A local tradition that draws crowds from New York City and beyond right here to the heart of Stroudsburg, this year’s first Saturday Art Walk will double as a means to bring awareness to the atrocities currently occurring in Ukraine. Ukrainian-born Stroudsburg resident and world-renowned artist and sculptor Andrei Protsouk will share his latest collection related to the war entitled “Still Alive.”
The gallery has invited the public to preview an exclusive three-piece collection designed around bringing consciousness to the ongoing horrific conflict in Europe. Of course, the highlight of the evening is an Andrei original called “Passion Week,” which will be auctioned off on Saturday, May 14, to raise funds for Ukrainian refugees escaping war with Russia.
The preview will be held on Saturday, May 7, from 6 – 9 pm at the Andrei Art Gallery in Stroudsburg. There will be live music by the incredibly talented pianist Michael Fossa. Refreshments, wine, and appetizers will be served.
Andrei Art Gallery + Studio
18 N. 7th Street
Stroudsburg PA 18360
About the paintings:
One of his visits home to Ukraine in 2014 inspired Andrei to create the Still Alive Series. There, he saw the growing tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Central to the Still Alive Series is the stunning “Passion Week,” an extremely symbolic still life and the central work of the Still Alive Series. It embodies the indiscernible nature of the conflict. “Passion Week” speaks of an unfathomable uncertainty. This piece embodies the indiscernible nature of the war and is Andrei’s way of showing the relationship between Ukraine and Russia, which he believes to be brothers and sisters. He has experienced firsthand how both countries are familiar with war and oppression. He believes that love is the universal language and seeks to convey that through his art.
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