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Exhibition of Art by Maryna Kaminska

Saturday, March 23, 2024 to Friday, April 19, 2024, Opening reception Saturday, March 23 at 4 PM with the artist in presence

Shevchenko Museum, 1604 Bloor Street West, Toronto

On Saturday, March 23, 2024, the Shevchenko Museum, in Toronto, invites you to the opening of WHEN THE SKY FALLS, an exhibition of paintings by Ukrainian artist, Maryna Kaminska who will be in attendance for the event and who will conduct a special hot chocolate-making ceremony.

In this series of paintings, “When the Sky Falls”, artist Maryna Kaminska examines the profound traumatic effects of war on the body and the human psyche. These works, depicting the earth and sky, express the horror, fragility and heightened awareness of existence, and the value of every waking moment.

The sky falls relentlessly, and the earth obediently absorbs everything and continues to sprout anew. The vibrant palette of colours not only represents the intensity of human emotions under duress but also declares a thirst for life, renewal, and love.

It is the artist’s belief that personal growth evolves from processing trauma, and the affirmation of life evolves from acknowledging mortality and death. This series is a layered attempt to come through, comprehend, and gently accept the trauma buried deep within the subconscious.

Despite the weightiness of her theme, Maryna Kaminska’s core creativity emits life-affirming light and love.

The opening of WHEN THE SKY FALLS will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Saturday, March 23 in the upstairs gallery of the Shevchenko Museum at 1604 Bloor Street West, Toronto. The exhibition will run until April 19, 2024. Gallery hours are Mon – Wed, Fri: 10 am – 4 pm, Thurs: 12 – 7 pm, and weekends by appointment. To book a private tour or enquire about purchasing art, please email us at or call 416-534-8662.


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