Forsaken Tracks by Karen E Repka

Type: 2023 Member Show - Yesterday Today Tomorrow
Price: $200.00


Forsaken Tracks by Karen E Repka

Medium: photography
13 x 15.5 inches

Artist Statement: These tracks, now at Liberty State Park, once carried millions of newly arrived immigrants (probably even my own grandparents heading from Finland to Ohio) to start their new lives. They had just stepped off the Ellis Island ferry into the train yard (20 + tracks, one of the largest in our country) to embark on their new lives. Years later, the forgotten, weed infested tracks were finally been restored as a testimony to the courage of our ancestors to embrace change!

Bio: CV Karen E. Repka: A lifelong artist, Ms.Repka began private art lessons as a child and pursued art into adulthood as she earned a Masters degree in The Arts and Education from Wm.Paterson University. Her art was put on hold while raising a family and teaching elementary education, but upon retirement she has been able to focus on her early passion. Classes in photography, printmaking and watercolor, mostly from Princeton Arts Council, have led to juried selection at Ellarslie, Grounds for Sculpture, W. Windsor Arts Council, the Phillips Mill Juried Show, The Garden State Watercolor, and others-- as well as display and sales of her printmaking at Princeton Pro Musica’s fundraising events and display of artwork at Princeton Arts Council. Karen loves to combine her love of photography and art by creating works based on her photographic compositions. Education: William Paterson University, M.Ed, Elementary Ed and the Arts, 1979, Muhlenberg College, B.A. English and Elementary Education. Exhibitions: Private Collections, Princeton Area, NJ, Private Collection, York, ME, Private Collection, Flagstaff AZ.  Juried Art Exhibits: Ellarslie — Printmaking Show - Fall 2015, Ellarslie Open 35 - Spring 2018, Ellarslie Open 37/38 -Summer 2021, Ellarslie Open 39 - Summer 2022, Mercer County Photography Show -Ellarslie—Fall 2022, West Windsor Arts Council - Members’ Juried Show- Summer 2016, Spring 2020 (virtual), Grounds for Sculpture Member Musings - Fall 2016, Fall 2021, Artworks 5th Annual Print Exhibition - Spring 2018, Phillips Mill - 88th Juried Art Show - Fall 2017, 89th Juried Art Show , Fall 2019, 92nd Juried Show-Fall 2021, 93rd Juried Show -Fall 2022, Trenton Artworks 5th Annual Print Exhibition - Spring 2018, D&R Greenway Land Trust Juried Art Exhibit - “Lovely as a Tree” - Winter 2019, Garden State Watercolor Society Juried Show-, “ Recovery of the Delaware” - 2021, Farmstead Arts Center, Yardley, PA- Fall 2022, Virtual International Shows:, FUSION Art’s 6th Waterscapes 2021, BIAFARIN “Extinction” 2021

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