANA YURKOVA is a leading researcher at the Institute of History of Ukraine, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine. She studies Ukrainian historiography of the 20th century, especially focusing on the interwar period (1920s–1930s), the Ukrainian historian Mykhailo Hrushevsky and his Kyiv historical school, as well as the activity of Ukrainian historical institutions of that period; iconography; anthropology of academic life; and electronic information resources. In 2019 the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies awarded her the Kolasky Visiting Research Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Education, and Library Sciences 2019–2020. Based in Toronto she works on the project “Canadian Sources for the Mykhailo Hrushevsky Digital Archives”.

Presented by St. Vladimir Institute, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, UCRDC - Ukrainian Canadian Research & Documentation Centre

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TUGG Lecture on "Identity in the Ukrainian Diaspora"
Oct
8
7:30 PM19:30

TUGG Lecture on "Identity in the Ukrainian Diaspora"

The Toronto Ukrainian Genealogy Group invites you to Hear Anastasia Baczynskyj speak on Identity in the Ukrainian Canadian Diaspora 

Each of the four (plus) waves of Ukrainian immigration to Canada arrived in a context. To understand the identity of the Ukrainian Canadian community as it stands today, Ms. Baczynskyj will explore how waves of immigration occur and why identity is created, nurtured and patrolled by institutions. The historical context of each of the four waves will be surveyed, and concepts such as personal identity, heritage and the search for belonging will be explored.

Key questions:
Does one need permission to identify with a community/culture? What is the difference between identity and heritage? What is a wave versus a generation? Who decides what being “truly Ukrainian” means? Why does acceptance matter/not matter?
 
Ms. Baczynskyj holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Toronto (OISE) in Theory and Policy Studies in Education with a focus on Historiography. Her thesis is entitled “Learning How to Be Ukrainian: Ukrainian Schools and the Formation of Identity in Toronto.” She also holds a certificate in Immigration, Pluralism and Ethnicity Studies from the University of Toronto (Dept. of Sociology) and is a highly active member of the Ukrainian community.

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Panel Discussion: Historical Atlas of Central Europe, 3rd Ed.
Sep
30
7:00 PM19:00

Panel Discussion: Historical Atlas of Central Europe, 3rd Ed.

A panel discussion of Professor Paul Robert Magocsi's newly released book: "Historical Atlas of Central Europe", 3rd revised and expanded edition.

The discussion panel will include Professors Robert Austin, Gregor Kranjc, and Pitor Wrobel. The evening will be moderated by Reverend Peter Galadza.

Paul Robert Magocsi is professor of history and political science at the University of Toronto, where since 1980, he has held the John Yaremko Chair of Ukrainian Studies. Professor Magocsi is a permanent fellow of the Royal Society of Canada—Canadian Academies of Arts, Humanities, and Sciences, and has been awarded honorary degrees from Prešov University in Slovakia (doctor honoris causa, 2013) and from Kamianets-Podilskyi National University in Ukraine (pochesnyi profesor, 2015).

Monday September 30th, 2019. 7pm.
St. Vladimir Institute
620 Spadina Avenue
416-923-3318

Presented by:
University of Toronto Press
St. Vladimir Institute

For more information of the book, visit University of Toronto Press: https://utorontopress.com/ca/historical-atlas-of-central-europe-3

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Discussion Series: Rozumni rozmovy with Krytyka / Розумні Розмови з Критикою
Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

Discussion Series: Rozumni rozmovy with Krytyka / Розумні Розмови з Критикою

Join us for the launch of Rozumni rozmovy with KRYTYKA.

Speakers:
Professor George Grabowicz, the Editor-in-chief of KRYTYKA
Dr. Oleh Kotsiuba the web-project-editor of KRYTYKA

The speakers will discuss the latest issues of KRYTYKA and the latest published works on the topics of Ukrainian-Russian conflict, further development of democracy in Ukraine, social and institutional changes, as well as their representation in the contemporary art and culture.

There will also be an opportunity for Q&A and discussion as well as a wine and cheese reception.

In Ukrainian.

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New Exhibit Opening “EVERYTHING OLD IS COOL AGAIN"
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

New Exhibit Opening “EVERYTHING OLD IS COOL AGAIN"

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“EVERYTHING OLD IS COOL AGAIN • УСЕ ДАВНЄ - ЗНОВУ КРУТО!” September 20, 2019 – February 29, 2020 Groovy Vintage Fashion from the Ukrainian Diaspora. A light-hearted exhibit looking back
at Ukrainian-Canadian style of the 1960s-70s, when embroidery adorned everything from home decor and handbags to the ubiquitous A-line dress.

