Events & Exhibits
Calendar: Event Details
|April 18; 10:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|April 19; 10:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|April 20; 10:00 am - 4:00 pm|
Library Exhibit: Pysanky: Ukrainian Easter Eggs
April 18 - May 11, 2014 / extended to June 30
The art of Pysanky is an ancient Eastern European tradition where a batik process is used to decorate eggs with traditional Ukrainian folk designs. Many people know these as ‘Ukrainian Easter Eggs.’ A stylus (a wooden tool with a cooper point) is used to apply beeswax and hold the current color of the egg shell. The eggs are dipped in dyes which were traditionally made from dried plants, roots, bark, berries and insects. Pysanky are believed to carry magical powers, being able to protect households from evil spirits. This collection has been created by Georgine Muc while living in Richmond, Virginia. Open during regular Library house: 10 am - 4 pm weekdays, 1 - 4 pm weekends.