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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"Music to OurEars"
“I'm a composer. I happen to be a woman and that's one thing, but I'm not a woman composer. I'm a composer. I'm an artist first.That drives my life.” ~ Violet Archer,1913-2000
Inspired by the Montreal-born composer Violet Archer, this painting,"Music to Our Ears" is dedicated to all women who pursue their passion and natural talents. Violet Archer filled her life with composing, performing and teaching others to share their musical gifts. National pride was reflected in her compositions as she drew on pure Canadian inspirations such as Inuit folklore, northern weather, and Maritime folk songs.
I am currently on the road, travelling across Canada on ViaRail, stopping along the way and collecting information about Ukrainian Canadian embroidered Pillows/cushions for my Master's Thesis and future Art Projects. I have been posting daily reports on my FaceBook page please check out my progress and the beautiful embroidery that I have seen.
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Note - The photo above was taken in the Twerdochlib household in Mississauga, ON; the 21 pillows represent 4 generations of of creative needlework in Canada.
You are invited!
University of Alberta Exhibition
Human Ecology Gallery
(Corner of 89 Ave & 116 St. - Edmonton)
April 9, 2015, to February 19, 2016.
Dr. Anne Bissonnette, Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn, Stephanie Huolt,Robyn Stobbs and Sarah Woodyard co-curators as part of the graduate course"Material Culture and Curatorship" (HECOL 668).
Stitched objects communicate powerful ideas to those who understand a needle’s language. Though they speak differently than words on a page, seamstresses’ and embroiderers’ creations are rich in cultural,historical, and social meaning. “Stitched Narratives” explores these modes of expression, unraveling hand sewing’s complex stories. From eighteenth-century gowns and quilted textiles that speak of a highly organized and skilled labour force to twentieth-century garments that link the present to the past to remember a journey of immigration, the exhibition tells woven tales and showcases the hand’s many talents.
Sponsored by The Kule Institute for Advanced Study and TheBohdan Medwidsky Ukrainian Folklore Archives.
Opening reception April 9, 2015, from 5 to 6 pm.
For more information: CLICK HERE
It’s dance completiontime and students are rehearsing and preparing
for solos, duets and group performances.
Celebrate their great talents.
To order a dance keepsake CLICK HERE
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In Edmonton, Artwork by Larisa is now available at:
Cobblestone Freeway - Gallery & Gift Shop
10848 - 69 Ave.Edmonton, AB
Open M W F from 9– 5 or call to make arrangements!
Office: (780)436.7482 Toll Free: 1-855-787-7482
The Ukrainian Pioneer Association of Alberta
Invite you to a presentation by Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn
Sunday, April 19, 2015 – 7pm
Solarium, St. John’s Auditorium - 10611 110 Ave, Edmonton, AB
Come and learn more about the embroidered pillow, one of the iconic decorative accessories found in many Ukrainian Canadian homes. Open to the public and free of charge, the evening’s illustrated talk will also include a brief report on the recent activities of the UPAA and its plans for the coming year.
Visit Larisa’s homestudio!
Everyone is welcome tovisit Larisa’s home studio.
Pleasephone ahead or email to make an appointment.
“1000 Pillow Project”
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:
- 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)
Please share this with as many people
as you know.
If you have Pillows/Pillowcovers you would like to include in this project
please contact me for further details:
Larisa’s Art Blog
section is saved for sharing of ideas and techniques.
my blog CLICK HERE
Student Art Blog
Boys & Girls
Over the last few months I myself have been a student at the
University of Alberta. One of the courses I took was MLCS 399 -
Canadian Graphic Novels. For the final project we were challenged to
illustrate the story “Boys & Girls” by Canadian author Alice Munro
who recently won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Enjoy Part 1.....click here
40 years ago this happened...
The first Ukrainian Cultural Immersion Camp
Forty years ago, in 1974, the Ukrainian Cultural Immersion Camp a.k.a. “Selo” concept was developed as a cultural immersion experience. This first camp marked the beginning of an eleven year experience that produced some of today’s most prominent artists, organizers, scholars, and business entrepreneurs in the Ukrainian Canadian community.
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Displays and Publications
There are now two catalogs available of Larisa's work.
To order CLICK HERE
"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:
CobblestoneFreeway - Gallery & Giftshop
10848 - 69 Ave. Edmonton, AB
Open M W F from 9 – 5 or call to make arrangements!
Office: (780) 436.7482 Toll Free: 1-855-787-7482
Art By Larisa
Sharron's Frame Shop
5019 50 St
(204) 942 0218