Opening Reception September 20,

7:00 pm.

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Book Launch: My Father's Store & Other Stories
Sep
18
6:30 PM18:30

Book Launch: My Father's Store & Other Stories

BOOK LAUNCH: MY FATHER’S STORE & OTHER STORIES, BY MARY ANN LICHACZ- KARWATSKY

A captivating memoir about growing up in Montreal in the 1950s and ’60s, the author takes readers inside her father’s grocery story on Beaubien Street, which for decades provided locals with a unique taste of Europe.


“Wasyl rode along a sandy country road with Mr. Turchyn, the pig farmer. He peered back across his family’s small farm to see his father holding a hoe, and his older brothers and younger sister, Marusia, waving to him from a distance. He knew that there were tears in his sister’s eyes because she dabbed at them with the embroidered handkerchief she had sewn recently. She had also embroidered a new hankie for him to take on his long journey to Canada for good luck. His mother was not there. She had died when Wasyl was only nine years old, but he still remembered her soft green eyes and gentle ways.”

So begins Mary Ann Lichacz-Karwatsky’s captivating memoir about growing up in Montreal in the post-war years, as the daughter of a Ukrainian-born father and a Canadian-born mother. My Father’s Store is both a testament and a tribute to the author’s parents, and to their generation, who were determined to give a good life to the family through hard work, and instill solid lifelong values in their children.

Mary Ann Lichacz-Karwatsky’s stories take readers inside her father’s grocery story on Beaubien Street, which for decades provided locals with a unique taste of Europe, to various areas around Montreal, to Rawdon, where the family owned a country home, to life as a student at McGill, and to places beyond.

Along the way, the author introduces readers to a panoply of colourful characters who, in one way or another, influenced the person she would become. My Father’s Store is ultimately a historical document, a series of snapshots of life in Montreal, when electric trams ran on city streets, and the North-East End was being transformed from farmers’ fields into residential neighbourhoods.


Mary Ann Lichacz-Karwatsky grew up in the burgeoning Montreal suburb of Rosemount in the 1950s and ‘60s. She spent much of her youth in and around her father’s store, which had a profound influence on her life and her writing. She was a high school teacher and, later, a guidance counsellor in various Montreal schools. For many years, she was an executive member of the Quebec Counselling Association. Now retired, she sings in the local Ukrainian choir, Vidlunia, and she loves to play with her four grandchildren. Mary Ann Lichacz-Karwatsky holds an M.Ed. (Counselling Psychology) and a B.A. from McGill.

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Bloor West Village Ukrainian Festival
Sep
13
to Sep 15

Bloor West Village Ukrainian Festival

Check out the SVI + FOLK CAMP tent at the Bloor West Village Ukrainian Festival!

Discover Ukrainian culture in Canada and share the Ukrainian spirit at North America’s largest Ukrainian Street Festival. This is your opportunity to experience Ukrainian culture and hospitality at its best. Enjoy non-stop entertainment with Ukrainian performers from the Greater Toronto Area, Canada, the USA and Ukraine, including dancers, vocalists, musicians and a special youth segment. Two stages will feature non-stop entertainment. And if you wish – join the dancing at the evening zabava/street dance on Friday and Saturday.

Vendor kiosks will offer delicious, authentic Ukrainian food and beverages, beautiful crafts and collectibles. Cultural pavilions will feature interactive cultural activities and displays of historical and contemporary interest. Enjoy shopping at the sidewalk sale by local Bloor West Village shops and businesses. Take in the colourful parade on Saturday morning at 11 a.m.

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Ukrainian Heritage Day
Sep
11
5:00 PM17:00

Ukrainian Heritage Day

Every September since 2011, the Province of Ontario celebrates Ukrainian Heritage Day, recognizing the arrival of the first Ukrainian immigrants to Canada. This year, St. Vladimir Institute is celebrating on September 11th – come join us!

• From 5:00 pm – Do some shopping at the White Elephant Sale by the Ukrainian Museum of Canada Ontario Branch
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• 6:30 pm – Take part in an inter-generational discussion on the past, present and future of Ukrainian heritage and community organizations in Canada
• Exciting presentations on very successful events by Folk Camp
• Sing-along with musicians Nicholas Tanchak and Eugene Laskiewicz
• And sample traditional Ukrainian refreshments.

