Apr 13

Chicago Clean and Green 2013

On Saturday April 20th, you and community groups in your area can make an immediate difference  in your neighborhood by volunteering your time and effort to take part in this city-wide clean and green!  Call 311 to register or for more information.  Groups must register by April 12th.

Contact these ward offices for more information on ward groups planning events for the 2013 Clean & Green!

  • 1st Ward:  Call  (773) 278-0101 for more information
  • 2nd Ward:  Call (312) 263-9273 to sign up to volunteer!
  • 32nd Ward: Call 773) 248-1330 for more information

Mar 13

Music Concert at The Ukrainian Museum of Modern Art 3/16





The Ukrainian Museum of Modern Art will host a concert commemorating the  80th anniversary of the  1932-1933 Holodomorthe genocide/famine in the Ukraine. 

Conductor: Dr. Volodymyr Syvokhip
Performers: Nazar Dzuhryn – cello, Solomiya Soroka – violin,
Arthur Greene – piano, Alla Kuriyltsiv – soprano, and chorus
At The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
2320 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
Admission – $20, UIMA Members – $15
Reception to follow performance

Mar 13

Handmade Market at the Empty Bottle – Saturday 3/9

The Handmade Market returns to the Empty Bottle this Saturday from Noon to 4pm!  the market include funky jewelry, glass pendants, knitted items, handbags, clothing, paper crafts and more.

This is a regular monthly event. They strive to create a crafter’s market, with affordable handmade, mostly local items. There are a ton of crafters in the city, and the Handmade Market tries to make this accessible to up and coming designers, jewelry makers, and others. Come out and help support your monthly crafter’s market.

Feb 13

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art Presents an Evening of Chamber Music

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art Presents an Evening Program of Chamber Music
Performed by
Works by:  Myroslav Skoryk, Mykola Lysenko, and Bederich Smetana
Performers: Daria Horodyskyj, violon
Vera Mucha-Chytra, violin
Michael Holian, viola
Nazar Dzhuryn, guest cellist
Admission $15

Feb 13

Chopin Theatre & Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art Movie Screening

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art and the Chopin Theatre invite you to a screening of The Guardian of The Past.  

(in Polish with English Subtitles)

Date:  Wednesday, February 20th
Time: 7:30pm
Place: Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division Street
Price: $10/$5 students

There will be a reception and discussion with the director following the screening

The film tells the inspiring story of Borys Voznytsky, longtime Director of the Lviv National Art Gallery who in the face of Soviet tyranny fought relentlessly to preserve some twelve thousand works of sacred art,  hidden at the St. Bernard Monastery in Olesko, Ukraine until this day. The Guardian of the Past garnered awards at documentary festivals in Los Angeles (2005), Kyiv (2006) and Moscow (2007).

About Borys Voznytsky: 

Borys Voznytsky, longtime Director of the Lviv National Art Gallery, honorary member of the Academy of Arts of Ukraine, and doctor emeritus of the Krakow Pedagogical Academy, devoted his life to Ukrainian and Polish art, traveling around Ukraine and its abandoned churches in search of neglected treasures such as icons, liturgical objects, and other remnants of religious art. The expeditions in which he involved art  historians and enthusiasts saved about twelve thousand museum-worthy artifacts, which otherwise would have been destroyed as a part of the Soviet campaign against religion. Among the artifacts Voznytsky saved were  remnants of a Baroque altar by Johann Pinsel (Jan Jerzy Pinzel) in Horodenka and a relief sculpture by Karl Albert Thorvaldsen on the Poninski family tombstone in Horyniec-Zdroj. Late in his career, Voznytsky’s search broadened to explore the churches of later eras. He died tragically in a car accident in the spring 0f 2012.

About the Director: 

Malgorzata Maria Potocka (b. 1953) is a Polish actress, director and producer. She studied acting (1975-78) and directing (1978-82) at the National Film School in Lodz, Poland. In 1985 she attended the Millenium Film Workshop in New York and lectured at the Boston Arts Academy and other universities across the US. She is most famous for her role in Andrzej Wajda s Everything for Sale (1968), and she starred in The Crystal Ball (1972) by StanisBaw Ró|ewicz and in the Circus is Leaving (1982), directed by Krzysztof WierzbiaDski.

Ms Potocka is known as a producer of experimental films, as well as numerous music videos, TV programs, and photographs. Her works have been shown in Warsaw, Krakow, Paris, Budapest and New York. As a member of Society for Creators of Culture and the Polish Filmmakers  Association since 1980, Ms Potocka is involved in promoting Polish art and culture abroad, and is renowned for her avant-garde films and art documentaries. For her acting, Ms Potocka has garnered multiple awards, such as Zbigniew Cybulski Award (1975), two awards at the Warsaw Film Festival (1986) as well as Critics  Award at the Munich Film Festival (1997).