Friday, 31 August 2012

OF PAINTING, PAINTINGS, AND GOING BACK TO SCHOOL

A FRESH COAT OF PAINT
If you come to Oseredok over the next few days, you will notice ladders, dropcloths, and the sound of sanders, shop vacs, and roller brushes.The walls and doors of the entire building stairwell, as well as the foyers on all five floors are being painted!
On the fifth floor, the painters are dealing with areas of water damage caused by the leaky roof (which, you may recall, was repaired last year). On the first through the fourth floors, they are repairing and painting everyday wear-and-tear. We look forward to a refreshed and clean look!

In the meantime, we are definitely open to visitors!

Open this Sunday, September 2 from 1 - 4pm.
Regular hours are Monday through Saturday 10am - 4pm


SECOND TIME AROUND
September 22 through 29, 2012

If you have artwork that you're tired of, or is stacked behind your sofa collecting dust, consider selling it during the Second Time Around Sale Extravaganza! If you're looking for new artwork for that empty wall, or to add to your collection, make sure to come to the Second Time Around Extravaganza!
It's a great opportunity to sell your old artwork, and to buy some new art!

For sellers: artwork should be numbered and/or signed by the artist. Three-dimensional artwork and colourful artwork is preferred. (No textiles, please). Unframed prints must be shrunk-wrapped. All artwork framing must be in good shape! The maximum selling price is $400.
Oseredok Boutique reserves the right to final selection for sale. All items will be sold on consignment basis.

Deadline for art submissions is Friday, September 7.

Call Bohdana at 204-942-0218 for more information.


BACK TO SCHOOL...BACK TO РІДНА ШКОЛА....BACK TO UKRAINIAN DANCING LESSONS!



Your kids will look great as they head back to school in embroidered hoodies and caps!
Boys' black and grey embroidered hoodies in pullover style! Girls' white and red embroidered hoodies in zipper-front style! PLUS! Youth caps with embroidered "tryzub"!
We also have a great selection of kids' tshirts, and embroidered shirts and blouses for those recitals and concerts!
STILL AVAILABLE! Euro2012 pencil or marker sets and backpacks - 40% off!


NEW IN THE BOUTIQUE
HOLODOMOR THE MOVIE
BobbyLeigh, Director and Producer
Marta Tomkiw, Producer


In 1932-33 Ukraine, the breadbasket of the Soviet Union, had bountiful crops of grain yet its people were dying of starvation. In order to crush the will of the independent-minded Ukrainian peasants and secure collectivization of all Ukrainian lands, Joseph Stalin ordered an army of ruthless Communist Party activists to confiscate all harvested grain and seize all the foodstuffs in the villages. As a result of this genocidal decree, by the end of 1933 nearly 25 percent of the Ukrainian population – 7-10 million people, including 3 million children – had perished!

In the face of terror, Ukrainians had little possibility of escaping their horrific fate to create another life elsewhere. Travel was banned for Ukrainians keeping them confined in a prison of starvation within their own villages.

HOLODOMOR, a full-length feature film documentary, tells the story of the cold-blooded destruction of human life which has been silenced from the world for over seven decades.



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Friday, 10 August 2012

WE'RE BACK!

It's been a while since we last blogged! And so much has happened! Our Midsummer Night of Kupalo event on July 5th was a tremendous success....we packed up the wagon and spent the August long weekend at Canada's National Ukrainian Festival in Dauphin...and in between all that, we took a little holiday time.
Let's catch up!


A MIDSUMMER NIGHT OF KUPALO

On a beautiful summer eve - Thursday, July 5th, over 150 friends of Oseredok gathered at the beautiful Qualico Family Centre in Winnipeg's Assiniboine Park to celebrate the magic of the Kupalo Festival.


Some of the many guests at A Midsummer Night of Kupalo
 
 
Kalyna Horocholyn and Krista Mendres making flowered wreaths
 
Amidst the decor of fern leaves and flowers our guests tasted delectible culinary treats, heard the lovely voices of the O. Koshetz Choir women's ensemble, saw the grace of the Rusalka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, and enjoyed the music of accordionists Myron Kurjewicz and Nestor Budyk,  and singers Sofia Bilozor, Larissa Klymkiw and Michelle Kowalchuk. They mingled through the setting sun in good company and conversation, ending the evening with a rousing sing-a-long!



Sofia Bilozor (with guitar) and Larissa Klymkiw


The O. Koshetz Choir women's ensemble singing Kupalo songs
 

Members of the Rusalka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble
 

It was an event like no other - a fabulous way to celebrate the Kupalo Festival, and a marvellous way to spend a mid-summer evening!


Enjoying the surroundings at the Qualico Family Centre
 

The Midsummer Night of Kupalo singalong,
featuring musicians Nestor Budyk and Dobryan Tracz



Many people made A Midsummer Night of Kupalo such a success! Our thanks to the O. Koshetz Choir, The Rusalka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, Sofia Bilozor and Larissa Klymkiw, Michelle Kowalchuk, Gayle Cilinsky, Myron Kurjewicz, Nestor Budyk and Dobryan Tracz for entertaining us with music and dance!
A very special "thank you!" to our sponsors - Seerx Technologies Inc. and R.S. Harris Ltd.!
A gracious "thank you!" to all the suppliers of raffle prizes! (And congratulations to those who won them!)
A rousing "well done!" to Oseredok's Fundraising Committee for their creativity and huge efforts!
And a heartfelt "дякуємо" to all who came!
P.S. And thanks to Simeon Rusnak for the fab pictures!






SECOND TIME AROUND #2
It's that time of year to sort through your old artwork and make it new!





Once again Oseredok Boutique is holding its Second Time Around sale, giving you the opportunity to sell your old artwork, and buy some new art!
The sale will take place from September 22 through 29, 2012.
Here are the fine points:
Artwork should be numbered and/or signed by the artist. Three-dimensional artwork and colourful artwork is preferred. (No textiles, please). Unframed prints must be shrunk-wrapped. The maximum selling price is $400. Oseredok Boutique reserves the right to final selection for sale. All items will be sold on consignment basis.
If you have some artwork you'd like to sell, call Bohdana at 204-942-0218. The deadline to bring your saleable artwork is Friday, September 7, 2012.


NEW IN THE BOUTIQUE



GET YOUR "REVENGE"! 
AND LARISA SEMBALIUK-CHELADYN'S NEW PRINT
Available now at Oseredok Boutique



Get the thrilling sequel to
"Yaroslaw's Treasure" by
Myroslaw Petriw!
Celebrating our Culture by
L. Sembaliuk-Cheladyn





LEGACY OF THE COSSACK ELITE

Don't miss this enlightening and beautiful exhibition of 17th and 18th century textiles, embroidery, and maps from Oseredok's Permanent Collection!
Continues at until September 15, 2012.




Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre
184 Alexander Avenue East, Winnipeg
204-942-0218

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday (in August) 1 - 4pm