CLARK — The Skulski Art Gallery of the Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark will present paintings by Ekaterina Kardonova and Michael Varshavsky and sculpture by Ivan Bratko from Nov. 19 through Dec. 3.
On Friday, Nov. 19, there will be an opening reception to meet the artists from 8–10:30 p.m. The public is welcome, admission is free and light refreshments will be served.
Ekaterina Kardonova was born in Moscow, Russia and attended the Moscow University of Krupskoi where she earned a degree in Art and Art Education. She moved to the United States in 1998. Since then Kardonova has steadily worked to build the portfolio of commissioned portraits and figurative compositions in her Rahway studio, while keeping her professional life busy by teaching art. To see her work, visit www.kardonova.com
Michael Varshavsky was born in Western Ukraine. Having graduated form the National Lviv Academy of Arts in 1995, Michael became a well-known artist in his city and participated in various art exhibits to show his love and talent for fine arts. In 1996 Michael took up an opportunity to immigrate to the United States along with his family. He then quickly became a well-known artist among the Ukrainian community in New Jersey. Varshavsky works as freelance artist and for past eight years he has been using his talent and experience as a stone etcher in the monument companies as one of the last stone etchers to completely do the work by hand.
Ivan Bratko born in Kiev, Ukraine where he graduated from the School of Fine Arts and Design. In 1991 earned the title of Ukrainian National Master. His sculpture and pottery can be found in private and national collection in Europe and in the United States, including the collection of L. Kravchuk (former Ukrainian President), Pierre Cardin (France), Andrew Watts (art collector USA), Museum of National Ukrainian Art in Kiev, and others. In his art studio he teaches basics of sculpture, pottery, drawing and painting.
The Polish Cultural Foundation, non-profit organization is located at 177 Broadway, Clark, just off Exit 135 of the Garden State Parkway. For more information and to visit the gallery, contact Karolina at 732-382-7197 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
sculpture by Ivan Bratko
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