presented her “Photo Album” on Jun 8, 2010 at the Ukrainian
National Museum, Chicago.
Album of Iryna Senyk's “White Aster of Love” Book Project
by the UCWLC St. Demetrius Branch, Toronto (1989-1992
and beyond) by Maria Rypan. PowerPoint.
Maria specially prepared and presented
this on Feb. 8, 2010 to members of the Ukrainian Catholic
Women’s League of Canada, St. Demetrius Branch, as a
reminder of the immense project undertaken in 1989 and
its far-reaching consequences.
occasion of Iryna’s passing, it was a perfect time to
review the accomplishments; a chance to see everyone
younger and pay tribute to those who departed.
Aster of Love” presentation of a photo album at the Ukrainian
National Museum by Maria Klimchak.
Time and Events (Chas i podii). Chicago: #2010-22,
Jun. 6, 2010. Print & Web.
Àéñòðà Ëþáîâè" - ïðåçåíòàö³ÿ êíèãè-àëüáîìó â Óêðà¿íñüêîìó
àâòîð: Ìàð³ÿ Êëèì÷àê.
×àñ ³ ïîä³¿. ×èêàãî: íîìåð
Aster of Love”
by Maria Rypan.
Ukrainian Echo (Homin Ukrainy).
Toronto: Vol. LXII, #8 (3348), Feb. 23, 2010: 7.
Maria wrote of how her volunteering
as a designer for recreating contemporary fashions for
UCWLC, St. Demetrius branch in Toronto, evolved into
an extraordinary project.
It mushroomed from simply designing
dresses from smuggled fashion sketches of former political
prisoner Iryna Senyk from Ukraine in 1989 to having
her poetry translated and published in a deluxe art
Maria was the fashion designer of the
Senyk” embroidered dresses, did the layout
and design of the White Aster of Love book, produced
a Gala Premiere Book Launch at the Marriott Hotel in
1992 and subsequent traveling "Tribute to Iryna"
It was multi-facetted, time consuming,
but very rewarding for all the good it generated.
“Á³ëà Àéñòðà Ëþáîâè” (1989-1992).
àâòîð: Ìàð³ÿ Ðèïàí.
Ãîì³í Óêðà¿íè. Òîðîíòî: Ð³ê LXII, #8 (3348), 23 ëþòîãî,
Memories of Iryna Senyk”
by Natalka Popowych.
Ukrainian Echo (Homin Ukrainy). Toronto: Vol.
LXII, #1 (3341), Jan. 7, 2010: 14.
Report about the Memorial program organized
by the League of Ukrainian Women of Canada held Dec.
6, 2009 in Toronto to commemorate the 40th day of Iryna
Senyk‘s passing Oct. 25, 2010 in Ukraine.
The story of Senyk’s life was retold
by narration interwoven in between Iryna’s own poems.
Maria Rypan spoke about the White Aster
of Love book project undertaken by the UCWLC of St.
Demetrius, Toronto. Three ladies wearing their Iryna
Senyk “originals” stood alongside. (photo on right)
ñïîãàä³â ²ðèíè Ñåíèê”
àâòîð: Íàòàëêà Ïîïîâè÷,
Ë³ãà Óêðà¿íîê Êàíàäè, Â³ää³ë ó Òîðîíòî.
Ãîì³í Óêðà¿íè. Òîðîíòî: Ð³ê LXII, #1 (3341), 7 ñ³÷íÿ,
Photo collage by Maria Rypan.
Nahsa Doroha. Winter 1995: inside back cover
of visits and presentations to the Toronto Stitchery
Guild and many Ukrainian Women’s League of Canada branches
throughout Ontario from 1993 to 1995.
1993, a “Tribute to Iryna” traveling
show in both in English and Ukrainian was prepared
by the UCWLC Book Committee.
Tribute program included slides from the Première
multimedia presentation shown in sync with narration
of a pre-recorded cassette. The images were fitted
to the bilingual scripts from the Première. To
complete the story, photos of Iryna’s personal
acceptance of her copy of the White Aster
of Love were added.
display of Iryna’s miniature embroideries were
displayed and White Aster of Love books
were for sale.
Yuryk narrated the English script; Elsie Stieglan
recorded the Ukrainian version.
Eugene Rypan prepared the bilingual slides.
Aster of Love Collection of Poetry, embroidery
and Contemporary dress designs by Iryna Senyk.
Published by: Ukrainian Catholic Women’s
Leaugue of Canada, St. Demetrius Branch. Toronto. 1992.
Book Design and Layout: Maria Rypan
Jacket Design: Iryna Senyk & Maria Rypan
English translation of Poetry: Christine
- 160 page deluxe edition
- 76 poems in Ukrainian & English individually ornamented;
- 48 embroidered fashion sketches;
- 27 photos of Iryna’s sketches fashioned into original
creations by Maria Rypan.
Launch: Sep. 28, 2010,
Marriott Hotel, Toronto
Thread of Life” by Janice Dineen.
Toronto Star. Sep. 1992, Life Section: 1.
with Iryna before the Premiere Book Launch of her White
Aster of Love.
dissident stitched her way through prison” by
Toronto Star. Sep. 17, 1992: 14.
Anne Cromoshuk models her embroidered
outfit at the Centennial Conservatory.
Photo by Oleh Iwanusiw.
Embroidery swatches by Maria Rypan.
was featured in the Toronto Star article, but illness
prevented her from participating in the Première Fashion
Show. She passed away a month later.
readers are exceptional” by Marilyn Linton.
The Toronto Sun. Sep. 6, 1992: 21.
Designer Maria Rypan visited The Sun
to talk about a unique “publishing project called White
Aster of Love which is a book combining Senyk’s
poetry with her embroidery and clothing designs.”
this month, Sep. 27th at 4 p.m., Iryna Senyk will be
the guest at the book launch and fashion show in her
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