In Support of Glass Art in Ukraine
Rago is honored to present Unbreakable Ukraine, a selection of contemporary glasswork from Ukrainian artists. This collection was organized by Jeff Hillam, who visited Lviv in September of 2022, and aims to bring awareness and support to the hot shop at the Glass Museum in Lviv shared by the Lviv National Academy of Arts.
All proceeds will support the hot shop and the artists in their efforts to thrive and create in spite of war.
"Though Lviv was safe at the time of our visit, the signs of wartime preparation were everywhere. Blockade equipment littered the roadways, ready to be used at a moment's notice. We encountered military checkpoints and public displays of national solidarity along the way. Old churches had metal sheets installed over their stained glass windows to ensure that bombings would not shatter their beauty. Statues were covered and shielded with canvas and rope, to protect the city's cultural heritage. But what stood out brightly in contrast to the darkness of these visuals, was the steadfast Ukrainian determination to maintain normalcy, optimism and hope."
Learn more about the Glass Museum in Lviv and the Lviv National Academy of Arts.
Born in 1968 in Lviv, Andriy Petrovskyi graduated from the Lviv National Academy of Arts (1998) where he majored in applied and decorative arts (Glass Art). He is now a senior lecturer at the Glass Art Department, Lviv National Academy of Arts. His works have represented the Lviv glass school at numerous exhibitions and symposiums in Austria, Belgium, China, the Netherlands, Italy, Canada, Germany, Poland, Slovenia, France, and Switzerland. He is a member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine. Petrovskyi's work is, above all, a plastic solution for a variety of tasks he sets himself in the field of art glass. This important means of materialization of his creative ideas and projects is combined with a refined color palette. Yet, plasticity is his universal tool in the search for modern art glass forms.