Friday, November 30, 2012

New Ro Rocks! closing

Tonight was the closing reception for New Ro Rocks!  It was a nice night and a nice turnout.  More importantly to celebrate, a few of us from the New Rochelle Art Association gathered at the Black Whale for a 'kitchen sink'.  The kitchen sink consists of 12 25? scoops of ice cream, various toppings and whipped cream.  It is served up in one huge bowl.  Spoons in hand, it was attacked with mucho gusto and enjoyed by all!  What a fun way to spend a cold fall evening...

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

After Sandy...New Ro Rocks!

Lisa Post is curating a show titled, New Ro Rocks!  An exhibit of New Rochelle artists being presented at the Focal Point Gallery in City Island. The intent is to bridge the gap between the two neighboring communities by bringing the artwork of New Rochelle to the Bronx, and expose the New Rochelleans to the wonderful rich, maritime community.

After Superstorm Sandy hit, we emerged from a powerless house on Wednesday to deliver my piece for the show.  Yes, the Focal Point Gallery had power!  It was very surprising to me.  So my husband decided to drive me to this little island.  Turns out that was not as easy as it seemed.  Normally we just go down Shore Road.  Shore Road was closed due to fallen wires and downed trees.  As well as many other routes.  I was so glad my husband was navigating.  Born and bred here sure helped!  My painting was delivered and the reception was being held as planned.

On Friday evening even though artists and attendees were facing powerless houses, roadblocks and gas shortages, there was a surprising turnout.  My friend and number one fan Penny came with me to the reception.  We had a lovely dinner at one of the sponsors' restaurants, The Snug.  Go there for a delicious burger and beer on tap at a VERY reasonable price.  It is an Irish pub serving full meals as well. We attended the opening and had a wonderful time.  One of the pieces sold at the gallery and everyone cheered. It was a much needed night out. 

Lisa did a fantastic job organizing and curating this show.  It runs until Friday November 30.  There will be a closing reception to "Meet the Artists" from 7-8pm.  I plan on attending. 

The piece I entered is called Sea Kaleidoscope.  It was a purely intuitive painting and a perfect fit for this maritime community.  It is 24"x24"acrylic.


Monday, November 5, 2012

Faces of America

As part of the ongoing celebration of New Rochelle Art Association's 100th anniversary, current members created portraits of present day servicemen.  The portraits were inspired from photographs taken on Memorial Day 2011.  After the show, the art will be sent to family members as directed by the military personnel. Also at the show are copies of portraits made in 1945 by past members and they are very moving. The show is at the Br. Kenneth Chapman Gallery at Iona College.  The reception is Sunday November 11, 2012 1-3pm.  The address is 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY.  It runs November 1-December 6, 2012.

Here is my contribution:

Please come by.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

artists living in generosity

Art is You Art Retreats have summoned their art family and created a donation page.  Please help in the relief effort.  Donate what you can and you'll be entered in a raffle to win fabulous artwork.  All is explained here - Art is You Hurricane Relief

 and for giveaways after you donate, be sure to visit:

another option - Seth Apter of the Altered Page is running an auction...lots of great artwork and a copy of his book signed by the contributing artists is the prize to the highest bidder!