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FedEx Global Education Center
301 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516
«Image of Ukraine: Exploring Ukrainian Culture through Embroidery and Painting» features Vyshyvka (Ukrainian embroidery) and paintings by local Ukrainian artist, Olena Zintchouk, in the style of Petrykivka (a Ukrainian style of painting). Interviews with the Ukrainian community in North Carolina help provide a local context, illustrating how well-known forms of a folk art can be adapted to new settings and help maintain cultural traditions and identity.
A free public reception celebrating the exhibition will take place on September 14, 2017 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The reception will feature a keynote lecture by Natalie Kononenko, Kule Chair of Ukrainian ethnography, modern languages and cultural studies at the Univeristy of Alberta.
«Image of Ukraine» will be on display at the FedEx Global Education Center from August 22 to December 8, 2017.
The FedEx Global Education Center, located at 301 Pittsboro Street in Chapel Hill, is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on select Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The exhibition is hosted by UNC Global and is organized by the
Ukrainian Association of North Carolina; the UNC Center for Slavic,
Eurasian, and East European Studies; and Global Relations at UNC.
Additional support is provided by the UNC Center for Global
Initiatives; UNC Department of American Studies; and UNC
Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures.