Past Exhibits

 

 

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“PHOTOGRAPHERS UNKNOWN” a group show 

 

Friday, April 7 to Saturday, April 29 2017
The Reception: Saturday April 8th, 6 – 8pm

 

Hob’art gallery is celebrating everyone who takes photographs with their cell phones. This exhibition will show both known and unknown photographers. It is for those who use their cell phones to record the spaces, people and places in their lives.

 

Participating Artists: Kevin Delaney, Emma Lamperti, Freeman, Michael Mele, Lily Zane, Steve Zane, C. Lissner, Keith Manyin, Cassie Murray, Amanda Norton, Jean-Paul Picard, Kathy Rowlett, Brenda Torres, David White, Liz Cohen.

Women's Exhibit

Love

 

LOVE

a group show


Friday, FEBRUARY 10 thru Saturday, MARCH 4, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 11, 2017 6-8pm

Hours: Thursday, Friday 4:00-7:00 pm and Saturday 1-5pm

 

hob’art co-operative gallery is proud to announce its second group show of 2017!

Participating artists include:Jean Paul Picard, Rich Roberts, Leslie Rubman, Don Sichler, Meredeth Turshen, Miriam Untoria, Ibou Ndoye, and Liz Cohen.

hob’art co-operative gallery wants to celebrate LOVE in all its forms during February the month of love and Black History. “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend,” said Dr. Martin Luther King. Platonic love, brotherly love, romantic love, and love for art will be expressed in the works of artists Liz Cohen, Ibou Ndoye, Meredeth Turshen, Leslie Rubman, Rich Roberts, Katie Duffy McGeehin, Miriam Untoria, Ann Kinney, Don Sichler, and Miriam Untoria.

Turshen, Rubman, Cohen, Untoria, and Ndoye employ deep and vibrant colors to express the highs and lows of love in all its forms. The photography of Sichler showcases the main aspects of love by capturing moments of devotion. Roberts and McGeehin use the sensuous materials of glass and plaster to convey their love of three dimensional form.

 

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Lost Love
Don Sichler
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Off Spring Miriam Untoria acrylic on canvas

Off Spring
Miriam Untoria
acrylic on canvas

Love in the Time of Cholera Meredeth Turshen oils

Love in the Time of Cholera
Meredeth Turshen
oils

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““CELEBRATION II” a group show”
January 20 – February 5, 2017
hob’art co-operative gallery is proud to announce its first group show of 2017 which will run from January 20 through February 5, 2017 with the opening reception being on January 28, 2017, 6-8pm.

Participating artists include: Carla Cubit, Tom Egan, Olga Guerra, Ann Kinney, Nupur Nishith, Jean Paul Picard, Rich Roberts, Murty Rompalli, Leslie Rubman, Don Sichler, Meredeth Turshen, Miriam Untoria, Ibou Ndoye, and Liz Cohen.

 

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Bright colors in the work of Ndoye, Nishith, Guerra, and Cubit focus on this feeling of joy.

 

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The exuberant and unusual compositions of Guerra, Roberts, Sichler, and Turshen will get hearts pumping and eyes popping with glee.

 

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Cohen, Rubman, Untoria, Picard and Kinney focus on unusual scenes and images guaranteed to provide a feast for the eyes.

 

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Through the Artist’s Eye


Friday, November 4 – Sunday, December 4


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Sunday, November 6 ~ Hoboken Studio Tour

Noon – 5pm Saturday

November 5 ~ Artists’ Reception, 2-4pm

 

“Through the Artists’ Eye,” an exhibition of hob’art membership, will be open to the public from November 4 to December 4, 2016 at the hob’art gallery, Monroe Art Center, 720 Monroe Street, E208, Hoboken, NJ 07030. This show will be during the Hoboken Open Studio Tour, a yearly well attended event. Our exhibiting artists: StarrTucker-Ortega, Roslyn Rose, Liz Cohen, Ibou Ndoye, Jean Paul Picard, Meredeth Turshen, Jesse Ensling, Alberte Bernier, Carla Cubit, Janet Kolstein, Carlos Maneiro, Leslie Rubman, Don Sichler, Nanda van Ginkel, Tony Seker, Tom Egan, Katie Duffy McGeehin, Donna O’Grady, Rich Roberts and Geraldine Gaines will be represented in this exhibition. This exhibition will present the wide diversity of content and medium that this artist organization represents. A reception to meet the exhibitors will be held on Saturday, November 5th, 2-4pm.

 

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 November 5 ~ Artists’ Reception

2-4pm

 

“Through the Artists Eye,” accurately describes the complexity of the hob’art membership’s style, content and media. From Egan’s portrayal of the human experience, Enslings inspiration from the sea, McGeehin’s expression of love, or Bernier’s boldly executed oil painting visual variety reigns. Other artists show their creativity in these ways: Cohen’s experimental mixed media works of a self created culture, Cubit’s diminutive found objects pieces, Kolstein’s imaginative digital collages, Maneiro’s ingenious technique, Rubman’s found object piece, and Sichler’s expressive photography. The spirit of the group is shown through Seker’s boldly colorful painting, O’Grady’s unique representational work on tin, Rose’s inimitable digital style, and Tucker-Ortega’s perceived realities photography. Picard uses digital innovations. Turshen shows uniquely executed drawing. Artists van Ginkel, Roberts, Gaines’ and Ndoye’s use mixed media to make their highly creative works that are direct and poignant.

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Jesse Ensling

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Tom Egan

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Don Sickler

All photographs are courtesy of the artists.

REVEAL 3

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OCTOBER 7 – OCTOBER 30, 2016

OPENING RECEPTION: OCTOBER 8, 2016 6-8 PM

 

Artists Alberte Bernier, Liz Cohen, Ann Kinney, Janet Kolstein, and Ibou Ndoye

Through a variety of media and techniques from painting and photography to sculpture and installation, these five artists will present powerful pieces that reflect their thoughts, passions, and visions. Their varied experiences have inspired each of these unique people to create works that are wholly their own expression of the world around them. The combination of their many talents, skills, and concepts have made for an exciting and stimulating show.

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Variety

 Alberte Bernier, “My work is set in color contrasts. These contrasts are infused with intensity of tone, making a backdrop of multi-layered hues.”

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Nature Dolls

Liz Cohen,”I enjoy using found objects, recycled materials, and items I have collected to make cross-cultural objects that I call dolls.”

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The Fish

Ann Kinney, “I have been using color and shape with mixed media in an effort understand nature’s rhythmic pattern.”

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Beautiful Balloons

Janet Kolstein, “Over the years, I have collected antique and vintage material for my mixed-media collages. This exhibit also includes original computer-manipulated limited-edition giclee prints that continue my love of creating a dreamy narrative embracing the old with the new.”

 

The Happy Couple

The Happy Couple

Ibou Ndoye, “My work tells stories about the street life of people from my original home Dakar, Senegal and now from my American home here in Jersey City and NYC. I am drawn to peoples’ facial expressions and often paint and sculpt their stories by using these expressions.”

Free parking is available at the rear of the building at Jackson St. and there is handicap accessibility. Gallery information may be obtained on the website www.hob’art.org and from the Director, France Garrido, 201-319-1504 or director@hob-art.org.

Information for attached images:

  1. 1)  Bernier, Alberte,Variety, Mixed Media, 2016
  2. 2)  Cohen, Liz, Nature Dolls, Mixed Media, 2016
  3. 3)  Kinney, Ann, The Fish, Glass on Ceramic, 2016
  4. 4)  Kolstein, Janet, Beautiful Balloons_1989, 2016
  5. 5)  Ndoye, Ibou, The Happy Couple, Reverse Glass Painting, 2016

 

All photographs are courtesy of the artists.

 

 

 

“MASHUP”

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Thursday, September 8 – Sunday, October 2

Artist Reception: Saturday, September 10 6:30-8:30

Artist Talk: Sunday, September 18  3:30

 

Four distinct visions blend together to form a dramatic display of painting, drawing, collages and digital photography.  These works of art seem to coalesce and break apart in a complex pattern.  The individual pieces stand alone and are powerful testaments of skill, passion and perception.

Meredeth Turshen

Coloratura

Coloratura

 

Meredeth Turshen invents intimate collages that expose the immediacy and playfulness of simply arranging colored scraps of papers. Inspired by Kurt Schwitters, the twentieth century’s greatest master of collage, she layers the papers to give the work depth.

 

 Janet Kolstein

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Avignon Les Remparts

Janet Kolstein’s multi-media montages/collages are an intriguing pastiche of past and present. Her memory-evoking and provoking work combines antique, vintage and contemporary material to stunning effect.

