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"The Evolution of Pysanky in North America" exhibit at the Pysanka Museum in Kolomyia, Ukraine, is postponed to May 2021 due to the pandemic. Over 200 submission were packed mid March 2020 and are ready to ship to Kolomyia by Ukrainian Eggcessories. I will be busy translating and preparing presentations to tell the story of how pysanky-writing flourished in North America.

This major endeavor was inspired by my Sep 2019, “Pysanky in North America II”, presentation at the Pysanky Museum. I gifted the museum the latest Pysanka Coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint. Presenting a new topic and gifting the newest Pysanka Coin had been an annual tradition since 2016.



A year long project reading through letters my uncle, Fr. Lubomyr Husar, wrote home to his mother and my family required a lot of deciphering and footnotes. Prof. Oleh Turiy and I were co-editors of My Dearest Mother!” (Найдорожча Мамусю!), letters from Fr. Lubomyr Husar in Rome to his mother, 1975-1992. Ukrainian Catholic University Press, 2018, 264 pages (in Ukrainian).



My Dearest Mother” launched at the Book Arsenal in Kyiv on May 30, 2018 on the 1st anniversary of Cardinal Husar's passing. I followed the official book launch with a whirlwind Tribute Tour of visual presentations, “It all begins with Mother” and “ Life of His Beatitude Lubomyr Husar — Spiritual Father of Ukraine”. From Kyiv I travelled overnight to Lviv, pickups up a trunk-load of new books about Cardinal Husar and did presentations in Kalne where his mother was born (Ternopil oblast), Chernivtsi, Tysmenychany where our priestly dynasty originated, Ivano Frankivsk, Halych, Lviv. I returned to Lviv in Sep, 2018, for a book launch at the Publisher’s Forum where it received a Best Book Award.



In July 2017 I did presentations, “Zavaliv Roots of His Beatitude Lubomyr Husar” to launch the book of the same title, "Завалівське коріння Блаженнішого Любомира Гузара" by local historian, Volodymyr Chystukh. I consulted for this book and provided photos from the Husar Family Archives. In Jan 2017 my uncle, Cardinal Lubomyr, wrote the Preface for this book with emphasis about the high level of culture and Ukrainian nationalism in the 19th century when his grandfather, Fr. Demetrius Husar was a pastor of Zavaliv for over 50 years.

The book was published soon after Cardinal
Husar passed away. Since I came for the 40th
day, I did a presentation book launch in Kyiv,
followed by Odessa, Ternopil, Pidhaitsi,
Berezhany, Ivano Frankivsk, Lviv, Trenton, NJ and


“Gerdan,Talisman of Triumph” (Ґердан, Намисто Перемоги) was a fashion show fundraiser in Chicago, USA in Mar 13, 2017. I arrived earlier to photograph all the gerdany and beadwork sent in by famous designers to be modeled.

At the I event I first presented my “Historical Adornment Styles in Ukraine”. As the girls were modeling, I projected my close-ups of their gerdany and beadwork for impact. It was a privilege to be part of a high profile designer beadwork show.



Afterwards, I repackaged this presentation to show both historic and contemporary beadwork and showed it April 1, 2017 at the Center of Ukrainian Culture and Art in Kyiv at the closing of the month long exhibit, “Beadwork: Past, Present and Future”.


Then I presented the same gerdany beadwork presentation May 12, 2017 at the Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural Cultural & Education Centre in Winnipeg on the evening before my Saturday workshops.

My husband and I prepared a 2013 calendar for the 50th anniversary of the UCWLC Toronto Branch Museum. This was a labor of love to honor the accomplishments of a dedicated group of Ukrainian Catholic Women's League of Canada (UCWLC) in their preservation of Ukrainian folk costumes and traditions.



I’ve done special presentations about pysanky and a fun ”Vechir Gerdaniv”, (Gerdany Beadwork evening) for the benefit of the UCWLC Toronto Museum.



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