Saturday 1 July at Estuary Art Center, 13:00pm
214 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa 0931
It was a beautiful day of Ukrainian Art and Cuisine. We welcomed 60 participants on the day, including special guests and members of the Ukrainian community.
Lunch was prepared by Ukrainian volunteer group "Chevrona Kalyna" and included: Borsch (UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Ukraine), Varenyky (Ukrainian dumplings with potato and onions),Uzvar (a compote made from dried fruits and berries), Honey Cake, Poppy buns and Cherry Pie.
During the event we had a music performance by Ukrainian actress, movie director, singer and songwriter Dasha Volga, a presentation of her video clip for the song "Don't You" and showed a short movie about "Borsch".
All Lunch guests had an opportunity to bid on some unique artworks from various professional and amateur artists in a Silent Auction during the event. All paintings from Ukrainian artists are drawn on their Ukrainian heritage as an inspiration. Our special artwork was a limited-edition print from an internationally renowned Ukrainian photographer from Australia - Olena Levkivska. All proceeds went directly on account of Tautoko Charitable Trust which supports the most urgent needs in Ukraine.