Some Day They Will Be No More

Stephanny says:

“Obsolescence” is an exploration of patterns based on endangered species. My goal is for the patterns to place the creatures in a dreamscape, for if action is not taken towards their protection, future generations may only have close access to these animals in dreams and story books.

 

Bubbles of Whimsy

Donald B. David’s encounter with the arts began with a pencil and pad in early childhood, which led him to discovering oil paint. His experimentations with rich tones launched a lifelong journey with the medium. “I find the process of oil paint and brush alluring in and of itself,” explains David. “It is my responsibility as a painter to visually represent them to the best of my ability.”

Meet him on Sept 14, 2019 from 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Meet Union’s Youngest Artists

Reception Saturday May 5  Noon – 2pm

Our current exhibit features artworks produced by students attending Hannah Caldwell, School in Union, NJ. Their works take over the gallery, it becomes more like an installation than an exhibit! Walk into the gallery and every inch of space is covered by the colorful paintings, drawings, and collages of these students. From the quality and quantity of the artworks, you are very aware of Leslie Jenkins’ love of teaching art to children. In this day when school budgets are so ready to cut the arts to save a penny, it’s nice to see these children given the opportunity to be actively engaged in the visual arts at these schools.

 

Meet the winners


Best in Show
Heidi Sandecki
“Cabbage Unfurled”

Pat and Richard Morgan Award
Jill Crouch
“Out for a Walk”

Award of Excelance
Rita Feeney
“Pink Ladies”

The New Jersey Watercolor Society, founded in 1938, is comprised of more than 250 talented professional and non-professional artists from all over the state of New Jersey, which includes elected and associate members. The Society aims to exhibit watercolor paintings of professional quality; to increase and expand opportunities for New

Jersey watercolor artists, and to promote public interest in watercolor paintings. Any New Jersey resident can become an Associate Member, thereby also receiving the newsletter, attend all functions, exhibit in the annual Associate Members Show, enter in the Annual Open Jurried Show, and may also serve on a committee. For information on joining NJWCS visit:www.njwcsorg/membership.htm

Union County’s youngest artists display their creativity

Our current exhibit features artworks produced by students attending Hannah Caldwell, NJ. Their works take over the gallery, it becomes more like an installation than an exhibit! Walk into the gallery and every inch of space is covered by the colorful paintings, drawings, and collages of these students. From the quality and quantity of the artworks, you are very aware of Leslie Jenkins’ love of teaching art to children. In this day when school budgets are so ready to cut the arts to save a penny, it’s nice to see these children given the opportunity to be actively engaged in the visual arts at these schools.

Focus on the Positive In Your Life

Jim Bowser, Jr. states, “Our journey through life is filled with many opportunities, challenges and obstacles. Although the road may be difficult at times, remain true to your dreams and passions – most important of all maintain your inner strength and compass. The poem ‘If’ by British Nobel Laureate, Rudyard Kipling, written in 1895, has served me well!”

If you can keep your head when all about you

When all are losing theirs and blaming it on you,

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,

Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,

And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream-and not make dreams your master;

If you can think-and not make thoughts your aim;

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

And treat those two impostors just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken

Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,

And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings

And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

And lose, and start again at your beginnings

And never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew

To serve your turn long after they are gone,

And so hold on when there is nothing in you

Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,

Or walk with Kings-nor lose the common touch,

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,

If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,

Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it

And which is more, you’ll be a Man, my son.

Visions of the Cosmic Take Form

In this exhibit we see David’s visions of the Cosmic take form. His colors merge and undulate like huge galaxies. This renowned African American artist believes that “The sign of a genuine work of art is that it can stir our unconscious feelings and past emotional experiences, while inspiring self-awareness and cultural integrity.” David is recognized as a major contributor to the art of the 21st century because of his brilliant manner in which he visualizes his objects and scenes.

Shekinah

Shekinah

He regards works done by legendary collagist, Romare Bearden, and European masters Pablo Picasso, Braque, and Henry Matisse in helping to inspire the unique style used in his paintings. Richard Watson–curator of African American Museum of Art states: “David Lawrence approaches the realm of cosmic influences as a point of departure for his creative platform. References to the ancient civilization of Kemet, the mysteries of the pyramids and the forces of nature are the threads by which he constructs his visions of creation and humanity”.

The Cosmos Is Within

The Cosmos Is Within

Stop by the gallery on Jan 12 5-8pm to meet the artist and experience his works.