The Great Famine-Genocide in Soviet Ukraine, 1932-1933 (Holodomor)
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"Tragedy And Hope Of The Nation"
  
What: "Tragedy And Hope Of The Nation, Through The Eyes Of Ukrainian Artists" A Major Art Exhibition, Over 500 Items
Kyiv, Ukraine
When: Art Exhibition Is Open From Thursday, December 7th
through Sunday, December 24th, 2000
10:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day
Where: Kyiv City Teachers House
57, Volodymyrska Str.
Kyiv, Ukraine
Sponsors: Kyiv City Teachers House
Larisa Melnik, Director

The Association of Famines Researchers In Ukraine
Levko Lukyanenko, Chairman

All-Ukrainian Association of Political Prisoners and the Repressed
Evguen Pronyuk, Chairman

www.ArtUkraine.com
E. Morgan Williams, President
   

Official opening of the "Tragedy and Hope Of the Nation" Exhibition Wednesday evening, December 6th, 2000 Teachers House, Kyiv, Ukraine

Evhen Pronyuk, Chairman of the All Ukrainian Association of Political Prisoners and the Repressed is shown addressing the crowd who came for the opening of the Exhibition.
Left to Right: Nina Marchenko, Ukrainian artist Olexander Volnenko, Ukrainian artist Lyuba Stasiv, Administrative Director, The Association of Famines Researchers In

Ukraine Levko Lukyanenko, Chairman, The Association of Famines Researches in Ukraine Evguen Pronyuk, Chairman, All Ukrainian Association of Political Prisoners and the Repressed Larisa Melnik, Director, Teachers House .
   

Exhibition: "Tragedy And Hope Of The Nation, Through The Eyes Of Ukrainian Artists" a major art exhibition, is not your normal art exhibition. The Exhibition will

show a large variety of art depicting scenes from major tragic events in the history of Ukraine from the 1920's through the 1950's. Artwork will also be shown regarding hope for the future and the building of Ukraine as a new, independent state. The exhibition will feature paintings, poster art, historic photographs of people and events, graphics, tapestries, ceramics, postcard images, pottery, folk art, primitive art, village art, and other art forms. Over 500 art items and photographs will be

Exhibition Hall, Teachers House, Kyiv Tragedy and Hope Of The Nation Exhibition "First Tractor On the Kohost", large painting on the left by Michael Weinstein  

on display.

 



The opening of the Tragedy and Hope Of The Nation Exhibition, Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, December 6th, 2000.

(Left) Ukrainian artist from Kyiv, Olexander Volnenko. A large monumental painting about the crimes of Soviet soldiers by Mr. Volnenko is on display in the Exhibition.

(Middle) Ivan Fyodorovych, a person who came to see the Exhibition. Ivan personally experienced the famine and identified closely and emotionally with the boy holding the empty bowl in the Famine painting in the background. Ivan said he felt the painting was about him and the painting showed perfectly what the pain and tragedy he personally experienced as a young boy.

( Right) Nina Marchenko, a Ukrainian artist from Kyiv. Nina is the artist who created a Monumental Triptych painting, in three parts, about the Great Famine. One part of her monumental famine triptych is the one shown i one the wall in the background. Nina also has another large famine painting in the exhibition called, "Mother of '33".

Ukrainian artists Olexander Volonenko and Nina Marchenko are husband and wife.



The artwork shows images related to the 1922-23 famine, the great Soviet Ukraine famine of 1932-33, the destruction of churches, repression of artists, writers and musicians, Chernobyl, World War II, destruction of family farms and rural villages, concentration camps in Siberia, Nazi occupation, crimes of communism, political repression and other important events in this tragic period in Ukraine's history. The hope for the future of Ukraine will also be shown in artwork.

This will be the first showing of this new expanded exhibition. Plans are being made for The Exhibition to be shown in 11 different cities around Ukraine during the year 2001. Plans are also being made to take the Exhibition abroad during 2002-2003, to Europe, United States and Canada.


For Additional Information Contact:

Kyiv City Teachers House
Natalya, 246-4024

The Association of Famines Researchers In Ukraine
Lyuba Stasiv, 269-1263 or 228-0811

All-Ukrainian Association of Political Prisoners and the Repressed
Evguen Pronyuk, 416 24 42, or 566 62 24, fax 412 36 44

www.ArtUkraine.com
Morgan Williams, 459-3322
Lena Marina, 452-6573 or 494-0746


ArtUkraine can provide photographs quickly via email of the major art items. Please contact Morgan Williams or Lena Marina if photographs of Exhibition items areneeded
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Over 70 original Ukrainian folk art, village art and primitive paintings on display, most of them from 50 to 100 years old. Display At the Exhibition Large ceramic of horse is by Mykhaylo Kytrysh of Opychnya Poster Art at the top is by poster artist Valariy 'Vitter Two panels of old photographs are also shown.
Poster Art, Old Photographs, Monumental Agricultural paintings On Display At Exhibition Ukrainian ceramics, posters and "Famine of 33" painting by Ukrainian Artist Victor Zaretsky. Ceramics are by honored ceramics artist Mykhaylo Kytrysh of Opychnya, Poltava Oblast, Ukraine
Ukrainian poster and graphics artist Victor Bystryakov standing in front of one of his original posters about the Great Famine, "Instead of Food....Bullets". Victor is a teacher at the National Ukrainian Academy of Arts in Kyiv. Old Ukrainian Folk Art Paintings Many are painted on wood .
Famous Ukrainian folk artist Liza (Elisaveta) Myronova and her husband standing front of her folk art paintings and tapestries. The Tragedy and Hope Of the Nation Exhibition held in December, 2000, in Kyiv, featured over 20 folkart paintings and tapestries by Liza Mynorova. Elisaveta was born in 1929 in Soshnykiv, a village in the Kyiv Region. She is an honored folk artist of Ukraine. Liza is still painting today, at age 71, and is creating some new paintings about her remembrances of the Great Famine to be displayed in future Exhibitions. One of her largest paintings, about Taras Shevchenko, is shown in the photograph.
   


 
 

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