Taras H. Shevchenko
Museum & Memorial
1614 Bloor St. West
Hedy Scambia Art Show, October 20 - November 30, 2013|
On October 20 2013, at the Taras Shevchenko Museum in Toronto, art lovers will be offered the opportunity to view a solo exhibition of floral paintings by Hedy Catherina Scambia. Born in Austria, trained in Vienna Academy of Art, Hedy has many passions besides floral art that accompany her life. Among them are sculpting, graphic art and fashion design. When painting in watercolor, her favorite subjects are floral and still life. "I come alive when I see flowers, they are so happy, they bring smile to my face," Hedy says. Expressing her joy of life through her work, Hedy gives her form and perspective to her beloved flowers.Lilacs look alive and ready to perfume the air, irises are waiting to be picked off the painting, and the happy faces of daisies gloxinia look like they will brighten the darkest day. Today Hedy's paintings are in many private and corporate collections in Canada, United States, Austria and Germany.
The exhibition to be held at the Taras Shevchenko Museum, 1614 Bloor Street West (East of Keele), begins with an opening reception at 3:00 pm on Sunday, October 20, and will continue until November 30, 2013. The museum is open Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm, Thursdays 12 noon to 8 pm;
Kosiv Ceramics, September 1 - 30, 2013
Taras Shevchenko Museum will display Kosiv Ceramics exhibition in the Runnymede Branch of Toronto Public Library from September 1 to 30, 2013.
At the foot of the Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine there is a nice city – Kosiv, which surroundings are rich in clay. Pottery has been developing there since ancient times. Artisans have produced pots, jugs, bowls, and mugs – all the necessary home equipment. Crafts the way we know them today emerged in the late 18th century and now have become a unique phenomenon of Hutsul Ceramics. Pottery was decorated with pictures of various kinds: stylized images of flowers, trees, animals (horses, deer, bears, birds), of various human types (hunters, warriors, postmen, musicians, etc.) and of Saints (often St. George and St. Nicholas). Kosiv ceramics is an important part of the Ukrainian national art, which is well known and highly-valued all over the world.
Mary Skrypnyk, Celebration of Life, December 9, 2012
Celebration of Mary Skrypnyk's Life will take place at 12 noon on December 9, 2012 at the AUUC Cultural Centre, 1604 Bloor Street West, Toronto.
On May 27, 2012, Mary Skrypnyk passed away.
A pioneer first generation Ukrainian Canadian, a progressive self-educated social activist through perseverance and labour, Mary Skrypnyk became a competent editor and journalist, a poet and was an internationally recognized and celebrated translator of Ukrainian folk and classic literature into English. That was her priceless contribution to the origins and development of Canada's unique and democratic multicultural policy. Read more ...
Kosa Kolectiv: Culminating Art Show and Sale, October 26 - November 1, 2012
Culminating Art Show and Sale of the Artist Exchange Project
Shevchenko Museum, 1614 Bloor St W, Toronto
Opening Reception: Friday, October 26th 7:30pm
Hours: Fri 7:30 -10pm Sat. Sun. 12-4pm Mon-Thurs Nov 1st 10-4pm
Come to celebrate the accomplishments of our workshop participants and to mingle with fellow art lovers, the artists, and their friends and families. Enjoy "kanapky" and “drinky” to the sound of Yura Rafaliuk’s tsymbaly and Ukrainian song, as well as the more contemporary vocals of local singer-songwriter Ada Dahli.
Fine Art by Ukrainian Artists, April 1 - May 31, 2012
Shevchenko Museum presents an exhibition of fine art by contemporary Ukrainian artists.
On display are oils and watercolours of A. Yakushenko, F. Konovalev, M. Varinnya, Y. Boutchma, Y. Kravets, V/ Ovsak, V/ Krasiokha, O. Khomenko, H. Matsekhora, M. Malynka, M. Hlushchenko.
Reception - April 1, 2012 at 2 pm.
