- Maria Zingaro Conte
(The Jersey Journal)
|3rd Sundays: Hoboken's Gallery Walk||
Nardolillo says, "My paintings are the dreams I meant to write down before my alarm clock went off. They are freeze frames of the quiet moments that I steal for myself in the middle of a bustling day. Bright reflections of rain on asphalt streets after a summer shower, pedestrians expertly weaving in and out of traffic on their way to work, or simply a silent pause before crossing a hectic street. These are some of the moments that inspire me to create bold impressions. Watercolor is my medium. It best captures the mood and mystery of an energetic city.
"As a native of Brooklyn, New York, I spent afternoons with my friends walking the neighborhoods, sketching streets with chipped curbs and peeling street signs. I learned early on to capture the scene quickly, stripping away all distractions before the light changed the shadows. I knew it was time to go home when the sky began to darken, the street lights came on and I had trouble seeing my sketch pad. My paintings are my dreams."
About his paintings Borzotta say, "Many of these images explore peoples’ relation to society and themselves. How connected are they to what is happening around them, or right on top of them? The paintings are a visual exploration into existentialism - analyzing existence and the freedom, responsibility and isolation of the individual. Are they in environments that they created, or are forced to live in?"
"A gently intense presence, Velez seems a careful observer. His paintings feel at once contemplative and ephemeral."
- Maria Zingaro Conte
(The Jersey Journal)
"Dream Within a Dream" is an exhibition of Alison Silva's visual journal of paintings that express and explore the spirits and surreal imagery which connects her to other cultures and mystical worlds. The exhibition will be on display at Right Angle Framing's uptown location at 1108 Washington Street in Hoboken.
Alison Silva is a visionary, self-taught painter.Her paintings are permanent records of fantastical moments, dreams reflected in the symbolic fountains of inspiration, allegories of philosophical restlessness.These apparitions act as catalysts for self-reflection. The fantastic and peculiar worlds depicted in Lewis Carroll’s classic novel, "Alice Through the Looking Glass" has been a most enduring influence.
Alison Silva is an artist based in North Bergen, NJ. Her work has been exhibited in the United States, Europe, and Australia. She has designed the cover art for Labyrinth by East Bay Ray (of the Dead Kennedys) in 2009; Echoes of Edensong By Edensong in 2010; and Max and the Siamese Twins by Max Stout, illustrated by 55 visionary artists.
Alison's story has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX news.
The hob’art gallery proudly announces the opening of the Juried Exhibition, “Before and After,” curated by Alberte Bernier and Simin Vaswani. The artists will present artwork created before and after joining hob’art. “Before and After” will be open to the public through Sunday, November 24. During the Gallery Walk on Sunday November 17, at 3:30pm, the artists will talk about their artwork and welcome questions from visitors. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, 1-5pm, and by appointment. The curators thank the Monroe Center and hob’art co-operative gallery for their support in this exhibition.
The aim of this exhibition is to reflect on the evolvement of style, medium, and maturing of the art by hob’art artists since they started their collaboration with the gallery. The curators believe that art in any form is a medium of change and artists develop through the process of creating art. They hope that superimposing past and present images will enable the artists to reexamine their journey in the art world and to see how their collective strength can propel innovation. The hob’art gallery congratulates the participating artists Ann Kinney, Carla Cubit, Constance Ftera, Donna Doherty, Don Sichler, France Garrido, Ibou Ndoye, Janet Kolstein, Jean-Paul Picard, Liz Cohen, Meredeth Turshen, Miriam Untoria, Roslyn Rose, Alberte Bernier, Simin Vaswani, and Starr Tucker-Ortega for their artistic inspiration.
Free parking is available at the rear of the building on Jackson Street and is wheelchair accessible. Gallery information may be obtained on the website www.hob-art.org and from the Director, France Garrido, 201-319-1504 or email@example.com.
Fer Veriga is an award winning artist with an international following whose artwork has been shown on four continents in cities such as New York, London, Sydney, and São Paulo. Many of Fer’s collectors have purchased her completed paintings as well as commissioned ones. Fer’s notoriety grew dramatically in 2002 as a result of her being named a winner in the 2002 SOHO International Art Competition. In 2003 she was one of the featured artists in “The Latin American Fine Art Exhibition” at Agora Gallery located in New York City, 2003 A year later Fer was a featured artist in Brazil ARTSHOW, the 2004 art book celebrating Brazil’s newest generation of prominent artists.
