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Skulski Art Gallery Features
Reliefs & Grain Compositions

NEW JERSEY – The Skulski Art Gallery of the Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark, New Jersey is pleased to present an art exhibit titled “Wood & Grain” with reliefs by Jerzy Chojnowski and grain compositions by Maria Nowak which will run from November 13 through December 2, 2016.

Please join us at the Opening Reception on Sunday, November 13, 3:00-6:00 p.m.  The opening program will include a musical performance by Dorota Huculak, singing poetry, accompanied by guitar.  The public is welcome, admission is free and refreshments will be served.

MARIA NOWAK, born in Nisko, Poland, graduated from Piotr Michalowski School of Fine Arts & Design in Rzeszow, Poland.  She is a painter, sculptor, and stain glass artist. She uses a very unique technique involving different types of grain to create the landscape, floral and portrait images.  At this exhibit you will enjoy about 30 grain compositions.  Mrs. Nowak exhibits extensively in galleries throughout New Jersey and New York.  Her work can be found in many private collections in Poland, France, Sweden and the United States.

img_0296JERZY CHOJNOWSKI was born in Poland.  He discovered his passion for drawing and painting at a very early age.  Later in his life, Jerzy focused his attention on woodworking when he started to carve, with a screwdriver, his first piece titled: “Mother of God Nursing”.  Over time, he started using professional tools and his passion for carving became even stronger.  During thirty years of working artistically, Jerzy created over 500 reliefs, using mostly basswood and linden wood.  His favorite topics are  animals in action, national emblems, religious and biblical themes.  Mr. Chojnowski’s works were featured in the New York Times magazine.  His works can be found in many private collections in Poland and the United States.

The Skulski Art Gallery of the Polish Cultural Foundation, non-profit organization, is located at 177 Broadway, Clark, New Jersey 07066, just off exit 135 from the GSP.  For more information about the Polish Cultural Foundation and the Skulski Art Gallery, call 732-382-7197 or visit our website at

Submitted by Aleksandra Nowak