Larissa Soushko Art Exhibition, October 29 - December 30, 2011
Shevchenko Museum was proud to present a Larissa Soushko
Larissa Soushko is an architect, an artist and a poet. She
has participated in numerous art exhibitions in Ukraine, where
she grew up, in Russia, where she studied and worked for many
years, in the United States, and in Canada, where she lives
now. Her works reside in many private collections in Europe
and North America. Her current series presents landscapes
with a warm, delicate atmosphere, where human presence is
felt, but not seen. Lyricism and emotionality are seen in
spontaneity of strokes, fresh compositions and harmoniously
matched colors. Larissa published five books of poetry in
the former Soviet Union, where she lived for most of her life.
Artist's reception - October 29, 2011 at 4 pm.
Commemorating 150th Anniversary of Taras Shevchenko's Death
March 2 - June 1, 2011
On March 10, 2011 all Ukrainian community marked 150th anniversary
of Taras Shevchenko's death.
The exhibition "Commemorating 150th Anniversary of Taras
Shevchenko's Death" was opened in the Museum on March
2, 2011. The exhibition will continue until June 1, 2011.
Exhibits related to Taras Shevchenko's last years, funeral,
re-burial, as well as his death mask are on display. The museum
is open Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm; weekends and holidays
by appointment. Although admission is free, donations are
Roger Golden. Exhibition of Sculpture.
September 12 - October 29, 2010
Roger Golden is a member of the Sculptors' Society of Canada.
His works have been exhibited in various art galleries and
museums of Toronto in group and solo sculpture shows, as well
as in public spaces. Roger Golden's subject is the human form,
and he focuses on people who live outside the mainstream.
Roger's art works are figurative, intensely personal and highly
The exhibition opening to be held at the Taras Shevchenko
Museum, 1614 Bloor Street West (East of Keele), begins with
an opening reception at 3:00 pm on Sunday, September 12,
and will continue until October 29, 2010. The museum is open
Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm; weekends and holidays by
appointment. Although admission is free, donations are greatly
"A Point of View"
An Art Exhibition by Oryst Sawchuk
September 20, 2009 - March 10, 2010
||The Shevchenko Museum was pleased to present the
art exhibition "A Point of View" by Oryst
Sawchuk. An architect by profession, Sudbury resident Oryst
Sawchuk is also an artist, a musician, a businessman, and a
Oryst Sawchuk dabbled in art from childhood. He studied sculpture,
painting and printmaking at the University of Manitoba, where
he received his Master of Architecture. In 1970 he was honoured
with membership in the prestigious Society of Artists. He is
chair of the Sudbury's heritage advisory committee. He is one
of the few Sudburians whose name is listed in Canada's Who's
Oryst Sawchuk's art is impressive for its humanism and warmth
in depicting the community and its environment realistically.
"An artist must be involved in social reality - he can
reflect on it", says Oryst. That is why viewers can see
a part of us in every picture. Read
"Inspiration of a Free Spirit",
September 21 - November 23, 2008
||From September 21 to November 23, 2008, at the
Taras Shevchenko Museum in Toronto, art lovers were offered
the rare opportunity to view a retrospective of avant grade
works by an artist much ahead of his time.
On the twenty-first anniversary of Jerry's untimely death, his
wife Marie and his son Ellay presented "Inspiration of
a Free Spirit" - an exhibition of art by Jerry Prociw.
The exhibit was held at the Taras Shevchenko Museum, 1614 Bloor
Street West (between Dundas West and Keele Subway stations)
began with wine-and-cheese reception at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday,
September 21, 2008.
The exhibition was open for the public Monday to Friday 10:00
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Weekends and holidays by appointment only.
Admission was free, although donations in support of the work
of the museum were gratefully appreciated. Photo
of a Free Spirit"- article by Bill Hrynchak.
Exhibition of Taras Shevchenko's Art
||The opening of the exhibition was on Sunday,
January 20, 2008 at 2 p.m. with coffee and sweets reception.
Shevchenko art works in oil, pencil, watercolour, engraving,
Shevchenko philatelic collection and many unique, one-of-a-kind
exhibits are on display. This event ws supported by the Noble
Institution for Environment Peace, based on University of Toronto.
