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Unique gift for American philanthropists




At their joint meeting in honor of the birth of another Kyiv Rotarians have launched the project "Independence through the heart of an artist", initiated by  Rotary Club "Kyiv-Centre." In gratitude American benefactors, they decided to gift excellent art-work "Price of Freedom. Ukraine", dedicated to Heavenly Hundred.

This is a unique masterpiece, created in a modern style "Art Mix", as result of six months of work (530 hours) and combining different techniques. It includes artifacts - items collected by the author after fighting on the Grushevskogo street and Maidan - fragments of burnt tires, tree branches, shield, newspapers, patriotic postcards, paving share, from glass bottles from the "Molotov cocktails" and so on. The frame is decorated with gold potal mixed with soot burning and burned tires in times of strife.

Author - Maryna Lukach - member of the Union of Photographers of Ukraine, artist, volunteer, fundraiser, the initiator and participant of many charity events - whose works have participated in Rotary auctions. Maryna is blessed by the Lord with her talent. She provides great presentation of their works that charge viewers positive energy. The above mentioned "Price of Freedom" had been presented already during a charity evening in Salt Lake City (USA) in autumn 2014, which managed to embrace the attention of the local business community to Ukrainian issues. 

Collected during charity events funds were used to purchase medicines and medical supplies for the wounded during the Maidan and ATO. Ukrainian audience had a chance to touch these unique work in 2015 at the exhibitions in the Ukrainian House, Art Arsenal and others.

The Project is planned that on 14-17 April "Price of Freedom" will be demonstrated during the World Art exhibition in New York in midtown Manhattan. Coming meetings with the Diaspora, exhibition catalog, a commemorative booklet and more. After a legendary creature will be symbolically presented to the American people at the Ukrainian Institute of America. April 21, 2016 is there opens an exhibition of contemporary Ukrainian art.

By tradition, Kyiv Rotarians held a charity auction for starting, which collected funds for the start of the project. Now the picture is presented in AmCham (the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine). Numerous members of the committee meetings and other ongoing activities, of which there is now so much, will see the work and are pleased to contribute to the project.

Personal contacts between American and Ukrainian opinion leaders - a very important component in building peace and cooperation between our peoples, because "small steps done great things." And who knows, maybe it is touching this amazing work from far Ukraine someone on the other side of the ocean also decide to make a gift to the world?

Serhiy Andriyash,
Governor Assistant,
Past-President RC "Kyiv-Centre"


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