 

Ann Kinney

The Chess Game

The Chess Game

Ann Kinney steps from behind the camera lens and into the province of dreams. From her bold photographs to her delicate pencil drawings, she explores the dreamscapes where our least heard voices take form.

 

Miriam Untoria

UntoriaMiriam Untoria’s acrylic paintings and mixed media pieces continue to examine the figure as the inspiration for her work. She delves into a surrealistic exploration of shapes and hue.

 

All photographs are courtesy of the artists.

 

“KALEIDOSCOPE”

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An exhibition of traditional and digital mediums by five artists:

Tom Egan, Starr Tucker-Ortega, Katie Duffy-McGeehin,

Rich Roberts and Roy Wright

Friday, August 5 – Sunday, August 28

Artist Reception: Thursday, August 11 6:30-8:30

Five distinct visions blend together forming a stunning display of glass, painting, photography and sculpture. The works seem to quietly fuse together and gently explode apart in a complex pattern. The individual pieces stand alone and are powerful testaments of skill, passion and vision.

Tom Egan’s paintings are a combination of story telling and social commentary executed in pencil and paint.

Diamond Warrior

 

Tom Egan’s paintings are a combination of story telling and social commentary executed in pencil and paint.

 

 

 

 

 

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Citron#1

 

Starr Tucker-Ortega’s newest photographic work has been created using one of the oldest forms of photography, the sun print, striving to create ethereal and infinite spaces into which the viewer is transported to another world, another reality.

 

 

 

 

Brook Trout

Brook Trout

 

Rich Roberts experiments with fused glass utilizing design and material constraints, that explore an ongoing struggle to express what’s right about the world.

 

 

 

Dangle

Dangle

 

Katie Duffy McGeehin creates sculptures from plaster, stone and concrete. These pieces explore how art interacts with the environment and with the audience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memory 57

Memory 57

 

Roy Wright plays with color, shape and line abstractions from his “Meaningless Memory” series of photographic glycine prints.

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All photographs are courtesy of the artists.

 

#1)Tom Egan”Diamond Warrior” Pencil and Paint

#2) Starr Tucker-Ortega “Citron #1” Photography 2016

#3)Katie Duffy-McGeehin “Dangle” Sculpture 2015

#4) Rich Roberts “ Brook Trout” Fused Glass

#5) Roy Wright “Memory57” Digital Photography

 

 

 

 

 

Gallery hours are Thursday to 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.

 

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July 7 – 31, 2016
Albertie Burnier
Liz Cohen
Katie Duffy McGeehin
Don Sichler
Roy Wright
Artists reception: Saturday, July 9 from 6-8 pm
Artists’ talk: Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm

 

Through a variety of media and techniques from painting and photography to sculpture and installation, these five artists will present powerful pieces that reflect their thoughts, passions, and visions. Their varied experiences have inspired each of these unique people to create works that are wholly their own expression of the world around them. The combination of their many talents, skills, and concepts have made for an exciting and stimulating show.

 

Drowning OilsAlberte Bernier: “My work is set in color contrasts. These contrasts are infused with intensity of tone, making a backdrop of multi-layered hues.”

 

Three Dolls Mixed Media

Liz Cohen: ”I enjoy using found objects, recycled materials, and items I have collected to make cross-cultural objects that I call dolls.”

 

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Katie Duffy McGeehin: “ Through sculpture I explore the effect of art interacting with the environment. You will see my pieces in unexpected places and positions.”

 

Photograhy

Don Sichler: “My photographs record for the viewer what they look at but frequently don’t see. Shadows and reflections are often found in my photos to create very strange and unique images.”

 

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Roy Wright: “My photographs are compositions consisting of, and not limited to, antique utensils, plastic ware, tub toys and various common kitchen items. I bring out abstract forms, shapes textures, light and lines within a confined order.“

 

 

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Confluence

Starr Tucker-Ortega
Jesse Ensling
Janet Kolstein
Donna O’Grady

June 2 – June  26, 2016

Reception:  June 4, 6-8

“Confluence” accurately describes the work of the four artists who are part of the hob’art gallery’s upcoming exhibition. The convergence of the various mediums takes you on a journey that joins together in unity their passion to create a story in photography, digital media, stone and paintings.

Starr Tucker-Ortega: Starr’s photography includes tonal qualities, textural components, and layers that mimic a painterly process. She strives to create ethereal and infinite spaces into which the viewer is transported to another world; another reality.  Her new work evokes a haunting light and plays with depth and altered perspectives.

Jesse Ensling: Jesse’s art expresses his love of nature.  He loves working in stone and from his travels he looks for stones that are hard to find and high in quality to enhance his designs.

Janet Kolstein: Her giclee prints are the product of assemblage, digital photography and computer manipulation.    She uses old postcards, photos, pages torn from books, etc. that allow her to play with the notion of narrative and character.  The foundation of her latest work is a 1970 movie still from “The Secret of Dorian Gray”.

Donna O’Grady: Her paintings incorporate antique ceiling tiles that frame her portraits and landscapes.  Using underpainting techniques to capture light and atmosphere, her pieces capture mysterious snapshots of the mind.  Her recent work depicts meadows and the ruins of the Great Bay fish factory in Tuckerton, NJ.

Gallery hours are Thursday to 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.

Gallery information can be obtained on the website www.hob-art.org and from the Director, France Garrido, 201-683-6252 or director@hob-art.org. Free parking is available at the rear of the building on Jackson Street.

 

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Janet Kolstein

Donna O'Grady The Great Bay Fish Factory

Donna O’Grady
The Great Bay Fish Factory

Jesse Ensling Happy Dance

Jesse Ensling
Happy Dance

IMAGES: All photographs are courtesy of the artists.

 

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Friday April 29, 2016 – Sunday May 22, 2016

Artists’ Reception: Saturday April 30, 6-8pm

Artists’ Talk: Sunday May 15, 3:30pm

“Visions” puts in perspective the premise that four different visions can be conceptualized as one and that though each artist uses a different approach, their artwork may evoke similar sensitivities and emotions. Bernier’s work is set in color contrasts that infuse intensity and tone which display a backdrop of multi-layered hues. Untoria’s acrylic paintings and mixed media pieces revisit the figure as inspiration while continue to explore the emphasis of colors and flowing shapes. McGeehin’s sculptures explore the effect of art interacting with the environment—instead of hanging on the wall, they climb it; instead of being placed on a pedestal, they dangle off of it. Rich Roberts creates glass art on his own terms and conditions, while learning how to live with the terms and conditions required from fused glass materials.

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    “Looking into the Light”


    Friday, April 1 – Sunday, April 24, 2016

    Reception: Saturday, April 2, 6-8pm

    Gallery Talk: Sunday, April 17, 3:30pm

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    “Looking into the Light,” an exhibition of traditional and digital mediums by four artists, will be open to the public from April 1 to 24, 2016 at the hob’art gallery, Monroe Art Center, 720 Monroe Street, Hoboken. The artists, Don Sichler, Ann Kinney, and Tom Egan and Donna O’Grady experiment with established painting and photographic mediums to produce avant-garde images. A reception to meet the exhibitors will be held on Saturday, April 2nd, 6-8pm. On Sunday, April 17th at 3:30pm, the artists will talk about their artwork and welcome questions from visitors. Gallery hours are Wednesday to 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.

    “Looking into the Light,” accurately describes the compatibility of the four artists who are part of the hob’art gallery’s upcoming exhibition. Like four notes blending harmoniously, the thread of abstracted realities and ‘other worldliness’ is immediately apparent although each artist executes their ideas with a different technique.

    Don Sichler: Don’s photos in this exhibit are called street art. The images were all found and photographed on his frequent walks around town. Don says he is an artist but he doesn’t create art, he discovers it and records it with his camera.

    Ann Kinney: Her images are derived from nature with and underlying current of earth, water, fire, air tempered by human forces. Images that intrigue her, combine shape and color in time and place, which tell the stories of everyday lives. They are the result of her journey during which she has been photographing people and their places. She would like her photographs to serve as springboards for the viewer’s imagination.

    Tom Egan: His photos are reinvented landscapes that are created from local parks and scenery in the intensely colored mirrored imagery

    Donna O’Grady: Her paintings incorporate antique ceiling tiles that frame her portraits and landscapes. Using underpainting techniques to capture light and atmosphere, her pieces capture mysterious snapshots of the mind.

