For more information on the artist and her work visit her website here at www.lisapalombo.com.
|3rd Sundays: Hoboken's Gallery Walk||
Contemporary American Impressionist Lisa Palombo began her formal art education at the age of nine while spending summers at the acclaimed Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She later graduated from RISD with honors. She also completed graduate studies in Fine Art at the European Honors Program in Rome, Italy. Palombo produces magical florals, still lifes and landscapes in a unique style that is unmistakable in her expressive brushwork and fearless use of color. She is considered a master of color and the natural form. Palombo not only paints, but also regularly blogs and speaks at public venues. Her work has been featured on more than 40 book covers, including several New York Times bestsellers as well as showcased in Art & Antiques Magazine, Southern Living, The Artist’s Magazine, American Art Review and a Columbia Pictures movie, The Bounty Hunter.
Palombo is listed in the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., and the Marquis Who’s Who in American Art. Her paintings are featured in the books The Best of Oil Painting, Exploring Color, The Best of American Oil Artists (Vol. II) and Lisa Palombo: American Impressionist. Her work can also be found in select galleries, her own studio gallery and in private and corporate collections throughout the U.S.
For more information on the artist and her work visit her website here at www.lisapalombo.com.
Statement from MackeyBlue's collector Ilene Weiss:
"About 18 years ago, at a thrift store somewhere in New Hampshire, I purchased a very appealing painting of a forest landscape. I didn't know at the time that it was a Paint-by-Number(s) painting, but at some point I discovered that not only was it a PBN, but that another appealing painting I'd acquired elsewhere along the way was a PBN, too.
My Paint-by-Number(s) antennae became heightened and I moved from being a casual thrift store finder/collector into a period of semi-fanatic acquisition (thanks--or no thanks!--to eBay). I hope you enjoy the selections from my collection which are on display and for sale at MackeyBlue (the from-New-Hampshire forest landscape painting is hanging up there, though I'm not sure I'll be selling that one--it is, after all, my first).
FYI, the "fathers" of PBN are Max S. Klein, President of the Palmer Paint Company in Detroit, and Dan Robbins, an artist then making a living creating washable paint sets for children. Klein approached Robbins to see if he could come up with an idea "that could make anyone an artist and thereby expand the demand for paint." This was in the early 1950's when many post-war boom Americans, with some leisure time and expendable income, were taking up new hobbies."
For more info and images, check out: www.paintbynumbermuseum.com
A peek into the studio of Danish phenomenon,
our newest addition to Barsky Gallery. He's been taking the US by storm over the past few years with multiple Best in Show
awards in art centers across
Contemporary painter Hans Petersen’s compositions are explorations vibrantly stimulating perception through line, color and form. His adept skills as a colorist and his design qualifications allow Mr. Petersen to reduce formal characteristics to geometric simplicity, expressing representation through the juxtaposition of variegated lines and multifaceted color.
Hans is an award winning international artist, who trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Art in Copenhagen. Inspired by the CoBrA movement, he imbues his art with dynamic energy, stating, “Paintings with impact bring me pleasure. I strive to infuse a distinctive energy and character into my work to achieve excitement for myself and for others. If it goes unnoticed, it simply wasn’t worth (while) painting.”
To this day his work draws on its principals of complete freedom in color and form. Hans enjoyed a successful career as a graphic designer. His work brought him to the USA; first to New York City as creative director and partner in a design firm, later to Charlotte, NC, where he created marketing materials for the American Furniture Industry. In 2005, Hans picked up his brushes again as a full time painter, yet his graphic design background still forms the visual logic and bold compositional sense of his vibrant large scale canvases. You can see how he transforms the environment into patterns and textures that seem to dance on the canvas. In 2011, Hans was named a Top 50 Emerging Artist by Art Business News. Awards in 2012 include: Best Solo Artist, 2012 New York Art Expo, Featured Artist for Beaux Arts Festival, Coral Gables, Florida and Best Artist, 39th Annual Westport Fine Arts Festival.
During April's Gallery Walk, Hoboken Artist Lou Carbone will feature prints from his Nude Collection at Tresorie. Carbone does much work with oil says," With diverse influences that include cubism, surrealism and the Mexican muralists, my oil paintings are a series of luminously colored pictorial spaces that are consequent of personal experience as filtered through dreams, visions and illusions. The images of anonymous figures in common settings depict ritual happening combined with feelings of sexual tension that are woven in with a quiet elegant motion."
"Each canvas is a merging of fact and fantasy that brings about the effect of a window to Renaissance like surroundings that are an amalgamation of animated yet mysterious places. Many of the objects and figures are structured, ordered and linear yet they create elements that have references to the mystical and spiritual, using multiple perspective and intense color to produce an elated mood. I have developed an assortment of visual symbols in an effort to pare cultural traditions and rituals to their essence and intensify the relationships between my subjects. My tools may be color, line and composition but the imagery is formed through the visceral process of thought."
For more information about Lou Carbone and his work visit his website here at loucarbone.com.
Ricardo Roig, a familiar name to Hoboken residents, will be exhibiting new prints at Tresorie during the April Gallery Walk. The exhibit is made up of limited edition hand cut paper stencil screen prints.
