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Elizabeth Holinaty

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Home #203 – 10045 – 118 St Edmonton Ab T5K 2K2 Home Phone: 780-488-3668
Biography

Elizabeth weaves a variety of traditional and contemporary items. She draws
on the richness of the woven textiles and costumes of Ukraine.

Notes

Elizabeth is willing to demo the techniques of handweaving on a loom

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.

Notes

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

Dr Andrij Hornjatkevyc

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Home 4615 – 113 A St. Edmonton Ab T6H 1A1
Biography

A native of Ukraine, Andrij Hornjatkevyc studied the bandura with Volodymyr Yurkevych and Zinoviy Shtokalko in the USA. Later, while living in Canada, Hornjatkevyc edited and published the latter’s “A Kobzar Handbook” (in both English and Ukrainian), and “Kobza”, a collection of his musical scores. Hornjatkevyc has performed as a bandurist in Canada, USA, Ukraine and Germany; he has either taught the instrument or given lectures about it in those countries.

Michael Hunter

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Home 5864 York Rd Duncan BC V9L 3S4 Home Phone: 778-455-4425
Biography

Michael does traditional Carpathian style carving using a very fine tool and then paints the wood. This craft was learned from his Ukrainian baba and he has continued it for over 40 years.

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Michael sells his crosses, frames and boxes. Sometimes he also has wooden eggs available. Michael would be happy to demonstrate this are of carving.

Innisfree Ukrainian Dancers

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Contact: Tracy Rudolf Home Box 31 Innisfree Ab T0B 2G0 Home Phone: 780-592-2081
Biography

The Innisfree Ukrainian Dancers is a small dance group ranging in ages from 4 to 15 years old. The club has been in existence for over 30 years.

Joyanne Rudiak & Christina Csernyanski

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Contact: Christina Csernyanski Home 10517 – 84 st Edmonton Ab T6A 3R4 Canada Cell Phone: 780-914-9093 Cell Phone: 780-236-2184
Biography

Joyanne and Christina have known each other since they were born, and have been singing together since then. They share a passion for the arts and for their Ukrainian culture, and have pursued careers surrounding these passions.

Both women have experience singing in choirs, duets and trios, as well as solo. They are available to cantor liturgies, funerals, weddings and other celebrations, as well as provide entertainment singing in ukrainian and english, both folk, and contemporary music.

Iryna Karpenko

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Home Edmonton Home Phone: 780-468-5638
Biography

Iryna’s art work is based on impressions from a mixture of different stories, songs and legends which surround our real and imagined, natural and cultural, historic and prehistoric lives. Some of the subjects derive from Ukrainian mythology and ancient fairytales. Others can be interpreted as an intricate combination of elements from different epochs and cultures.

Notes

Iryna is selling her artworks and teaching Ukrainian Folk Art including Icons on glass and Ukrainian paper cut-out craft ‘Vytynanka’ as well as watercolor, pencil drawing, etc.

Dr Steven Kashuba

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Home 1603 Bearspaw Dr W Edmonton Ab T6J 5W3 Home Phone: 780-435-7527 Cell Phone: 780-964-7555
Biography

Dr Steven Kashuba is a writer of Ukrainian history. He is the author of “Once Lived a Village”, “Destination Gulag” and the soon to be released “To War Survive”.

Notes

Dr Steven Kashubas’ book are available for sale at local book stores and directly from him. Dr Kashuba is available for presentations about his books.

Elsie Kawulych

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Home Box 989 Vegreville Ab T9C 1S1 Home Phone: 780-632-2960
Notes

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.

Notes

Natalie is available to perform and teach her many skills.

Korinnya Ukrainian Folk Ensemble

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Contact: Robert Kalinovich Website: http://www.korinnya.com
Biography

Korinnya Ukrainian Folk Ensemble has been entertaining around Calgary, Western Canada and Western United States since 1993. Korinnya mainly performs folk music but is also available to sing wedding or other religious ceremonies.

Notes

Korinnya Ukrainian Folk Ensemble is available for performances year round.

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.

Notes

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

Myrna Kostash

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Home #110 – 11716 – 100 Ave Edmonton Ab T5K 2G3 Home Phone: 780-433-0710 Website: http://www.myrnakostash.com
Biography

Myrna is a full time writer of nonfiction books, essays, articles and radio documentaries.

Notes

Myrna is available for public talks, panels and keynote addresses.

Ron Kostyniuk

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Home 4907 Viceroy Dr.N.W. Calgary Ab T3A 0V2 Home Phone: 403-286-9299
Biography

Ron is currently a professor of sculpture at the University of Calgary (art Dept) and a practising artist.
Ron will teach and exhibit his art, and sells pieces as well.

Alexander Kozub

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Home Calgary Home Phone: 403-239-1760
Biography

Alexander is a painter of realistic watercolors and landscapes. He paints the places and things that he loves and admires.

Notes

Alexander teaches workshops and community art classes. His paintings are available for purchase.

Kvitka Red Deer Canadian Ukrainian Dance Club

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Contact: Irene Verhaeghe Home Box 24016 Red Deer Ab T4N 6X6 Home Phone: 403-346-5712 Irene Home Phone: 403-749-3252 Andrea Website: http://www.kvitkard.ca
Biography

Kvitka Red Deer Dance Club is a nonprofit organization maintaining and promoting Ukrainian culture through music and dance. They welcome dancers of all skill levels, ages 3 to adult, and Ukrainian heritage is not necessary.

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Kvitka dancers are available to provide entertainment, demonstrations, or stage performances for various venues, groups, or organizations upon request.

Halyna Lazurko

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Home 15936 Patricia Drive Edmonton Ab T5R 5N4 Cell Phone: 587-984-7502
Biography

Halyna holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Calgary and A.R.C.T. in piano performance. She is active in the Ukrainian community as a choral director and accompanist for numerous concert performances.

Notes

Halyna is available to provide piano accompaniments for signers, instrumentalists and dancers.

Olya Lisova Bociurkiw

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Home Edmonton Cell Phone: 780-242-0330
Biography

Olya is a visual artist who specializes in Portraiture. Her work appears in private and public collections. Olya works in oils, but will also do portraiture drawings in full colour or monochrome.

Notes

Olya is available for commissioned portraits.

Lloydminster Malanka Dancers

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Contact: Rene Hammer Home Lloydminster Ab Website: http://www.malankadancers.com

Raphael Lopatka

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Biography

(1) Vocal, choral arrangements of Ukrainian Christmas carols.
(2) Instrumental arrangements of Ukrainian carols and folk music.

(1) Arrangements of Ukrainian Christmas carols in four-part harmony for choirs of mixed voices: soprano, alto, tenor, and bass. The carols are harmonized in accordance with the practices of traditional, classical harmony and are printed in the style and form used by the publishers of church hymns.
Thirty-one of the more familiar carols have been printed in two separate volumes. The words and music in both volumes are the same. However, one volume has the words printed in the Ukrainian (cyrillic) script, while the other is a transliterated version, using the Roman (Latin) script.
(2) The instrumental arrangements consist of selected Ukrainian Christmas carols and of several selected Ukrainian folk songs. These are arranged for a variety of string ensembles.

Notes

Raphael would be willing to explain any aspect of the work he has done more fully to anyone interested in it. Some topics of interest might be: the sources of the carols, the criteria that guided my selection of the carols to work on, and the harmonies he employed.
A proper presentation and explanation would require a suitable place, and a keyboard to demonstrate specific musical aspects with which we would deal.