Saturday, October 16, 2010

Agnieszka Solawa's Necklace Art - Summit, NJ

Agnieszka Solawa, an accomplished artist and architect is exhibiting a collection of handmade necklaces utilizing beads and pendants made from a variety of materials including coral, fresh water pearls, African metal beads, among others. The necklaces are Solawa's creation from a collection of beads that she acquired during her travels around the world and will b e displayed during the month of October at the Summit Public Library at 75 Maple St. in Summit, NJ.

Born in Kraków, Poland, Solawa grew up surrounded by art. She was only 10 years old when she received her first commission for five icons of the Polish mountain technique of reverse paintings on glass for the Missionary Church in Kraków. She immigrated with her family to South Africa to escape Communism. Freedom was essential to her growth as an artist. She moved to the United Statesin 1987 and resides in Summit, NJ.

To see more of Ms. Solawa's work check: