Skulski Gallery Features Nude Life Drawing Show

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CLARK – The Skulski Art Gallery of the Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark will present a show titled “Behold the Nude” by the Woodbridge Art Group, curated by Maxine King. The exhibit will be on display throughout month of August. The public can meet the artists at the opening on Friday, Aug. 19, from 8 – 10:30 p.m.

This figurative show includes the work of three Woodbridge artists: Curator Maxine King, Alan Brown, Al Zima; Elaine Gould of Carteret; Tom Perri of Somerset; Ray Skibinski and Qi Zhang of Edison; Gil Fox of Fords; and Margaret McCrary-Anderson of Piscataway.


The Woodbridge Art Group meets once a week to draw a model at Alan Brown’s Studio. Most of the artists have drawn together since the late 1980s – and have concentrated on rendering the figure in a variety of art media. This exhibit is a culmination of the past year’s activity.

In the past successive people have organized local figure drawing sessions in a variety of locations over the years. Roy Steinberg was the first organizer at the Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge: later, Anne Van Blarcomb-Kurowski, formerly of Edison, took over. In the past the group grew to be so large that Alan Brown organized life drawing sessions at the Edison Jewish Community Center – then later at his own studio from which this exhibit evolved.

At the Barron Karen Zavali and Joanne Lynch had run the Barron group after Van Blarcomb-Kurowski, but Ray Skibinski and Joan Katen have taken on the yoke directing the life drawing sessions at the Barron. Both drawing groups have a cordial relationship with each other to this day

Polish Cultural Foundation, a non-profit organization is located at 177 Broadway, Clark, New Jersey, just of exit 135 from the Garden State Parkway. The Skulski Art Gallery is open during the summer; usual hours are Monday-Friday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., though to make sure, contact Karolina Szczepanska, exhibit coordinator at PCF office at 1-732-382-7197.

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