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Polish American Heritage Month Featured Artist: Joanna Partyka
October 21, 2013 – December 31, 2013
The Chicago Public Library is celebrating Polish American Heritage Month (October) with a series of art exhibits of works by Polish American artists. These exhibits can be seen at library locations throughout the city. Austin-Irving Branch features Chicago-based artist Joanna Partyka. She received a master’s degree in literature and Polish philology at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. She was always drawn to visual arts, especially film and painting, and worked on film productions in London as a second assistant editor. After moving to Oak Park, Ill., Partyka began to learn drawing and painting.