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Tanya Bidulka

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Home 1525 – 35 B Ave. Edmonton Ab T6T 0M7 Home Phone: 780-250-7533 Cell Phone: 780-913-9809
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Tanya teaches classes in card making and embroidery.

Gail Demchuk

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Home Edmonton Home Phone: 780-982-5643 Website: http://www.finelinefolkart.ca
Biography

Gail has been creating art for most of her life, constantly experimenting with new methods and exploring various mediums. In more recent years, the focus has been on creating beautiful eggshell art for sale and display. Gail has been involved with ACUA (the Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts) for a number of years, having hosted workshops in both Edmonton and Calgary to teach others how to create their own etched eggs using her tools and techniques.

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Gail is available to demonstrate and teach etched eggs. Her etched eggs are also available for sale.

Paul Gagne

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Home 15615 122 Street NW Edmonton Ab T5X 2V7 Home Phone: 780 456-4163
Biography

Paul writes pysanky in the traditional style and contemporary colours and styles.

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Paul sells his pysanky at the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market before Easter as well as some Ukrainian Festivals. He demonstrates his work at all shows.

Hoodoolab

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Contact: Kathleen Day Home Celle Vilar Ponte, 42 PLTA 3A Viveiro 27850 Spain Cell Phone: 011-34-653-091-085 Website: http://www.hoodoolab.net
Biography

My name is Kathleen, and I created Hoodoolab with my husband in order to organize, share and collaborate
with other artists and organizations. I’m originally from Edmonton, and a descendant from the Ukraine. I work
in several different types of media, and in the past few years I’ve been focusing strongly on folk art. Pysanky
is one of my favorite things to make, and I have a large collection I would like to share.

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I’m currently living in Galicia, so I’m not available to come teach or demo at the moment. I often come
back to Edmonton every year, so I would like to be in touch about offering Pysanky classes. I sell my Pysanky,
and I can arrange to have it sent to ACUA to sell in the shop or for an exhibition

Elsie Kawulych

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Home Box 989 Vegreville Ab T9C 1S1 Home Phone: 780-632-2960
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Elsie will do demonstrations and presentations on dove making, embroidery, pysanky and wheat weaving. She also sells patterns for making Poltava costumes for Ukrainian dancing.

Natalie Kononenko

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Work MLCS 200 Arts Bldg. University of Alberta Edmonton Ab T6G 2E6 Home Phone: 780-439-5277 Cell Phone: 780-964-5277 Website: https://www.artsrn.ualberta.ca/folkloreukraine/
Biography

Natalie Kononenko is a professor and Kule Chair in Ukrainian Ethnography at the University of Alberta.

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Natalie is available to perform and teach her many skills.

Christina Koscielnuk

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Home Redwater Home Phone: 780-942-3417
Biography

Christina started writing pysanky at an early age, taught by her mother and baba. She took a break while raising her family, but now writes almost full time. Christina finds writing pysanky relaxing and spends most of the winter on her writing.

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Christina is willing to demonstrate the art of writing pysanky. She also sells her work.

Iris Olinek

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Home 3724 – 32 St. Edmonton Ab T6T 1G1 Home Phone: 780-462-6591 Cell Phone: 780-975-8502
Biography

Iris recently retired after working at the Ukraine Cultural Heritage Village, where she was involved with developing and demonstrating interpretive programming. This included pysanka demos, ritual bread demos and all Ukrainian Canadian traditions. As will, Iris was involved with recruiting volunteers. Iris has now added quilting, knitting, sewing and making greeting cards to her list of artistic abilities.

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Iris is available to demonstrate her arts and sells her products as well.

Eugenia (Jean) Richardson

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Home 207 Covepark Green NE Calgary Ab T3K 6K9 Home Phone: 403-212-7115
Biography

Jean visits schools to share our pysanky culture and traditions celebrated by Ukrainian people. She taught 1900 children how to write pysanky in the Calgary school system in 2014.

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Jean teaches pysanka writing. She also sells her pysanky upon request.

Pamela Shapka

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Biography

Pamela writes ukrainian easter eggs, pysanky. She also enjoys the ukrainian painting style of Petrikivka. Pamela does henna and face painting.

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Pamela is available for instruction of both pysanka and petrikivka in a workshop setting as well as private classes and school. Pamela is also available for demonstrations of her craft.

Lyrissa Sheptak

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Home Edmonton Ab Cell Phone: 780-660-6330
Biography

Lyrissa is a historian and writer by training and education and is available to undertake projects that involve these specializations. She is a writer of fiction and non-fiction. Lyrissa is also passionate about the folk art form of writing pysanky. It was Lyrissa’s mother who taught her and she has been writing herself for 36 years.

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Lyrissa teaches the art of pysanka writing in schools to children as young as kindergarten. She has instructed church and seniors groups as well and is available for demonstration and instruction as she loves to share the art form with anyone who is willing to learn!

Joyce Sirski-Howell

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Home 7627 – 42 Ave Edmonton Ab T6K 0Y1 Home Phone: 780-462-2480
Biography

Joyce enjoys working with children. She has taught embroidery for many years.

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Joyce is happy to demonstrate her arts and willing to teach classes as well.

Eva Tomiuk

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Home 5808 – 94 A Ave Edmonton Ab T6B 0Y8 Home Phone: 780-466-0854
Biography

Eva Tomiuk has been writing pysanky for decades. Her pysanky appear in collections not only locally, but all over the world. Eva is also a talented korovai baker. Eva is featured in the video “Our Daily Bread – Ukr. Traditional Baking”. Here you can join hostess, Joyce Chrunik-Rudiak, and world-renowned demonstrator, Pani Eva Tomiuk, as they provide you with the knowledge and wisdom needed to create delicious an beautiful home-made traditional Ukrainian breads.

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Eva Tomiuk is available to demonstrate the art of pysanka writing. She will also consult regarding korovai and dough arts.

Nettie Tostowaryk

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Home 10911 – 38 St Edmonton Ab T5W 2E6 Home Phone: 780-474-3228
Biography

Nettie loves to create in many forms of art – pysanky, water colors, oils, acrylics, pencils and chalk.

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Nettie will demonstrate and teach her art. Please contact her for availability.
Nettie sells her pysanky.

Hope Ungarian

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Home 8607 – 66 Ave Edmonton Ab T6E 0L2 Home Phone: 780-466-0882
Biography

Hope has written and taught pysanka writing for many years.

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Hope will demonstrate pysanka writing and will consult on the tradition of Ukrainian embroidery.

Alex Werstiuk

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Home Edmonton Home Phone: 780-462-6468
Biography

Alex has been writing pysanky since 1948 when his mother taught him the art. He writes pysanky in the traditional style as well as decorating eggs with farm scenery, churches and for weddings.
Alex has started using goose eggs to make shadow box style dioramas, scenes within the egg shell.

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Alex teaches pysanka writing and will also do demos. Alex also sells his pysanky.

Edith Zawadiuk

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Biography

Edith is involved in writing pysanky. She also enjoys wheat weaving and making dough art doves.

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Edith is available to do presentations and demonstrations of pysanka writing, wheat weaving and making dough art doves. She will also teach classes.