August 31 – October 27, 2023
Maine Jewish Museum
About This Exhibition
“Love of my ancestral homeland and horror at the merciless, brutal, unprovoked invasion of Ukraine compelled me to paint images of Babushkas. This iconic symbol of a culture stirs memories of my mother, who in her later years wore one most every day.”
Born in Philadelphia, PA to Ukrainian immigrant parents, Lesia Sochor graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art with a degree in Fine Art. She moved to Brooks, Maine in 1980 where she lives at the end of a dirt road with her husband John, a woodworker. She has exhibited extensively in the state of Maine and beyond.