Ukrainian Famine Researchers
20B Ivana Kudri Street
Monday, November 20, 2000
"The wells in the field have dried up
Nobody was sowing, ploughing
The hungry year, as a black bird
Was flying over the exhausted land..."
(From Village Folklore, 1920's)
Please join us for the "Memorial
We invite you to the "Memorial Evening For Ukrainian Famine
Victims" to be held Friday evening, November 24th, 2000, at
the Kyiv City Teachers House, 57 Volodymyrska str., Kyiv, Ukraine,
at 6 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
There will be a program consisting of memorial tributes, music,
and poetry, in honor of the Ukrainian victims of famines: 1922-1923,
1932-1933, and the late 1940's.
The new "Ukrainian Great Famine Art Exhibition" will also be
on display at the Kyiv City Teachers House. The Exhibition consists
of over 100 Ukrainian artist paintings, posters, graphics, photographs,
sculptures, and other works of art in honor of the victims of
the Great Ukraine Famine of 1932-1933. Items are from the private
collection of www.ArtUkraine.com, E. Morgan Williams and other
Mr. Levko Lukyanenko, Chairman of The Association
of Famines Researchers in Ukraine, and former Ukraine Ambassador
to Canada; E. Morgan Williams, President, ArtUkraine.com, and
Vitaliy Korzh, President of the Global Company, an internet
service provider in Ukraine are showing the Patriarch of the
Ukrainian Orthodox Church the "Great Famine" Exhibition.
Left to right in the photograph:
E. Morgan Wiliams, Patriarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church,
Levko Lukyanenko and Mr. Vitaliy Korzh
For Ukrainian Famine Victims".
Ukrainian Famine Researchers Association
Ukrainian theatrical actress Halyna Yablonska
reading a Ukrainian poem in memory of those who died in The
Great Famine. The large painting in the background called "Famine
of 33" is by famous Ukrainian artist Victor Zaretsky and was
painted between 1987 and 1989 just before the artists death.
It is the only painting done by Mr. Zaretsky about the famine.
information please contact Lyuba Stasiv, Administrative Director,
Ukrainian Famine Writers Association, 20B Kudri St., Kyiv, Ukraine,
269-1263 or 228-0811) (NOTE: This is the first showing of the
"Ukrainian Great Famine Art Exhibition" which is being organized
for exhibition in Europe, the United States, Canada, Ukraine
and other countries during 2002-2003, the 70th anniversary of
the Great Soviet-Ukraine Famine/Genocide of 1932-1933. The Exhibition
is still in the process of collecting art items for the final
worldwide traveling exhibition which begins in 2002. A "Ukrainian
Great Famine Gallery" is being developed on the website, www.ArtUkraine.com.)
(The Ukrainian Famine Researchers Association and its members research
and publish books about the Ukraine famines, sponsor tributes to
the famine victims, promote the building of monuments to the famine
victims and other related activities. Copies of the many books published
over the past 10 years by the Association, including three new ones,
will be available at the Teachers House)
and material about the Great Famine are available from the Ukrainian
Great Famine Art Collection....contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or by going to www.ArtUkraine.com
and clicking on the Historical Gallery and then clicking on
The Great Ukrainian Famine.)
(Sponsors of the Ukrainian Great Famine Art Collection include:
Ukrainian Famine Researchers Association, University Gallery
- Sasha Prakhova, Majsternia Gallery - Volodymur Vestak and
Iryna Olstromens'ka, ArtUkraine.com - E. Morgan Williams, Chrystia
Sonevytsky - USA, Nina Marchenko, Olexander Volnenko, Volodymyr
Rak, Exar Photo Shop and Gallery - Victor Gridasov.)
Mr. Vasyl Nechapa, famous Ukrainian bandura player,
performing at the Great Famine "Day Of Memory" service
Teachers House, Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, November 24, 2000 Mr.
Nechapa is from the Chernyhiv Oblast.
Vasyl Perevalskyi, Ukrainian graphics
artist, who is now Deputy Director of the National Artist
Union in Kyiv. Vasyl drew the graphics for the official design
for the Great Famine Memorial Events which were held in Ukraine
during 1993 in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the
Great Soviet Ukraine Famine-Genocide . Mr. Perevalskyi is
standing in front of his original art work and a poster created
using his design from 1993.
The design later was made
into a Great Famine Monument which is located in Mykhaylivska
Square near the St. Michael Monastery Complex in Kyiv. The
design was also used on a official stamp in Ukraine.