November events

Here are some events happening around the USA in the month of November! Enjoy!

Nov 7 – MA

 

Create your own Snowflake pysanky, just in time for the holiday season!

Create your own Snowflake pysanky, just in time for the holiday season!

Join the Museum of Russian Icons and discover Ukrainian egg decorating! Unlike traditional Easter eggs that are dipped multiple times, these one-dip eggs bring simple beauty to the season. Bring your own snowflake pattern ideas or use the ones provided. Every snowflake is unique and your eggs will be original, creative, and beautiful to use as holiday decorations or to give as gifts. The possibilities are endless.

No experience is necessary; all materials will be provided. (Please bring your own apron.) Each participant will create a unique and beautiful egg in this hands-on workshop. Instructor Karen Brouillette is a wife and mother of seven children. She has enjoyed the art of pysanky for over 10 years. Her passions include pysanky, monarch butterflies, iconography and home education. She is a docent at the Museum of Russian Icons. Instructor Susan Dow is a wife and mother of six children and home educator. She is an artist specializing in watercolor, but loves to create with any medium. Susan enjoys nature, reading and time in the garden. She has been decorating pysanky eggs for several years. Karen and Susan have taught pysanky workshops together throughout New England.

When: November 7, 8:30am – 12pm, 1pm – 4:30pm
Where: Museum of Russian Icons Cost: $30 for members, $35 for non-members, class is open to everybody 12 and up, but those aged 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult
Telephone: 978-598-5000

Nov 8 – MA

Join the Museum of Russian Icons and discover Ukrainian egg decorating! Unlike traditional Easter eggs that are dipped multiple times, these one-dip eggs bring simple beauty to the season. Bring your own snowflake pattern ideas or use the ones provided. Every snowflake is unique and your eggs will be original, creative, and beautiful to use as holiday decorations or to give as gifts. The possibilities are endless.

No experience is necessary; all materials will be provided. (Please bring your own apron.) Each participant will create a unique and beautiful egg in this hands-on workshop. Instructor Karen Brouillette is a wife and mother of seven children. She has enjoyed the art of pysanky for over 10 years. Her passions include pysanky, monarch butterflies, iconography and home education. She is a docent at the Museum of Russian Icons. Instructor Susan Dow is a wife and mother of six children and home educator. She is an artist specializing in watercolor, but loves to create with any medium. Susan enjoys nature, reading and time in the garden. She has been decorating pysanky eggs for several years. Karen and Susan have taught pysanky workshops together throughout New England.

When: November 8, 8:30am – 12pm, 1pm – 4:30pm
Where: Museum of Russian Icons Cost: $30 for members, $35 for non-members, class is open to everybody 12 and up, but those aged 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult
Telephone: 978-598-5000

Nov 9 – NY

Join writer Tatyana Tolstaya and critic Alexander Genis for a discussion of Tolstaya's new work

Join writer Tatyana Tolstaya and critic Alexander Genis for a discussion of Tolstaya’s new work

Brooklyn’s Dweck Center offers another installment in the Russian Literary Series with Tatyana Tolstaya and Alexander Genis. Writer Tolstaya and literary critic and essayist Genis discuss Tolstaya’s most recent, long-anticipated book Ethereal Worlds, which includes two novellas, short stories and essays. In Russian.

When: November 9, 1:00pm
Where: Dweck Center
Telephone: 718-230-2100

Nov 19 – MN

Create your own Russian masterpiece!

Create your own Russian masterpiece!

Join the Museum for Russian Art and learn Russian painting techniques! The Museum of Russian Art has partnered with Simply Jane non-profit art center to offer: Russian Art Painting Classes for beginners and experienced painters on Wednesday, November 19th. Meet at TMORA at 1:00pm.

Choose from one of four Russian paintings, which you can view  at the Museum, and then re-create your own masterpiece! All four paintings are currently on view at The Museum of Russian Art. All participants will meet at the Museum at 1:00 pm to view the original paintings, then walk to Simply Jane’s painting studio – located just one block from the Museum, facing Wise Acre restaurant. A professional painting artist will walk you through the painting step by step, and show you how to use acrylic paints to re-create your own version of a Russian Masterpiece. All canvases have a pre-drawn outline of the artwork for guidance. All abilities welcome, no experience needed. All painting supplies and canvas are provided; admission to the Museum is free.

Where: Museum for Russian Art
When: November 19, 1:oo pm – 4:00 pm
Registration: register online at www.simplyjane.com or call 612-354-3961. Registration required. $40 per person, $35 for TMORA members
Telephone: 612-354-3961

Nov 20 – NY

Brooklyn's Dweck Center presents two films in this month's Russian film series installment

Brooklyn’s Dweck Center presents two films in this month’s Russian film series installment

Brooklyn’s Dweck Center presents another installment in their Russian film series! The Territory is an unfiltered look into the lives of Israelis from the former Soviet Union who made their new home in the West Bank settlements. While some residents move to the settlements looking for cheaper housing, most are motivated by Zionist ideology; and all are influenced by their past experience of being a minority in the Soviet Union. The film is an exploration of questions of identity, religion and conflict. In Russian, Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles (Dir: Dmitriy Khavin, 42 min, 2013)

In addition we will be showing a second film: Quiet in Odessa: In the aftermath of the Ukraine’s Euromaidan revolution and violent clashes between pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian supporters in Odessa on May 2, Jewish residents of Odessa tell stories of their newly found patriotism and share their thoughts on how recent events have affected the community and the city. Through a series of interviews with the members of the Jewish community the film delves into the history of Jews in Odessa, assimilation, immigration and the issues of identity. The film is in Russian, Ukrainian and Yiddish with English subtitles. (Dir: Dmitriy Khavin, 43 min, 2014)

When: November 20, 7:00pm
Where: Dweck Center
Telephone: 718-230-2100

Nov 21 – MA

Join the Museum of Russian Icons and discover Ukrainian egg decorating! Unlike traditional Easter eggs that are dipped multiple times, these one-dip eggs bring simple beauty to the season. Bring your own snowflake pattern ideas or use the ones provided. Every snowflake is unique and your eggs will be original, creative, and beautiful to use as holiday decorations or to give as gifts. The possibilities are endless.

