Thursday, December 7, 2017

radio interview - WGXC Afternoon Show, 90.7FM


Artist Maryna Bilak Haughton and her husband Maurice Haughton discuss her traditional Ukrainian winter star sculpture/installation created for Hudson Winter Walk.

Interviewed by Ellen Thurston and Tom DePietro.

Recorded during the WGXC Afternoon Show on Thursday, November 30, 2017.

Grand celebration at Hudson Winter Walk, 2017

Ukrainian Winter Star 
Traditionally Ukrainian Star has a shape of octagonal – eight rays coming from the center. This star is octagram: the projection of the diamond (the heavenly world) into a square (the material world), and their mutual intersection.

Ideologically, this is a symbol of the Order and the World Creation. It connects all sides of the world and indicates absolute balance, harmony and equilibrium.

artist Maryna Bilak 
Hudson Winter Walk
Марина Білак 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Winter Walk – December 2, 2017 | 5–8 pm

Ukrainian Winter Star

New to Winter Walk this year is traditional Ukrainian Winter Star sculpture/installation by Ukrainian-born, Hudson-based artist Maryna Bilak. The brightly lit and colorful star-shaped wooden structure will stand eight feet tall with eight rays emanating from the center, an ancient symbol of balance, harmony, and equilibrium. 

Maryna Bilak 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Maryna Maurice Collaboration Sculpture Project

For the first time my husband and I will show the work we made together!

Sp grateful to Greene County Council on the Arts

Maryna Maurice Collaboration

Title: Negative Space of Positive Bodies
Sculpture project
Medium: plaster

Our sculpture is a result of an attempt to capture the shape of air between our bodies. Honoring gravity, respecting material, using intuitive thinking and sense of compositional harmony we let nature play a role in a making process.
The physical act involves our two bodies and the sculpture material, which from liquid transforms into solid substance.
While we share an intimate space together a substance is used between our flesh. The result work is an abstract image of a space between two identities (husband and wife) supporting and balancing each other and sharing a sensual space together.  A negative space between two positively energized forms manifests possibilities of two characters interacting physically and emotionally. 

GCCA’s “Co-Lab Lab” Exhibition to Focus on the Art of Collaboration
A multi-generational, multi-discipline exploration of “working together”

Calendar Entry:  The Co-Lab Lab (an exhibit centered on collaboration). July 29, 2017 through September 23, 2017. Opening Reception, Saturday July 29, 5-7 p.m. GCCA Gallery, 398 Main Street, Catskill, NY.  Gallery Hours: M-F 10-5, Sat. 12-5. FREE.  www.greenearts.org518-943-3400
Greene County Council on the Arts

Maryna Bilak Maurice Haughton  
Марина Білак