Ukrainian Cultural Center of New England

Affirmation of Life. Art From Today's Ukraine.


Wednesday, January 31st, 2024 - Sunday, February 25th, 2024    
All Day


The Loading Dock Gallery
122 Western Avenue, Lowell, Massachusetts, 01851

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After an initial exhibit at the First Parish in Bedford (MA) the exhibition “Affirmation of Life. Art from Today’s Ukraine” is scheduled for The Loading Dock Gallery’s showcase. 

The show is being organized by Loading Dock Arts, Inc (501(c)(3) nonprofit and the Ukrainian Cultural Initiative (501(c)(3) nonprofit) with support from Enterprise Bank and individual donations. This is the second exhibition from the series started in the Gallery at First in Bedford in September 2023. The Loading Dock Gallery sees a world in which art is valued for its own sake, as well as for its contribution to society, and in which the greater good is served and enriched through the arts and arts education. So, we are happy to multiply the beauty of the world together. 

    We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Suzanne Hodge and Nan Hockenbury from the Loading Dock Gallery for reaching out to us to organize the exhibition. 

    When planning our exhibition, we envisioned creating a collection for American viewers who have actively supported Ukraine since the beginning of the full-scale invasion. We aimed to gather in one space such works of art that could harmoniously fit into every interior or become its special emphasis. We call it “a reflection of the Ukrainian style”. It will be experienced and recognized by the exhibition guests, who will get acquainted with the work of Ukrainian artists. Ukrainian visitors will find themselves in the atmosphere of a familiar world and the native beauty of their country. Moreover, our challenge was to cover as many artistic trends as possible and to present them with gratefulness to the United States of America. 

    The proceeds from the sale of artworks and donations will be directed to the artists living and working in Ukraine; to the support of children’s art schools; and to art therapy for veterans.

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