Ukrainian Cultural Center of New England

Vines and Threads for Ukraine


Wednesday, February 15th, 2023 - Thursday, February 23rd, 2023    
9:45 am - 6:00 pm


Providence Public Library
150 Empire St, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903

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Vines and Threads for Ukraine is a traveling international photo exhibit by Ksenia Lesnaya, portraying traditional Ukrainian clothing. Ksenia Lesnaya is an Ukrainian photographer living in Germany as a refugee from the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The women depicted in Lesnaya’s photos are displaced members of the Ukrainian Choir Volia, (Translated Freedom), as they wear traditional vyshyvanki.

The vyshyvanki, collected and protected by a private citizen prior to the onset of war, are 100 to 200 year old traditional symbols of Ukrainian regions, culture and history.

This interactive, educational exhibit provides a glimpse into the woven beauty and history of Ukrainian culture. This exhibit will also provide a differing human perspective on the peoples of Ukraine, shed light on the culture and human strength. 

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