Ukrainian art exhibit at the Capitol

The Leon County students had the opportunity to study Teodora Verbitskaya and the paintings of her daughter Nadia which are known as two regimes.
Published: Apr. 20, 2022 at 9:08 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Leon County students got a chance to go to the Ukrainian art exhibit at the Capitol and see the “Two regimes art exhibit” painted by a Ukrainian refugee and paired with writings of her mother.

The Leon County students had the opportunity to study Teodora Verbitskaya and the paintings of her daughter Nadia which are known as the “Two Regimes.”

Teodora and he two daughters Nadia and Lucia survived the two regimes under Stalin and Hitler.

Nadia’s artwork, “A mother memoir of wartime survival” helped students understand a story of oppression, suppression and war. The students took the information they learned from the exhibit and tied it to the current war happening now.

“I think every student in Leon County and the surrounding should take advantage of this. It’s such a beautiful exhibit and it’s so important to the history and our current events in the world. We need to support this,” Art teacher Jeanne Schroeder said.

Before visiting the exhibit, the students had the opportunity to watch a documentary created by Doug Darlington on the mother-daughter duo.

The art exhibit is on display now on the 22nd floor of the Capitol through July 28th.

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