April 13, 2015, the opening of the National traveling exhibition of fine and applied art of prisoners "Transfiguration by God`s Love " has been held in the premises of Chernivtsi Regional Art Museum. The opening ceremony was attended by Basil Ivasjuk Bishop of Kolomiya and Chernivtsi, employees of the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine in Chernivtsi region, members of the Department of Culture of Chernivtsi Oblast State Administration, State Authority of duo "Easter egg", NGOs, artists edge, media, clergy. The exhibition is dedicated to Chernivtsi, Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky and will last until May 4, 2015.
Bishop Basil Ivasjuk in a speech to the participants said that the fate of the prisoners experienced priests and bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church during the persecution. Therefore, the prison ministry is so clear vocation for us. Address the abyss of alienation, gracious support of our fellow citizens who are in jail, to serve them and restore their hope and heart is calling of the Church. Mitered Archpriest Valery Syrotyuk, head of the Commission of sacred art, culture and sports of Eparchy of Kolomiya and Chernivtsi, thanked the staff of Chernivtsi Regional Art Museum, who carefully placed pieces of exposure in one of its best rooms. Labour officers of the State Penitentiary Service, contributing to the fine and applied art prisoners as a powerful means of purification and spiritual healing, pointed Fr. Constantin Panteley, one of the organizers. Michael Nahirnyak, captain of internal service, chief inspector of protection, surveillance and security department SPS in Chernivtsi region addressed the guests, who came to the ceremony. He witnessed the central role of the Christian faith in education and change of inmates, who return transformed from the inside. So happened with the winner of Art Competition Eugene Tkachuk, who was serving a sentence in the penitentiary Sokyryany, and after the liberation decided to enter the monastery to serve God and people.
During the opening ceremony organizers honored the award winning "Transfiguration by God's Love" Eugene Tkachuk, born in 1989, whose work "The Night Before Lord's Transfiguration fest" took 2nd place. In his work reflected the joy of conversion. And embroidery techniques and creative vision impressed critics and artists by deep history of finding the Lord's face. After his release, Eugene became a novice in a monastery. His Certificate of Winner got his mother Maria Tkachuk. The work "The Night Before Lord's Transfiguration fest" embroidery by stitch and crosses, had been purchased by by famous painter Boris Yeghiazaryan for donating $ 500. Funds were transferred to the support of the Center for Social Adaptation of women in the Liubech village.
The purpose of the exhibition is to promote social dialogue and reintegration of our fellow citizens who find themselves in prison. The exhibition includes 113 works transferred from the penitentiary institutions of Ukraine.
Ukrainian traveling exhibition "Transfiguration by God`s Love " organized by chaplains of the Ukrainian Greek- Catholic Church in cooperation with the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine began in August 2013 in Kyiv and visited Chernihiv, Poltava, Cherkasy, Dneprodzerzhinsk, Zaporozhye, Kirovograd, Kherson, Zhitomir and Simferopol, Vinnytsia, Ternopil, Zbarazh Ivano-Frankivsk.