Ukrainian Cultural Center of New England

Lecture - Pysanky: The Art of Eggs


Sunday, March 26th, 2023    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center
1 State Street, New Haven, CT, 06511

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Father Paul Luniw, a Ukrainian Catholic priest and egg artist extraordinaire, presents a free public lecture on the history and practice of Pysanky.

Ukrainian eggs, colorfully and ornately decorated using a wax batik (resist) method are called pysanky, deriving from the term “to write.” The custom dates to pre-Christian times but has a solid place in religious observance today. Though many traditional symbols have remained for millennia, interpretation has evolved in a Christian ethos.

Father Paul will explain the history and significance of this development, describe the precise and time-intensive process of designing and coloring the eggs and share examples of his artwork in many sizes.

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