Diplomatic Pysanka


Date: April 10, 2013
Organizer: Embassy of Ukraine in Canada, Inna Prystaiko, Spouse of the Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada, Vadym Prystaiko
Pokrova:  Pokrova ran a pysanka workshop for the diplomatic corps in Ottawa, Canada

Held April 10, 2013 and organized by the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada, under the direction of Inna Prystaiko, spouse of the Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada, Vadym Prystaiko, Diplomatic Pysanka celebrates the art of the Ukrainian Easter Egg.  Members of the Nation’s Capital diplomatic corps were invited to learn how to make the ‘pysanka’, the traditional Ukrainian Easter Egg.

Pokrova Ukrainian Arts Network was invited to instruct the workshop.

Chrystia Chudczak kicked off the workshop explaining the meaning of the ‘pysanka’ and demonstrating the traditional batik method to create unique, personal and meaningful art.

Dr. Miroslawa Bilaniuk showcased another technique creating a ‘Lemko’ pysanka.  This involves pulling a needle drenched with wax across an eggshell, evoking ancient patterns of nature and life.

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