Page 12 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • September 9, 2009 Area Ramapo presents provocative art with domestic themes Ramapo presents provocative art with domestic themes “Jackie Skrzynski: Ten Years After” will open in the Kresge Gallery at Ramapo College of New Jersey on Thursday, Sept. 10 and continue through Oct. 16. A preview reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, and an artist’s talk is scheduled for 6 p.m. that day. The exhibition features a look at 10 years of work by incoming assistant professor of painting and drawing, Jackie Skrzynski. Her artistic practice features compelling references to what the artist calls “the feral nature of domestic life.” The provocative imagery is strongly influenced by family experiences and mythology, and includes hybrid human and animal forms. “Ten Years After” in the show title refers to the length of time since her first child was born. In addition to family-themed subjects, a more recent series explores violence through depictions of deer killed on the side of the road. Ramapo Professor Emeritus of Art History, Carol Duncan wrote that Skrzynski’s imagery “avoids completely the cute, the cuddly, and the sentimental, even when she used her own children as models…If she breaches the boundary between the human and the animal, she does so to challenge its veracity and retrieve something of value on the other side.” Skrzynski received her bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master of arts and master of fine arts, from the State University of New York at Albany. She has taught studio classes at Ramapo College for a number of years. Her work has been included in many prominent exhibitions including “Voice,” which was curated by Kara Walker, and a recent one-person exhibition at the University of Arkansas. Her artwork has also been featured twice in the respected online publication “2 River View: Poetry, Art and Theory.” She is currently featured in a group exhibition at Georgia College and State University. This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. The Kresge Gallery is located in the Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts at Ramapo College. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m., and Wednesday, 1 to 7 p.m. For more information, call (201) 684-7147. VFW welcomes new members Ho-Ho-Kus VFW Post 192, which serves Ho-Ho-Kus and Ridgewood, welcomes new members. The group meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Post Home, 620 Cliff Street, Ho-Ho-Kus. For additional information, call (201) 445-1121. Paul Banach Construction, LLC Home Remodeling Waldwick • 201-689-0765 • Windows • Doors • Garage Doors • • Finish Carpentry • Crown Moldings, Cabinetry, Walk-In-Closets, etc... • Kitchen & Bathroom Renovations • Take advantage of the Energy Tax Credit in 2009 Speak to your tax advisor to ascertain if you qualify, as these credits will make a project more economical for you! Over 20 yrs. exp. • Senior Citizen Discount • Ref available upon request All work performed by owner • Free Estimates The Little Gym of Waldwick had a makeover this summer, Come See Our New Look. Miss Melissa is back teaching at The Little Gym of Waldwick, Come get reacquainted. ����������������������������� ���������������� ������������� ����������������������� ������������������������� The lessons your child learns at The Little Gym will fill you both with pride: How to reach higher. How to listen better. How to tackle challenges and a smile. Call to schedule a free introductory class Learn more at ������������������������������������������������������������� Visit Our Halloween & Fall Gift Shop 7-22-09....Mike....from Janine PaulBanach2x2(7-22-09) ������������ 2x2” ��������������� �������� �������������� ����������������� ��������������� ������������ ��������������������� ������������� Now Enrolling for the Fall Semester Classes Start September 8th The Little Gym of Waldwick 201-445-4444 rock climbing ����������������� ������������������� ������������ ����������������������� ���������������������� ����������� ������������������