     

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    March 4 – March 26

    Reception: March 5th, 6 – 8pm

    Gallery Talk: Sunday, March 20th, 3:30pm

    This exhibition showcases the work of hob’art members:

    Adele Pedulla. Donna O’Grady, Miriam Untoria, Ibou Ndoye, and Liz Cohen.

    Artwork will be in a variety of mediums such as photography, digital collage, acrylic & oil paint, pastel, etc.

    “REVEAL” is a visually evocative and illuminating exhibition devoted to the recent work of 5 of hob’art’s members. Each of these exhibiting artists draws inspiration from his/her environment bringing light to the shared collective “REVEAL.” Rendering off-kilter, shifting compositions of light, color, form, movement, and texture.

    Ibou Ndoye’s paintings speak a universal language that empowers viewers to unearth and embrace their own experiences. His reverse glass paintings (a technique he perfected in his home country, Senegal). And his found art pieces evoke his love of street life both here and in Africa.

    Liz Cohen draws inspiration from cultures she has visited in her world travels. She combines her ideas while channeling her love or textures, fabric, and three dimensional form through her paintings and sculptures.

    Donna O’Grady is exhibiting new bold, layered and textured paintings that incorporate antique tile with her original compositions. Continuing her s series of surreal paintings, Miriam Untoria utilizes her considerable skill and technique with acrylics to create evocative and moving images. Her paintings will excite and activate memories and a sense of nostalgia for all viewers.

    Adele Pedulla expresses herself through photography. She produces images that are mysterious, deep and thought provoking. Puzzling enigma appear in the juxtaposition of shapes and colors in her photos.

     

     

     

     

    Four Visions

    Reception: February 6, 6 – 8pm
    Friday, February 5 – Sunday, February 28
    Gallery Talk: Sunday, February 21, 3:30pm

    This four person show will feature work by a Fused Glass artist (Rich Roberts) and 3 photographers (Roy Wright, Don Sichler and Tom Egan). Each artist will bring their own personal approach to their medium and give the viewer a thought provoking experience.

     

    Thomas Egan – Photography

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    The Red Lake

    Tom’s photographs take the viewer to a surreal world of mirror images. A place of brilliant color and strange perspectives. The goal of the artist is to capture a familiar place and make it unfamiliar, to take you on journey to a place you travel through everyday, but have never seen before.

     

     

    Roy Wright – Photography

    Wright_Roy_104fp_2015Roy Wright celebrates old city imagery, rythmic movement and still life, fusing the discipline of his many years as an architectural photographer with his love of pop art. Borrowing psychedelic imagery, colors, technique, and screen print from different periods of the pop art of the 60’s, he creates compositions melding simple and complex, solid and void patterns, lines and an element of elegant fun.

    Rich Roberts – Fused Glass

    Rich Roberts is a self-taught glass artist. With no formal training, he has spent the last 18 months transitioning from copper foil & mosaic towards kiln-formed glass creations. He might spend 5 minutes to envision a design and all week working out all the technical details, as fused glass has numerous material constraints! His work varies from satire to realism.

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    Vision

    Don Sichler – Photography

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    Cold Water

     

    People often look at things without really seeing. Don’s photos challenge his viewers to drop their notions about how they expect the human body to look and to see the human form in a new asexual way.

     

     

     

     

    The Reception will be February 6, 6 – 8pm. Please come by and enjoy some wine and enjoy the art at the beautiful gallery. For those who are interested in learning more about the technique behind the work, there will be a Gallery Talk on Sunday, February 21, 3:30pm, where you can hear a brief description about how the art was created and asked questions of the artists.
    hob’art co-operative gallery
    The Monroe Center of the Arts, E 208, 720 Monroe Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 1 to 5pm and by appointment: (201) 683-6252
    Contact: France Garrido: francegarrido@mac.com (201) 707-6107

    Life

    Join hob’art cooperative gallery in celebrating the New Year filled with the hope of LIFE in our first 2016 group exhibition. A group show displaying a range of styles and talents, this event promises to hold something for everyone. Please come by for the reception, enjoy some wine and appreciate the art. Happy New Year.
    Show Dates:
    Thursday, January 7 – Sunday, January 31, 2016

    Artists Reception:
    Saturday, January 9, 6 – 8 PM

    Artists Talk: 
    Sunday, January 17, 3:30 pm
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    Narrations in Multimedia

    Friday, November 13 to Sunday, December 13, 2015

    Opening Reception: Saturday, November 14, 5-8 pm
    Gallery Talk: Sunday, November 15, 3:30 pm

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    Janet Kolstein, “Do You Let Loose on Week-ends?” giclee montage, 201

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    Jesse Ensling, Torso, stone sculpture, 2015

    “Narrations in Multimedia” is a visually evocative and illuminating exhibition devoted to the recent work of hob’art members Jesse Ensling, Janet Kolstein and Meredeth Turshen. Jesse Ensling defines his work as expressionistic and abstract. Focused on nature and the body he translates these into stone and clay to accent line, form and motion. Janet Kolstein produces limited-edition prints employing digital photography and scanned vintage material; times, characters and places merge in Kolstein’s montages to create sensual free-form narratives. Meredeth Turshen is exhibiting new bold, layered and textured paintings on paper in oil and pastel; the compositions evoke energy and movement and radiate light.

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    Meredeth Turshen, “Perspehone Returns Home”, pastel, 2005

    Color Line Form

     

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    Show Dates: Friday, October 16
    Sunday, November 8, 2015

    Reception: Saturday, October 17, 6 – 8pm

    Artists Talk: Sunday, October 18, 3:30pm

    Hoboken Studio Tour: Sunday, November 8, 126pm

    “Color Line Form,” marks hob’art gallery’s third group show of the year, the exhibition is open to the public from October 18 to November 8, 2015 at the hob’art gallery, Monroe Art Center, 720 Monroe Street, E208, Hoboken. A reception to meet the exhibitors will be held on Saturday, October 17th, 6-8pm, on Sunday, October 18 at 3:30pm, the artists will talk about their artwork and welcome questions from visitors. On Sunday, November 8, the gallery will be open for the Hoboken Studio Tour from 1-6pm.

    With this exciting theme, hob’art artists get an opportunity to show each of their unique, individual styles. Works by Meredeth Turshen, Ibou Ndoye, Alberte Bernier, Maya Forester, France Garrido, and Constance Ftera will celebrate their rich, vibrant color sense and their joyful use of line. Form plays an immense role in the sculpture and carvings of artists Katie McGeehin, Geraldine Gaines and Liz Cohen. Our multitalented photographers Don Sichler, Starr Tucker-Ortega, Jim Legge, Ann Kinney, Roy Wright, Jean Paul Picard, and Tom Egan are also inspired by color as affected by light and dark. Finally, the inventiveness of artists Leslie Rubman, Carla Cubit and and Rich Roberts brings their collage and found object assemblages alive with color, line and form!

    “A Different View”
    a photography exhibition
    by Roslyn Rose and Don Sichler
    Friday, September 18 – Sunday, October 11, 2015

    Opening Reception: Saturday, September 19, 6–8pm
    Don Sichler Artist’s Talk: Sunday, September 20, 3:30pm

    “A Different View,” a photography exhibition by Roslyn Rose and Don
    Sichler, will be open to the public from September 18 through October
    11 at the hob’art gallery, Monroe Center of the Arts, 720 Monroe
    Street, E208, Hoboken, NJ. The exhibition also serves as a “thank you”
    to Roslyn Rose, a founding member of hob’art, who has recently left
    Hoboken after many years supporting the local art community.

    As most people do not concentrate on the details of a scene, Don
    Sichler emphasizes the beauty the eye may have missed. His
    photographic technique is based on using the customization offered by
    his camera. His after-processing is limited to adjusting contrasts of
    light and dark and of color saturation.

    Roslyn Rose continues to explore the fascinating attributes of Adobe
    Photoshop to create montages of multiple images in order to suggest
    another reality. This exhibit includes some of her newest artworks as
    well as some earlier favorites of collectors.

     

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    Don Sichler: “Boat Abstract,” photography, 2014

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    Roslyn Rose: “Beach House,” photographic montage, 2015

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    Essence

     

    Show Dates: Friday, August 14 – Sunday, September 13

    Reception: Saturday, August 15, 6-8 pm

    Artists Talk: Sunday, August 16, 3:30 pm

     

    On August 14, “ESSENCE,” an exhibition by Miriam Untoria and Katie Duffy McGeehin, will open at the hob’art co-operative gallery. The artists will present artwork in a variety of mediums including acrylic, mixed media, plaster, stone, and mortar.
    ESSENCE” brings together the work of hob’art members Miriam Untoria and Katie Duffy McGeehin. The work of Miriam Untoria is comprised of a series of acrylic paintings and mixed media pieces. Her paintings consist of portraits that take us through the artists’ life span, displaying an image of the artist at each decade of her life, while the mixed media works reveal a more relaxed amusing side of the artist. Katie Duffy McGeehin is a sculptor who works in plaster, stone, and mortar. Her carvings of human figures are gestural and expressive. The figures are often dancing, embracing, or meditating. Ms McGeehin’s freestanding sculptures focus on human interactions and connections to one another, to oneself, and to the earth.
    Free parking is available at the rear of the building on Jackson Street.

