A free drop-in demonstration of the art of Ukrainian egg decorating will be held at upstairs at Orange Tree Imports, 1721 Monroe Street in Madison, on Saturday, April 8 from 1:00 to 3:00. Artist Pat Hall will show how a traditional stylus, or kistka, is used to draw a pattern on an egg using hot wax. More of the design is drawn on the egg after each successive, different color dye bath. The brilliant colors of the finished egg are first revealed when all the layers of dark wax are melted off after the last dye bath. Call 255-8211 for more information.
EGG ART CONTEST
The 39th annual Egg Art Contest is now underway at Orange Tree Imports, 1721 Monroe Street in Madison. Adults and children are invited to enter any form of decorated chicken egg, providing the egg is either raw or blown. Past entrants in this contest, a long-time Madison Easter tradition, have included Ukrainian eggs and eggs decorated using batik, watercolor, natural dyes, paper wrapping, and other creative methods. All eggs will be on display at Orange Tree Imports for public viewing the week before Easter.
Saturday, April 8 at 5:30 is the deadline for the Egg Art Contest. Those interested in entering are invited to call 608-255-8211, or to stop in at Orange Tree Imports, for complete contest rules.