Ukranian Pysanka’s Workshop on Três Barras community – Santa Catarina”

The city of Três Barras, located on the Northern Plateau of Santa Catarina received the eighth workshop of the Project “Pysanka – Ukrainian Crafts, Brazilian, Santa Catarina.”
It was recently inaugurated the new temple, which stands with its domed Byzantine-style landmark of Ukrainian churches. But the outbreak of the community in Três Barras happened in the 60s, and since this, it was the first time that a Pysanka workshop was held there.

In each workshop we found intrinsic knowledge of Ukrainian culture, and Three Bars, highlight the account of Mrs. Josefa Olinek (69): “When we were young we did the halunkas for Easter, drawed eggs with flowers, twigs and used beeswax then we cooked with flowers, yerba mate or onion for color. ” This demonstrates that the cultural baggage that immigrants have brought and that they continued showing up in Brazil, and that it still changing to be adapted and giving conditions to exist.

The workshop was made possible by the Edict Elizabeth Anderle Culture Stimulus, with the coordination of artists and Oksana Sliwinski Kotviski and Vilson Kotviski.

vilson@pessanka.com.br      www.pessanka.com.br

Workshop Pysanka in the country of Caçador- SC (the ancient Ukrainian art in eggs)

The Ukrainian Community of Caçador-SC received on March 13th and 14th one of the “Pysanka – Ukrainian Crafts workshop, Brazil, Santa Catarina” (Bid Elizabeth Anderle Stimulus Culture – Cultural Foundation of Santa Catarina).

The curriculum was developed at the headquarters of SESC – Caçador, and people from diverse ethnic backgrounds took part. The class exceeded expectations, absorbing very content and developing great work. For Leoni Welicz (chairman of the community) the workshop was very important to arouse the interest of ethnic Ukrainian Caçador, who recently wasn’t widely known by local society. He also thanked the coordinators and Oksana Vilson Kotviski the choice of the city, even when dealing with an extreme and distant from other clusters of Ukrainian descent in Brazil.

The materials and expertise provided to the community through the project will be used as next week, during the celebrations of the city’s birthday, which will have a major event in Caçador’s Exhibition Park. On this site there is a beautiful village of ethnic groups, and the house will be offered to Ukrainian workshop pysanka visitors.

Coordination of workshops and design: Vilson José Kotviski (vilson@pessanka.com.br)      www.pessanka.com.br