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An Exhibition of Contemporary Art from Ukraine, is coming to Bedford

September 23, 2023 @ 10:00 am - October 7, 2023 @ 4:00 pm


The Gallery@First Parish in Bedford is pleased to announce the upcoming art exhibit “Affirmation of Life: Art from Today’s Ukraine” which will be on display Saturday, Sept. 23 through Saturday, Oct. 7.  The Gallery@First Parish is located at First Parish in Bedford, 75 Great Road, Bedford, MA.


The show will be a rare opportunity for visitors to see and enjoy contemporary art from Ukraine. Works in this exhibit represent a spectrum of art by artists living and working in Ukraine today.  Much of this art will be on view for the first time in the United States having been collected for this show by Bedford residents Vlad Shapiro and Nataliya Proskura.


Opening weekend Saturday, Sept. 23rd and Sunday, Sept. 24th:

  • Saturday, Sept. 23rd: Opening ceremony at 10:00 a.m. then Gallery open until 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 24th: Gallery open from 11:30 a.m. until 4:00 pm.


For the remainder of the show, Gallery hours are 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Private showings can also be arranged by emailing [email protected]


All proceeds from the exhibit will go to Mriya (, a non-profit organization created by local Ukrainians, mostly young professionals and students, to provide humanitarian support for Ukraine as well as support for the arts.


This show is supported by the Bedford Cultural District Partnership, The First Parish in Bedford, and the Ukrainian Cultural Initiative.


For details about the artists and the exhibition, please visit the website:

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September 23, 2023 @ 10:00 am
October 7, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
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Vlad Shapiro
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[email protected]


First Parish in Bedford, Unitarian Universalist
75 The Great Rd
Bedford,MA01730United States
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