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Colors of War – Opening Exhibition Featuring The Artwork of Dmytro Podobiedov

Please join us for our upcoming show, Colors of War, featuring solo-artist Dmytro Podobiedov. Presented in association with Amidst the Cries From The Rubble at the Museum of International Folk Art.
Solo-Exhibition of war-time paintings from Ukrainian artist, Dmytro Podobiedov.

 

Dmytro Podobiedov was born in Southern Ukraine in 1971. From an early age, he was drawn to painting.  As a young man, he attended Art School in Kherson, Ukraine.

After high school, Podobiedov was accepted into the Simferopol Art School on the Crimean Coast, where he studied under noted Impressionist Masters such as Lev Balkind and Valentin Bernadski. He graduated in 1998 and dedicated his life to painting. Podobiedov became known for his loose brushwork and skilled compositions. The styles of his paintings include still life, figurative and scenic. His paintings have been on display in the gallery for over ten years.

1990 – 1992 – Samokish Crimean Art School, Prof. V. Protsenko

1998 – 1999 – Academy of Art, St. Petersburg, Prof. Reihet

1999 – 2002 – Swedish Galleries

2006 – 2009 – The Wicklow Art Gallery, Ireland, “Two Artist Show”

2009 – 2010 – Raritet Art Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine, Solo Exhibition & “Epoque” auction

2010 – 2013 – The Wicklow Art Gallery, Ireland

2013 – 2024 – Kyiv International Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2024 – 2025 – Kyiv International Gallery, “Colors of War,” solo-exhibition, Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

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Memorial Day Greetings

Dear Customers & Friends,

I would like to thank you on behalf of the Ukrainian Art Community for your generous support in this difficult time.

We continue to be involved with several Ukrainian Non-profit organizations including the Museum of International Folk Art here in Santa Fe. Our goal is to provide aid and to maintain awareness of this global threat.

Thank you for your support and for keeping the Ukrainian people in your thoughts and prayers.

Donate to Ukraine through:

The Gallery

Ukrainian Americans of New Mexico

United24

-Dianna Eaton
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MOIFA Ukraine Exhibit

Amidst Cries from the Rubble: Art of Loss and Resilience from Ukraine

June 23, 2024 – April 20, 2025

The exhibition will feature large-scale color photographs and objects from war-torn Ukraine. Appropriating remnants of war—bullet and shell casings, helmets, ammunition boxes—the exhibition will explore how Ukrainians are coping with the daily trauma of death, loss, and destruction that comes from their lived experience. Items of war are reclaimed and reimagined as sites of human creativity by children, spouses, parents, injured soldiers, and artists in a way that reflects Ukrainian cultural perspectives and folk-art practices. This creative experience presents opportunities to heal and process what is happening around them, providing strength, resilience, remembrance, and hope for a peaceful tomorrow.

Presented in the Gallery of Conscience, the exhibition will be multi-media, incorporating audio-visual components to provide a fully immersive experience. The curatorial team includes Laura J Mueller, PhD, MOIFA’s Deputy Director, Sasha Samuels, designer and artist, and Nina Medvinskaya, freelance curator, along with project manager, Lillia McEnaney. Associated programming during the exhibition will include film series, musical performances, lectures, and artist demonstrations.

Amidst Cries from the Rubble delves into the heart of Ukraine’s struggle. Surrounded by the weight and destruction of war, art practices and expressions of cultural identity emerge as  beacons of resilience and hope. This selection of captivating works highlights the profound ways in which Ukrainians confront the realities of loss and devastation, transforming the remnants of conflict into powerful symbols of strength and healing.

Through large-scale photographs and evocative objects collected from the war-torn landscapes and communities of Ukraine, this exhibition follows the journey of  a nation grappling with daily trauma of death and destruction. Appropriating tools of war—shell casings, helmets, ammunition boxes—Ukrainians breathe new life into the remnants of conflict, infusing it with the spirit of human creativity.At the heart of this exhibition lies the resilience of the Ukrainian people. From children to spouses, from parents to injured soldiers, and from artists to civilians, each contributor offers a glimpse into their personal stories and triumphs. Through their art, they navigate the complex terrain of grief and loss, crafting a narrative of hope and remembrance that resonates deeply with Ukrainian cultural perspectives and folk art practices.For many, art is not merely an expression, but a lifeline—a means of making sense of the chaos happening around them. The creative process helps to ground and heal, as exemplified in the works produced by children in art therapy, or by the spouse separated from their partner fighting at the front. These art practices allow the creators to channel their pain, reframing their experiences into acts of beauty and resilience. Each stroke of the brush, each sculpture wrought from the debris of conflict, serves as a testament to the human capacity to find solace and strength in the face of despair.

