Wedding Trees & Dowry (Storage) Trunks
Wedding Trees and Dowry (Storage) Trunks with David Melnychuk

Ukrainian maidens began preparing various items for marriage in early youth, slowly filling a wooden trunk with a number of sorochkas (embroidered blouses), rushnyks (ritual cloths), and other personal and household items that would be used in their marital home.When it came time to marry, the custom of creating, carrying, and placing the wedding tree in significant locations during the various stages of a traditional wedding celebration was an integral part of this important social rite of passage

Participants 12 & under accompanied by an adult please.

We are only accepting 20 registrations for this talk.

Location Espanola Legion 370 Annette Street - Hong Kong Room

General Registration $5.00

Cancellation policy - we are unable to return your funds if you are not able to attend. Your registration is completely transferable. If for some reason you are unable to attend the workshop yourself, please provide your paid registration to a friend.
David Melnychuk
a little about David
Dave is a visual artist and designer working in a variety of media, while also researching the
effects of art, craft, and design on human development. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art
(Communications & Graphic Design), the University of Toronto (Fine Art & Humanities), the
International Academy of Design & Technology (Interior Design), and Humber College (Ontario
Building Code Certification), he recently designed two coins – gold and silver – for the Royal
Canadian Mint, is a jury member for the first Toronto Pysanka Exhibition and Competition, is giving
workshops/lectures and the Keynote Address as featured artist at the Espanola Fibre Arts Festival
2019, and is working on several projects for his second solo exhibition at the Ukrainian Museum of
Canada in Toronto.
October 19th 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Registration is first paid/first served and limited to 20 participants
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