“Inspirations” Art Show At Skulski Gallery

CLARK — The Skulski Art Gallery of the Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark will present a collective exhibit titled “Inspirations” with artists such as Dana Abel, Joanna Balcerek, Malgorzata Gruszka, Ela Maslowski, Marcin Pisarczyk, Maryanne Tursi and Ewa Zeller, from June 11 through June 30.

The public is invited to a free opening reception to meet the artists on Friday, June 11 from 8 – 10:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.


Dana Abel, graduated from Warsaw University in Mathematics.  She works for Medco Health Services as System Architect. Abel works in pastels and oils, takes private lessons in pastel with Christina Debarry and studies oil painting with Aleksandra Nowak.  She participated in numerous workshops taught by noted artists.  In 2006 her work was accepted to the 34th Annual Exhibition at the Pastel Society of America.

Abel won several prizes at the Regional Open Juried Art Shows in Ridgewood Art Institute, NJ. Her works can be found in private collections in U.S.A., Europe and Australia.

Malgorzata Gruszka, soon after her arrival from Poland into United States in 2003, started art classes with Druch Studio Gallery in Trenton, where she discovered her passion for painting.  Currently, Gruszka studies painting with Aleksandra K. Nowak.  She is in her third year of the Architecture Program at Temple University and plans to attend the University of Pennsylvania to complete her Master’s degree.  She exhibited at Druch Studio Gallery in Trenton, Skulski Art Gallery in Clark and at the Sloper Wesoly House in Britain, Conn.

Ela Maslowski is currently a student at Rutgers University, where she studies psychology.  She is taking art lessons at Druch Studio in Trenton and with Aleksandra K. Nowak. Maslowski hopes to combine her love of Psychology and Art into one career in the future.

Marcin Pisarczyk was born in Poland in 1975. He graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he studied in Architectural Department.  Since 2003 he works in engineering company Ferreira Group/Noveda Technologies making building greener, designing monitoring equipment for renewable energies.

Painting is Pisarczyk’s passion and his favorite subject is landscape. He studies painting with Aleksandra Nowak. Since 2003 Pisarczyk has participated in several collective exhibits in New Jersey and Connecticut.

Maryanne Tursi studied at Parson School of Design. She holds a B.A. in Art from Fairleigh Dickenson University and B.A. in Italian from Rutgers University.  She is also Gemologist, certified by the Gemological Institute of America.

“My passion for nature and the outdoors has directed my focus to painting landscapes.  A walk through the woods or a drive along country road is an occasion to visualize painting.  A vista becomes my canvass; a cloud or tree becomes colors of paint and brush strokes”, says Tursi.

Ewa Zeller, was born in Poland and she graduated from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland with M.A. Degree in Museum Science and Preservation an Research of Historical Heritage, Department of Fine Art in 1998.  She completed the program “Monuments Preservation” at Warsaw Polytechnics at Department of Architecture.  Since 2003 she undertook studies of painting with artist such as : Ryszard Druch, Louis Russomanno, Aleksandra Nowak and George Perkel.

Polish Cultural Foundation, a non-profit organization is located at 177 Broadway, Clark, just off exit 135 from the Garden State Parkway.

"Spring" by Marcin Pisarczyk

"Dusk" by Dana Abel

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