April 11th, 2013

Shevchenko 2013

Taras Shevchenko self portrait

The Ukrainian American Society of Texas extends an invitation to the parish and community to the Commemoration of Ukrainian Poets. They are particularly celebrating the 199th anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko, a great Ukrainian poet, artist and reformer who set the fire of a national renaissance in Ukraine.

Taras Shevchenko
Sunday April 14th 2013 at 11:30am
St Sophia Church Hall
5600 North Colony Blvd.
The Colony, TX 75056

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Admission:

$10 adults, $5 kids (age 12 and under)
Includes performances and lunch of traditional homemade Ukrainian food such as varenyky (potato and cheddar), sausage with sauerkraut, roll, and dessert, and coffee. Soda and bottled water will be available for a $1.00 donation. Beer and wine will be provided for a donation of $3.00.

  • Ukrainian goods for sale
  • Opportunities to enter a raffle and win prizes
  • Presentation about Taras Shevchenko
  • Performance by Zorya, the Ukrainian Dance Ensemble of Dallas
  • Performance by Veselka, a Ukrainian singing ensemble
  • Poetry reading contest
  • Drawing contest

Poetry Recitation Contest
Choose a poem written by Taras Shevchenko or another Ukrainian Poet, either in Ukrainian or English. Present your reading at our event, limiting the presentation time to 5 minutes. You will be assessed on the content, expression, emotional emphasis and clarity of presentation. Winners will be announced at the end of the event.

First Place Winner – $30.00
Second Place Winner – $20.00
Third Place Winner – $10.00

Youth Drawing Contest
Create an artistic expression of the poem “The Mighty Dnieper” (“Реве та стогне Дніпр широкий”). The entry may be in any medium not to exceed 11”x17” in size. Place your name and age on the back of this artistic production. Bring the artwork to the event and submit for entry. Children ages 6-17 may enter. Winners will be announced at the end of the event.

First Place Winner – $30.00
Second Place Winner – $20.00
Third Place Winner – $10.00

RSVP
Please email an RSVP to Shevchenko@uast.org for food preparation estimates by April 11, and RSVP for contest participation by April 12.
Bill Borozny: 972-632-7412, Tatyana Neuner: 214-802-5404