Our 2016 Shevchenko Month Bookmarker

Hamaliya---2016---Front1 Larissa-Pohoreski

Shevchenko Foundation congratulates Larissa Pohoreski for her winning submission of artwork for the 2016 Shevchenko Month bookmarker, based on the chosen literary excerpt from Taras Shevchenko’s poem “Hamaliya”.
Over 35,000 bookmarkers will be printed and distributed across Canada to Ukrainian language schools, dance schools and youth organizations. Donors to Shevchenko Foundation will also be receiving the bookmarker as a token of our appreciation!

Larissa Pohoreski is a multidisciplinary artist based in Edmonton, Alberta. From a young age she was invested in the world of drawing and painting, a passion which continues to grow. She has always been interested in mixing styles, combining traditional techniques with contemporary themes, and continues to step outside the box. Larissa primarily works with acrylics, and has a keen interest in exploring the effects of mixed media. Besides painting, Larissa also writes unique pysanky, and works as a lighting designer, actor, dancer, vocalist and musician. She is heavily inspired by her Ukrainian culture and continues to pursue new and exciting avenues for her art, all while testing the boundaries of her own creativity.

Larissa studied Theatre Design at the University of Alberta for a number of years before pursuing her love for performing. She completed the Theatre Arts program at MacEwan University.