Archive for June, 2012

Art @ the Institute, Exhibit by Ukrainian artist Alexander Masyk

Exhibition of paintings and graphics by Alexander Masyk was on the display at the Ukrainian Institute of America from May 29 – June 24, 2012.

Alexander Masyk was born in 1947 in Konotop, Ukraine in the family of the honored artist of Ukraine Volodymyr Masyk.   From 1957 to 1965 Alexander studied at the Republican Art School in Kyiv, after which for six years at the Kyiv Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, Master of Fine Art.   Artist works in oil and tempera painting, pastel drawing, owns etchings, linocuts and woodcuts.

Alexander Masyk is a member of the National Union of Ukrainian Artists and a member of Oil Painters of America.  In the artist’s asset there are more than 80 exhibitions in Ukraine, Poland, Bulgaria, China and the United States. His works are in private collections in Canada, USA, Belgium, Britain, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, Morocco, Hungary, France, Japan, Egypt and China.

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Family Concert by Ensemble ACJW

On Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 at the Ukrainian Institute of America was held a Family Concert by Ensemble ACJW that featured Musicians of The Academy—a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School and the Weill Music Institute.

Ensemble ACJW Artists
Carl Oswald, Oboe
Stephen Dunn, Trombone (Alum)
Richard Harris, Trombone
Brian Ellingson, Double Bass
Marina Radiushina, Piano

Ensemble ACJW is an inspirational collective of outstanding young professional musicians from The Academy–a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education–that has earned accolades from critics and audiences alike for the quality of its performances as well as its fresh and open-minded approach to performance and programming.  The Academy is a two-year program that supports musicians as they develop careers as top-quality performers, innovative programmers, and dedicated teachers who are fully engaged with the communities in which they live and work.

Ensemble ACJW is the performing arm of The Academy—a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. Ensemble ACJW performs at Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and other venues in New York City and New York State, including an annual residency at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. The ensemble comes together in different sizes, having the opportunity to play intimate chamber music as well as larger, conducted chamber orchestra works.

The Academy is a two-year fellowship program for the finest young professional musicians designed to develop the artistic values and skills necessary for careers that combine musical excellence with education, community engagement, advocacy, and leadership. The program provides ongoing professional development and opportunities to perform and teach in concert halls, public schools, college campuses, and throughout local communities. The program reflects the belief that today’s artists require both the ability to perform at the highest level and the capacity to give back to the community, inspiring the next generation of quality musicians and music lovers.

The Academy was launched in January 2007. The fellows in the program were selected because of their extraordinary level of musicianship, deep commitment to education and community engagement, and leadership qualities. Fellows are graduates of leading music schools, including The Curtis Institute of Music, Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School, Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, Mannes College The New School for Music, New England Conservatory, and Yale School of Music.

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