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Water LilySummer through Greta’s Lens              

June 10-August 29 

Opening reception: Saturday, June 10, 2-4 pm

Photographer Greta Jaklitsch was one of the first artists to exhibit at the Museum and we love following her work. Ms. Jaklitsch can often be found at parks and gardens in Flushing searching for new images to capture at the perfect moment. This group of summer-themed images includes travels further afield.  \

All of her photos are limited editions taken with 35mm film; they are neither enhanced nor altered.  From the crisp beauty of a perfect flower to misty dream-like landscapes, behold the essence of summer!

About the artist: Greta Jaklitsch first exhibited at the Voelker Orth Museum in 2005. Her work has been exhibited at galleries including Pleiades Gallery, Bayside Historical Society, Flushing Town Hall, Islip Art Museum, Daniel Webster College (NH), and Salmagundi Art Club.

detailElizabeth Korn: Her American Half-Life

September 23 – March 18

Tuesday, Saturday & Sunday 1-4pm

The 1930s brought a remarkable group of German refugees to the United States whose contributions were to shape the cultural and scientific life of mid-20th century America.  

Elizabeth Korn (1900-1979) was one such artist. Born in Breslau, she fled Nazi Germany with her husband and son in 1939 because of their Jewish heritage. Settling in Jersey City, she continued to work as a portraitist and illustrator, joining the faculty at Drew University in New Jersey in the 1940s. During her time at Drew and after her retirement, Elizabeth painted in a number of styles ranging from abstract to works referencing classical motifs.

Korn’s art has been in a number of solo exhibitions in Europe and in New York galleries.  Her works are in private collections, at Drew, and the Whitney Museum. Her papers are in the Archives of American Art. This exhibition features a number of her works on loan from private collections.

A reading from a children’s book that she illustrated is included on a November 12th Storybook program. Additional programs related to the exhibition will be scheduled over the winter.


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