SUPPORT UKRAINE: Here are upcoming shows, concerts to benefit people in the war-torn country



As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine rages on, artists and venues across Dayton are holding fundraisers to support Ukrainians in dire need of basic necessities.

Here is a look at a few benefit concerts and art shows planned over the next few weeks.

Credit: Don Thrasher

Credit: Don Thrasher

Benefit for Ukraine with Brother Hill, Benya Stewart and Siarzhuk Douhushau

Where: Sueño, 607 E. Third St., Dayton

When: 6 p.m. Sunday, April 24

Details: Brett Hill, a Dayton-based artist known as Brother Hill, was spurred to action when he recognized his personal connection to Ukraine put him in unique position to facilitate change locally. He has not only made several trips to the country but is also a member of Slavalachia, an offshoot of the international Slavic-Appalachian Folk Alliance that also features Stewart, Douhushau and four Ukrainian members.

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Sunflowers for the Children of Ukraine

Where: Springboro Performing Arts Center, 115 Wright Station Way

When: April 29-May 1; Artists’ reception will be Sunday, May 1 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Details: Chasing Light Art Studio and Gallery in Springboro is coordinating an art show/fundraiser through A Child’s Hope International to support orphans in Ukraine. The Springboro Performing Arts Center will be filled with artwork from artists ages 6 to 75 showcasing painting, printing and sculpting. The children’s work will be available with a suggested donation. The professional artists work will be available in a silent auction, each with a minimum bid.

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Mother’s Day Concert to Benefit Ukraine

Where: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 125 N. Wilkinson St., Dayton

When: 4 p.m., Sunday, May 8

Details: Award-winning musicians from the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music with ties to Ukraine will be featured in concert. Musicians include pianist Diana Chubak of Ternopil in Western Ukraine, violinist Andrii Isakov of Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine, pianist/composer Maksym Mahlay, and cellist Joshua Bermudez.

Cost: $15 suggested donation. Donations will be evenly divided between Nova Ukraine and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.

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Don Thrasher also contributed to this report.

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