Detail from Pampalche
Johanna Ruhsenberger
Digital Illustration

Onto the Knight the Ravens Fly

Johanna Ruhsenberger
Laura Vasyutynska

April 23 - May 7

   Conquest marks a loss of life, independence, culture, and our most valuable human resources. At present, Ukraine faces riots and occupation by Russian forces, while Mari people struggle to preserve their autonomy and identity under Russian rule.

   There are faces that can no longer be touched and voices that will speak no more. Lives lost cannot be reclaimed, but there is a future for the peoples of Ukraine, the Mari, and the rest of us. The endeavor to carry on through stories, traditions, and culture continues to bring a measure of hope. To die is not the same as it is to disappear.