The unveiling and reception of the “Peter and Olga Savaryn Art Collection” took place on January 29th, 2017. If by chance you were unable to attend, we have included links to videos of this auspicious day.
The evening featured the unveiling of the The “Peter and Olga Savaryn Art Collection”, a diverse collection of 77 paintings and prints by Ukrainian artists from (Alberta) Canada, Ukraine and other countries. Dr. Peter Savaryn, C.M. is Chancellor Emeritus of the University of Alberta and Ukrainian Canadian activist. Dr. Savaryn and his wife Olga are respected for their generosity, initiatives and dedicated community work.
The event was hosted by former Speaker of the Legislature and prominent Ukrainian Canadian, Gene Zwozdesky. Speakers included businessman John Boyko (Pacific Valve Services Inc.), and Dr. Peter Savaryn, C.M.
UCAMA strengthens appreciation of the Ukrainian Canadian experience in Alberta by collecting, preserving and showcasing Ukrainian Canadian heritage. For 125 years, Ukrainian Canadians have been nation-builders, engaged in shaping Canadian society, culture and history. The Savaryn collection will diversify UCAMA’S inventory as it will add pieces created by artists (including local ones) previously not represented by the museum.