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Polish Artists Featured At Montclair Art Exhibit

Montclair Public Library Art Gallery Exhibit: “Creations”

MONTCLAIR, N.J.  The Montclair Public Library’s popular art series exhibits continues with “Creations”.  This show presents an eclectic selection of small art works by 6 artists working in fiber, photography, ceramics and graphics. Each artist is a recognized specialist in his or her field.  The exhibit will be on view in the Montclair Public Library Gallery, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, during library hours from October 1 through October 30.  An artist reception is scheduled for Saturday, October 4 from 2-5pm.

Susan Martin Maffei is an internationally know tapestry artist whose training includes studies at the Art Students League NYC, and Les Gobelins in Paris France. She has exhibited and taught in many countries and has work in both private and public collections. She has adorned these small weavings with feathers from nature reminiscent of and in reference to ancient historical tunics.

Jadwiga Iwanska graduated from the Academy of Fine Art in Lodz, Poland in textiles and Interior design. She is a fiber artist who works with fabrics to create textured landscapes. Her work can be found in private and public collections.

Maria Kostszewska Baron graduated from the Academy of Fine Art in Lodz, Poland. She works in ceramics and has used her art in puppet design and also works as a costume designer for TV in Poland.

Bojana H Leznicki graduated from the Academy of Fine Art in Lodz, Poland. She works as a fiber artist and textile conservator, and teaches the “Fiber class” at Touro College in NYC. Her work is small intimate views of her surrounding world enhanced with embroidery.

Slawomir Iwanski is known as a prominent international graphic artist. He is professor of Graphic Design at The Academy of Fine Art in Lodz, Poland. His posters have been shown in many major shows in many countries.

Malgorzata Pasek graduated from the Polytechnic School of Engineering in Bialystok, Poland. She has worked artistically in many fields of engineering as well as jewelry and interior design. However her passion is for silent underwater art photography.

The Library welcomes inquiries from local artists and arts organizations regarding use of the exhibit space.  For further information, please contact the Montclair Public Library (973) 744-0500 ext. 2221.


About Montclair Public Library

Founded in 1893, the Montclair Public Library serves the citizens of Montclair, New Jersey though two facilities: the Main Library at 50 South Fullerton Avenue and the Bellevue Avenue Library at 185 Bellevue Avenue. The mission of the Montclair Public Library is to change lives every day though words, ideas, and community connections. The library’s vision is to be the place where community happens—the center of the Montclair community.