Orest Sosnivka and Lida Nedilsky

Orest (28) --whose name comes from Greek mythology and carries the weight of others' stories-- tells Lida (51) of his journey to Ukrainian Village and the adventures that have defined his life ever since

Oksana Ambroz and Lida Nedilsky

Businesswoman Oksana (63), behind It's Oksana design studio, instructs Lida (51) in the appreciation of flax fiber, linen fabric and embroidered rushnyky essential for good living and a healthy planet

Motria Melnyk, Adrienne Kochman and Lida Nedilsky

Together, Motria (69) and Adrienne (59) tell Lida (51) the origin story of the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, its development as a political statement, cultural fixture, and educative vehicle, as well as the teamwork needed to emerge after COVID

Mario Kolody and Lida Nedilsky

Lida Nedilsky (51) interviews friend and mentor Mario Kolody (66) about his memories growing up in Ukrainian Village in Chicago, his love for soccer, and how he helped establish the first soccer team at Lane Tech High School.

Lialia Kuchma and Lida Nedilsky

Lialia (77) demonstrates to Lida (51) how her parents' example --not only of community service but appreciation of beauty-- is expressed in the many artworks she has woven, painted, photographed and printed during her life as a Ukrainian Villager

Katya Mischenko and Lida Nedilsky

Katya Mischenko (46) has a conversation with fellow Ukrainian community member Lida Nedilsky (51) about Ukrainian culture and roots, and how their community has navigated the ongoing pandemic.

Sofia Hryhorasz, Anna Cirilli and Lida Nedilsky

Valedictorian Sofia Hryhorasz (13) and Principal Anna Cirilli (45) of St. Nicholas Cathedral School recount to Lida (51) what it was like to go remote on Friday the 13th of March and emerge for in person learning in August of...