Presentation by: Kathleen Rumfola
International Doll Artist and Polish -American Decorative Painter Kathleen Fliss Rumfola is the maker of heirloom, hand painted, cloth Matryoshka marketed under the name of Artfully Elegant Folk Dolls.
As an art doll designer for four decades, Rumfola has had work featured in Art Doll Quarterly, Crafts Magazine, Decorating & Crafts Ideas, Doll Castle News, Creative Home-arts, and American Crafts.
She has participated in both juried and non-juried art shows and exhibits in many prestigious locations which include: the Allentown Art Festival, Buffalo Museum of Science, Dayton Art Institute, Kenan Center, Roycroft Campus, Theodore Roosevelt National Historic Site, & Metro Toronto Exhibition Center.
Her designs have been developed for a variety of markets including the Albright Knox Art Gallery, Chaselle Arts and Crafts, Kodak, JCPenney’s, Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries, Canadian and American television and numerous academic arenas K – University levels.
Rumfola’s lecture for the Polish Arts Club of Buffalo will present the value of making doll forms into original art suited to the adult collector. She will also highlight current trends and availability of Polish dolls in the world market. You will enjoy her anecdotal style as she shares another aspect of our rich Polish heritage from the doll makers’ perspective
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May, 15, 2012
Harlem Road Community Center
4255 Harlem Rd, Amherst
Members: Free; Non-members: $5 donation
Contact: Charles Peszynski