May 4, 2012 – May 27, 2012
Group Show of Lviv Artists at the Ukrainian National Museum in Chicago.
Ukrainian National Museum
2249 W. Superior St, Chicago, IL 60612
Group Show of Lviv Artists – Mykola Bagan, Jarema Khrushch and Volodymyr Pavlyk opens May 4th, 2012 at the Ukrainian National Museum in Chicago. Exhibit continues through May 27th, 2012. This trio of artists emigrated from Ukraine to follow their hearts and their vocations to the United States. Each artist’s work provokes a memory of his homeland. Depicted in their paintings, seemingly silent objects speak to the viewer, each in its own way through color or shape. Mykola Bagan said that “In many ways it is the fate of the artist, who starts anew in a new country. The most important thing is not to forget your brush and that you must paint.” Bagan was born in Ivano-Frankivsk in 1962 In 1985 he graduated with his Architectural Degree and continued his studies at the Lviv National Art Academy. Mykola Bagan has participated in international exhibitions in Ukraine, Poland and the USA. Jarema Khrushch, whose artistic name is Novorozhkin, is a professional artist who currently lives and works in Chicago, IL. A native of Lviv, Ukraine he graduated from Lviv College of Arts Ivan Trush and Lviv National Academy of Arts. His oil paintings have been exhibited in Ukraine, France, and Chicago and are in private collections in those places and in Canada. In addition to his “My Aquarium” series which was on exhibit at the Ukrainian National Museum of Chicago, Jarema’s restoration work may be seen in St. Vladimir Church, Cortez and Oakley. He has participated in international exhibitions in Ukraine, France and the United States. He also has had solo exhibitions in Lviv, Chicago and St. Amanda Montrond (France). “I paint as a way to communicate my thoughts on an emotional and philosophical level – with the hope of experiencing harmony in life with respect to the world around me.” Volodymyr Pavlyk. Born in Simferopol, Ukraine, but spending most of his life in Lviv, Ukraine he received his Bachelor of Fine Art Degree in 1979. His artwork has been published in over 50 books in Ukraine including: J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye; William Somerset Maugham’s Collection of Novels by W.S. Maugha. His watercolors were published in Genesis, a children’s book distribution throughout Ukraine and the US. Pavlyk has produced over 50 watercolors using the wet-on-wet technique and has participated in international exhibitions in Ukraine, Poland and the USA. The Ukrainian National Museum is located in the heart of the Ukrainian Village, at 2249 West Superior Street in Chicago. Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Adults $5.00, Children under 12 – Free. Free Parking is available beside the Museum. For driving instructions, visit the Museum’s website at www.ukrainiannationalmuseum.org. For additional information, please call (312) 421-8020 or e-mail info@UkrainianNationalMuseum.org
Event Cost: $5