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Peterson/ Antonovych/ Niespodziewana Exhibit at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, through October 31

September 17, 2010 – October 31, 2010 – 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Peterson/ Antonovych/ Niespodziewana
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
2320 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art is pleased to welcome Corinne D. Peterson, Anya Antonovych and Malwina Niespodziewana for a group exhibition in conjunction with Chicago Artists Month 2010.

Peterson/ Antonovych/ Niespodziewana explores each of the artists’ recent personal responses to intangibilities of decay, weathering and the self.

Chicago-based artist Corinne D. Peterson will present terracotta sculptures and wall pieces inspired by her visceral connection to the earth matter she manipulates and represents.

Painter Anya Antonovych will share mixed media paintings from her series “There is a Crack in Everything”, referencing the revelations to be found in imperfection and deterioration.

Polish artist Malgorzata Malwina Niespodziewana will present works on paper from her “Kobro Project”, and an exploration of the ‘universal body’, including dioramic scenes and print works from the collection at the Polish museum in Chicago, and her studio in Poland.

For more information on Chicago Artists Month, please visit

Gallery Hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m.

Event Cost: $5 suggested donation
More Information
Phone: (773) 227-5522
Email: Natalie Clark,
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46th Chicago International Film Festival

Check out various films at the 46th Chicago International Film Festival (October 7 – 20)

All films are being screened at AMC River East 21 (322 E Illinois St).

For more information, go to the festival’s website:

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CEERES region is very well represented. Here are most of the films that we were able to identify:

All That I Love (Poland, Jacek Borcuch); Oct 14, 3:30pm; Oct 16, 1:50pm; Oct 18, 4pm

Birthday (Poland, Jenifer Malmqvist); Oct 13, 7:45pm; Oct 15, 4:10pm

Building Manager (Greece, Periklis Hoursoglou); Oct 12, 2pm; Oct 18,6:15pm; Oct 19, 5:30pm

Days of Desire (Hungary, József Pacskovszky); Oct 14, 8:45pm; Oct 16, 4pm; Oct 19, 3:45pm

Devil’s Town (Serbia, Valdimir Paskaljevic); Oct 14, 2pm; Oct 18, 9pm; Oct 19, 6:20pm

Erratum (Polan, Marek Lechki); Oct 14, 8:30pm; Oct 15, 6:05pm; Oct 17, 12pm

How I Ended the Summer (Russia, Aleksei Popogrebsky); Oct 10, 5:40pm; Oct 12, 3:30pm; Oct 17, 12:30pm

If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (Sweden, Florin Serban); Oct 8, 4:15pm; Oct 9, 1:30pm; Oct 10, 12:30pm

Last Report on Anna (Hungary, Márta Mészáros); Oct 13, 6:15pm; Oct 14, 5:45pm; Oct 17, 12:15pm

Lisanka (Russia, Daniel Díaz Torres); Oct 15, 3:15pm; Oct 18, 5:40pm; Oct 19, 8:30pm

Little Rose (Poland, Jan Kidawa-Blonski); Oct 14, 6pm; Oct 15, 9:20pm; Oct 18, 3pm

Love Life of a Gentle Coward (Croatia, Pavo Marinkovic); Oct 11, 8:30pm; Oct 12, 7:15pm; Oct 14, 4pm

Love Translated (Ukraine, Julia Ivanova); Oct 9, 8pm; Oct 11, 3:30pm

Mamas & Papas (Czech Republic, Alice Nellis); Oct 11, 8:20pm; Oct 12, 5pm; Oct 15, 2pm

Missing Man (Russia, Anna Fenchenko); Oct 12, 3:45pm; Oct 16, 5:15pm; Oct 17, 9:15pm

Mrdrchain (Czech Republic, Ondrej Svadlena); Oct 16, 11pm; Oct 17, 10:30pm

Sasha (Germany, Dennis Todorovic); Oct 9, 7:45pm; Oct 10, 1:45pm

Seed (Czech Republic/UK/USA, Ben Richardson/Daniel Bird); Oct 18, 8pm; Oct 19, 1:45pm

