The Press Newspaper
Baba (Magdelene) Ujvagi, a Hungarian folk artist from the Birmingham
neighborhood of Toledo, has been asked by the White House to design and decorate a series of Christmas ornaments for this year’s holiday displays through the Hungarian Reformed Federation of America in Washington D.C.
She is among a number of ethnic community artists who are participating in the project.
Ujvagi received several large ornaments to decorate, she said. The communications from the White House asked artists “to decorate the Christmas ornaments paying tribute to a noteworthy and inspiring building or site with historical significance or cultural importance.”
Ujvagi chose to paint the Toledo Veterans Glass City Skyway Bridge on one ornament. In addition to the bridge, the ornament features views of the Toledo Museum of Art, downtown Toledo, and the Mud Hens’ and City of Toledo logos.
Her other designs include:
The artist and family members toured the White House Dec. 17.
Hungarian folk artist Baba (Magdelene) Ujvagi decorated a series of Christmas ornaments for this year’s White House holiday displays, through the Hungarian Reformed Federation of America in Washington D.C.
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