Maj Kalfus to Exhibit Paintings at Roe Jan Library

Works by Maj Kalfus(COPAKE , N.Y.) – The work of local artist Maj Kalfus will be exhibited at the Roeliff Jansen Community Library from Friday, May 24, 2013, to Saturday, June 29, 2013. There will be an opening reception for the artist on Friday, May 24, 2013, from 5 to 7 pm.  The show will feature figurative works – paintings, drawings and collage. Kalfus uses a number of mediums in her work, including newspaper. Included in the exhibit will be some of her political cartoons that appear regularly in the Millerton News.

Maj Kalfus was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Her paintings and drawings are influenced by an extensive career in the fashion industry which began with fashion illustration after attending the Fashion Institute of Technology, as well as classes at the School of Visual Arts.

After working in fashion merchandising, marketing and design, she re-entered the world of fine art. She joined the Studio Arts Program at SUNY Empire State College in Chelsea and participated in several shows. With a studio in Hillsdale, she has taken advantage of the natural landscape and gardens with interpretations of flowers, country vistas and farm animals. Her very personal style of family portraiture has led to privately commissioned paintings and drawings. More recently she has developed a following as an art teacher with classes in figure drawing, color and design.

“We are pleased to present the evocative work of Maj Kalfus as part of the library’s ongoing program of cultural enrichment,” said Jeffrey L. Neumann, Visual Arts Committee Chair. “As one of the region’s most accomplished artists, Maj has served her community as an arts advocate and teacher for many years. The library is fortunate to be able to showcase her talent.”

Proceeds from the sale of artwork will be shared between the artist and the library.

The Roeliff Jansen Community Library, which is chartered to serve Ancram, Copake and Hillsdale, N.Y., is located at 9091 Rt. 22 in Hillsdale, approximately one-half mile south of the light at the intersection of Rts. 22 and 23. For information on hours, events, call 518-325-4101, or visit Roeliff Jansen Community Library.

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