shape of Mała Galeria and its unique atmosphere are the effect of
the organizational endeavours of Alicja Hebda. Alicja is a person
who loves art in all its aspects and is a dedicated culture
animator. She makes Mała Galeria a special place where art becomes
credible to the viewers. She has the skill to unite artists to
cooperate. She creates the atmosphere which even provokes to
undertake unconventional actions, inspires and helps to realize them.
Hebda belongs to those intrepid people who appreciates independent
of the artists, supports their creative impulses and skilfully
takes advantage of their genius which is the essence of art. She
is the manager of Mała Galeria, but her passion and mode of
action in the best interest of art, artists and the audience make
her a wonderful hostess. Alicja Hebda
is the graduate of Państwowe Liceum Sztuk Plastycznych in Nowy Wiśnicz
and the Jagiellonian University. She is the Honourable Member of
the Association of polish Artists.
Szarek, the sculptor, is the art supervisor of Mała Galeria and
its undisputed leader. His creative personality and talent have
made Galeria gain the image of high level art centre. Collection
of Szarek’s works, among other things, consists of invitation
cards, posters, graphic signs. Invited artists and the audience
are often surprised by unconventional arrangement
of the exhibitions and set designs of organized events.
has an inexhaustible resource of ideas for making the exhibitions
more attractive, taking an initiative of and realizing art actions.
The personality of Andrzej Szarek and his place in world of art,
create the atmosphere which attracts many superb creators. Szarek
has become the reason to discover the power of art for number of
people. The artist chooses Mała Galeria as the field for his art
realizes here his happenings and also presents his works such as
sculpture, “Rysuny” – the mature forms of drawing, posters
and pro-visions – the projects of sculptures on the skyscrapers
in Nowy Sącz. Andrzej Szarek liberates also his creative
potential in the realization of his happenings. They are always
special performances of a unique form of art activity. He realizes
them in great spaces. They are an art interference in perennial
human values. The scale of activity, which Szarek uses in his
actions, breaks the viewer’s indifference, liberates his
sensitivity and forces to reflection.