CLARK — The Skulski Art Gallery of the Polish Cultural Foundation, a non-profit organization, will present an exhibit titled “Between Earth and Sky” by Polish artist Agnieszka Korbica from Oct. 12 through 31. A free opening reception is planned on Friday, Oct. 12, from 8–10 p.m., offering visitors the chance to meet the artist and enjoy this show of her works. The public is welcome and light refreshments will be served.
Korbica, born in Rydultowy, Poland developed a love of photography and travel at an early age. At first her family, friends and the town she called home were her subjects. Those who knew Korbica always remembered her with a camera in hand. Her candid photographs provided an insightful depiction of this small and beautiful Polish community.
Graduating with a Bachelor degree in Tourism and Hostelling from The Upper Silesian School of Commerce in Katowice, Korbica set off with her camera and backpack to see the world. Traveling throughout Europe she visited numerous countries. In 2001 Agnieszka moved to Northern Ireland for two years. During this time she explored England, Scotland and the Irelands. In 2004 she came to the United States wanting to learn more.
While having the busy schedule of an au pair, she took photography classes at the Art Center of Northern New Jersey in New Milford, and also went to the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She also attended Union County College for a degree in fine arts photography. After taking all the art classes she left college and opened her own photography & design studio in Bloomfield.
For several years she has been a teacher assistant in summer photography programs for Young Audiences New Jersey where she taught digital photography for inner city children in Newark. In addition to photographing in tri-state area, Korbica loves capturing the world through her camera during her travels.
The Polish Cultural Foundation is located at 177 Broadway, Clark.
Photos by Agnieszka Korbica