DC Artist Talks: Andrei Kushnir Oh, Shenandoah

By Editorial Team on May 9, 2023
North Fork, Shenandoah River at Watermelon Park, 18″ x 24″ Oil on Canvas. Photograph by Andrei Kushnir
Talk: Saturday, May 13 at 1pm

Since the publication of artist Andrei Kushnir’s seminal opus Oh, Shenandoah, local Washington, DC admirers of the artist’s work have only had the opportunity to view paintings from the collection at three out-of-town exhibitions: Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, VA; Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA; and Virginia Museum of History & Culture, Richmond, VA

Now twenty of the works from Oh, Shenandoah will be on view and available for purchase for the first time ever in a Silent Auction format conducted by Ukraine House as the feature attraction during a solo exhibition at the Ukraine House from May 1 to 19. The exhibition will include the original museum banners from the Winchester and Richmond museum shows. All proceeds from sales will go to benefiting Ukrainian humanitarian, defense and reconstruction needs due to the unprovoked war waged by Russia on Ukraine. As an American artist of Ukrainian heritage, Kushnir thus expresses his support of Ukraine’s brave, determined battle for democracy and freedom.

Gallery Talks will be presented at 1 PM on Saturday, May 6 (during Ukraine House’s Open House in connection with “Passport DC”) and at 1 PM on Saturday, May 13, (during Ukraine House’s “European Union Open House” event). Presenting the Gallery Talks will be Mr. Edwin Fichter, artist and social justice advocate, and Professor Warren R. Hofstra, Stewart Bell Professor of History at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia.

The exhibit will be held in the beautiful setting of Ukraine House, Ukraine’s Cultural and Social Center in the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, DC. Ms. Marianna Falkova, Ukraine House Administrative Director, has stated, “We are proud to feature Ukrainian American artist Andrei Kushnir’s works celebrating the historic local Shenandoah Valley. The vision presented in the paintings of this very American scenery mirrors views of our own beautiful and notable Ukrainian landscapes.”

The exhibition will be on view from 10 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Saturday. Ukraine House is located at 2134 Kalorama Road NW. For more information, call 202-702-3424.