Tony & Janina’s American Wedding (Poland/USA, Ruth Leitman); Oct 10, 7:15pm; Oct 17, 2:15pm

Tuesday, After Christman (Romania, Radu Muntean); Oct 8, 7:15pm; Oct 9, 3:45pm; Oct 12, 4pm

White as Snow (Turkey, Kar Beyaz); Oct 16, 6:30pm; Oct 17, 2:10pm; Oct 19, 2pm

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Call for Papers: Forum Ukraine, Submission Deadline, October 15

Forum Ukraine is calling for papers that explore Ukrainian Economics History, Culture, Arts, Business, Religion, Sports, Government, and Politics in Ukraine and around the world issues from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Those who are interested in presenting papers should provide an abstract. The abstract text should contain 10 000-15 000 characters and the title maximum 160 characters. Authors are responsible for spelling and grammar. To be acceptable, proposals must be completed with writer’s profile: name, title/profession, affiliation/company, department, street/box address, city, postal code, country, email, telephone and submitted through email to:

More information here.

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Ukrainian Rock Concert, Okean Elzy, Congress Theater, October 15 [in Ukrainian]

Check out a popular Ukrainian Rock band Okean Elzy (OE) playing at Congress Theater on Friday, October 15 at 8pm.

Information taken from


Congress Theater
2135 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647


ALL AGES SHOW / 21 & over to drink.


Presale tickets price – $55 general admission, after Sept 1st.

Ticket price at the doors – $65 general admission.

General admission is for both first floor standing and second floor balcony sitting.

For tickets, please visit here.

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Call for Submissions: Ukrainian-American Writers: A New Generation of Literary Voices, Deadline: September 30


Ukrainian American Writers: A New Generation of Literary Voices, will present their annual reading on November 6th, 2010 at The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago.

Readers will be selected through a juried reading process. If you are a Ukrainian American writer and would like to submit your work for consideration, please send 3-5 poems or a 2-3 page excerpt from a short story or a novel you would like to read via e-mail to Please include your name in the subject line, along with the genre of work you are sending.

The submission period is August 15 through September 30, 2010, and selected writers will be contacted via e-mail by October 15th, 2010.

For more information please contact organizers Sonya Arko or Anna Golash at

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Bohdan Borzemsky Graphic Art Exhibit at The Ukrainian National Museum, September 3-26

Ukrainian National Museum

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“Incised, Bitten, and Gouged” Printmaking Exhibit at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, July 30-September 12

Please find a message from the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art below:

Opening Reception Friday July 30, 6-9pm

Incised, Bitten and Gouged:

Anchor Graphics & Chicago Printmakers Collaborative
20 Years of Printmaking
July 30 – September 12, 2010

at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

Incised, Bitten and Gouged, three printmaking terminologies, alludes to the numerous printmaking techniques represented in this group exhibition.  Artists from CPC and Anchor Graphics will show works made in intaglio, silkscreen, embossment, woodcut, lithography and various innovations on traditional printmaking techniques.

For a little over two decades, CPC and Anchor Graphics have stood as two of the central printmaking institutions in Chicago.  Both provide a nurturing collaborative work environment, as well as access to the spectrum of equipment and materials necessary to the various printmaking techniques.  Lincoln Square’s Chicago Printmakers Collaborative was founded by Deborah Maris Lader in 1989 as a studio workspace for artist-printmakers to ‘pursue their work and broaden their knowledge of printmaking media’.  What began as studio space has since expanded its activities to holding exhibitions, and offering workshops and classes to the public.  CPC is composed of over 100 members from 14 different countries, working in intaglio, lithography, relief, monotype, screen print, and photo processes.  In recognition of CPC’s innovation and significance among Chicago arts organizations, Lader was recently awarded the Columbia College Chicago Paul Berger Arts Entrepreneurship Award.

