Meet Ukrainian Folk Artist & Educator Oksana Pasakas!

Recorded October 10, 2023 Archived October 10, 2023 23:40 minutes
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In this interview, Folklife Director Lesley Schierenbeck interviews Oksana Pasakas of Ukrainian History & Education Center of New Jersey to discuss the traditional folk customs of the Ukraine, and the importance of continued education in the traditional folk arts of Ukraine.

Oksana has worked with the Tuckerton Seaport & Jersey Shore Folklife Center by leading a Pysanky workshop in August of 2023, as well as being a featured presenter in Lunch N' Learn co-sponsored with JCNEER of Rutgers.

In the featured photograph, Oksana is shown next to a beautifully decorated pysanky holding her own Ukrainian Easter Egg that was made at a workshop at the Ukrainian Education & History Center in Somerset, New Jersey.

The second photograph details Oksana conducting a pysanky workshop for students who wish to learn a traditional folk art of Ukraine. In the cutaway, the wax resist method of creating an egg is shown through the use of a stylus and dye.


  • Tuckerton Seaport

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