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CANCELED The Art of Pysanky with Kathleen Nepsha Eich
Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 1:30 pm - 4:30 pmFree – $13
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The TMORA Museum Store at The Museum of Russian Art invites you to a Pysanky demonstration by artist Kathleen Nepsha Eich.
During this event, visitors of all ages will have an opportunity to watch Kathleen Eich, an artist with more than 60 years of experience in Pysanky and 30 years of Iconography, lead a demonstration with her daughter Elizabeth and granddaughter Brittany. Kathleen will demonstrate a traditional technique of creating Pysanky eggs using beeswax and dyes that are applied in layers and icon painting.
The art of creating Ukrainian Pysanky (from the word pysaty – to write) has been handed down from generation to generation. The artist learned the art of Pysanky from her father. He made the kistkas out of empty pen cartridges, wired to dowels, while Kathleen’s mother made the dyes out of strips of colored crepe paper. They would soak the drawn eggs for hours to get beautiful colors. “I did my first ‘respectable’ egg at 8 years old and haven’t stopped since,” says Kathleen. “When my daughter started doing them, she understood my love of the art because it was very relaxing and creative.
The demonstration and admission to the gift shop is free*. No pre-registration is required to attend this demonstration. Join us!
* Museum admission applies in order to see the current exhibits.
- Adults: $13
- Seniors 65+: $11
- Students: $5
- Children under 13: Free
- TMORA Members: Always free