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Glass Icon May 31




with artist Nataliia Petrenko-Litvinova

Friday, May 31, 2024, 6 - 8 PM

Shevchenko Museum, 1604 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Iconography on glass represents a venerable tradition of folk art, with roots tracing back to the ancient civilizations of Rome and Byzantium. This artistic expression flourished in Central Europe during the 18th century, marking a significant evolution in the medium of glass painting. By the late 19th century, this form had gained remarkable popularity in Ukraine, especially within the culturally rich Hutsul region, and subsequently spread to the areas of Pokuttya, Bukovina, and Podillia.

Typically, these glass icons were not merely decorative; they held a sacred place in the home. Reverently positioned in prominent locations, they served as personal iconostases, creating a spiritual nexus within the domestic sphere. Icon painters often favored depictions of revered figures such as the Virgin Mary, St. Nicholas, St. George, and St. Barbara. These subjects were not chosen at random; they resonated deeply with the spiritual and cultural values of the time, embodying virtues and narratives that were integral to the community’s identity.

No need to worry about materials – we’ve got you covered!

Cost: $50 per person. Materials included
Date: May 31, 2024
Time: 6-8 PM
Age: 13+
Address: 1604 Bloor Street West Toronto

All participants must register as space is limited.

If you wish to register by phone, please call the Shevchenko Museum at 416-534-8662