2016 Twin Cities Polish Festival | Minneapolis, MN | Exhibits

The 2016 Twin Cities Polish Festival in Minneapolis, MN is happy to announce the following artists and exhibits at this year’s festival. The displays will be available for viewing at Riverplace. Check back soon for exact location details.

Artist - Liliana Chwistek

Liliana has two passions – art and the language and culture of Spanish-speaking countries. She spent many years in Latin America. In 1993, she graduated in the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Faculty of Graphic Arts, specializing in the studio of Professor Janusz Stanny, book illustrations. She teaches Spanish language and art in Warsaw gymnasium (sort of high school) and run workshops batik in Magazyn Sztuk, branch of the Center of Culture of the district Ochota. She has had individual and collective exhibitions in the years 1993 – 2016 in Poland and the USA. Her batiks are in private collections in Europe, North and South America.

liliana chwistek, artist, twin cities polish festival, minneapolis, mn, minnesota

She met Batik many years ago and fell in love with the Far Eastern technique of painting with wax on the textile. Repeated application of wax and dyeing gives surprising results. Batik can be used as decoration – the picture on the wall, utilitarian as a screen, in a window blind or shade to the lamp (light passing through the batik has the effect of stained glass). Click Liliana’s Facebook link here https://www.facebook.com/ART.LilianaChwistek.BATIK for more information.

Artist - Dorota Wojcik

One painting and various interpretations. The canvas works by Dorota Wójcik are almost abstract compositions of large surfaces of colour and dynamic strokes of paintbrush. Built by the means of form and colour, they allude to the realms of imagination and emotions, introducing the viewer to the world of allusion. Thus, the viewer becomes the creator of his own history. What distinguishes the aesthetics of Dorota Wójcik’s works is simplicity and minimalism, balancing between abstraction and figuration. The artist focuses on defining the basic emotions by the means of colour, which brings to mind the works by Mark Rothko. As a result of the search for harmony, delicately painted surfaces vibrate and complement each other, which evokes contemplation. The calm evoked by the background is juxtaposed with the fast and dynamic strokes of paintbrush. One may also find the reference to abstract expressionism of Hans Hartung, for whom gesture painting was crucial. Moreover, Dorota Wójcik’s painting style, the way she uses line and colour, also refers to Japanese aesthetics, which derives from her silk painting experience.

dorota wojcik, artist, twin cities polish festival, minneapolis, mn, minnesota

The painting style emphasizes the physical and permanent qualities of the works of arts. The painting technology is of great importance to the artist. At first the artist works on the background. It takes weeks to put various layers of paint. The paint of the right consistency is applied carefully and softly until the colour gets the required lightness and saturation. Then the artist focuses on the forms and balancing the composition. It takes time, as well as care and patience, to complete each painting. One by one they constitute the colour cycles. The dominant orange and red hues are contrasted with cold blue and green ones. Click here https://www.facebook.com/obrazydorotywojcik/?fref=ts for more information.

2017 Festival Hours

Friday, August 11:     5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 12:    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday, August 13:    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.