"FAKRO - a window open to art" is the slogan of the campaign showing the new face of the world's vice leader in the production of roof windows. Another implementation of the cultural initiative after the exhibition of Polish posters in Stary Browar in Poznań is the opening of a branch of the IMO Gallery from Stary Sącz at the FAKRO headquarters.
The exhibition presented at FAKRO is the result of a long-term and multifaceted cooperation with the Centre for Culture and Art. Ada Sari in Stary Sącz.
Showing works of art in a company from the construction industry is an unusual experience for us. Opening this sector to art shows how far we are from stereotypes and schemes. I am happy with this partnership - comments Wojciech Knapik, Director of the Center for Culture and Art in Stary Sącz.
The exhibition presents 10 international works of art that were created during the International Painting Workshops, which are seasonal cultural event that has been taking place since 2006 in Stary Sącz.
The marriage of the construction industry with culture and art is not obvious, but it shows our diversity and versatility. Every year, FAKRO receives about 5,000 guests from all over the world. These are representatives of our partners, architects, roofers, sellers, industry organizations, as well as the world of politics and the media. They come here to take part in training and learn about our offer. From now on, they will also be able to admire the paintings from the IMO Gallery in Stary Sącz - explains Janusz Komurkiewicz, FAKRO Marketing Board Member.
The opening exhibition at the FAKRO headquarters is scheduled for March 22 2023.
The exhibition at FAKRO presents works that were created during the Open Air Painting in Stary Sącz. Artists from all over the world, inspired by the landscape and culture of the Małopolska "village town", gather here to create and exchange artistic experiences, and then present their works to the local community and tourists.
So far, 200 artists from 16 countries (among others from Armenia, China, Japan, France, Spain, Portugal, USA, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine, and Italy) have participated in the open-air workshops. The initiator of this cyclical event was Teresa Plata-Nowińska, a sculptor from Mostki near Stary Sącz, a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, together with her husband Marian Nowiński, a painter, a recognized poster artist and also a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
Painters who come to Stary Sącz work on their paintings in Primary School No. 2. Juliusz Słowacki and Primary School No. 1. Fr. prof. Józef Tischner. It is a memorable time as the school classes convert into international art studios for two weeks. Some participants of the workshops prepare their sketches in the open air, among the colorful nooks and crannies of the city, in fields full of grass, right next to the roaring water of the Poprad River.
In the first week of the open air, participants present films about their work made in private studios in their hometowns. Every year, this causes an animated discussion about how the local environment provokes the artist to draw on these themes. It is an open event to all art lovers.
The closing day topps out the two-week stay with the final exhibition, which presents the works made during the open-air workshops and the catalog prepared especially for this event.
Ewenina Kochańska is currently the curator of the International Painting Plein-Air. She has been cooperating with the Center for Culture and Art Ada Sarii in Stary Sącz and the operating within it IMO Art Gallery for over 10 years.
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He was born in Radzyń Podlaski. After graduating from the State Secondary School of Fine Arts in Lublin, he studied art education at the Pedagogical University for two years. He continued his studies at the Faculty of Graphic Arts of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, where he defended his diploma in the copperplate studio.
She graduated from the Latvian Academy of Arts in the department of monumental painting. She is a member of the Union of Latvian Artists and the Council of Latvia Creative Unions. Her works are in collections in Latvia, Lithuania, Greece, Italy, Austria, Romania, Bulgaria, Germany, Poland, and Sweden.
He was born in Warsaw and graduated from the Faculty of Graphic Arts of the Academy of Fine Arts here. In 2011, he obtained a doctoral degree at the Faculty of Painting of his alma mater. He is currently the vice dean of the Faculty of New Media at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology. He runs the Studio of Multimedia Comics and Games2D and the Studio of Drawing. He deals with both didactic and artistic work - painting, drawing, and graphic design. He participated in individual and collective exhibitions in Poland, Romania, France, Japan, China, and Germany. He was the artistic curator of the International Painting Workshops and Symposiums of Local Cultures in Stary Sącz.