Oct 14

Next UVNA meeting: Thursday October 9th at Innjoy Pub, starting at 7pm

The next meeting of the UVNA Membership will feature:

– Updates on the Western Park butterfly mural project with artist Tony Sparrow

– The upcoming Open House Chicago architectural tour synopsis and updates

– A question and answer session with Jess Loren (organizer of the Chicago Christmas Crawl) and David Coleman (head of security for the Chicago Christmas Crawl)

– A presentation from Matthew Eisler on his tavern restoration project at 2125 W Division

Please make sure you are there by 7pm, InnJoy is also featuring ½ Price Boneless Wings, ½ Priced Pitchers, $6 Stoli Flavors and $5 Fireball Shots.

Jun 14

“Real Stories” event at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

There is a powerful event coming up on Friday June 6th from 5:30-8:00.

Southside students will be coming to Ukrainian Village to present for us. Their project includes photographs, poems and interviews to give a voice to the voiceless and tell the “Real Stories” of the people in their community. These High school freshmen have been exploring the ideas of stereotypes across our Chicago neighborhoods. Students’ writing ranges from their experiences with gangs and violence to being one of the first in their family to graduate high school, to the pride in their families and communities. You can flip through the book they made in this link to see the types of things they share: http://www.blurb.com/books/3250614-our-voices-our-stories-our-truth

This will happen *Friday June 6th* at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (2320 W Chicago Ave), please try to stop by to show them that our community cares about their work. RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/282752895227805/?source=1

Mar 14

UIMA: Remembering the Words of Our Poet

Remembering the Words of Our Poet

Sunday, March 30th at 1 pm

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art commemorates the 200th Anniversary of the birth of famed Ukrainian Poet Taras Shevchenko Sunday, March 30th at 1 pm at St. Nicholas Cathedral .

Performances by:

Mixed Choral Ensemble
Northwest Chicago Symphony
Michael Holian, Conductor

Guests from Ukraine: 

Bohdan Kozak, narrator
Nazar Dzuhryn, cello
Nataliya Pelekh, piano
Liudmyla Ostash, soprano

Premier performance of choral work “Poslaniye”
by composer Yuri Laniuk

Desired donation $20: All proceeds are designated to the families of the fallen heroes of the Maidan

Mar 14

Museum Exhibit: 200th Anniversary of Taras Shevchenko

"Kateryna" by Taras Shevchenko, 1842, The National Museum of Taras Shevchenko, Kyiv, Ukraine

"Kateryna" by Taras Shevchenko, 1842, The National Museum of Taras Shevchenko, Kyiv, Ukraine

A Museum Exhibit in honor of the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko

The Ukrainian National Museum has prepared an exhibit to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko, Ukraine’s greatest literary figure, poet, artist, thinker and freedom fighter. The exhibit opens on Friday March 7th at 7 pm with a special opening night featuring the recitation and musical presentation of Shevchenko’s poetry as well as a video presentation of the current events on the Maidan.  The exhibit will feature a special collection of rare kobzar’s from the Museum’s library, an assortment of extraordinary posters and a treasure of vintage postcards.  Interspersed among these artifacts and treasures are antique Ukrainian rushnyky. The exhibit willcontinue through April 27, 2014.

An orphaned serf, Taras Shevchenko was a fearless poet who suffered imprisonment and exile to become the voice of his people. Shevchenko’s influence on facets of Ukrainian intellectual, literary and national life is still felt to this day. Recognized by the world as the Bard of Ukraine, Shevchenko’s poetry served as inspiration to the Ukrainian nation in its fight for freedom and independence. As a historical and political activist Shevchenko gave forceful expression to his countrymen’s sentiment at a time when culture and language was being suppressed by the Russian czar.  In his poem published in 1857, Shevchenko asked

 “When will we greet

Our own George Washington at last

With the new law of righteousness”

 Beloved and renowned for his literature, poetry and art, Taras Shevchenko was also honored for his fight for freedom and against slavery and serfdom. A notable page in Shevchenko’s life was his friendship with Ira Aldridge, an African American who became a well-known British actor.

Admission for the Opening Night: $10.00

Location: 2249 West Superior Street

Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm

General admission:  Adults $5.00, Children under 12 – Free. 

Feb 14

11th Annual Live & Silent Auction at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

Mark your calendars for 6:30pm, Saturday March 1st, 2014 and stop by the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art for an evening of good art, music, conversation, and food and drink.  And there will be a Silent Live auction featuring a wide array of exceptional art.  Help support the museum in preserving and promoting contemporary art and  strengthening the cultural understanding and diversity of the Ukrainian and American experience.

Tickets are $50 and available for online purchase here

Please RSVP by February 22nd, 2014

773-227-5522 or auction@uima-chicago.org