Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn is an accomplished Canadian artist. Her works are in private and corporate collections throughout North and South America, Australia, and Europe.
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As educated as we all are, history keeps repeating itself, in Ukraine, in Egypt, in Pakistan, literally all around the world. Let us break free of the barbwire and move forward towards a peaceful life together. Is that too much to ask?
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Celebrating Women News
In 2004 Larisa unveiled a series of 25 paintings honouring
the pride, passion and perseverance of Canadian Women.
The “Celebrating Women” Collection toured
across Canada in 2004/5. The signature painting “Fabric of a Nation” has now
found a permanent home in Ottawa in the office of the National Council of Women
Eleven other paintings sold
while on tour, and the remaining 13 have been in storage in Ottawa for eight
Now those thirteen paintings are
back in Edmonton, out of the dark and ready to be shared again with everyone.
The paintings are for sale and can be viewed on-line or
please contact Larisa for a private viewing or to discuss details.
On-Line Gallery Contact Information
“The 1000 Pillow Project”
UPDATE: November 07, 2013
Many of us have inherited our grandmother's/mother's/aunt's embroidered pillows. They represent hundreds of thousands of hours of detailed stitchery and we have kept them out of respect and the sheer beauty of them.
Currently, I am working on a new project. An art installation/exhibit in which I intend to incorporated 1000 embroidered pillows, as well as projections and paintings. Since first posting my idea on line this past summer I have collected over 200 pillows and images. It’s a start. But I really want to make an impression on how talented and prolific these women were. To fill a room with 1000 pillows would be awesome. So I am asking for your help in two ways:
- During this fall as you are cleaning out closets and trunks, if you come across an embroidered pillow case (any culture) think of me. We can either arrange for it to be donated to the Medvidsky Archives at UAlberta (where it will be preserved and there for all to enjoy forever) or if you could lend it to me that would be great, or just a scan of it would be wonderful.
- If you are involved with a group that I could come talk to about my project please let me know. (eg Women’s Association, quilting group, embroidery club)
Share with as many people as you know.
If you have Pillows/Pillowcovers to share please contact me for further details:
Larisa's Art Blog
How to Paint a Raindrop
Posted - 15 July 2012
On of the most common questions I get when demonstrating is
"How do you paint a raindrop?"
- for a step by step Demonstration.
Student Art Blog
For the last 5 years I have been teaching Art211 Illustration
at The Kings University college. I have also had the privilege to be an "Artist in Residence" in many of Edmonton's schools, teaching art for students from K to 12.
This year I started a 'Tumblr' featuring student works.
- 14 July 2013
"The Flying Ship" was the first that I asked students to illustrate in the "Graphic Novel" format.
Each student was asked to illustrate a portion of a story in their own style and choice of medium.
was originally collected and translated by Danny Evanishen.
- to see the latest post
“…men, women, and children who – not because of anything they had done
but only because of where they had come from
– found themselves behind Canadian barbed wire.”
~ Lubomyr Luciuk
have been haunted by those words and often fear that history may
repeat itself if we do not make known how unjustly new Canadians were
rounded up as ‘enemy aliens’ and put in concentration camps between 1914-1920.
Research has begun on a new, large collection of paintings and multi- disciplinary production based loosely on the life of Steve Cheladyn – a watchmaker from Ukraine, who was arrested and imprisoned at the Castle Mountain Internment camp outside Banff, AB.
Banff finally tells story of Ukrainian internees: Cave & Basin internment exhibit in Banff
For more information on the Canadian WWI Internment CLICK HERE
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abroad will only be charged a flat $10 fee.
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To go to On-Line Gallery CLICK HERE
"Ukrainian Canadian Visual Artists"
To celebrate 120 years since the first immigration of Ukrainians to Canada, Larisa created a slide show featuring the works of over 40 Ukrainian-Canadian artists. The video was initially commissioned by UCC and was first shown at "Ukrainians on the Hill" in Ottawa, October 2011.
Background music by John Stetch,
Vasyl Popadiuk and Evan Osinchuk.
To View the video CLICK HERE
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Displays and Publications
For several years now I have been working with the Kule Folklore Centre at the University of Alberta. The most recent project has been a display focusing on the history of Ukrainian Immigration to Canada. Part 1 – “Journey to Canada”
"An Ensemble ofColour"
Howthe painting was created - An interview with Larisa CLICK HERE
"Creating An Ensemble ofColour has been one of the most rewarding projects that I haveworked on to date. Featuring a glimpse of a magnificent wardrobe of Ukrainiandance costumes that have been worn over the past 40 years, the finished piece isover 16 feet wide and is the largest single image that I have ever produced." ~ Larisa
Click here for more information and to see the full image
Larisa's artwork is also available at the following locations:
Art By Larisa
Sharron's Frame Shop
5019 50 St
(204) 942 0218