The American Center of Polish Culture cordially invites you to attend an opening of an exhibition of sculptures by Mieczyslaw Partyka Karol, Andrzej Pitynski, and Jozef Witkowski, and of other works commemorating Pope John Paul II on the anniversary of his death.
WHEN: April 2, 2006 at 5:30 PM
WHERE: The American Center of Polish Culture, Amber Gallery at the Center, 2025 “O” St. NW, Washington DC.
A reception will follow.
The Center gratefully acknowledges the kindness of the Polish Cultural Foundation, Inc., Boston, and in particular of the Foundation’s president, Andrzej Pronczuk, in preparing this exhibition. The Center also wishes to thank the Friends of John Paul II Foundation, especially Linda Loch, and the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, especially Penelope Fletcher.
Replies to: assistant (at) polishcenterdc.org or telephone 202-785-2320
About the Artists:
Mr. Karol, born in Lower Silesia, Poland, received his training in Zakopane and Krakow, where he received the Master of Arts degree after studying sculpture with Jerzy Bandura. Now living and working in New York, he has created sculptures on display in that state and in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Mr. Pitynski, a native of Ulanow, studied in Krakow for six years and afterward at the Art Students’ League in New York City. He has created numerous sculptures for public monuments in the United States and Poland. A recipient of various honors and awards, he is a supervisor and an instructor of sculpture at the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture in Mercerville, NJ, with which he has been associated since 1979.
Mr. Witkowski, a native of Gdansk, studied there with sculptor Stanislaw Skora among others. After coming to the United States he established Jozef Custom Ironworks, and he is now the proprietor of Cavalier Renaissance Bronze Foundry. Selections from his range of metalwork, which includes sculpture, are on view in New York, Boston, and Hong Kong as well as in suburban Connecticut, where he now resides.