Souvenir

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Celebrating 40 years of music at the Vegreville Pysanka Festival
Released - July 2013

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Only $20.00 CDN + S&H

 

 This CD compilation celebrates the contributions of all artistis that have brought their passion, love and interpretation of Ukrainian music to the Pysanka Festival over the course of the past 40 years. All proceeds from the sale of this CD are directed toward the Vegreville Cultural Association

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For 40 years, for one July weekend, the charming town of Vegreville, Alberta home of the world’s largest pysanka, has come alive with Ukrainian song, dance and all the elements and splendor that make up Ukrainian culture and through it, the Vegreville Pysanka Festival.

From the astounding performances of the grandstands to the breathtaking acrobatics seen at the evening kolomykjas, it is the music of the Pysanka Festival that continues to nourish our soul.

And so the Pysanka Festival is now four decades old and has in that time observed the Millennium of Christianity in Ukraine, the Centenary of the arrival of Ukrainian immigrants in Canada, and the realization of independence for Ukraine.

First and foremost, the Vegreville Cultural Assocation would like to sincerely thank all the contributing artists that have donated their music to this project, whom without their generousity and gift of song, this CD would not be possible.

Produced by Johnny Moroz for the Vegreville Cultural Association. All rights reserved.

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A Window in Time

 Painted by Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn, Artist

"A Window in Time" is a specially commissioned work of art commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Ukrainian Pysanka Festival held annually in Vegreville, AB.

 

This image reflects the festive atmosphere for which the event is famous. Larisa has incorporated many aspects of the festival into the paninting -- dancing, food, costuming, folkarts, and of course the Vegreville Pysanka. A Hospodar and Hospodenia, offering a traditional welcome, serves as the central focal point.

 

The Print is a Limited Edition of 300.

 

This limited edition lithograph of the commissioned original painting, extends a heart felt welcome to celebrate the fabulous Vegreville Pysanka Festival's rich past, vibrant present and exciting future. 

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 Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn is an accomplished multimedia aritst. Her works are in private and corporate collections throughout North and South America, Australia and Europe. Larisa completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1981 from the University of Alberta and now specializes in watercolours.

 

Larisa's vivid, rich style has created a substantial following in her works. Her dramatic compositions and bold use of colour evoke passionate, lively moods. This unique combination brings to life each image within it's own natural setting and streches the parameters of traditional watercolour techniques. Larisa enjoys incorporating symbols from her Ukrainian heritage into her paintings. 

Larisa is the daughter of Paul Sembaliuk, who designed Vegreville's famous "Worlds Largest Pysanka". She has personally attended the Vegreville Festival many times with her family and was thrilled at having been chosen to paint an original work of art to commemorate the Festival's 25th Anniversary.

 

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