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This exhibit, which is presented at the temporary gallery of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary’s Library, presents over 30 works of noted artists working in the Petrykivka tradition from the 1980s to the present, including Volodymyr Hlushchenko, Halyna Nazarenko, Olena Panko-Yarmolyuk, Uliana Sklyar, Valentyna Milenko, and others from the collection of Mischenko/Pawlenko collection.

However, it also goes “beyond the canvas” and explores the historical context of this distinctively Ukrainian art tradition, which was put on the list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2013.

In order to learn about its origins in folk spirituality, its connections to the Ukrainian Kozak state, and its recent transformation into a “brand” of independent Ukraine, visit the exhibit at 135 Davidson Ave. Somerset, NJ 08873. Several pieces of art are available for purchase. 

Regular hours: M-F 9am–5pm and Saturday Noon–5pm, or groups by appointment, by contacting UHEC at (732) 356-0132.

In order to visit the web site of the Ukrainian Historical and Educational Center of NJ, follow this link.