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Creative Clippings: Polish Paper Cuts

Event Type
REEEC; Spurlock Museum
Spurlock Museum (600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL 61801)
Mar 26, 2023   1:00 - 3:30 pm  
Free and open to the public.
Originating Calendar
Russian, E. European & Eurasian Center: Outreach

This free family event is a celebration of wycinanki, the Polish folk art of paper cutting. Activities will be available for family members age five and above and include coloring pages and cutting sheets of designs ranging from simple to intricate. Polish folk music will provide a lively background for the fun.

Polish papercuts come in two distinct formats, each based in a different region of the country. Those from Kurpie are cut from a single piece of paper, folded once, which results in a symmetrical design. Those from Lowicz start with a design base that is then covered in multiple layers of colored paper. Plants and animals serve as common design motifs, with roosters and multilayered flowers as traditional favorites.

This event is a collaboration of the Spurlock Museum and the UIUC Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center. Contact Kim Sanford (Spurlock, or Danielle Sekel (REEEC, for further information.

· Event Date: Sunday, March 26, 2023

· Time: 1:00 – 3:30 pm (CDT)

· Location: Collaboration and Community Gallery, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL

· Age: Ages 5+

· Cost: Free Admission

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