Organized by St. Vladimir Institute and the Ukrainian Museum of Canada Ontario Branch, in cooperation with SUS Canada, and Ukrainian Canadian Congress - Ontario Provincial Council.
This event is graciously funded by the SUS Foundation of Canada.

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

St. Vladimir Institute
620 Spadina Avenue, Toronto
(416) 923-3318
cultural@stvladimir.ca

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The Passion of the Christ by William Kurelek Book Launch
Jun
16
12:30 PM12:30

The Passion of the Christ by William Kurelek Book Launch

“The Passion of Christ by William Kurelek” new edition book presentation by author and art historian Khrystyna Beregovska from Lviv, Ukraine.

Please join the author for an engaging and informative evening on the life and phenomenon of William Kurelek.

Copies of the book will be available for sale.
Free admission.

У книзі «Страсті Христові» представлена вершина релігійного мистецтва канадського художника українського походження Василя Курилика. Серія «СТРАСТІ ХРИСТОВІ» складається із 160-ти творів, які ілюструють вірш за віршем «Страждання, Смерть і Воскресіння Христа» за Євангелієм від Матея. Книга поділена на текстову та ілюстративну частини. Тут коротко подано життєвий і творчий шлях Василя Курилика, розкрито передумови створення та аналіз цього сакрального мистецтва. У виданні також вміщено рецензії про важливість і унікальність цієї серії у світовому мистецтві та текст-пояснення самого Василя Курилика, з видання 1975 ого року. Видання «Страсті Христові» є також першою книгою про мистецтво Курилика в Україні. Це фактично перше знайомство українців із Василем Куриликом. Матеріал викладено на чотирьох мовах – Англійською, Українською, французькою та Іспанською для широкого кола читачів.

This new book introduces the pinnacle of the religious art created by the Canadian-Ukrainian artist William Kurelek. The series “The Passion of Christ” is comprised of 160 paintings, which illustrate verse for verse the “Suffering, Death, and
Resurrection” of Christ, as described in the Gospel According to Matthew. This ecumenical dimension of his work has made him famous all over the world. The depth of this faith gave him the power to create his life’s masterpiece. The book is divided into two parts – text and illustration. The text presents a brief biography, describes his artistic study and training, discusses the lead-up to the creation of the series, and provides a professional review. The book also includes reviews that discuss the importance and uniqueness of this series, including a commentary by William Kurelek himself. This is the first publication about William Kurelek in Ukraine. The book is published in four languages (English, Ukrainian, French and
Spanish), for a wide audience.

St. Vladimir Institute
Huculak Foundation

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2019 Pysanky Exhibition Awards Ceremony
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

2019 Pysanky Exhibition Awards Ceremony

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The Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Ontario Branch presents a four-day juried Pysanka Exhibition from June 13-16, 2019. This event is an opportunity for pysanka (Easter egg) artists to showcase the artistry and creative potential of pysankarstvo. We invite all pysanka artists to push the creative boundaries of this traditional Ukrainian art form and to be a part of this exciting event.

This exhibition is open to the public. Visitors will be invited to view and vote for their favourite pysanka, in-person or online. A panel of judges will adjudicate the entries and awards will be presented to the highest ranking pysanky in each category.

Entry Forms and Terms of Entry can be downloaded here: https://www.umcontario.com/exhibitions

Deadline for submissions: JUNE 1, 2019

Exhibition: Thursday, June 13 to Sunday, June 16, 2019
Awards Ceremony and Reception: Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Online voting will be available at www.facebook.com/umcontario/

This event is sponsored by Ukrainian Credit Union Limited and in partnership with Ukrainian EggCessories Pysanky Toronto and Ptashka Arts.

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The Passion of the Christ by William Kurelek Book Launch
Jun
15
6:00 PM18:00

The Passion of the Christ by William Kurelek Book Launch

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“The Passion of Christ by William Kurelek” new edition book presentation by author and art historian Khrystyna Beregovska from Lviv, Ukraine.

Please join the author for an engaging and informative evening on the life and phenomenon of William Kurelek.

Copies of the book will be available for sale.
Free admission.