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    PASSPORT TO

    UNDERSTANDING

    IBOU NDOYE / LIZ COHEN

    LIZIBOUPASSPORTPOSTCARD6July 17th to August 19th

    Artists’ Reception Saturday July 18th 6-8 PM

    Artists’ Talk Sunday July 19th 3:30-4:30 PM

    Ibou Ndoye and Liz Cohen will present mixed media art works. The exhibit will be open to the public from July 17, 2015 – August 9, 2015 and a reception to meet the artists will be held on Saturday July 18 from 6-8 pm. July 19, 2015 from 3:30-4:30 pm, the public may come and here the artists talk in depth about their work. The artists thank The Monroe Center for the Arts for their support of this exhibition.

    Here are some thoughts by the artists about their work for this show: Liz Cohen, “For years I have been fascinated by the art forms of the indigenous people of the earth, in particular, the Aboriginal people of Australia amongst whom I lived and worked for many years. The colors and symbol system I have created in my works are directly influenced by the art of the Aboriginal culture and other traditional artists I have met in Central and South America, the Caribbean and Ghana and Nigeria.”Ibou Ndoye states, “ I am a story teller who uses the visual imagery of my life in Senegal and my new life in America to tell the idea that art is universal and that art is for everyone. I like to mix up the traditional African perspective with what I experience here in America to make fresh new images.”

    Both artists state,” We love to show together because our aestheticis the same even though we are from very different backgrounds and experiences. Our work is often mistaken for the others.

    We love this, because we believe that both our individual pieces, and our collected works are literally “passports to understanding.”

    The artists even express a pride in the fact that their works are interpretations of the human condition that is understandable for all. The idea that they are able to bridge the often insurmountable divides of culture, language and religion, proves to them that art IS the universal language.

    The public is invited to come and determine for themselves if their art does bring understanding and appreciation of the “other”.

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    The Alison and Frank Pariso Exhibit

    Coming in June to the hob’art gallery is an exhibit of artwork by a married couple who moved to Hoboken from Boston and have since shared an interest in making art relating to living creatures. Both artists share a similar subject matter, but have varying aesthetics.

    Alison is interested in observing insects in their natural habitat AEP2because she perceives them to be similar to the way humans go about their daily lives.She has learned about the incredible sophistication of insect communities that in many ways parallel human societies. Consequently, she has found herself projecting emotional and psychological qualities onto the insects and has been using them as surrogates for human experience.

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    Frank’s work can best be described as imaginative realism. He creates illustrative renderings of animals, humans, and other living creatures using a meticulous style of painting. The manner in which he paints lends itself to the unexpected realistic effect of each character. He is heavily influenced by the old masters as well as meaningful narrative. Each piece depicts a unique narrative, adding to the overall quality of the piece.

    June 12 – July 12

    Reception June 12 6-8 pm

    Artists’ Talk June 14 3:30

     

     

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    Friday, May 8 – Sunday, June 7

    Reception: Saturday, May 9, 6-8pm

    Artist Talk: Sunday, May 17, 3:30pm

    Ann Kinney and Roy Wright’s photographic exhibition, will be open to the public from Friday, May 8 to Sunday, June 7 at the hob’art co-operative gallery, The Monroe Center of the Arts, E 208, 720 Monroe Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030. Both artists create evocative imagery, with an emphasis on form and color. Ann Kinney sees her work in terms of shapes and colors, that are sometimes true and sometimes pushed to capture the essence of the moment the image was captured. Roy Wright is an independent photographer of architecture and interior design. Roy’s evocative images – of architectural models, interior spaces, and exterior environments bring forth the essential qualities of the project at hand, as well as the viewer’s larger vision of the built world. Both artists have been recognized for their thought provoking work in notable sources.

    Gallery hours are Thursday to Sunday, 1 to 5pm and by appointment. The artists thank the Monroe Art Center and the hob’art gallery for their support of this event.

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    “Microcosms

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    April 10 – May 3

    Artists Reception April 11 6-8PM

    Artists’ Talk April 18 3:30

    An exhibition of photography that transports the viewer to small versions of larger worlds.

    Tom Egan’s photographs are experiments in artificial landscapes created through

    symmetrical imagery. They possess a surreal other-worldly quality even though they are

    at the same time, familiar and local. His new work deals with re-interpreting the urban

    environment in which he lives.

    Starr Tucker-Ortega has utilized both traditional photography as well as non-traditional

    photography mediums such as sunprints and photograms to create abstract images that

    are empyreal and transcendental. Her new digital photographs explore color, light, and

    tranquility. In this new work she evokes a feeling of impermanence and serenity where

    the viewer can be transported to another place, time, or universe.

    IMAGES: All photographs are courtesy of the artists.

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    Tom Egan: “Greenscape”, Photograph on metal, 2015

     

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    Starting on March 6th the hob’art gallery will be exhibiting the “The Women In Our Lives” Show. It will feature a diversity of work in different mediums and promises to be an exciting exhibit honoring the women who have influenced, inspired and otherwise enriched our lives. The show is a response to Women’s History Month and will run throughout March.

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    Please join us for this event.
    Show Dates: Friday, March 6 – Sunday, March 29, 2015
    Reception: Saturday, March 7, 6 – 8pm
    Artists Talk: Sunday, March 15, 3:30 pm
    Gallery Hours: ThursdaySunday, 1 to 5 pm

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    Artists
    Alberte Bernier
    Liz Cohen
    Thomas Egan
    Geraldine Gaines
    Ann Kinney
    Janet Kolstein
    Jim Legge
    Ibou Ndoye
    Frank Pariso
    Jean-Paul Picard
    Richard Roberts
    Don Sichler
    Starr Tucker-Ortega
    Meredeth Turshen
    Roy Wright

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    Friday, February 6– Sunday, March 1, 2015
    Artist Reception: Saturday, February 7, 6-8 PM
    Artist Talk: Sunday, February 15, 3:30 PM

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    The ‘APPROPRIATION‘ Exhibit

    The hob’art gallery is proud to present the mixed media work of Ibou Ndoye and Liz Cohen in a new exhibit called ‘Appropriation‘ (December 12, 2014 – January 4, 2015). The reception will be held on Saturday, December 13 from 6-8 pm. This will be a wonderful way to start your Saturday night, with free snacks, wine and conversation with the artists themselves, all the while surrounded by beautiful art work. Artist talk will be on Sunday, December 21 at 3:30pm

    Come to the hob’art gallery on December 20, 8-11pm and experience our artwork along with the sounds of DJ NEVA. It promises to be the perfect mix of the holiday spirit and culture. DJ NEVA is a ethnomusicologist, producer and long-time cultural activist, specializing in music from the entire African continent, as well as the Caribbean & Latin America; the Maghreb & Middle East, and the Roma (Gypsy) diaspora. She has performed widely and will certainly rock the house.

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    Nov. 8th – Dec. 7th

    ARTISTS’ RECEPTION Nov. 8th 6 – 8 PM

    GALLERY TALK NOV. 16th 3:30

    Artists use different media for a variety of reasons – to express a visual image, to evoke memories, to reduce and recycle, to create a texture or feeling, or to show mastery of a material. Whatever you choose, your media matters, because it is conveys your concept. This exhibition will showcase the varied “stuffs” that we use and the extraordinary array of what they inspire us to create.

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    Imagined Realities

    Friday October 10 – Sunday November 2, 2014

    Artists’ Reception: Saturday, October 11, 6– 8pm

    Gallery Talk: Sunday, October 19, 3:30pm

    “IMAGINED REALITIES” is a visually evocative and illuminating exhibition devoted to the recent work of hob’art members Miriam Untoria and Meredeth Turshen. Each artist draws inspiration from her environment to represent her imagined realities. Although different in approach, their new work evokes a balance of sensibility and emotion, reality and imagination. Miriam Untoria uses acrylic paint, collage, small sculptures and found objects to create emotional depictions of portraits and imaginary existences in two and three dimensions. Meredeth Turshen is exhibiting new bold, layered and textured paintings on paper in oil, with traces of pastel and graphite; the compositions evokeenergy and movement and radiate light.

