Winnipeg’s artists are putting the products of their creativity into helping the Ukrainian war-relief effort.
Oseredok, the Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre, is holding an online art auction of works donated by artists and city collectors that runs until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4.
The works can be viewed in person today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. at Oseredok, which is at 184 Alexander Ave. They can also be seen online and bid on.
Proceeds will go to the Canada-Ukraine Fund as well as Oseredok’s initiatives to assist Ukrainian refugees arriving in Manitoba.
Among the 85 works available include pieces by mixed-media artist Don Proch, photographer John Paskievich, digital artist , multimedia artists Aganetha Dyck and her son, Richard Dyck, and painters Michael Boss and Bill Lobchuk.
While some of the works are influenced by Ukrainian culture and Ukraine’s struggle against Russia’s invasion, such as Lament of Ukraine by Daria Mudryj and Babushka by Melva Widdicombe, there are also many works unrelated to Ukraine, including landscapes of Manitoba and Winnipeg, portraits and collages.
Alan Small has been a journalist at the Free Press for more than 22 years in a variety of roles, the latest being a reporter in the Arts and Life section.