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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Pursuing her dreams in the Big Apple
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Courtesy Jacquelyn Roslyn
HAFTR alum and Lawrence native Jacquelyn Roslyn illustrated, “The Peanut Pickle,” a children’s book about having a peanut allergy.

She began drawing when she was a child and credits her mother for exposing her to the world of art. “It’s not only seeing what I accomplish but having the ideas in my head get a point across,” she said. “I enjoy being able to connect with people in that sense.”

Roslyn believes her professional life was propelled by her HAFTR education. “It definitely prepared me because going to private school and yeshiva gave me a good understanding of my religion, roots and where I came from,” Roslyn said. “They also have a great art program and that access to art allowed me to develop my skills.”

Dale Malekoff, the director of the Art Institute at HAFTR High School, said Roslyn completed a four-year intensive art program that included drawing, ceramics and painting. “She was always very dedicated to her art and spent as much time as possible in the art studio,” Malekoff said. “Her attention to detail foretold her unique ability for illustration. I am so very proud of her and expect to see many more projects in her budding career.”

With one book completed, Roslyn has been busy freelancing and illustrating another book that educates children about different countries. “I’m hoping it will be out soon,” she said. “I’ve been building a lot of connections and am excited to branch out my career.”

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