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Fer Veriga began studying painting, sculpture and drawing techniques at various schools in Sao Paulo before moving to New York in 2000 to focus on her painting techniques at the Art Student's League of New York
For a young Brazilian artist residing in New York, nothing would seem more natural than using her process of creation to evoke the rich cultural references of her native country. But Fer Veriga does not exploit this obvious course. Perhaps the sensual profusion of vibrant colors and forms in her pictures indirectly refers to that physical generosity and moral characteristic of her native land. Her work, however, transcends all culturally influenced perceptions of either the artist or the spectator. In the fleshy texture of the face, in the sensual curvature of a shoulder or a breast, Fer discloses the privacy of the body. The final image is presented bare of any cultural, territorial or secular reference with her overwhelming individuality. Out of this ostensive exposition of the body, that by itself is purely ephemeral and transitory, she seems to accomplish a direct relationship with an intimacy that hides under the surface of the forms and the colors. The goal of the incessant and obsessive work of creation in translated into exuberant images and individual enchantment and discloses the privacy of the human soul.
Hoboken painter and tattoo artist missjenny returns to D's Soul Full Cafe with a Day of the Dead exhibit
With a sincere love of Mexican Art, missjenny has created — on a small scale — a soul celebration. You are invited to view the collection of artwork that keeps her connected to All Souls Day and to honor loved ones who have passed on.
Currently a muralist, missjenny was hand picked by Top Chef Angelo Sosa of Anejo Tequileria in NYC to create the ambiance of Mexican traditions. This gave her the ability to produce a collection of art that places you in both the heart of her life and soul of her experiences with the chance for an unforgettable journey.
Singer/songwriter and Broadway actress Allison Strong brings her heartfelt originals to the stage
Allison Strong is a talented young singer/songwriter and actress from Union City, NJ. She has appeared on Broadway in ‘Mamma Mia’ & ‘Bye Bye Birdie’. Recently, she had the honor of participating in the Johnny Mercer Songwriter’s Project in Chicago. We are delighted that she’ll bring her original songs to our li’l stage.
Allison began performing for non-profit organizations and civic events throughout the tristate area at the tender age of nine. The youngest daughter in a music and poetry-loving Colombian immigrant family, Allison began songwriting at age 14.
She composes in both English and Spanish with the help of her piano and guitar, marrying elements of Top-40, Latin Pop, Rock, and Vallenato to create a vibrant style of music that honors her Hispanic heritage and American upbringing.
Ever since his mother took him to an airshow and let him take a ride in a B-24, at age 9, Peter Gutierrez has been fascinated by airplanes. He started making drawings of aircraft, and then his grandfather, a civil engineer who spent a career working on cars, trains and other machines, encouraged him to work on model aircraft and gave him books on how to fold paper into airplanes. Before long, he ran out of room to display all the models he’s made from kits or from balsa wood or paper.
Peter will be at the Museum to give a demonstration of his aircraft-making skills on Sunday, Nov. 17, during the city’s regular Third Sunday Gallery Walk. The exhibit will be on view through Dec. 8. Peter has read nearly every book he could find on the history of flight, from Leonardo Da Vinci to the Wright brothers to the airplane manufacturers Boeing and Lockheed, and can identify most fighter planes and other planes, even the Russian models. He’s also a big fan of World War II movies, including Memphis Belle and Saving Private Ryan. For inspiration, he transcribes quotes that he finds in his reading about inventors and scientists and posts them on his walls. A recent one, very appropriately, was Carl Sagan’s “Somewhere, something is waiting to be known.”
Now entering the 9th grade at Hoboken High School, Peter has set his sights on studying aerospace engineering in college, eventually working at an aircraft manufacturer like Boeing or Lockheed and then hopes to start his own aeronautics company someday. He’s also an invaluable assistant in the Museum’s summer camp and family day programs..
A Free Citywide Self-Guided Walking Tour of Artists’ Studios, Galleries & Community Group Exhibitions featuring the work of local artists. Free Tour Guide with map will be available at City Hall (94 Washington Street, between First & Newark Streets) on the days of the tour.
Conveniently located near all public transportation including PATH, NJ trains & buses, NY Waterway Ferries and Hudson Bergen Lightrail. For details on public transportation, as well as parking, visit www.hobokennj.org/visit/how-to-get-here
Even though there are many locations, the tour is designed so that you can easily walk from studio to studio, gallery to gallery. And since Hoboken is only a mile square, every site is convenient to the next.
As diverse as the art itself, the tour’s popularity draws artists far beyond the banks of Hoboken. You will see art in many forms, representing an exciting variety of mediums. Visitors will have a chance to meet the artists, photographers, sculptors and artisans and witness the creative process at work. Even poets, musicians and performance artists will be on hand to make your day a memorable one.
For further information, contact Geri Fallo at (201) 420-2207 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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