     

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    Beyond the Photograph

    Thursday, September 11 , 2014 – Sunday, October 5, 2014

    Artists’ Reception: Thursday, September 11, 6:00-8:00pm

    Artists’ Talk: Sunday September 21, 3:30pm

    Beyond the Photograph, an exhibition of artwork by Don Sichler and Roslyn Rose, will be open to the public from September 11 to October 5, 2014 at hob’art gallery, Monroe Art Center, 720 Monroe Street, Hoboken. Mr. Sichler zooms in on the minutiae of everyday life and Ms. Rose steps back to see the broader picture. A reception to meet the exhibitors will be held on Thursday, September 11th, 6-8pm

    Carol Squiers, curator at the International Center for Photography, suggested in her book, “What is Photography,” that it is unclear where the medium of photography is headed, but she is certain that contemporary photographers are doing things that are disorienting, yet ultimately transformative. Roslyn Rose photographs and collects images of interiors and exterior facades exposing the space behind doors and windows to reveal new images. She combines reality with unreality and insists upon the validity of the merger. Two of Ms. Rose’s digitally manipulated reinterpretations of original photographs are collaborations with photographer, Ann Kinney. Don Sichler’s pictures reveal the details of our surroundings that most people fail to notice. These images are intriguing abstractions that blur the source of their original inspirations. His camera records images created by shadows, light, reflections and colors that occur for only a fleeting moment in time.
    On Sunday, September 21 at 3:30pm, during another reception, the artists will talk about their artwork and welcome questions from visitors. Gallery hours are Thursday to 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.
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    Leaving Cuba

    Friday August 8, 2014 – Sunday September 7, 2014

    Artists’ Reception: Saturday August 9, 6:00-8:00pm

    Artists’ Talk: Sunday August 17, 3:30pm

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    “Abstracting Nature” puts in perspective a selection of artwork in which each artist illustrates her expressionist interpretation of nature. Although different in scope, their work evokes similar sensitivity and emotion. Alberte Bernier will present artwork created from oil on canvas and mixed media. Olga Guerra will present mixed media pieces of work through photography and scanography, the art of taking pictures with a scanner. To Alberte Bernier, a Chashama artist, painting represents a desire to convey emotion and fantasy. Olga Guerra puts emphasis on light, movement, depth of field, colors and layers.

    Alberte Bernier works in several mediums, and she incorporates found objects gathered from various landscapes into her work. For Olga Guerra, who works mostly with found objects, the scanner is an endless source of challenges and delights that allow her to reconcile two and three-dimensional designs.

    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 director@hob-art.org. Image: Olga Guerra “Leaving Cuba”, scanography

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    Thursday, July 10 – Saturday, August 2

    Artist Reception: Saturday, July 12, 6-8pm

    Artist Talk: Sunday, July 20, 3:30pm

    The work in Narratives is a whimsical display of story-telling through descriptive imagery. Both artists share an interest in figurative representation and offer unique perspectives about art as a means of communication. Gilmore uses chance and creative energy to describe his work, while Pariso takes a methodical and classical approach to his illustrations. Joe Gilmore’s ability to create engaging, incidental marks on the surface speaks for itself. Vibrant hues and bold strokes are staples of Gilmore’s portraits. There is an intelligent and sensitive energy to his work that encourages the viewer to experience an emotional response. Gilmore’s intent is to inspire the individual to form their own opinion of what is personally being perceived. This is an intimate and thought-provoking approach to using narrative in visual art. Frank Pariso is an illustrator from New Jersey whose work can best be described as imaginative realism. Pariso uses his artistic abilities to create illustrative renderings of curious animal-like characters. His inventive characters may range anywhere from wild animals to dinosaurs. Pariso mostly works in acrylic paint but also uses watercolor, oil paint, and a variety of other materials. The meticulous manner in which he paints lends itself to the unexpected realistic effect of each character. Pariso is heavily influenced by the old masters as well as meaningful narrative. !Each piece depicts a unique narrative, adding to the overall quality of the piece.

    Gallery hours are Thursday to Sunday, 1 to 5pm and by appointment.

    Gallery information: France Garrido, 201-319-1504 or director@hob-art.org.

    Free parking is available at the rear of the building on Jackson Street.

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    No Boundaries
    Friday, June 6 – Sunday, June 29, 2014
    Artists’ Reception: Friday June 6th from 6-8pm
    Artists’ Talk – Sunday June 8th @3:30pm.
    The intriguing title of their show “No Boundaries” refers to the artists’ boundless imaginations, constantly thinking up new imagery and ideas. Janet Kolstein employs a mix of contemporary and vintage images. She alters these through the wizardry of Photoshop Elements 10.The computer-aided designs are presented along with more traditional collage/mixed media work explore the notions of time and texture.
    Ruth Bauer Neustadter has a large body of work employing different techniques and subject matter. In this show Ruth Neustadter will be exhibiting mixed media paintings, many of which have figurative subject matter.
    
    

     

    “COLORSCAPES”

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    Friday, May 2 – Sunday, June 1

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    Monroe Art Center, 720 Monroe Street, E208, Hoboken, NJ 07030

    Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 1 to 5pm and by appointment(201) 319-1504

    Artists’ Reception:Saturday, May 3, 6-8pm

    Artist’s Talk:Sunday, May 18, 3:30pm

    Colorscapes is an exhibition of photographs and abstract pastel drawings by two artists. Thomas Egan and Susan Davis have their own interpretations of well established photographic and graphic mediums producing suggestive images in which color plays a dominant role.

    “Colorscapes” suggests a basic compatibility, belying any difference in medium, that is apparent in the work of the two artists exhibiting in the hob’art gallery’s upcoming exhibition. Both artists employ intense colors that complement form, content and gesture in the creation of their art.Thomas Egan’s new photographs are experiments in re-inventing one’s own environment by mutating the things we see every day and take for granted.Susan Davis exploits the gestural, textural and depth-signifying space that is available via a soft sandpaper two-dimensional surface, in the tradition of color field painting.

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    Traditions & Transitions

    Friday, April 4 to Sunday, April 27, 2014

    Artist’s Reception: Saturday, April 5th, 6-8 PM

    Artist’s Talk: Sunday, April 20th, 3:30 PM

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    Monroe Art Center, 720 Monroe Street, E208 – Floor 2, Hoboken, NJ 07030

    Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 1 to 5 PM and by appointment: (201) 319-1504

    Tradition suggests a notion of holding on, while transition defines a period of changing from one condition to another. Both tradition and transition are reflected in the art of two dynamically different styles and mediums. In her most recent photographs, Ann Kinney explores the timelessness of the traditions we embrace. She looks at the overarching forces of nature, where change is as constant and enduring as waves hitting the shore. Her imagery also explores the times and places of our lives, the icons that we hold on to, and the places that we frequent.

    Maya Forester’s recent work utilizes traditional techniques from the early Renaissance combined with a modern sense of color and esthetic. Ms. Forester’s mixed media artworks convey the subject of her works which express aspects of the transformative, visionary and deeply personal process she has been experiencing, often through iconic imagery.

    Free parking is available at the rear of the building on Jackson Street.

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    “LUMINESCENT”

    Friday, March 7 – Sunday, March 30, 2014 Artists’ Reception: Saturday, March 15, 6-8pm Artist’s Talk: Sunday, March 16, 3:30pm

    “Luminescent,” an exhibition of traditional mediums, resulting in non-traditional works of art, will be open to the public from March 7th to March 30th, 2014. Artists Starr Tucker-Ortega and France Garrido, experiment with photographic and drawing mediums, respectively, to produce surrealistic ethereal images. A reception to meet the exhibitors will be held on Saturday, March 15th, 6-8pm. On Sunday, March 16that 3:30pm, the artists will talk about their artwork and welcome questions from visitors. Gallery hours are Thursday to Sunday, 1 to 5pm and by appointment.

    The title of the exhibition, “Luminescent,” meaning the emitting of light not caused by heat, explains the substance of the artwork on display. The two artists vehemently demonstrate how their mediums, photography mixed media, can utilize and/or produce light whether real or imagined to create a world of illusion.Starr Tucker-Ortega has explored traditional Photography, Sunprints and Photograms in an effort to create portals into imagined planes spaces. Her new work continues to play with the idea of perceived realities She strives to create otherworldly images where the viewer can be transported to another place or time that may or may not exist in real life.France Garrido, known internationally for her paintings collages, will exhibit her newest experimental works of Ebony, Monolith Graphite Pencil Ink drawings on Mylar. These potent images that are figurative, though not necessarily realistic, as well as bold and sensitive surreal plunges into a world where light and dark play with each other in a dramatic way.

