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Medy Bozkurtian’s “Spring Fever” exhibit on diplay at the Ridgewood Public Library



Ridgewood Public Library has artist’s work on display

MARCH 27, 2015    LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015, 12:31 AM

Medy Bozkurtian’s “Spring Fever” exhibit at the Ridgewood Public Library evokes renewal and hope, something the artist feels we all need.

Enjoying the exhibit earlier this week was a familiar pastel artist from the village, Ethel Jamroz.

“My mother and I stop in every month – we enjoy the art shows,” said Nancy Jamroz.

The 26 watercolor and oil paintings represent some of Bozkurtian’s favorite places from her travels. “Provence Poppies” and “Mediterranean Vista” were inspired by France, “Capri Corner” and “Hills of Tuscany” by her many trips to Italy and “Café on Lake Lucerne” by Switzerland.

“After the Rain” and “Morning Walk” are two of her latest paintings. They were done after she returned last year to Bulgaria where she was born. They depict scenes in the historic section of Plovdiv, one of the oldest cities in Europe with a 6,000-year history.

“Having escaped Communism in the 60s, it was an emotional experience for me to return to a free Bulgaria after so many years,” she said. She sketched there and then painted the scenes in watercolor when she returned home.

“Being of Armenian descent, I also painted scenes like ‘Welcoming Committee’ in a mountain valley in Armenia with an old church in the background,” she said. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide said the artist noting that it is close to her heart.

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