Clariond Gallery decided to open its doors in Hoboken to join the creative spirit that now prevails in the city, which begins to define itself as an artistic location similar to the neighborhoods of Chelsea, SoHo, and the Lower East Side of New York. Through its unique mission, the gallery focuses on promoting the works of talented Latino artists, both living in the area and outside the United States. With the vision, energy and originality inherent in the contemporary works of Latino artists, Clariond Gallery marks its particular niche in the art scene of the increasingly vibrant community of Hoboken.
Born in 1966, Igor Belazor has been wowing the art scene for the last 30 years. He was trained as a traditional visual artist in St. Petersburg State Art Academy and upon graduation has been consistently reinventing himself by discovering a variety of mediums. It is precisely because he keeps his audience guessing, what makes him so intriguing as an artist. His works adorn both private residences and corporate environment. We are privileged to be able to bring a variety of his works from his studio in Brooklyn, NY to Hoboken and hope our guest will find him just as fascinating as we do. His masterful manipulation of marble powder is amazing. When asked what was the motivation behind his creations, he answered that his goal is to evoke emotional stir from the person who views his work over and over again. Well, Igor Belazar, we think you are accomplishing this rather well!
During this month's Gallery Walk, Tresorie Custom Framing & Gallery will be exhibiting new artwork from well known Hoboken based artist Ricardo Roig. His newest piece in the "New York City Series" shows Bethesda Terrace in Central Park in all of its beauty. "Central Park" is a limited edition of 20 hand cut screen prints on acid free archival paper.
There are still prints availabe of his latest installment in the “Mile Square Series,” which immortalizes the interior of
the Hoboken establishment, Maxwell’s, which closed at the end of July. Roig's "Maxwell's" print is a limited edition hand-cut screen print with only 20 made. There are only a few left so don't miss your chance to purchase this limited edition print at Tresorie during the August Gallery Walk.
About his process Roig says, "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."
For more information about the Ricardo Roig and his work please visit his website here.
Abstract Artist Heather Williams will be showcasing work from her latest series called Purple Phase during Issyra Gallery's three day art festival beginning Friday, August 16 from 5-9pm through Sunday, August 18. Also on display will be her sculptures and several paintings from her previous series. Heather's work is abstract with a sculptural quality.
Heather Williams: "Moko Jumbie," 24" x 30", Acrylic
Heather Williams was born in the US Virgin Island of St. Croix and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She studied Finance as an undergraduate, but her love of creativity and strong interest in the human psyche led her to pursue graduate studies in Art Therapy and Creativity Development at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. In 1991 Heather rediscovered her desire to create fine art and has been painting and exhibiting her work ever since.
Heather hasexhibited in many group exhibitions and her work is in many private collections. See more info at: facebook.com/artbyheather4u or on Twitter at ArtbyHeather4.
“Arc of Vision,” is open at the hob’art gallery, 720 Monroe Street, #E208 in Hoboken. Susan A. Davis, Janet Kolstein, and Barbara Jacoby will present artwork in the mediums of photography, digital collage, and pastel. The Monroe Center has a parking lot in the rear of the building which is wheelchair-accessible. The exhibit will be open to the public from through August 25 and during Hoboken’s monthly Gallery Walk on August 18, the three artists will speak about their art at 3:30pm. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, 1 to 5pm, and by appointment. The artists thank the Monroe Art Center and the hob'art gallery for their support of this exhibition.
The “Arc of Vision” is an exhibition of recent work by three members of the hob’art gallery who employ diverse mediums and approaches. Each one takes inspiration from our common visual surroundings with a different strategy. The arc of the artists’ vision moves from contemplation of nature, to color-field abstraction or to the artifice of computer manipulation.
Photographer Barbara Jacoby displays images that emphasize how life and nature can be viewed in a variety of ways.
Susan A. Davis
Susan A. Davis’s gestural abstractions in pastel are concerned with light, color and the suggestion of dimensionality.
Janet Kolstein combines her own photographs with found vintage images, creating quirky and ethereal digital collages.
This will be Bridget Russell's last month to grace the walls of MackeyBlue during August's Gallery Walk. Bridget is an artist and oncology nurse living and working in New Jersey. After graduating from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers she spent five years working in the arts before pursuing a career as a nurse. Bridget believes nursing has the direct power to put us in touch with humanity; bringing comfort and healing to others and has since discovered a new found appreciation for her work as an artist after a long stressful day. Here she is inspired by calming cityscapes and ocean views, using lots of paint to keep the palate rich.
You’ve probably seen Adam Rodriguez’ art, without knowing it. As a professional artist with the New York-based graphic design firm Success Apparel, he’s created designs for some of the most recognizable brands in the world, including John Deere Apparel, Dickies and Yo Gabba Gabba.
In his own freelance business, Adam is also the artist behind the iconic t-shirt designs sported by the Hoboken Motorcycle Club, whose members also sell them at city festivals. The t-shirts commemorate the group’s legendary parties. If you’ve been privileged to attend an HMC party at the clubhouse, located just south of Hoboken, he painted three of the interior walls with bright orange flames in a muscular style (also seen on the cover of hMAG last year in a feature on the HMC).
“I hope to finish the fourth wall someday,” Adam says, “but it’s behind the bar, which is pretty well-stocked. It would take a lot of work to clear that area for painting.”
A selection of his HMC t-shirt designs will be on display through August 18 in the Upper Gallery at the Hoboken Historical Museum, around the centerpiece of the exhibit: “Clubhouse Requiem,” a large group portrait depicting about 40 HMC members—past and present.
Brooklyn-born artist brings his artistic interpretations of the spirit and emotion of urban life to our space for the month of August.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Ka-Son Reeves grew up cultivating his natural artistic ability by watching the creative processes of his father — a portrait artist — and his eldest brother — a local Graffiti artist. Having received no formal art training, they instead were his artistic teachers and technical advisers. He’s participated in over 30 group and solo exhibitions in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey, and is also the winner of numerous painting awards.
Through his art, Ka-Son hopes to bring a sense of understanding and appreciation of the beauty and emotional spirit of urban life. D's Soul Full Cafe is very happy to have his work featured on their walls for the month of August.
Musical artist CraftLass
CraftLass is a singer/songwriter known for catchy tunes that really mean something. Whether opining on a current issue or just sharing something she’s experienced or learned about, her songs will make you think and bring a smile to your face.
While growing up, her after-school life was practically filled with every kind of lesson possible to squeeze into a day, from a variety of musical instruments to voice and musical theater to many forms of dance. But by the end of high school her other interests took precedence and she had to put performing on hold. Her return to music was on a very different end -- the business and technical side. Following opportunities to Nashville and back northto New York , her experience includes grassroots promotion of several bands, production (including engineering and editing),graphic design for cds and posters, and any other job she could get her hands on and learn more from.
However, her move back to New York inspired more than opportunity, it brought about her first original song. Since that day, she has never slowed down her pen. Serendipity is a selection of earlier songs, brought to maturity by years of performance on her own at open mics as well as with several bands, and finished off with stellar production. As co-producer and co-engineer as well as vocalist, she strove to represent each song with the same honesty it was written with.
To hear some songs visit http://www.craftlass.com/watchlisten/index.html.
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