    Balancing Act

    Saturday, February 8 – Sunday, March 2

    The_Group_Postcard_Front-v2 hob’art gallery Monroe Art Center, 720 Monroe Street, E208, Hoboken, NJ 07030 Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 1 to 5pm and by appointment (201) 319-1504 Artists’ Reception: Saturday, February 8, 6-8pm Artist’s Talk on Gallery Walk Day: Sunday, February 16, 3:30pm

    An array of artists and mediums have come together, creating a breathtaking balance of mediums and ideas in the exhibition, Balancing Act, at the hob’art gallery, 720 Monroe Street, E208, Hoboken, NJ. Heather Williams, has curated the exhibit with the idea of connecting it to Black History Month. The show will open to the public on Saturday, February 8, 2013 and close on March 2nd. A reception to meet the artists will be held in the evening of the 8th, 6-8pm with music by DJ Michael Womack aka DJ Hells Yeah. He has provided sounds over the years at popular locations in New Jersey and New York City, including LITM in Jersey City. During the monthly Gallery Walk on Sunday, February 16th, at 3:30pm, the artists will discuss their work and welcome questions from guests. A closing party for the exhibition will be held on Saturday, March 1st, 6-8pm. Gallery hours are Thursday to 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.

    During the act of creation, artists are constantly deciding how to balance the medium with the message. Photographers, Jim Legge and Don Sichler use the camera as their way of telling a story of a moment in time while France Garrido uses mixed medium to explore the balance between deciding what is important to both the individual and the community. Liz Cohen and Ibou Ndoye collaborated, using reverse painting of window panes, to shed light on the amazing ability of art to break down barriers of race and culture. Utilizing painting and drawing Alberte Bernier and Kristin Pereira, engage the viewers with the canvas. Donovan Nelson, Issa Sow and Lauryn Ahearn exhibit rich abstract images and vibrant colors to express a range of ideas about new birth, relationships and escapism. Geraldine Gaines refers to African ancestry as she carves her images in to discarded doors. Heather Williams displays her clay sculptures,  including one which sustained damage during Super Storm Sandy but still maintains its stature.

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    THE GROUP

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    Monroe Art Center

    720 Monroe Street, 2nd FL, E208

    Hoboken NJ, 07030

    Thursday, January 9-Sunday, February 2, 2014

    Artist Reception: Saturday, January 11, 6-8pm

    Artist Talk: Sunday, January 19,3:30pm

     

    Artists join together for many reasons, but what one creates in the studio is what sets an artist apart. This group exhibition pools creative endeavors but shows individual intentions. The hob’art gallery is hosting an exhibition entitled, The Group, curated by Liz Cohen France Garrido from January 9 thru February 2, 2014 of artwork by both members and non-members. The reception to meet the artists will take place on Saturday, January 11th, 6-8pm. During the monthly Art Gallery Walk on January 19th, the artists will discuss their creativity with the public at 3:30pm.

    Twenty-two hob’art co-operative gallery members are displaying art using the mediums of photography, printmaking, painting, digital collage, assemblage and sculpture. The new exhibitors at the gallery include Jose Pardo, a New Jersey native now living in Florida.Jose paints photographic realistic imagery. Jersey City nature photographer, Jim Legge, creates color saturated images with a painterly quality. Using the media of stained glass, Bayonne resident, Richard Roberts, creates bold abstractions. Peter Tilgner, an artist living and working in Tenafly, creates amusing digital collages.&

    Gallery information can be obtained on the website www.hob-art.organd from the Director,France Garrido, 201-319-1504 or director@hob-art.org.

     

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    OPENING RECEPTION: DEC. 7 6-8 PM

    ARTISTS’ TALK DEC. 15 3:30 PM-4:30 PM

    Hrs: Thurs. – Sun. 1-5pm and by appointment

    WHEN: Dec. 4- Dec. 28, 2013

    Local artists Geraldine Gaines, Ibou Ndoye, and Liz Cohen art will be on display in the exhibition,Tradi-Moderne,at hob’art cooperative gallery, The Monroe Center for the Arts, #E208, 720 Monroe Street, Hoboken, NJThe show runs from Dec. 4 through Dec. 28, 2013. The opening reception is Dec. 7, 2013 from 6-8 pm and there will be a gallery talk on Dec. 15, 2013 from 3:30-4:30 pm. The public is welcome.

    All three artists are influenced by the traditional arts of the indigenous peoples of the world. While they take their inspiration from these folk artists, they give their own modern interpretation to the orthodox.Gaines does this through her exquisitely carved and painted wooden doors. She will also be displaying beautifully made prints on canvas, which have been made from complex designs that she carves in wood. These major pieces have been inspired by her love for African art.Ndoye explores and reinterprets the technique of reverse glass painting, a tradition of his country Senegal. He also creates intricate works on paper, paintings on carpet and fabulous sculpture from found objects. He is often inspired by his observations of the behaviors of people in the street.Cohen’s painting and sculpture are heavily influenced by the aboriginal culture of Australia. Her travels through Asia, Africa and Central and South America inform her aesthetic as well. Her pieces will focus on the “doll” creatures that she has been making and exhibiting for the last ten years. Please come out to see the unique blend of traditional art forms with the new interpretations of these skilled and adventurous artists.

    “Before and After” November 1 – November 24,2013

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    hob’art gallery Monroe Art Center720 Monroe Street, E208 Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 1 to 5pm Artists’ Reception: Saturday November 9th, 6-8pm Hoboken Studio Tour: Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10, 12 – 6pm Artists’ Talk: Sunday, November 17, 3:30pm The hob’art gallery proudly announces the opening of the Juried Exhibition, “Before and After,” curated by Alberte Bernier and Simin Vaswani. The exhibition will open on November 1st at hob’art co-operative gallery, 720 Monroe Street, E208, Hoboken, NJ. The artists will present artwork created before and after joining hob’art.“Before and After” will be open to the public From Friday, November 1 to Sunday, November 24, 2013, and a reception to meet the artists will be held on Saturday, November 9, 6-8pm. During the Hoboken Open Studio Tour, the show will be open from noon to 6pm.On Sunday November 17, at 3:30pm 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.

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    ‘THREADS OF COLOR’

    October 4 – October 27

    Gallery hours: Thursday through Sunday, 1 to 5pm and by appointment

    Artists’ Reception: Saturday, October 12, 5 – 8pm

    Gallery Talk: Sunday, October 20, 3:30pm

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    “Threads of Color” is a visually evocative and illuminating exhibition devoted to the recent work of hob’art members Pauline Chernichaw, Heather Corey, and Meredith Turshen. Each of these exhibiting artists draws inspiration from her environment bringing light to the shared collective “Threads of Color.” Rendering off-kilter, shifting compositions of light, color, form, movement, and texture, Pauline Chernichaw’s paintings speaks a universal language that empowers viewers to unearth and embrace their life’s experience. Heather Corey draws inspiration from the feminine form. She combines her ideas while channeling her love for assembled textures and signature sculpting style with handmade paper from a wide range of disciplines. Meredith Turshen is exhibiting new bold, layered and textured paintings on paper in oil, with traces of charcoal and graphite; the compositions evoke energy and movement and radiate light. OG triad3

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      “TRIAD”

      Thursday, September 5 – Sunday, September 29

      hob’art gallery Monroe Art Center 720 Monroe Street, E208, Hoboken, NJ 07030

      Thursday to Sunday, 1 to 5pm and by appointment. (201) 707-6107

      Artists’ Reception: Saturday, September 7, 6-8pm

      Hoboken ArtWalk Talks: Sunday, September 15, 3:30pm

      “Triad,” an exhibition of traditional and digital mediums by three artists, will be open to the public from September 5 to 29, 2013 at the hob’art gallery, Monroe Art Center, 720 Monroe Street, Hoboken. The artists, France Garrido, Starr Tucker-Ortega, and Roslyn Rose, experiment with established drawing and photographic mediums to produce avant-garde images. A reception to meet the exhibitors will be held on Saturday, September 7th, 6-8pm. On Sunday, September 15 at 3:30pm, the artists will talk about their artwork and welcome questions from visitors. Gallery hours are Thursday to 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. “Triad,” accurately describes the compatibility of the three artists who are part of the hob’art gallery’s upcoming exhibition. Like three notes blending harmoniously, the thread of abstracted realities and ‘other worldliness’ is immediately apparent although each artist executes her ideas with a different technique. France Garrido, known internationally for her collages, will exhibit her rarely seen Ebony & Monolith Graphite Pencil drawings. These strong, energetic and detailed mandalic type drawings were inspired by her eclectic taste in music. Starr Tucker-Ortega plays with the idea of perceived realities. The ethereal content of her imagery transports the viewer to an another space or time, another plane of existence. Roslyn Rose digitally combines her photographs with found images to create innovative illusions of possible reality. Gallery information can be obtained on the website www.hob-art.org and from the Director, France Garrido, (201) 707-6107 or director@hob-art.org. Free parking is available at the rear of the building on Jackson Street at 7th Street.

