Mila Koveschnikova’s paintings will be on display throughout July at the Hope Arts Gallery. (submitted photo)

Mila Koveschnikova’s paintings will be on display throughout July at the Hope Arts Gallery. (submitted photo)

Hope Arts Gallery show honours Ukraine and Canada

Artist Mila Koveschnikova was born and raised in Eastern Ukraine and feels sad for her homeland

A former Ukranian citizen pays homage to her birth country and her adopted country when she presents ‘With Love, Pain and Hope in My Heart.’

Mila Koveschnikova’s paintings will be on display throughout July at the Hope Arts Gallery.

Koveschnikova was born and raised in eastern Ukraine, living in Lugansk and the beautiful historic city of Kharkiv, second largest city in the country and home to four million people. With many friends and family still in Ukraine, you can understand the pain she has experienced over the last few months and she is hopeful that the war between Russia and Ukraine will end soon.

Expect to see fabulous paintings including Ukrainian sunflower fields and Canadian landscapes.

This year she is including paintings of ceramics and food, honouring those creative people who use their hands to grow food and create the dishes we eat and drink from. Always exploring new mediums, Koveschnikova has created driftwood and fabric banners, fabric pin cushions, pot holders, broaches, bracelets and hair ornaments for her display.

A percentage of her sales from this show will be dedicated to supporting the Ukrainian resistance.

Koveschnikova’s show opens Friday, July 1 and runs until Thursday, July 28 at the Hope Arts Gallery, located at 349

Fort Street. The gallery operates under the umbrella of the Hope District Arts Council and is run by volunteers. Hours of operation are Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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