Maggie’s World exhibit to open this weekend
September 4, 2013 by James
Opening at the Greater Fall River Art Association this weekend will be an exhibit titled ‘Maggie’s World’, which will feature the work of Maggie Fichna, a resident of Raynham and a student of Alison Horvitz, a member of the Association responsible for this exhibit. No doubt the Association is using banner printing throughout the area to let people know of this special exhibit.
According to Horvitz, Fichna possesses an amazing level of creativity and versatility. She has the ability to create large and lavish landscapes filled with castles reminiscent of the Impressionists, as well as smaller paintings that are more abstract; some of which carry a great of detail and texture. She has also created small sculptures of animals, all of which are very delicate and painted by hand.
Fichna was born in Poland and moved to the United States when she was four years old. She visits her native country every year and is fluent in its language. She explained that the castles all are found in Poland.
She graduated from Coyle and Cassidy High School in Taunton and Bristol Community College in Fall River. She met Horcitz while she was taking some classes at the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth.
Her mother, Dr. Danuta Fichna, says that Maggie has been painting her entire life and her grandmother added that she has a paintbrush in her hand every day. Horvitz is clearly very proud of Maggie and has shown a great deal of excitement around her first exhibit.