Collection 0094 - Interview with Pavlo Lopata

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Interview with Pavlo Lopata

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CA BMUFA 0094

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  • 2017 (Creation)
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    Lopata, Pavlo
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    Interviewee
  • 2017 (Creation)
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    Chernyavska, Maryna
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    Interviewer

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1 audio file (mp3), duration - 59:53 min

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(born 1945)

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Pavlo Lopata was born in the village of Kaliniv [Pryashiv region], Slovak Republic on March 20, 1945. He studied at the University of Fine Arts in Bratislava from 1966-1968. In 1969 he emigrated to Canada and resided in Toronto. He obtained a Commercial Arts Diploma from George Brown College [1972] and a Fine Arts Diploma from the Ontario College of Art [1986]. From 1991 to 1998 he was curator and executive director of the Ukrainian Canadian Art Foundation. During this period he organized over 70 exhibits of many different artists from Canada, USA and Ukraine. To create art, Pavlo uses pencil, egg tempera, acrylics and oils. Themes of his works include portraits, wooden churches, icons, linear expressionism and surrealistic symbolism. He is also the author of over 350 articles related to the arts, culture and history, published in periodicals, journals and newspapers.

Over 1,000 of Pavlo Lopata's artistic works can be found in private and museum collections in Canada, USA, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic and Ukraine. He has held 29 solo exhibits and participated in over 80 group shows. Pavlo now lives and works in his private studio in a Ukrainian community "Poltawa" in Terra Cotta, located northwest of Toronto.

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The collection consists of an interview with Ukrainian Canadian artist and iconographer Pavlo Lopata conducted by Maryna Chernyavska on October 25, 2017 at the Kule Folklore Centre, University of Alberta.

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UF2017.048

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