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UKRAINIAN VYSHYVANKA FEST: Ancient Traditions

May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A fundraiser + a place to connect and learn. Celebrating ancient Ukrainian traditions with California wine, small bites, fine and folk art.

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This fundraising event is created to help the children, as well as the elderly and disabled people in Ukraine. Proceeds from all workshops and offerings will provide art therapy, meals and rehabilitation services to refugee children.

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Limited space! Please reserve your spot by getting a free ticket. ❤

Lightpost Winery welcomes everyone for a day of cultural education and celebration, dedicated to International Day of Vyshyvanka, Ukraine’s legendary embroidered garment.
Learn all about the ancient and mysterious /vyh-shyh-VAH-nkah/, while you taste some of California’s loveliest wines and help us raise funds to directly support those in Ukraine who need it.

Special guests at this year’s Vyshyvanka Fest:

  • Buryma Band
    • Hear the sound of Ukraine! The finest Ukrainian quartet plays fiery folk songs, and modern takes on classical repertoire. Everyone is welcome to dance. Set times will be posted one week before the event.
  • Ukrainian dancers
    • Witness the spirit of Ukraine! Special guests Tatiana Burdiak and Billy Prusinowski proudly perform traditional dances of their ancestors. A performance not to be missed.

WORKSHOPS – Adults and children learn and take your creations home!

  • Motanka class by Genie Gonchar, Los Angeles. Kids and adults make their own traditional protective doll from linen and twine, as they learn the history of Ukrainian rituals and object magic. A profound way to connect to the Ukrainian spirit. Same type of motankas are being made by refugee children in Ivano-Frankivsk and delivered to soldiers by volunteers, along with critical aid. Proceeds from this workshop provide art therapy, meals and rehabilitation services to refugee children.
  • Embroidery class: “Vyshyvanka elements for everyone” with Anya Gura. Participants will learn the history of Ukraine’s most ancient ‘writing’ – vyshyvanka embroidery, all while learning to embroider a protective element of Ukrainian vyshyvanka for themselves! Choose from two traditional motifs and learn the significance and symbolism of each. Participants take their beautiful artwork home and gain the ability to create their own vyshyvanka in the future.
  • Vinok class with live flowers and greenery for all ages. Make your own Ukrainian headdress and learn the special meaning behind this ancient accessory, as well as the 12 different colors of Ukrainian ribbons and their placement.

MAKER MARKET – BAZAR

  • Florist booth with dry and live flower traditional headdresses (vinok), and traditional Ukrainian home decor with protective powers (oberig).
  • Clothing booth with handmade vyshyvanky garments from Ivano-Frankivsk, and a collection of vintage Ukrainian clothing.
  • Jewelry and accessories booth by local designers, inspired by folklore.
  • Art booth with traditional and modern Ukrainian art: originals, prints, posters, postcards from California artists.
  • Small Ukrainian bites, perfect with wine. Blue and yellow fine chocolate. Artisanal breads.

PHOTO ZONE

Try on Ukrainian accessories for men and women, while a professional photographer takes your picture on a beautiful natural backdrop with traditional Ukrainian decor.

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A celebration of vyshyvanka is a celebration of Ukraine’s strength and a meaningful way to show solidarity.

Details

Date:
May 22
Time:
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/3172220203018972/

Venue

Lightpost Winery
900 Lightpost Way
Morgan Hill, CA United States
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