У книзі «Страсті Христові» представлена вершина релігійного мистецтва канадського художника українського походження Василя Курилика. Серія «СТРАСТІ ХРИСТОВІ» складається із 160-ти творів, які ілюструють вірш за віршем «Страждання, Смерть і Воскресіння Христа» за Євангелієм від Матея. Книга поділена на текстову та ілюстративну частини. Тут коротко подано життєвий і творчий шлях Василя Курилика, розкрито передумови створення та аналіз цього сакрального мистецтва. У виданні також вміщено рецензії про важливість і унікальність цієї серії у світовому мистецтві та текст-пояснення самого Василя Курилика, з видання 1975 ого року. Видання «Страсті Христові» є також першою книгою про мистецтво Курилика в Україні. Це фактично перше знайомство українців із Василем Куриликом. Матеріал викладено на чотирьох мовах – Англійською, Українською, французькою та Іспанською для широкого кола читачів.

This new book introduces the pinnacle of the religious art created by the Canadian-Ukrainian artist William Kurelek. The series “The Passion of Christ” is comprised of 160 paintings, which illustrate verse for verse the “Suffering, Death, and
Resurrection” of Christ, as described in the Gospel According to Matthew. This ecumenical dimension of his work has made him famous all over the world. The depth of this faith gave him the power to create his life’s masterpiece. The book is divided into two parts – text and illustration. The text presents a brief biography, describes his artistic study and training, discusses the lead-up to the creation of the series, and provides a professional review. The book also includes reviews that discuss the importance and uniqueness of this series, including a commentary by William Kurelek himself. This is the first publication about William Kurelek in Ukraine. The book is published in four languages (English, Ukrainian, French and
Spanish), for a wide audience.

St. Vladimir Institute
Huculak Foundation

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Pysanka Toronto!
Jun
13
to Jun 15

Pysanka Toronto!

Let's Make Pysanky!

Join pysanka artists in Toronto this spring for a pysanka egg-stravaganza weekend.

May 4th, 5th and 6th, 2018 (one day registration option available for Saturday May 5th).

"Pysanky Toronto" is co-hosted by Ukrainian EggCessories and St. Vladimir Institute in partnership with the Ukrainian Museum of Canada (Ontario Branch).

This 3-day pysanka event is for beginners to those who want to perfect their wax lines and pick up some extra tips, to experts... everyone is welcome. St. Vladimir Institute will be the place to hang out all weekend long. You'll also have access to St. Vladimir's library, the Ukrainian Museum of Canada (Ontario Branch) and a full banquet hall full of Pysanka artists!

The weekend will include meals, goodie bags, door prizes, a secret pysanka exchange, complimentary pysanka supplies, a chance to sell your pysanky, a few extra suprises and the best pysanky comraderie on this side of the 49th parallel! Saturday night will be free to be a tourist in Toronto.

Come and write, share, learn, trade, sell & enjoy!
You can register for the full 3-day event or a 1-day option to join us all day on Saturday. Register at Eventbrite to see the two different registration options!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pysanky-toronto-registration-42985348334?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=esfb&utm-source=fb&utm-term=listing

For those looking for hotel recommendations there are:
The Super 8 downtown Toronto hotel. It is close to Chinatown... could be noisy on the Saturday but close by. Some attendees are already booked here.
There is also the Intercontinental on Bloor Street, East of Spadina - more pricey, but safer and a nicer area, and a 20 minute walk to the event.
The Chelsea Hotel is a great option - not far from St. Vladimir Institude
There are a few AirBnb's in the area as well that you can search for.

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The Passion of the Christ by William Kurelek Book Launch
Jun
11
7:00 PM19:00

The Passion of the Christ by William Kurelek Book Launch

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“The Passion of Christ by William Kurelek” new edition book presentation by author and art historian Khrystyna Beregovska from Lviv, Ukraine.

Please join the author for an engaging and informative evening on the life and phenomenon of William Kurelek.

Toronto Premiere Launch: Tuesday June 11th, 7:00pm
St. Vladimir Institute, 620 Spadina Avenue

Copies of the book will be available for sale.
Free admission.

