Art Exhibit in Support of Ukraine opens March 21 at Brookhaven City Hall

“Sunflowers for Ukraine” will show solidarity with Ukrainians amid Russian invasion.

The sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine. So Maureen Pouder, who runs art classes for the town of Brookhaven, thought of using it as a theme for an art exhibition showing solidarity with the Ukrainian people.

The result of this idea is Sunflowers for Ukraine, an art exhibition that will be on view at Brookhaven City Hall on Monday, March 21st.

Pouder received help from Brookhaven Councilwoman Jane Bonner for the exhibition.

“Maureen’s idea to do an art exhibition felt like a necessity,” Bonner said. “The determination of Ukrainians in the face of such a relentless attack from Russia is an inspiration to freedom-loving people around the world. I encourage everyone to stop by to see the exhibition at City Hall and show your support for the people of Ukraine.”

All of the artwork on display was created by Brookhaven artists and features sunflowers, the national flower of Ukraine and a symbol of solidarity and peace amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Many of the artists come from the city’s art classes held at the city’s recreation centers. As part of the Sunflowers for Ukraine project, participating artists will combine their talents to create a 50″ x 40″ watercolor painting of sunflowers.

Photo: City of Brookhaven.

The Sunflowers for Ukraine exhibit is located on the second floor mezzanine of Brookhaven City Hall, One Independence Hill in Farmingville. Exhibition times are Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information about the Sunflowers for Ukraine art exhibit or the City of Brookhaven’s art class program, contact the Department of Parks, Recreation, Sports and Cultural Resources at (631) 451-8696.

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