New FOLK ART EXHIBIT from the Polish GalleryPictured Jerzy Domyslawski, wife Marzena, son Damian and daughter Isabel. The Polish Gallery recognizes them as Polish Gallery Man/ Woman of 2017 for their contributions to St. Stanislaus Church and the Rockford Community. They both immigrated from Poland to the United States in the 90's.
Visitors to the Polish Gallery will see amazing Folk Art pieces distributed throughout the gallery. Wooden carvings are present in various forms: Falcon wood piece, bowls, and hand painted wooden eggs
One of particular interest is the hand crafted "Hilander Home" which is a wooden house.The Polish Gallery has a replica of this type of home. It is hand crafted and labeled DWOREK GORALSKI CHALET, donated by Zofia Zielinski of St. Charles, IL. This type of home may be found in Poland's highest Tatra Mountain range in the Carpathian Mountains. A beautiful resort is at the foot of this range. It is called Zakopare which is open all year round. A funicular chairlift will take people from the mountains to the resort.
Another Folk Art piece to look through in the gallery is the Zalipie picture book. Zalipie is a "painted village" in Poland where all the houses are painted with flowers. The outside as well as inside of the houses are painted in cultural folk art including many furniture pieces and additional family items like pillows, bedspreads and tablecloths.
This gallery is a must see and full of fascinating Folk Art Pieces. Stop soon for a tour or school visit!