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Spring is Coming!

As we pack up all our holiday memories from this past Christmas Season I just wanted to remind you that it is time to begin pulling out your Pysanky writing supplies.  Family day  in Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan  is Feb 20, 2017. ON this day the US celebrates President’s day as well.  It is a great time to begin your Pysanka making process for this Easter season.  The earlier you begin the more time you have to practise your designs and get them to a level you are happy with! It also allows children the opportunity to make them more than once a season. A great idea for grandparents would be to  buy supplies need early and have them available...

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Bricks and Mortar Store hours Update.

We unfortunately have to  temporarily  close the physical store  only until further notice due to imedical emergency. If you choose you may still make online purchases and every effort will be made to send out your purchases and or arrange for pickup from the store at 191 Vine St.  We truly apologize for this unexpected situation. Please feel free to contact us with any inquiry. Thanks for your understanding. 

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Store hours

The bricks and mortar shop on 191 Vine st. St. Catharines will be closed until Jan. 5. We will again be closed on Jan 7th for Ukrainian Christmas.  Let me know if you need something outside of those hours and I will do my best to accommodate you. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you all!

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Who is Jacques Hnizdovsky?

JACQUES HNIZDOVSKYb. 1915 in Pylypche, Ukrained. 1985 in New York, New York, USAJacques Hnizdovsky studied art in his youth in both Warsaw, Poland and Zagreb, Croatia. From an early age, he showed strong interest in woodcuts, becoming inspired by works of Albrecht Dürer, as well as traditional works from Japan. During his long and fruitful career, Hnizdovsky worked successfully in a range of media, yet his most memorable pieces are his woodblock prints and paintings.  He immigrated to the United States in 1949, and became primarily focused on woodcuts. Within a year after his arrival in the U.S., Hnizdovsky decided to work as an independent artist, devoting his time solely to his own art production. Many of Hnizdovsky’s pieces depict...

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