Presented in the Gallery of Conscience, the exhibition will be multi-media, incorporating audio-visual components to provide a fully immersive experience. The curatorial team includes Laura J Mueller, PhD, MOIFA’s Deputy Director, Sasha Samuels, designer and artist, and Nina Medvinskaya, freelance curator, along with project manager, Lillia McEnaney. Associated programming during the exhibition will include film series, musical performances, lectures, and artist demonstrations.

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Proverb

Do not make friends with an elephant trainer if you don’t have room in your life for an elephant.

-Proverb from India

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Rumi Quote

YESTERDAY I WAS CLEVER, SO I WANTED TO CHANGE THE WORLD.
TODAY I AM WISE, SO I AM CHANGING MYSELF.

-Rumi

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Rumi Quote

YOUR TASK IS NOT TO SEEK FOR LOVE, BUT MERELY TO SEEK AND FIND ALL THE BARRIERS WITHIN YOURSELF THAT YOU HAVE BUILT AGAINST IT, AND EMBRACE THEM.

-Rumi

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Happy Holidays From Kyiv International Gallery!

Holiday decorations are up at Kyiv International Gallery. Stop by to see our holiday collectibles including: wooden santas, tree ornaments, stacking dolls, jewelry, lacquer boxes, and more.

May this beautiful Holiday Season fill your heart with love, your home with comfort, and your life with happiness. It is the time of year for us to remember to be thankful for all that we have been given. We wish you a happy and peaceful holiday season.

With love and gratitude,
Dianna Eaton

We are looking forward to everything that Santa Fe has to offer during the season: skiing, farolitos, lights, events on the plaza, and performances. Here is a link to all of the events that are up and coming in Santa Fe for the Holiday Season!

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Opera Season Has Started!

Opera season is here! We are lucky to have such a beautiful performance venue for these amazing shows.

This Year’s Shows: Tosca, The Flying Dutchman, Pelleas Et Melisande, Rusalka, Orfeo, Apprentice Scenes.

The Santa Fe Opera’s Crosby Theater has earned a reputation as one of the world’s most unique outdoor performance venues. The need to increase seating capacity, preserve the unique environmental performance experience, provide full coverage of the audience and seamlessly incorporate the theatrical systems was a challenge embraced by the entire design team.

Incorporating the original roof supporting star columns, two new roof canopies replaced the stage and auditorium canopies to form an acoustically reflective steel-ribbed, cable stayed structure. The firm analyzed individual sight-lines to expand the orchestra seating level and balcony boosting the seating capacity from 1,880 to 2,126 seats, while maintaining optimal views of the stage and developing a lobby plaza and bars. The new balcony canopy and over stage roof come together at their intersecting apex with a clerestory truss covering all the seats, while maintaining the feeling of the distinctive open-air quality that is one of the theater’s most alluring attributes. A clear vista over the stage house to the mountains in the distance is maintained.

The space is a direct reflection of the Opera’s ongoing mission to introduce new work and offer quality productions while maintaining an atmosphere unlike any other opera house in the world.

AUERBACH GLASOW Architectural Lighting

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Quote

IF YOU ARE THE SMARTEST PERSON IN THE ROOM, YOU ARE IN THE WRONG ROOM.

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The Spiral Staircase – A Spiritual Story by Anthony de Mello

A man came upon a tall tower and stepped inside to find it all dark. As he groped around, he came upon a circular staircase. Curious to know where it led to, he began to climb, and as he climbed, he sensed a growing uneasiness in his heart.

So he looked behind him and was horrified to see that each time he climbed a step, the previous one fell off and disappeared. Before him, the stairs wound upward and he had no idea where they led; behind him yawned an enormous black emptiness.

This is from The Heart of the Enlightened, a book of spiritual stories by Anthony de Mello.

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Motion – A Spiritual Story by Anthony de Mello

To the disciples who were always asking for words of wisdom the Master said, Wisdom is not expressed in words. It reveals itself in action.

But when he saw them plunge headlong into activity, he laughed and said, That isn’t action. That’s motion.

This spiritual story is from the book One Minute Wisdom by Anthony de Mello.