Anchor Graphics was founded the year prior to CPC, and was established as an independent non-profit in 1990, with the mission of providing printmaking facilities and studio space, and educational opportunities to young people and professional artists.    It has initiated a multitude of partnerships with local arts, educational and social organizations, strengthening its ability to fulfill its mission of education and public access to printmaking arts.  Since 2006, Anchor Graphics has been partnered with Columbia College Chicago, operating out of an on-campus facility.  This partnership serves both the school and Anchor Graphics by providing academic internship opportunities, collaborative projects, classes and a platform for visiting artists and lecturers from across the country.

Incised, Bitten and Gouged offers a terrific opportunity to survey the recent creative outpouring from two of Chicago’s acclaimed printmaking collaborative studios.

Artists in the exhibition

Chicago Printmakers Collaborative: Deborah Maris Lader, Tony Fitzpatrick, Hiroshi Ariyama, Alex Chitty, Carlos Cortez, Christine Gendre Bergere, Michael Goro, Dan Grezeca, John Himmelfarb, Elise Hughes, Carrie Iverson, Kim Laurel, Alan Lerner, Duffy O’Conner, Dennis O’Malley, Mary O’Shaughnessy, Artemio Rodriguez, Jeff Sippel, Megan Sterling, Anatole Upart, Charlie Can Gilder.

Anchor Graphics: Ed Paschke, Hollis Sigler, Karl Wirsum, Ian Weaver, Fred Stonehouse, Brian Sikes, Louise LeBourgeois, Teresa James, Steve Heyman, Eleanor Spiess-Feris, Steve Campbell, Andries Botha, Paola Boncinelli, Eric Avery, Roland Kulla, Nicholas Sistler, Tim Dooley & Aaron Wilson, Nicholas Conbere, Michael Barnes, Anne Muntges.

Above Image: Christine Gendre Bergere. The Cat of Apollinaire, 2009. Etching, 12 x 18 in.

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Rediscovering Ukrainian Album Cover Art Exhibit at the Ukranian National Museum, July 9-30

Below you will find the announcement from the Ukrainian National Museum:

Ukrainian National Museum: Album Art

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“Ukrainian Mythology–the canvas of Oleksiy Kovalenko,” Ukrainian National Museum, through May 27

Currently Running through May 27, 2010
Ukrainian National Museum
2248 W. Superior Street, Chicago, IL
Ukrainian Mythology – the canvas of Oleksiy Kovalenko

An exhibit of art by Oleksiy Kovalenko focusing on Ukrainian Mythology.

Admission is $5
Museum hours are Thursday-Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Monday-Wednesday by appointment only. To arrange for an appointment to explore the museum, please contact us at (312) 421-8020.

Museum website:

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East European Study Abroad, Semester in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Deadline: April 15


The study abroad program offers courses for students interested in the Russian language as well as courses in English in the fields of economics/business, political science, history and cultural studies.

The program is based in Kharkiv, Ukraine, the city next to the Russian border. Due to historical influences, Russian remains the primary spoken language in the city. Highly qualified professors of Karazin University teach Russian language courses at any level from beginning to advanced. Students who are fluent in Russian have an option of enrolling into university courses directly with other local students. Ukrainian language courses are also offered for interested students. However, there is no foreign language prerequisite to participate as all courses are taught in English with the exception of Russian. This is a unique opportunity both for students willing to advance and perfect their Russian language proficiency, and for those students who are interested in Russian but are majoring in other fields and would like to take beginning or intermediate Russian while studying abroad.

EESA students will live in Kharkiv, Ukraine for a semester and have academic field trips to Moscow, Kyiv and historical and cultural sites within the Kharkiv region. Students will attend V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, which is one of the oldest and most prominent universities in Eastern Europe. It has graduated and employed three Nobel Prize winners. All of the EESA professors are faculty of Karazin University, have achieved Ph.D.s, and are recognized specialists in their field.

The city of Kharkiv is an educational, scientific and cultural center of Ukraine. There are 13 major universities and several other higher education institutions in the city. Of all the universities in Kharkiv, Karazin University is the most prestigious and well known. The total student population in the city is over 150,000. EESA students are provided with safe and comfortable housing very close to the University. EESA has a full-time center in Kharkiv that provides full support for students.

Please visit to learn more about the program and see the course offerings.

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