Thursday, March 2, 2023

A community art project honors the resilience of Ukrainians; will be on display at Veselka

Top photo by Mike Krautter for Citizens

This past Saturday afternoon, the Citizens branch on the SW corner of Second Avenue and Ninth Street hosted a neighborhood art event ... where residents participated in the creation of a large-scale art piece and wrote personal messages of support to Ukrainians abroad. 

Citizens collaborated with Ukrainian-born, New York-based artist Misha Tyutyunik to create a canvas with members of the neighborhood that will be installed tomorrow (March 3 at noon) at Veselka, which became a hub of community-led relief efforts for Ukraine since the Russian invasion on Feb. 24, 2022. 

The event raised funds for World Central Kitchen to aid Ukrainians impacted by the war. 

Here's more via the EVG inbox... 
Citizens also began collecting postcards with messages of support from New Yorkers to be sent to Ukrainians displaced by the war. The postcards feature the mural Citizens installed in Little Ukraine in 2022, and were available at the event and will continue to be available for the next month at the Citizens branch in the East Village. New Yorkers can fill them out with their own messages of hope, resilience and love... The aim is to collect 365 postcards to mark each day of the war. 
Tyutyunik's new work for Veselka is titled "An Evening in Kyiv 2023." 


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Anonymous said...

Tom and family are good people

Anonymous said...

Going this weekend to get a postcard and buy some much-needed kielbasa from East Village Meat Market. Slava Ukraine!

Anonymous said...

Nice murals. Wish they would do that on the building by Block Drugs that has crap graffiti instead of art like these.