No experience is necessary; all materials will be provided. (Please bring your own apron.) Each participant will create a unique and beautiful egg in this hands-on workshop. Instructor Karen Brouillette is a wife and mother of seven children. She has enjoyed the art of pysanky for over 10 years. Her passions include pysanky, monarch butterflies, iconography and home education. She is a docent at the Museum of Russian Icons. Instructor Susan Dow is a wife and mother of six children and home educator. She is an artist specializing in watercolor, but loves to create with any medium. Susan enjoys nature, reading and time in the garden. She has been decorating pysanky eggs for several years. Karen and Susan have taught pysanky workshops together throughout New England.

When: November 21, 8:30am – 12pm, 1pm – 4:30pm
Where: Museum of Russian Icons Cost: $30 for members, $35 for non-members, class is open to everybody 12 and up, but those aged 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult
Telephone: 978-598-5000

Nov 22- MA

Join the Museum of Russian Icons and discover Ukrainian egg decorating! Unlike traditional Easter eggs that are dipped multiple times, these one-dip eggs bring simple beauty to the season. Bring your own snowflake pattern ideas or use the ones provided. Every snowflake is unique and your eggs will be original, creative, and beautiful to use as holiday decorations or to give as gifts. The possibilities are endless.

No experience is necessary; all materials will be provided. (Please bring your own apron.) Each participant will create a unique and beautiful egg in this hands-on workshop. Instructor Karen Brouillette is a wife and mother of seven children. She has enjoyed the art of pysanky for over 10 years. Her passions include pysanky, monarch butterflies, iconography and home education. She is a docent at the Museum of Russian Icons. Instructor Susan Dow is a wife and mother of six children and home educator. She is an artist specializing in watercolor, but loves to create with any medium. Susan enjoys nature, reading and time in the garden. She has been decorating pysanky eggs for several years. Karen and Susan have taught pysanky workshops together throughout New England.

When: November 22, 8:30am – 12pm, 1pm – 4:30pm
Where: Museum of Russian Icons Cost: $30 for members, $35 for non-members, class is open to everybody 12 and up, but those aged 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult
Telephone: 978-598-5000

Nov 29 – MA

From the cover of "Siberia: In the Eyes of Russian Photographers"

From the cover of “Siberia: In the Eyes of Russian Photographers”

Join the Museum of Russian Icons for a book signing with Leah Bendavid-Val! Ms. Bendavid-Val will be signing her book, Siberia: In the Eyes of Russian Photographers, in the Museum Shop. Through spectacular photographs, now on display at the Museum, the book is an introduction to one of Earth’s most intriguing places. This collection of images by more than 50 Russian photographers, spanning 150 years, conveys Siberia’s vastness and diversity. Leah Bendavid-Val has worked with Russian photography for more than two decades. She is a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Kennan Institute), Washington DC. The former director of photography publishing for National Geographic Books, she is the author of National Geographic: The Photographs; the co-author and editor of the best-selling National Geographic Image Collection; and most recently of Song without Words: The Photographs and Diaries of Countess Sophia Tolstoy.

When: November 29, 1:45pm – 2:30 pm
Where: Museum of Russian Icons
Free
Telephone: 978-598-5000

Taryn Jones graduated in 2008 from the University of Victoria (Canada) with her BA in history and anthropology. During that time, she also studied Russian and art history, and was heavily involved with the university’s Russian Studies course union. In January 2012, she will begin her studies at the University of British Columbia in a double Master’s program in library and archival science. Ideally, she would like to work in a gallery or museum’s library or archive. She has traveled throughout Russia on numerous occasions, and first studied in St Petersburg in 2007. In 2009, she traveled across the country, beginning at the Mongolian border and going westwards towards St Petersburg. In recent years, she has studied art history and museum studies in St Petersburg with SRAS. Most recently, she wrote articles for SRAS’s “Cheap Eats” feature and interned in the Youth Education Center of the State Hermitage, where she researched artists, edited English-language texts and translated Russian texts to English. Taryn’s specific artistic interests are the Wanderers, Socialist Realism and photography.
Taryn Jones
Taryn Jones
Taryn Jones

About Taryn Jones

Taryn Jones graduated in 2008 from the University of Victoria (Canada) with her BA in history and anthropology. During that time, she also studied Russian and art history, and was heavily involved with the university’s Russian Studies course union. In January 2012, she will begin her studies at the University of British Columbia in a double Master’s program in library and archival science. Ideally, she would like to work in a gallery or museum’s library or archive. She has traveled throughout Russia on numerous occasions, and first studied in St Petersburg in 2007. In 2009, she traveled across the country, beginning at the Mongolian border and going westwards towards St Petersburg. In recent years, she has studied art history and museum studies in St Petersburg with SRAS. Most recently, she wrote articles for SRAS’s “Cheap Eats” feature and interned in the Youth Education Center of the State Hermitage, where she researched artists, edited English-language texts and translated Russian texts to English. Taryn’s specific artistic interests are the Wanderers, Socialist Realism and photography.