Opens Friday, July 29th at 7:00 pm
Summer at the Ukrainian National Museum offers art enthusiasts of all ages an enriching exhibit of two remarkable Ukrainian artists. The Artwork of Oleksa Kovalenko & Walter Monastyretsky opens on Friday, July 29th at 7 pm. Both painters are celebrated artists within the Chicagoland and the international art community. The works of both Kovalenko and Monastyretsky are found in museums, galleries, and the private collections of fine art connoisseurs.
The ethereal paintings by Oleksa Kovalenko transport you back in time to explore the rich history of Ukraine. Kovalenko draws his inspiration from the wellspring of Ukrainian customs and traditions. The artist as philosopher seeks to show Ukrainian culture through the lens of heritage and folklore. His oil paintings are beautiful and mysterious, and will transfer you to his native country of Ukraine.
A classically trained professional artist, Walter Monastyretsky’s specialty is oil on canvas. Landscape, nature and classic still life are among the artist’s favorites with the classic portrait as his forte. Monastyretsky was born, raised and educated in Ukraine where he became a licensed Pharmacist. His love of art guided him to Kyiv where he attended the Kyiv Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture. Earning a Bachelor’s Degree, and then a Masters of Fine Arts, he had to fulfill his dream of becoming an artist.
Enjoy the colorful palette on display at the Ukrainian National Museum through August 21, 2011.