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On the 23d of June the Green Sofa Gallery launches an absolutely summer exhibition entitled “The Two Palettes”. Two women artists – Nataliya Bartkiv from Lviv and Lesiya Babliak from Kyiv will present their sunny, sincere palettes: flowers painted with love, still lives, interiors and landscapes where summer is everywhere, where everything is green and it is always warm. They have made it a point to ban negativeness. Well, positive worldview is the only thing that they share. In all respects this display represents two separate personal exhibitions in one gallery.

“The Two Palettes” will be on by the 5th of July.

Nataliya Bartkiv (Kul’chytska) — was born in Lviv.
1988 — graduated Lviv Musical & Pedagogical College.
1994 — graduated Drogobych Pedagogical Academy (Department of Music).
2002 — graduated Ivan Franko Lviv National University. Foreign Languages Department (English Language and Literature).
from 2004 — began to create her pictures. A new hobby totally absorbed her life.
Nataliya teaches English in Lviv Ivan Franko National University.
She is a participant of the project “25 centimeters in a square” 2007, the project “Taming the Eros” and “Christmas exhibition” 2008 in the Green Sofa Gallery. In 2009 she took part in the exhibition “The Green Sofa in Rivne gallery “Zuza”” as well as in the exhibition of Lvivian artists “Rumbambar” in Kyiv gallery “Kolo Zaspy”.

Lesia Babliak
1977 — was born in Lviv region.
1988-1992 — studied in Oleksa Novakivskiy Lviv Art school.
1992-1997 — studied in Ivan Trush Lviv State College of Decorative and Applied Arts. Department of Restoration.
1997-2005 — studied in Lviv Academy of Arts. Department of Sacral Arts.

Participation in exhibitions
1998 — students' exhibition of sacral works of art. Lviv Historical museum.
1999 — students' exhibition. Ukrainian Katholic University. Rome.
1999 — Ukrainian National House. Lidcomb. Australia.
2000 — exhibition dedicated to 2000th anniversary of Christianity. Truskavetc'.
2000 — st. Hilda church. Katoomba. Australia.
2000 — personal exhibition. Artarmon gallery. Sidney. Australia.
2005 — Ukrainian Institute. New York. USA.
2007 — “My Bed of Flowers” – personal exhibition in the Green Sofa Gallery.
2008 — exhibition “Easter Blossom” in St. Vasyliy church, Kyiv.
2008 — All Ukrainian exhibition in National University “Kyiv – Mogyla Academy”.
Her works are in numerous private collections of Ukraine and abroad and in private collection of Kateryna and Victor Yushchenko.


Photos of the exposition:
Nataliya Bartkiv.
Balcony.
Nataliya Bartkiv.
A blue lemonade.
Nataliya Bartkiv.
Pomegranate lotto.
Nataliya Bartkiv.
Stilllife with teapots.
Nataliya Bartkiv.
Morning.
Nataliya Bartkiv.
A pink lemonade.
Nataliya Bartkiv.
Blue door.
Nataliya Bartkiv.
A blue boat.
Nataliya Bartkiv.
Venetian windows.
Nataliya Bartkiv.
A window into Nice.
Lesia Babliak.
Colorful shred.
Lesia Babliak.
Spring happiness.

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