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Painter – Iryna Maksymova
The first artist we want to highlight is @maxymova
Iryna is a painter from Lviv, Ukraine.
This is what she wrote on her Instagram on the 17th March: “I left Lviv, Ukraine 11 day ago, because the Russians invasion in Ukraine . Now I’m with my dog in safe place in Portugal. I’ve started to preparing new artworks for sale, to help my country and people. Peace please 🕊🙏❤️”
Multimedia Artist – Tasha Levytska
On her link in bio on Instagram, you can find a very informative google doc listing all the ways to support Ukraine.
Her words on March 16th:
“I’m constantly thinking about people killed during the evacuation from Irpin. And about people blocked in Mariupol right now. So, I’m asking you again. Please stay with us, go to protests, sign petitions, demand the no-fly zone at least for the evacuation corridors.” #noflyzone #noflyzoneua #standwithukraineeastgermany
Feminist ceramist – Jane and Stacy
Two ceramists from Ukraine to look at: @morraceramics
How will this work?
Read their story from their own words:
“We are two feminists from Kharkiv, Ukraine, who opened their studio 2 years ago. On February 24, 2022, Russia started a war against our country. We were forced to evacuate with our small dog Cuba and leave our house and our workshop, which is now destroyed. Now we are in Croatia, where we are trying to start everything from the beginning. In Ukraine, we still have families and friends whom we help. For the last 2 weeks, we have not been engaged in ceramics, but have been helping other Ukrainians to evacuate. We launched the sale of digital plates, part of the income from which will go to help the Ukrainian army and Ukrainians who remain in the war zone. When we will set up our production you will receive your plates with unique design upon your request.”
🙏 digital plates that could help our civil citizens to withstand to the victory
Ethno Photographer – Anna Senik
Anna is now a fighter of the Armed Territorial Defense and her profile is almost a diary of the war.
This is what she says:
“The war-affected everyone you saw in my photos: it threw someone in the hell of fighting, put a heavy burden of volunteer responsibility on others, and brutally expelled others from their homes. I want to show how those, whom you have seen in the magical images of the past, live now. […]
Social networks often ask: what do you dream of after the war. I dream of seeing all those I photographed alive and happy at home.”
🙏 Stay informed. For journalists‼️contact Anna: firstname.lastname@example.org
Illustrator – Romana Ruban
We really want to highlight her last illustration “Ukraine means courage”.
The prints are for sale.
This is what Romana says:
“To my fearless friends, tireless neighbours who defend Ukraine, volunteers, militaries, and all people who keep brave mood! Keep going! Till our victory. So many hearts are with us — we have to win! 🖤⚔️🖤
Big thanks and respect to our foreign friends who support Ukraine, spread the truth, and pray for us.”
🙏 Purchase the Limited edition print sale “Ukraine means courage”, 2022
All proceeds will go towards donations to help Ukraine and a little part to cover Romana spending.
Embroidery artist and designer – Diana Yevtukh
Incredible embroidery artist and designer, Diana Yevtukh, known on Instagram as @diana.yevtukh
“Praying for the bravest people fighting the uneven fight to bring back our peaceful blue skies and blooming yellow fields 🇺🇦“
Linocut Print artist – Dasha Berezhna
“I created this poster in one breath and with tears in my eyes. It is about hope for a brighter future, about the end of the war, about victory. Our victory – after all, good always triumphs over evil 🇺🇦”
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