“The Shape of Air” exhibit open now at NFCC

Artist Kalina Winska to give art talk Jan. 17 at Hardee Center for the Arts

Promotion Image for 2018 Kalina Winska ExhibitMADISON, FL (Jan. 11, 2018) – Artist Kalina Winska, Associate Professor of Art at Valdosta State University, is January’s featured artist at North Florida Community College’s Hardee Center for the Arts in Madison, Fla. Winska will give a public art talk at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at the Hardee Center, sharing insight into her current exhibit “The Shape of Air.” All are invited to stop by and meet the artist. Refreshments will be served.

“My recent works concern concepts and effects of climate change, weather modification and human drive to control natural phenomena,” says Winska. “These are mostly graphite or mixed media drawings on paper that formally explore a combination of indexical shapes of clouds with surface weather analysis data codes, a variety of color shapes, as well as symbolic and expressive marks and lines such as meticulously layered symbolic signs of targets. The drawings often mix authentic data with their imagined visual interpretation.”

Winska’s “The Shape of Air” exhibit is open to the community now through Jan. 24 at NFCC.

“The drawings are beautiful compilations balancing organic and geometric lines and patterns,” said Lisa Thompson, NFCC Art Instructor and Gallery Director. “While her work is inspired by a complexity of scientific systems, there is a delicate simplicity and harmony about the mood the images convey.”

The Hardee Center for the Arts features exhibits each month during the College’s fall and spring terms. The gallery is open to the public, excluding holidays, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Group tours are available upon request. For more information, visit www.nfcc.edu/visitors/hardee-center-for-the-arts or contact Lisa Thompson at 850-973-1642 or thompsonl@nfcc.edu.

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BIOGRAPHY – KALINA WINSKA

www.kalinawinska.com

Kalina Winska grew up in Poland. She earned her MFA from The Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw in 2009 and The University of Florida, Gainesville, FL in 2012. As a recipient of Socrates-Erasmus Scholarship, she went to study in Germany at the Braunschweig University of Art (HBK) in Spring 2007.

Kalina has actively exhibited her works in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, California, Vermont, Virginia, Michigan, New York, and in Poland. She was featured in Studio Visit Magazine twice and was awarded to attend artist residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT, Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, FL, Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey, MI, and Contemporary Artist Center at Woodside in Troy, NY. Currently, she is an Associate Professor at Valdosta State University teaching drawing and foundation level courses.