Mira Hnatyshyn’s Ukrainian Easter Eggs-Pysanky Demo at Blue Star Contemporary

Blue Star Contemporary

April 1, 2022 7:00 pm - April 1, 2022 8:30 pm

This First Friday, April 1, 2022, from 7pm-8:30pm, San Antonio based artist Mira Hnatyshyn will demonstrate the traditional craft of making Ukrainian Easter Eggs-Pysanky. One of Ukraine’s most famous Easter traditions, Pysanky are intricately decorated Easter eggs made using colorful dyes and wax. Mira learned how to make Pysanky from her mother who created hundreds of one of a kind Pysanky and exhibited in libraries and a museum in Ukraine. This photo shows a Pysanka that Mira made when she was 14 years old surrounded by the beautiful Pysanky made by her mother, Nina Hnatyshyn. We will have some of Mira’s family Pysanky on view during First Friday only!

Mira’s exhibition Euroscapes was featured at BSC in 2014 and her practice highlighted in our Open Studios video series available on our YouTube channel.

During this First Friday we will be collecting donations in support of Ukranian relief efforts during this unprecedented time of Russian military invasion. Those wishing to show their support can also make donations directly to Razom https://razomforukraine.org and Ukrainian San Antonio https://www.ukrainiansanantonio.com .