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FedEx Global Education Center
Phone:
+1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Upcoming Events At This Venue

August 22, 2017

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.

Image of Ukraine will be on display at the FedEx Global Education Center from August 22 to December 8. 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.

Start: August 22, 2017
End: December 8, 2017

“Image of Ukraine (Образ України): Exploring Ukrainian Culture through Embroidery and Painting” highlights two traditional Ukrainian folk art forms – vyshyvka (Ukrainian embroidery) and Petrykivka (a Ukrainian style of painting named after its city of origin). The exhibition explores Ukrainian culture through the lens of decorative folk art, delving into the history and cultural significance of traditions central to the lives of Ukrainian families both in North Carolina and Ukraine. Included in the exhibition are numerous examples of traditional embroidery as well as paintings by local Ukrainian artist, Olena Zintchouk, in the style of Petrykivka. Interviews with the Ukrainian community in North Carolina illustrate how well-known forms of a folk art can be adapted to new settings and help maintain cultural traditions and identity.

‘Bird of Paradise,’ by Olena Zintchouk

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, professor and Kule Chair in Ukrainian Ethnography in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta in Canada, and will be followed by demonstrations and Ukrainian food.

“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.

Special thanks to the Ukrainian American Club of Southwest Florida for allowing UNC to exhibit a number of framed embroidery pieces from their collection.

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Image of Ukraine (Образ України): Exploring Ukrainian Culture through Embroidery and Painting,” Exhibition Flyer

Exhibit contact: Ingrid Smith, manager of events and exhibitions, UNC Global, ingrid.smith@unc.edu.

Media contact: Katie Bowler Young, director of global relations, UNC Global, kbowler@unc.edu, 919.962.4504.

Start: August 22, 2017 @ 8:00 am
End: December 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

September 14, 2017

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 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 University of Alberta.

Image of Ukraine will be on display at the FedEx Global Education Center from August 22 to December 8. 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.

Start: September 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
End: September 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm