Today, we are joined by Andrea Kulish, a first-generation Ukrainian-American artist, and designer. In this episode, you’ll see Ukraine through her eyes and her eggs; her pysanky eggs that is! Pysanky are Ukrainian Easter eggs decorated using the wax-resist or batik method. Covered in intricate motifs often taken from Slavic folk art, these eggs are an important art form that dates back centuries. Andrea’s studio, Studio A, where you will find her pysanky and other mixed media artwork, is located in the vibrant River Arts District in downtown Asheville, which you will also gain some insight about during today’s conversation. Tune in as we dive into the process of creating pysanky, from selecting a good egg to planning your color palette, and the history behind this important art form, including some of the most common symbols and their meanings. Andrea shares her mission to spread Ukrainian culture (and good wishes) through her pysanky, and we also touch on the significance of eggs in Ukraine, how artists find hope by creating it, and the work Andrea is doing to fundraise for Ukrainian relief efforts, plus so much more! Make sure not to miss today’s fascinating discussion with the one and only, Andrea Kulish!