Inga Sheds Light on our Collections in the Newly-Renovated Gallery
On Wednesday June 22, our good friend and art expert Inga Kopciewicz from the Wyczolkowski District Museum in Bydgoszcz Poland, gave a formal presentation on her work to a warm and intimate crowd at the Gallery. Our Chancellor Fr. Tim mader sure to be there alongside Polish community leaders and a pleasant group of OLS’ friends as Inga spoke about a selection of pieces in the collection. That small selection made up the most priceless and rare items we have, and we were all wowed as Inga showcased works from Stryjenska to Swierzvnski and Piotrowski. Her experience gave everyone in the audience an exciting new perspective, on what most in the crowd knew was an extremely important and priceless collection, but never knew the fine details. For instance, Inga informed the crowd that some of the sketches in our collection were studies for bigger Polish masterpieces that are owned by private collectors–that’s fantastic! For the art world, even thought he original is in private hands, having its study on public display is a huge cornerstone that testifies to the original. Inga selected about 15 or so pieces from out 1000+ gallery collection, and after her fascinating insight, the guests left for a cool evening drive home. Her invaluable assistance is made possible by the Polish Ministry of Culture, and we all owe them a huge thank you for being so generously supportive of our operations. Inga will be on campus until Thursday, when she’ll return to her duties back in Poland.