See the Flyer.
Taras Shevchenko Death Mask
The death mask is the only item that was rescued from fire
that destroyed previous museum in 1988. The original death
mask of Taras Shevchenko (the mold) was made by the sculptor
Klodt and is now located in the National Museum of Shevchenko
in Kyiv, Ukraine. The copy that the Taras Shevchenko Museum
and Memorial Park Foundation posesses was donated by the Ukrainian
government. It was shipped to Canada in 1952 through society
"Ukraina", the Ukrainian government agency to support
Ukrainian cultural institutions abroad.
To preserve the unique exhibit and make it available for
a wider audience, the Shevchenko Museum commisiioned Arius3D,
Mississauga-based digital imaging company, to digitize the
mask. Arius3D creates digital imaging solutions that enable
organizations to research, present, and share unique physical
objects in digital form. The Arius3D three-dimensional color
scanners and the Pointstream imaging software support wide
ranging applications in culture and heritage, research, education,
and entertainment. Photo Gallery.
Click on the image to
see the short movie or see
it on youtube.
To see the movie you need to have a Quick Time player. It
is free to download it from http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/
Archival Exhibition: "Portraits of a
Portrait of Shevchenko
|At 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 11,
2006, a wine and cheese reception launched a new art exhibition,
"Portraits of a Genius".
This unique exhibition features portraits of Taras Shevchenko,
1814-1861, renowned Ukrainian poet, artist and humanist with
self-portraits and his portraits by other artists in many genres:
oils, watercolours, drawings and graphics, marquetry, wood burning
and embroidery, all of artistic merit.
Visitors are also welcome to view the permanent exhibits that
include rare one-of-a-kind items and the very extensive Shevchenkiana
Research Library which includes many copies of Shevchenko's
poetry and prose, over 120 editions of his immortal "Zapovit"
("Testament"), and a wide range of academic essays,
commentaries, articles and reference work.
Because we are non-profit, your donation will be much appreciated.
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Archival Exhibition: "Highlights of
Twenty-two Ukrainian artists illustrate significant events in Shevchenko's
life and interpret a selection of his poetry with 25 artist's copies
of lithographs and engravings. Also featured is a copy of Shevchenko's
outstanding 1860 lithograph "Self-Portrait With a Candle".
Included in the exhibition are two table-top board exhibits; "Selected
Poetry by Taras Shevchenko", (12 items), and "In Praise
of Shevchenko", (14 items) - both in English. Also, two albums
of his art are on display and available for visitor's viewing.
A reception opened the exhibition with participation of special
guests Yaroslav Sakal', Vice-consul, Consulate General of Ukraine
in Toronto, and Sylvia Watson, Toronto Ward 14 City Councillor.
To date it has received many positive remarks on both its artistic
and historic merits.
Taras as a student
of a Deacon
Lithograph by M.Derehus
Shevchenko in the
studio of artist Bryulov
Lithograph by P.Horily
of the Academy of Art, sketching
Lithography by P.Suponin
First arrest of
Lithograph by M.Shtaerman
Lithograph by V.Kassian
to a Kirghiz folk singer, Lithograph by H.Berkovich
artist Soshenko in the St.Petersburg Summer Garden
Lithograph by P.Borysenko
"I am punished,
I suffer... but I don't bow"
Engraving by M.Bohdanets
Turhevev and Marko Vovchok
Lithograph by B.Belopolsky
"To the Dead, the Living and the Unborn"
Engraving by O.Ivakhnenko
Engraving by O.Hubarev
Engraving by M.Popov
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The Art Gallery is available for rent. Conveniently located
(Bloor Street West - Dundas Street West), it can be an excellent
show room for everyone who is interested in demonstrating his/her
art works. It is an ideal location to create a lasting impression
for your exhibition. For more information please call (416) 534-8662
or fax (416) 535-1063. How to reach us.
The son of a serf, Shevchenko became not only an artist and academician
of Saint-Petersburg Academy of Art, but one of the most versatile
people of 19th century. His paintings and graphics reflect a refined
world that did not resemble his own life...(more)