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  • Published
    March 25, 2023

    Photos: Artist teaches ritual Ukrainian egg-decorating process

    The Holocaust and Human Rights Center hosted 25 students for an egg-decorating class at the The Michael Klahr Center in Augusta. The class was led by Maine-based artist Lesia Sochor, a painter who practices the ancient ritual of transforming an ordinary egg into a "pysanka" by decorating it with ancient, often colorful designs steeped in symbolism. Sochor said that she learned to make them from her parents who fled Ukraine in the aftermath of World War II. Images are by Kennebec Journal staff photographer Joe Phelan.