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      “Arc of Vision”
      August 2 – August 25
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      Monroe Art Center
      720 Monroe Street, E208, Hoboken, NJ 07030
      Thursday through Sunday, 1 to 5 pm and by appointment.
      Artists’ Reception: Saturday, August 3, 2013, 5pm to 7pm
      Gallery Talk: Sunday, August 18, 3:30 pm
      On August 2 an exhibition, “Arc of Vision,” will open at the hob’art gallery, 720 Monroe Street, #E208, Hoboken, NJ. 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 August 2 to August 25, 2013, and a reception to meet the artists will be held on Saturday, August 3, from 5 to 7 pm. 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’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.
      Gallery information can be obtained on the website www.hob-art.org and from the Director, France Garrido, 201-319-1504 or director@hob-art.org.

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      halfcookedpostcard HALF COOKED, A Juried Exhibition June 27 to July 28, 2013 hob’art gallery Monroe Art Center 720 Monroe Street, #E208 Hoboken, NJ 07030 OPENING RECEPTION: June 29, 2013, 6-8pm The hob’art gallery at the Monroe Center for the Arts, 720 Monroe Street, #E208, Hoboken, NJ, proudly announces the opening of the Juried Exhibition,Half Cooked, on June 27,2013. The show will be on display until July 28, 2013, Thursday to Sunday, 1 to 5pm and by appointment. Curated by Ibou Ndoye, artists were encouraged to submit artworks that they originally put aside because of doubts about their artistic value. As Ndoye stated, “What the artist rejects, the viewing public may appreciate in a new and undiscovered way.”A reception to meet the artists on Saturday, June 29th, is open to the public.The artists thank the Monroe Art Center and the hob’art gallery for their support of this exhibition. The selected artists are congratulated by hob’art gallery for their artistic inspiration. Olga Guerra’s digital montage and Liz Cohen’s mixed media sculpture display unique uses of these mediums. Miriam Untoria and Roslyn Rose show a mastery of unusual juxtapositions in their intriguing assemblages. Photographers Pauline Chernichaw and Don Sichler chronicle hauntingly beautiful locales. Geraldine Gaines creates large masterful wood carvings. Images that are lyrical, poetic explorations of color were submitted by Meredeth Turshen, Erich Heinemann, Alberte Bernier, Simin Vaswani, Jeannette Centano, and Sylvia Padilla. Gallery information can be obtained on the website www.hob-art.org and from the Director, France Garrido, 201-319-1504ordirector@hob-art.org. pic1 Tosia-vineyard

      Yoga and Wine at hob’art

      June 19th

      hob’art member Andrea Milo’s is having an awesome event this Wednesday from 7-9 pm:

      Come for wine, yoga, and to support Andrea’s great and tireless work for the children of Jamaica through her One Love organization. This is very important socially just work – AND you will have fun supporting her and probably meet some fab people at the same time. So do something good but treat yourself to a wonderful night at the same time – it is just perfectly win win! at hob’art gallery, Gallery E 208, The Monroe Center for the Arts, 720 Monroe Street, Hoboken – FREE PARKING IN THE BACK!

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      Tickets are $30 – Advanced purchase email: onelove0712@gmail.com Thursday, June 20th, 6:30 to 8:30 a4_14_13_GoldenRoyKinzerThe World Of Acrylics. A Free 2 hour Lecture /Demo

      The GOLDEN Artist Colors lecture/demo is a two-­‐hour presentation on acrylic paints, gels and mediums. It covers the different types of paints and pigments, viscosities, grounds and color mixing, with demonstrations of various gels and mediums. I use an example of my own work and discuss my process to cover a wide variety of products. Explore the vast world of GELs, Mediums and Pastes that allow you to extend your paint as much as 70%, create textures and affects, or use them as Grounds to make your art on. Learn about the Mix More Media line of revolutionary Grounds that enable you print on nearly any surface you can feed through your Ink Jet printer. This workshop will also demystify pigments; lightfast; and color mixing. Compare the slow drying OPEN Acrylics with Heavy Body paints. You will learn how to control the drying time, as well as techniques associated with oils, such as wet – into – wet and glazing. Did you know Acrylic products in general and Gels, Mediums and Pastes in particular are great adhesives for collaging? Even acrylic paint is a great adhesive. Also included in this free Lectured/Demo is packet of literature and paint. Roy Kinzer has an M.F.A. (Vermont College) and a Certificate of Art (Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art). He has exhibited extensively, including the Slater Museum in Connecticut and the Montclair Art Museum in New Jersey. His current paintings are aerial landscapes derived from altered maps and satellite images. He received the prestigious Pollock-­‐Krasner award 2004 and exhibits at Denise Bibro Fine Art, NYC . He has completed numerous commissions, the most recent the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, in 2011. Roy was certified as a Golden Artist Colors WAP in 2005.

      color visions w:logo3COLOR VISIONS Thursday, May 30 – Sunday, June 23 hob’art gallery Monroe Art Center 720 Monroe Street, E208, Hoboken, NJ  07030 Thursday-Sunday, 1-5pm and by appointment Artist’s Reception: Saturday, June 1, 6-8pm Gallery Talk: Sunday, June 16, 3:30pm

      On Thursday, May 30 an exhibition, Color Visions, will open at the hob’art gallery, Monroe Art Center, 720 Monroe Street, #E208, Hoboken, NJ.  Three members of the gallery will present artwork in the mediums of photography, printmaking and digital printmaker.The exhibition will be open to the public from May 30-June 23, 2013 on Thursday through Sunday afternoons, 1-5pm and by appointment. A reception for the artists will be held on Saturday, June 1, 6-8pm. During the monthly Gallery Walk on Sunday, June 16, the artist will talk to the public about their artwork. The artists thank the Monroe Art Center and the hob’art gallery for their support of this exhibition.

      Constance Ftera has been concentrating on printmaking for several years, most recently using the monoprint technique with a repeatable matrix of intaglio line and added color on the same printing plate. This allows experimentation in color, design, and medium. Howard Berelson’s transition from children’s book illustrator to printmaker, to artist in residence and now to digital print maker spanned over forty years. Teaching children of all ages gave Howard a way in which to reconnect with a child’s delight in discovery. A book of illustrated poetry is now in progress. Ann Taricone Kinney has a camera with her all the time. Living and working in New Jersey she derives much her inspiration and imagery from the Jersey Shore. Her images come from nature with an underlying current of earth, water, fire, air and the human force. The images that intrigue her, combine shape and color, time and place, and tell the stories that we share.

      IMAGES: Ann Kinney: “Gulls at Sunset,” Giclee print on canvas Constance Ftera:  “Avocado Plant,” Drypoint/Monoprint Howard Berelson: “Sky Garden,” Digital Print

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      Jonathan Talbot will present Collage:Medium and
      Metaphor, an interactive lecture-demonstration at
      hob’art gallery, Hoboken, NJ.JTalbot

      Sunday, June 9, 2013, 4-6pm

      hob’art gallery
      Monroe Art Center
      720 Monroe Street, E208, Hoboken, NJ 07030
       
      Contact:
      France Garrido
      201.319.1504
      francegarrido@mac.com

      The program is free and registration is highly recommended Include your name, contact info (email & phone #) and how many seats you desire. Explore the nature and implications of the creative process with internationally known collage artist Jonathan Talbot. Learn how the insights we acquire from the plastic arts can be applied in other areas of our lives. Talbot will also demonstrate a number of the technical innovations which are discusses in his book “Collage: A New Approach.” Talbot is a leading artist in the collage field. His works have been shown at the National Academy,MOMA, U.S. and Europe. He is the developer of a new collage technique which eliminates wet adhesives from the collage-assembly process. This technique, allows greater spontaneity, more precise placement of materials, and at the same time eliminates wrinkling and allows collages to be composed and then “glued down” without dissembly.

