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Embroidered Memories | Вишивані Спогади

March 31 - June 2

“Embroidered Memories” is a folk-art installation and exhibit that features
over 750 embroidered Ukrainian Canadian pillows – podushky – gathered from across Canada. They fill the exhibit space, paying homage to the over 150 artisans who so skillfully expressed their personal and cultural expression with a needle and thread.

For some, these beautiful artifacts evoke a deep, intuitive cultural bond to the Ukrainian homeland and immigrant experience. For others, these podushky represent thousands of hours of detailed stitchery and artistic excellence. Whatever the connection, embroidered podushky have become keepsakes out of
respect for our ancestors, as well as the sheer beauty of the craftsmanship.

This installation was created by renowned Canadian artist/curator Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn. It features pillows collected across Canada from Sidney, BC to Sydney, NS and shares stories behind these eclectic artifacts, the artists, and the many others who share a clear passionate relationship to these cultural icons.

This exhibit will be on view from March 31 – June 2, 2019. Contact St. Vladimir Institute for more information and exhibit hours.

Opening Reception & Curator’s Talk • March 31, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Curator’s Tours • June 1 & 2, 1:00pm & 3:00pm

Sponsored by: Shevchenko Foundation • Ukrainian Pioneers Association of Alberta • St. Vladimir’s Institute • Kule Folklore Centre

Special Thanks to the Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Ontario Branch

Details

Start:
March 31
End:
June 2
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2022588944457115/

Organizer

St. Vladimir Institute
Phone:
416-978-8669
Email:
r.senkus@utoronto.ca

Venue

St.Vladimir Institute
620 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2H4 Canada
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Phone:
4169233318
Website:
www.stvladimir.ca