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The Evolution of Russian Iconography

Olga Volchkova shares how tradition influenced her current secular icons, which are inspired by nature, emphasizing the power of plants and the natural world. She will also discuss the use of traditional iconography (the use of symbols to convey meaning) in art. Volchkova is a Russian-born artist currently living in Eugene. She born in Tver, Russia, in 1970, in the former Soviet Union. Many of her relatives were collectivized subsistence farmers living in villages outside of the city, and across the seasons she would leave the city to farm, garden and forage for berries and mushrooms with them.

Tuesday, January 15⚫ 6:00 p.m. ⚫ Downtown Bend Library | 601 NW Wall Street, Bend

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/