5 Waves of Inspiration

Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts, in partnership with Calgary Public Library, is presenting an exhibition celebrating 5 waves of Ukrainian immigration to Canada and the inspiration and influence that Ukrainian artists have had on the arts community in Alberta. The richness of Ukrainian-Canadian visual art is being represented by pieces from the collections of the Ukrainian Canadian Archives and Museum of Alberta, Ukrainian Museum of Canada - Alberta Branch, Bohdan Medwidsky Ukrainian Folklore Archives, Basilian Fathers Museum, Ukrainian Catholic Women's League of Canada Museum, Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, Shevchenko Foundation, and Ukrainian Shumka Dancers.

Exhibition | July 3-27, 2017

Curator's Reception | July 21, 6:00pm | RSVP by calling 780-488-8558
Main Floor, Calgary Central Library

Curator's Tour | July 22, 1:00pm | Register by calling 780-488-8558
Main Floor, Calgary Central Library

Self-guided Tour and Teaching Resource Self-guided Tour and Teaching Resource for Five Waves of Inspiration


Brown Bag Lunch Series | Free

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May 16, 12:00-1:00pm
Iconography by Dr Jelena Pogosjan

May 17, 12:00-1:00pm
A Brief History of Mosaic Art by Theodora Harasymiw

May 24, 12:00-1:00pm
A Short History of Ukrainian Art in Canada by Jars Balan

May 27, 12:00-1:00pm
Our Collection Curator's Talk

Workshop Series | Art supplies included in the fees

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May 20, 1:00-4:00pm
Photographing Our Past
ACUA Members $25 | Non-members $30

May 27, 1:00-4:00pm

ACUA Members $55 | Non-members $60

Curators Tours | Free

Ledcor Foyer, Community Gallery, Lower Level AGA

Join exhibition Curator, Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn, for a guided tour of Five Waves of Inspiration exhibit. Get behind-the-scene perspective of the exhibition as well as an interpretation of her vision for Five Waves of Inspiration.

May 7
1:00-2:00 p.m. & 3:00-4:00 p.m.

May 14
1:00-2:00 p.m.

May 10
6:00-7:00 p.m.

May 25
1:00-2:00 p.m.

May 28
1:00-2:00 p.m.

Film Festival

Half Day Pass $15, Full Day Pass $25
Ledcor Theatre, Lower Level AGA

Join ACUA for the Five Waves of Inspiration Film Festival.

Self-guided Tour and Teaching Resource Self-guided Tour and Teaching Resource for Five Waves of Inspiration

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Signature Artist Series

ReGeneration Group Show

ACUA presents one of the largest group shows of Ukrainian North American artists. View the vast works spanning painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

Exhibit is open during regular ACUA hours April 8 through 24, 2017

Opening Reception

April 7, 2017 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

RSVP for the Opening Reception by April 5

780-488-8558 or

I Am Ukrainian Canadian

Started in hopes to share and celebrate the stories of Ukrainians who immigrated to Canada in the last 125 years, Larysa Luciw began the "I Am Ukrainian Canadian" project just over a year ago. The exhibition will feature photos and stories told first hand by Ukrainians who immigrated to Canada during the five waves of immigration. ACUA invites you to discover and learn about the stories and inspiration of Ukrainian immigrants in our community.

Exhibit is open during regular ACUA hours May 12-27, 2017

Opening Reception
May 12, 2017 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

RSVP by May 3 at 780-488-8558 or

I am Ukrainian Canadian

Signature Artist Series Open Call

ACUA has an exciting opportunity for artists of Ukrainian heritage. We are looking for artists to submit applications for the Signature Artist Series monthly exhibits for September 2017 through May 2018. Applications must be received by April 30, 2017. More information can be found about this exciting opportunity can be found here.




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