Title of Original Illustration: Troyanda Selkirk Manitoba 35th Anniversary Commemorative Art
Medium: Graphite and Pencil Crayon
When the Troyanda Ukrainian Dance Ensemble from Selkirk, Manitoba, approached me to create an original illustration that commemorated their 35th Anniversary in October 2014, I was thrilled! The tremendous journey that Troyanda wanted to celebrate was truly an honour for me to create. The imagery represents three themes from their 2013 /2014 season: The Winter Fantasy Suite, The Zhinochy Vesny (a spring ritual of women weaving the “vinky”), and Troyanda’s 35th Anniversary 2014 Tour through Croatia, Hungary and Austria. Framing the dancers, the traditional Ukrainian symbols of poppies, wheat and the rushnyk.