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Museum of Texas Tech University Hosts New Exhibit

David Gay

September 28, 2018

The exhibit showcases works of female Polish artists.

The Museum of Texas Tech University is hosting “POLKI Hidden Power,” an exhibit showcasing the works of female Polish illustrators and ceramic artists starting on Friday (Oct. 5) through Dec. 31.


The exhibit features the work of Polish illustrators, as well as designers and ceramists, who allude to the subject of womanhood or to the art and objects that embody its strength as great pieces of feminine art. Artists featured in the exhibit include Basia Grzybowska Flores, Maria Jeglińska and Izabela Kaczmarek-Szurek.

The aim of the exhibit is to take a closer look at Polish women and seek out the traces of their feminine power in their work, and art.

“As I continued to view the artwork of the Polish women, I found myself engrossed in the intimacy of small, everyday individual conditions: body hair, weight gain, meditation, child rearing and house plants,” said Carol Flueckiger, associate professor in the School of Art at Texas Tech and co-organizer of the event. “These common concerns are elevated as experiences worthy of unapologetic expression. I am reminded of the courage it takes to recognize the overlooked.  This is hidden power.”

The Feminist Art Film Festival will accompany the opening of the exhibit at 1 p.m. in the Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium. Four films will be screened as a part of the festival.

There also will be an artist panel discussion and reception at 4 p.m. in the auditorium. Participants in the panel include Monika Brauntsch, designer and curator of the Spirit of Poland Foundation; Tricia Earl, program manager for Women's and Gender Studies at Texas Tech; Ewelina Skowronska, visual artist and illustrator; Carla Tedeschi, associate professor in the School of Art; and Von Venhuizen, associate professor of ceramics in the School of Art. Flueckiger will moderate the discussion.

CONTACT: Chris Cook, managing director, Office of Communications and Marketing, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2136 or chris.cook@ttu.edu