About his process, Ricardo say, "My images come from life, dreams, visions, hallucinations, nightmares, but are always experienced through a specific atmospheric space. I attempt to evoke these experiences in my artwork, a representation of my world- through my eyes, mind and heart. My art is my elevated form of communication and allows me to express and understand my emotions in hopes of finding peace. I hope my art uplifts, sometimes challenges people to think, but always reminds us of our shared humanity in this natural world for which we are all born into."
Watch the video below on Roig's unique printmaking technique. Visit Ricardo Roig's website to learn more.
Last chance to visit "Cry baby cry" featuring photographs by Mac Hartshorn at the Hoboken Historical Museum
If you haven't been able to visit the "Cry baby cry" exhibit you still have some time left. The Hoboken Historical Museum is pleased to continue "Cry baby cry," an exhibit of artistic photographs of babies and children by professional portrait photographer, Mac Hartshorn.
This exhibit consists of photos Hartshorn has taken for the art of the image, which usually results in something more abstract than a typical family portrait session. Describing his process, Hartshorn explains, "I approach the photo session being open to whatever happens. I want families to feel totally comfortable and interact naturally. That's when the magic happens. Little toes or a baby's tiny hand grasping a father's finger can be appreciated by all, not just the parents."
The artwork is both as unique as the people he's taking pictures of, and universal enough to be appreciated by all. Please stop by on Sunday, or before April 28. For more information about the exhibit please call info, call 201-656-2240. To learn more about the artist and his work visit his website here at www.hartshornportraiture.com
During April's Gallery Walk, “Arbor Day,” will be featured at the hob-art gallery. Janet Kravetz Hollander and Don Sichler, members of the gallery, will present artwork in the mediums of photography, drawing, and prints. The exhibition will be open to the public through Sunday, April 21. During the Gallery Walk on the 21st, both artists will talk about the artwork on view starting at 3:30pm. The artists thank the Monroe Art Center and the hob’art gallery for their support of this exhibition.
Don Sichler’s goal as a photographer is to help people find beauty where they least expect it. In this collection of Digitally Enhanced Photographs, “Reflecting on Trees,” he explores the symbol as it affects our culture and language. Don uses the camera to record an image, and then he expands and deepens the final print with the resources of the computer.
About his work Don says,"Today I consider myself an artist who uses a camera and a computer as tools. I don’t create art. I discover it. My camera records what I find and the computer is used to develop and expose it. Sometimes the completed picture looks very different from what the camera recorded. I call my photos alternate reality. It is reality because it is not a painting. It is real. It is actually what the camera captured in its memory. It is alternate reality because I use the basic tools in Photoshop to emphasize certain aspects of my photos like color and design. My goal as a photographer is to get my pictures to look like what I saw in my mind’s eye when I snapped the shutter and help the viewer see and experienced what I did."
For more information on the artist and his work visit his page here http://hob-art.org/don-sichler/.
Janet Kravetz Hollander
For Janet Kravetz Hollander, her hand is the principal art tool. These drawings reveal the distinctive gestures and visions by which the physical world is experienced. The pictures in Arbor Day are of trees from places Janet has lived or has dreamed about.
Gallery information can be obtained on the website www.hob-art.org and from the director, France Garrido, 201-319-1504 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inspired by the architecture of NYC and coming from a family of artists, Dana Koenitzer brings her unique photos to D's Soul Full Cafe's gallery space.
Preceded by generations of artists and frequenting galleries as a child, art was always the backdrop for Dana’s upbringing. Using her father’s spare cameras when she could, she learned the reins of photography in both natural and man-made environments – gravitating towards buildings and fascinated by macro abstractions. Through the photography club in high school, she had her first exhibit at the age of sixteen in a Collingswood, NJ coffee shop.
Ayn Rand’s novel “The Fountainhead” inspired her to move beyond the confines of photography into built space. She received a scholarship to major in Architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. There she excelled, receiving honors and founding the AIA Student group. She served as its first President and was an active member for several years.
In college she combined her extensive photography experience with architecture academia to photograph buildings in sometimes unrecognizable compositions. A number of Newark galleries featured her architecture designs. She now lives in Hoboken, working as a full-time architecture. She continues to study inventive photography in New York City and abroad in her spare time.
To learn more about the artist and her work visit her website here at www.koartpro.com/dana-koenitzer
Vanessa Garaio is no stranger to the Hoboken music scene. She’s a member of the award-winning family-friendly rock band The Fuzzy Lemons. Her individual sound melds elements of blues, jazz, gospel, country and pop with lyrics that will stay with you long after the echoes have faded. Listen to her music here at www.purevolume.com/VanessaGaraio
HOBOKEN -- Gallery 1200 is holding an exhibition that features drawings, paintings, sculpture and photographs by students of The Hudson School, starting Saturday, April 20.
Opening receptions for students, parents, and the public will be held on April 20 from noon to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. at Gallery 1200 at 1200 Washington St. The exhibition runs until April 28.
Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday 4 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 2 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event is being sponsored by the Mason Civic Association, the Hudson School Parents Association and others. For further information on The Hudson School visit the Hudson School's website.
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