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Oil Painter Deborah Jencsik to Display “True Colors” at GCU Gallery

Lakewood, N.J., Dec. 4, 2012—Georgian Court University presents “True Colors,” an exhibit by oil painter Deborah Jencsik, which will be on display from Monday, December 10, through Thursday, January 17, in the M. Christina Geis Art Gallery. The artist will host an opening reception on Tuesday, December 11, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

“My work is an integration of three manifestations: imagination, expression, and articulation,” says Ms. Jencsik. “The developmental process of each painting is a matter of exploration and intuitive explosion over rigid artistic technicality and restraint. With freedom of expression, I am able to embrace an inimitable style as well as give voice to radiant truths.”

Ms. Jencsik uses a unique method to create her vibrant, colorful oil paintings.

“I work unconventionally, without the use of solvents, using liberal amounts of oil paint indulgent in oily mediums to produce rich, robust portions of paint,” she says. “Delicious colors are individually mixed, much like soupy ice cream, then scooped up and applied with a palette knife. In due time, the array of colors begin to look like I am preparing some exotic dessert!”

This exhibit is deceptively playful and energetically refreshing,” says Kathleen Settles, GCU gallery director. “The viewer should not be fooled into thinking this body of work is mere child’s play. With each piece, Deborah blends a joyful activity with a colorful canvas by means of a scrupulous intellectual and emotional metamorphosis. The collection is a must-see for everyone.”

The M. Christina Geis Art Gallery spotlights works of established and up-and-coming artists in diverse media. The gallery is located on the second floor of the Arts and Science Center on Georgian Court’s Lakewood campus. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All exhibits are free and open to the public; no reservations are required. For more information, call Kathleen Settles at 732.987.2388.

About Deborah Jencsik
Ms. Jencsik, who lives and works in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, received a B.A. in Fine Arts from Kean University after studying painting with artist Harry I. Naar. After moving to the Jersey Shore in 1997, she connected with several arts organizations that reignited her desire to paint after years of devotion to her family. Simultaneously, inspiring children in art became a focused commitment for many years. She designed workshops in art for all ages both in and out of her studio including organizations such as churches, home-school groups, and assisted living.

In 2007, Ms. Jencsik completed and copyrighted “True Colors,” a simple yet sophisticated collection of small torn-paper collages. After studying acting in 2008, she was inspired to take greater risks with her work resulting in an emerging style of highly textured expressive abstractions. In 2011, Brian Fox Krawczyk, creative visionary and founder of Genealogy Beauty, LLC, commissioned Ms. Jencsik as the first artist to interpret his brilliant vision “Holidiacious Happenings,” (one of four beauty collections to be launched in Genealology’s Woman of the Year 2012 campaign) resulting in the completion of the piece “Celestial Celebration.”

Ms. Jencsik is convinced that her life paints a much bigger picture and embraces the fact that art, faith, and life are inseparable. The beauty and simplicity of spirituality and relationship through faith in Christ fuels her passion to create and live with greater joy, vision, and purpose, leading to doors of opportunity to show work in churches, galleries, corporations, and various other arts venues.

Visit www.deborahjencsik.com to learn more about Ms. Jenscik and view her artwork.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court announced in May 2012 its transition to become a fully coeducational university in 2013. Today, the university serves more than 2,500 students of all faiths and backgrounds in both undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at One Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge and at the New Jersey Coastal Communiversity in Wall.

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