Out of Tradition ~ Runway Show

Sunday Sep 29 2013
‘Fashion, Ukrainian Style’ Benefit Runway show!
Calling all fashionistas! Mark your calendars for the exciting runway show “FASHION, UKRAINIAN STYLE”! Designers from Ukraine and the US will showcase their wearable art – couture apparel and jewelry – at a benefit for the Museum. Get into the excitement of a runway show, hobnob with the designers and models, participate in a silent auction, and enjoy the tasty treats at the Viennese cafe reception.

The Ukrainian Museum
222 East Sixth Street
(between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
New York, New York 10003
Tel: 212.228.0110


San Francisco Opera – BRAVO! Gala Tickets


San Francisco Opera – BRAVO! Gala Tickets.

“Mephistopheles—September 6, 2013
Celebrate BRAVO! CLUB’s 22nd Annual Opening Night Gala in True Faustian Fashion!

The evening will begin on the heavenly side with a Champagne Promenade Reception on the elegant outdoor Loggia of the Opera House, followed by the opening night performance of Boito’s resplendent retelling of Goethe’s Faust, Mephistopheles. Following the performance give in to the temptation of worldly delights and join us for a devilish good time at Jardinière featuring a sumptuous spread of hors d’oeuvres and desserts, and dancing into the night!

A monumental work of “choral grandeur and melodic richness” (The New York Times), Mephistopheles is Boito’s emotionally thrilling, philosophically rich version of the Faust story featuring the most striking portrait of the Devil in the entire musical repertoire. Last seen in San Francisco more than 20 years ago, Robert Carsen’s acclaimed production returns as one of the most impressive productions ever staged at the War Memorial Opera House.”

Visit us in the Opera Gift Shop!
All Masha Archer designs at a 25% discount!

Ukrainian Day ~ San Francisco ~ Golden Gate Park


Ukrainian Day


Slava Ukrayini! Glory to Ukraine!

Ukrainian-American Friendship & Heritage Day, San Francisco / August 23, 2013 — The Ukrainian Flag has flown from the Mayor’s Balcony at City Hall since 1962 and this year is no exception. The 2013 Ukrainian Flag-Raising Ceremony is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 23, 2013. It is a short, quiet event that you can watch from Civic Center Plaza, across the street from the Mayor’s Office, City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco. [Directions]

Ukrainian Day in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco / August 25, 2013– The 14th annual Ukrainian-American Day Concert with the Golden Gate Park Band will be held on Sunday, August 25, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This free* outdoor concert at the Music Concourse Bandshell (Spreckels Temple of Music) is to celebrate the 22nd Anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence –
Concert Program

Helen Banes Retrospective

Helen Banes Retrospective
Torpedo Factory Arts Center
Fiber Works Studio 14
Sep 21, 22, 28, 29 2013
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

Helen Banes passed away on Monday, April 1, 2013.
She was a resident of Chevy Chase, Maryland.

From http://www.torpedofactory.org/galleries/fiberworks.htm
Helen Banes
Retrospective Show
September 14th through September 23rd, 2013
Helen was a Torpedo Factory artist from 1983 – 2010. She was among the founders of both Fiberworks and the Bead Society of Greater Washington. An author and teacher as well as an artist, Helen also taught for the Smithsonian Associates Program.
Helen’s book: Fiber & Bead Jewelry will be for sale.

From http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-04-30/local/38923473_1_greater-washington-fda-army-air-forces
Daniel Banes, Helen R. Banes
April 30, 2013
Daniel Banes, 95, a former director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Pharmaceutical Sciences, died April 24 of heart complications. His wife of 72 years, Helen R. Banes, 92, a local fiber artist and jewelry designer, died April 1 of cardiac arrest.
Both died at their home in Chevy Chase. Their deaths were confirmed by their daughter Susan Banes Harris. Dr. Banes and Mrs. Banes were born in Chicago and moved to the Washington area together in 1948.

Photo: Helen Banes at Masha Archer trunk show
Saks Fifth Avenue, Tysons Corner, Washington DC