Tidewater Art Scene

A sampling of the 70,000 pieces of art from the Kyivan Monastery of the Caves (Pecherska Lavra) is scheduled to be in Washington, D.C. in early October. “The Glory of Ukraine”, “created not by known artists, but by a culture animated by genuine religious feeling and beloved traditions” was very favorably reviewed by Ken Johnson in The New York Times. Icons, metalwork, embroidery, paintings, silver chalices, crosses, vestments are included in the exhibit along with some selections from the Lviv National Museum. Currently, the treasures from Ukraine are on exhibit at the Museum of Biblical Art in NYC until September 12. We will keep TUCA members posted before the exhibit arrives in DC. Perhaps we can organize a group trip to Washington (see website: U.S. Ukraine Business Council).

Two paintings by Zina Grynewytsch‘s father, Mykola Chulaewsky, were donated by Elaine Hampton to the Peninsula Fine Arts Center for their fundraising auction in July.

Both paintings were sold, and the proceeds were divided between the PFAC and TUCA. A check for $125.00 was presented to TUCA by Elaine at the Board Meeting, to be donated in Zina’s memory to our "For the Children" fund. The money will hopefully be used either for the Kremenchuk Baby House orphanage, or the Halfway House managed by Natalia's organization.

Elaine Hampton, our cultural director, cordially invites everyone to view another one of her “Madonna’s at the Charles Taylor Art Center in Hampton. The modern icon, composed solely with computer detritus (fancy word for unwanted parts) was juried into the current exhibit, “Virginia Artists 2010”. The exhibit is free and open until August 29. Hours at the gallery , at 4205 Victoria Boulevard, are Tues-Friday 10am -6pm, Sat&Sun 1-5pm.

Submitted by Elaine Hampton.