Extension Gallery

September 21- October 9

Love Letters from the Past: Courtship, Companionship & Family in the Ukrainian Canadian Community

Love, courtship, and family are essential parts of every culture and every community. Each love story, however, is unique. Letters, stories, and photographs in this catalogue provide an opportunity to see the life of the Ukrainian Canadian community in the first third of the 20th century through love letters and love stories.

Letter writing in the Ukrainian Canadian community is at the center of the exhibit: from poetic traditions brought from the Old Country to new ones established in Canada. Exploring this cultural phenomenon, we showcase “how-to” Ukrainian publications, such as “How to Write Letters” and “A Guide for Lovers”, as well as letters from almanacs satirizing the mixed Ukrainian and English language used by immigrants adapting to a new culture. 


Oct 14-Nov 3: Cat Watson, The Hood


Nov 11-Dec 8: Sergio Serrano - Typography


Dec 16-Jan 12: Instructor Exhibition