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Valerie Sokolova in The Skulski Art Gallery

17:58 13/03/2016


The Skulski Art Gallery of the Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark, will present works of renowned artist/illustrator Valerie Sokolova from March 4-25, 2016.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 4, from 8-10 p.m., to meet the artist. An added attraction to the opening will be a piano performance by Robert Argasinski and his repertoire includes Chopin's "Ballade No. 4." The admission is free and refreshments will be served.

Sokolova, illustrator of Polish origin, was born in city of Lvov, (Ukraine) in the family of renowned architect Stanislaw Sokolov. She holds B.A. in Illustration (Ukrainian Plygraphists Instituted named after Ivan Fedorov) and MFA in Applied and Decorative Arts in Graphic Design field (Belorussian State Institute of Theatre and Art).

Sokolova has published more than 30 illustrated picture books in the United States and abroad. Sokolova is a recipient of PSC CUNY Research Award in the field of illustration 2015. Sokolova's first written and illustrated book was "Forest Musicians" published by Starley Publishing, Lvov, Ukraine 2015. She also regularly paint icons in Byzantine tradition and teaches icon painting at the Prosopon school of Iconology in New York City.

In addition to her illustration, design, icon painting and teaching work, Sokolova is an experienced historical antiques restoration specialist and decorative theater artist. Currently she teaches design, typography and illustration at CUNY University of N.Y. Valerie lives in Brooklyn, new York, with her husband Alex, daughter Nikkie and friendly wild gecko in the basement.

The Polish Cultural Foundation, a non-profit organization is located at 177 Broadway, Clark. For more information, visit www.pcfnj.