Exhibit Opening on Friday, August 26th at 7 pm
A collaboration of art and marriage - Valeriy & Marita Vaskov, two talented artists currently living and working in Lisbon, Portugal, will exhibit their vivid and stunning paintings at the Ukrainian National Museum. Their paintings display their love for the intensity of beauty and color which they share in their united world.
Born in Ukraine in 1947, Valeriy Vaskov had a passion for art that began in his childhood. His journey began in 1963 when he attended the College of Applied Arts in Vinnytsya, Ukraine. Continuing his formal training he received his Masters degree in Fine Arts and became the art director of a popular folk dance group in Vinnytsya. For more than 30 years Vaskov loaned his artistic passion to choreography while still devoting time and talent to his paintings. In 1999, Vaskov immigrated to Lisbon, Portugal, where he switched his main focus back to painting. Since 2001, his paintings have been shown in over 33 different exhibitions in many European countries such as Belgium, Germany, Portugal and the Netherlands. His art is owned and actively collected by many private collectors and museums worldwide.
Marita Vaskov, Valeriy’s wife, inspires new creative ideas and will delight audiences with the unexpected during this exhibit at the museum. Marita believes that classical allegory and creative aspiration embody the power of art. Valeriy has said of his wife “Creativity flows when your wife, your partner, is doing everything possible to ensure that the creativity in your life is the source of your independence.”
The Ukrainian National Museum is located in the heart of the Ukrainian Village, at 2249 West Superior Street in Chicago. Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Admission:
Free Parking is available beside the Museum. For driving instructions, visit the Museum's website at www.ukrainiannationalmuseum.org. For additional information, please call (312) 421-8020 or e-mail info@UkrainianNationalMuseum.org
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The Ukrainian National Museum boasts a library, permanent collections and extensive archives and an exhibit hall. The Museum collects, preserves, exhibits and serves as a resource for research, the artifacts and records of the Ukrainian Immigration.