Ukrainian Cultural Center of New England

Don't Close Your Eyes: Hanna Melnyczuk's Reactions to the War in Ukraine


Tuesday, September 5th, 2023 - Sunday, October 15th, 2023    
12:00 am


Fitchburg State University
160 Pearl St, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, 01420

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Hanna Melnyczuk’s “Don’t Close Your Eyes: Reactions to the War in Ukraine” will be on display at Fitchburg State University, Hammond Hall Art Gallery on Tuesday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 15, with a reception at 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 21. Melnyczuk began creating these drawings upon Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in an attempt to show her personal attempts to process what was happening to the country her parents left in 1944. Influenced by her work on children’s books, the images in this collection show her struggle to understand the unfathomable acts of war that fill her mind. TAGGED AS drawings, war drawings, Ukrainian war drawings, art, modern art, Ukrainian artist.