У книзі «Страсті Христові» представлена вершина релігійного мистецтва канадського художника українського походження Василя Курилика. Серія «СТРАСТІ ХРИСТОВІ» складається із 160-ти творів, які ілюструють вірш за віршем «Страждання, Смерть і Воскресіння Христа» за Євангелієм від Матея. Книга поділена на текстову та ілюстративну частини. Тут коротко подано життєвий і творчий шлях Василя Курилика, розкрито передумови створення та аналіз цього сакрального мистецтва. У виданні також вміщено рецензії про важливість і унікальність цієї серії у світовому мистецтві та текст-пояснення самого Василя Курилика, з видання 1975 ого року. Видання «Страсті Христові» є також першою книгою про мистецтво Курилика в Україні. Це фактично перше знайомство українців із Василем Куриликом. Матеріал викладено на чотирьох мовах – Англійською, Українською, французькою та Іспанською для широкого кола читачів.

This new book introduces the pinnacle of the religious art created by the Canadian-Ukrainian artist William Kurelek. The series “The Passion of Christ” is comprised of 160 paintings, which illustrate verse for verse the “Suffering, Death, and
Resurrection” of Christ, as described in the Gospel According to Matthew. This ecumenical dimension of his work has made him famous all over the world. The depth of this faith gave him the power to create his life’s masterpiece. The book is divided into two parts – text and illustration. The text presents a brief biography, describes his artistic study and training, discusses the lead-up to the creation of the series, and provides a professional review. The book also includes reviews that discuss the importance and uniqueness of this series, including a commentary by William Kurelek himself. This is the first publication about William Kurelek in Ukraine. The book is published in four languages (English, Ukrainian, French and
Spanish), for a wide audience.

St. Vladimir Institute
Huculak Foundation

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Didgori in Toronto: Georgian Polyphonic Singing Workshop
Jun
8
5:00 PM17:00

Didgori in Toronto: Georgian Polyphonic Singing Workshop

Georgian Singing Workshop
with member of Didgori
$25 at the door

This is an exceptionally rare opportunity to study Georgian polyphony with Didgori, an award winning choir visiting from Georgia.

Georgia, is located in the mountainous region of the Caucasus, the crossroads of Europe and Asia. Its ancient singing tradition, known for its distinctive and haunting harmonies, was recognized by UNESCO as an intangible masterpiece of humanity in 2001. The 3-part form defies Western conventions and comes in a plethora of musical dialects, reflecting the diverse geographical and cultural makeup of the land.

Don't forget Didgori In Toronto: The Concert is on Jun 7!
For more info visit www.MusiCampTO.com/didgori

In partnership with:
MUSICCAMPTO
FOLK CAMP CANADA

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Speaker Series: Foundations of Faith
Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

Speaker Series: Foundations of Faith

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This speaker series complements the Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Ontario Branch’s current exhibit Foundations of Faith, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada by highlighting the cultural and material heritage of the Eastern Eparchy churches in Ontario and Quebec.

Admission: $20 per lecture or $80 for the series of five lectures
Student admission: $10 per lecture with valid ID
Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 416-923-9861
For more information: www.umcontario.com

March 14: Byzantine Iconography ... Sharing the Joy of Writing Icons • Marianna Savaryn

April 4: Slums, Street Preachers and the Spirit of God: The emergence of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Eastern Canada in the context of the early 20th century immigrant experience • Franko Diakowsky


June 6: A Taste of Liturgical Music
St. Demetrius Orthodox Church Quartet


June 20: Ukrainian Orthodox and Catholics After the Tomos: Searching for Unity Locally and Worldwide • Very Rev. Dr. Jaroslaw Buciora & Rev. Dr. Peter Galadza

June 27: Sisters, Frenemies or What? The Ukrainian Orthodox and Ukrainian Catholic Churches Compared and Contrasted • Rev. Bohdan Hladio & Dr. Brian A. Butcher

Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/events/333190243986397/

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Welcoming Spring!
Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

Welcoming Spring!

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The Board of Directors of St. Vladimir Institute invites you to join them on Sunday February 10 as we await spring. Enjoy an afternoon of special foods, refreshments, live music and activities for everyone, including children, in the company of Institute members, friends and supporters. The festivities will also include the opening of Ladomyra Demkiw’s tapestry exhibit in the Boardroom. You don’t want to miss out!

Be a part of the renewal of St. Vladimir’s!
12:30PM – 4:00pm
St. Vladimir Institute
620 Spadina Ave. 
Toronto, ON

PLEASE RSVP BY FEBRUARY 1, 2019 
BY CONTACTING US AT 416.923.3318 
OR cultural@stvladimir.ca

Suggested donation $20

Find out more on facebook.

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