      Envisioning Reception

      Artist Talk May 19th

        photos: Tom Egan

        Wonderful opening for Envisioning. The show runs until May 19th.

        Artists Talk May 19th 3:30 PM at the gallery.

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        Envisioning

        Friday, April 26th – Sunday, May 19th

        hob’art Co-Operative Gallery

        Monroe Art Center

        720 Monroe Street, E208, Hoboken, NJ 07030

        Thursday-Sunday, 1 to 5 PM, or by appointment (call France Garrido @ 201.707.6107)

        Opening Reception: Saturday, April 27th, 6:00–8:00 PM

        Gallery Talk: Sunday, May 19th, 3:30 PM

        On Friday, April 26th at 1:00 PM an exhibition, “Envisioning,” will open at the hob’art Co-Operative Gallery, 720 Monroe Street, Room E208, Hoboken, NJ. Three members of the gallery will present artwork in the mediums of oil, acrylic, mische technique, oil pastel and mixed media. The exhibit will be open to the public from Friday, April 26th to Sunday May 19th, 2013. The Opening Reception, which will provide an opportunity to meet the artists, will be held on Saturday, April 27th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. In addition, the artists will be speaking about their work on Sunday, May 19th, at 3:30 PM in conjunction with 3rd Sundays, Hoboken’s Monthly Gallery Walk. The gallery is open Thursday through Sunday, 1 to 5 PM, or by appointment (call France Garrido @ 201.707.6107.) The artists wish to thank the Monroe Art Center and the hob’art Co-Operative Gallery for their support of this exhibition. The Envisioning exhibit features three artists who work in innovative ways with imagery that comes from within. Miriam, Erich and Philip have had no prior knowledge of each other’s work, but yet there is a commonality to be found in their painterly approach, bold use of color, and imaginative subject matter. Miriam Untoria says of her recent work, “My pieces in this exhibit are playful combinations of landscapes and figures. They are drawings within paintings and paintings within drawings. The final result of my work continues to be a surrealistic experience where everything is possible as reality and fantasy merge.” “I am striving to create images that can touch the heart and awaken a sense of wonder in the viewer. I have always had a love of rich, vibrant color and organic form. I strive to make artworks that incorporates aspects of my spiritual outlook,” says Erich Heinemann of his work in the exhibition. Philip DePinto offers this statement regarding the paintings on display: “My work tends to waver between the figurative and expressionistic and strives toward a synthesis of these elements while at the same time attempting to retain a semblance of autonomy in each of these elements.”   Additional information: France Garrido, 201-319-1504 or director@hob-art.org.

        Half Cooked hob’art Gallery
 Monroe Art Center
720 Monroe Street, 2nd FL, E208
Hoboken NJ, 07030 Friday, June 28 – July 28, 2013 Artist reception: Saturday, June 29, 6-8pm Artist Talk: July 21, 3:30pm Curator: Ibou Ndoye Questions or concerns: Ibou Ndoye iboofr@yahoo.fr 201-668-9994 Liz Cohen conchart@aol.com 201-424-1275 France Garrido francegarrido@mac.com 201-319-1504 Artists create artworks to interact with their communities, express socio- political feelings, or share their life experience. They do this through different mediums and in different places. A lot of thought and decision making are involved in the artist’s creative process. Some artists want to create mysteries, others fantasies and others want to make their messages clear and understood before they put them in a gallery. To avoid misunderstanding, loss of confidence, lack of communication or a scandal, artists sometimes self – censor.  However, those, self – censored artworks may be viewed as masterpieces by other people.

        What I am looking for in this show are pieces that have been self-censored, unfinished, discarded, damaged, hated or thought to be not good enough to be shown in a gallery. All mediums are welcome! Entry Fee:The fee is $35-non-members $25 for hob’art members ~ for 1 – 4 works. Entry fees are non-refundable.

        FOR DETAILS AND SUBMISSION FORM

        http://hob-art.org/halfcooked/

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        Teaching Fest at the Monroe Center  Sunday, April 14 We have mini-classes scheduled throughout the day! Come and visit! 11am-12:30pm: Roy Kinzer, a Golden Artist Colors Certified Educator and Artist, will present a lecture on the use of Golden Artist products. Attendees will bring home a free sampling of product. Preregistration is required. To register for the Golden paint lecture, please contact France Garrido at 201-319-1504 or director@hob-art.org. 1-1:45pm: Talented Artist and Educator, Howard Berelson, will conduct a Mask Workshop. Participants will create their own masks from paper and other media. 2-2:45pm: Renowned mixed media artists, France Garrido and Liz Cohen, will direct the members of the workshop in the creation of Collage Portraits. 3-3:45pm: Ibou Ndoye, famous for creating artwork with found objects, will teach a class in the African art of reverse glass painting. As in all the workshops, materials are free. 4-4:45pm: Well known jewelry designer, Jodi Zulueta, will teach the art of wire jewelry. Each member of the workshop will design a piece of wearable art.

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        Arbor Day

        Artist’s Reception

          PHOTOS by Tom Egan

          Don Sichler

          Janet Kravetz Hollander

          Saturday, March 30, 6-8pm

          Gallery Talk: Sunday, April 21, 3:30pm

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          TEDxHoboken Salon Event

            photos courtesy of Tom Egan

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            “Arbor Day”

            March 29-April 21, 2013

            hob’art gallery

            Monroe Art Center

            720 Monroe Street, E208, Hoboken, NJ 07030

            Thursday – Sunday 1-5, and by appointment

            Artists’ Reception: Saturday, March 30, 6-8pm

            Gallery Talk: Sunday, April 21, 3:30pm

            On Saturday, March 29, 2013, an exhibition, “Arbor Day,” will open at the hob-art gallery, 720 Monroe Street, Hoboken, NJ. 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 and a reception to meet the artists will be held on Saturday, March 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. On the April 21st Gallery Walk Day, 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. DonSichler_Sun_Net, 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. JanetHollander_ Beverly _RoadFor 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 director@hob-art.org. All photos are the property of the artists: Don Sichler: Sun Net, Digitally Enhanced Photograph ©2012 and Janet Kravetz Hollander: Beverly Road, mixed media @2013

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            contentTEDsalon2 This week at hob’art Gallery: TEDxHoboken Salon Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT) TEDxHoboken is the first event of its kind to hit THIS side of the Hudson River.

            Our theme is Infinite Horizons. Think about it… the word “infinity” in and of itself is capable of beckoning so many questions from within. Some of us look to the horizon and want to know what lies beyond. Those of us who do, we are the travelers, the adventurers; we are those who walk toward to the horizon which we see, always looking for another one to reach and explore. We are the ones who recognize that there are indeed an infinite amount of horizons.

            The TEDxHoboken team will be hosting related mixers, events and TED simulcasts this year. Get excited for TEDxHoboken by attending our unique events and experiences. Sign up to be in the know at www.TEDxHoboken.com.

            In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxHoboken, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxHoboken event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

             For tickets: http://tedxhobokensalon2.eventbrite.com/#

            3rdsundays

            March 17th – hob’art artists Joe Gilmore and Tom Egan will speak about their art on Sunday in the gallery during the {3rd Sundays} gallery walk. Please stop by and meet the artist from our latest show “Brushstokes and Grain”. This show will close March 17th.

            Gallery Walk Map: http://hob-art.org/gallery-walk-map-march-17th/

              Brushstrokes and Grain

              Artist Reception

              Saturday, March 2 and 5-8 PM

              Brushstrokes and Grain” features artwork by Joe Gilmore and Tom Egan at the hob’art gallery in Hoboken.

              JoeGilmore_SpiritualintimacyInTheHome

              Joe Gilmore describes his series as a lighthearted look at physical and spiritual intimacy within the home, which was created in the 8 days he spent without power in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy. During that time, the artist reflected on two very important lessons. They were the importance of nesting, and what people do for fun in a blackout. The artwork in this show is the offspring of this period of reflection.

              EscapeVelocity

              Tom Egan’s photography is part of a long term project to document New York City’s underground club scene, in particular the Burning Man subculture. Regular parties that spring up throughout Manhattan and it’s boroughs are showplaces for outrageous clothes, exciting performances and flamboyant personalities. This set of photos represents a series of moments captured in 2012.

              Warning: This art exhibit features images with sexual content that may not be appropriate for children of any age group.

              Critique and Sharing

              Friday, March 1st from 7-9pm

              hob’art gallery, E208

              Monroe Art Center

              All interested are invited to bring any artwork that you would like to share – it does not matter if the piece is finished or framed etc.
              hob’art is happy to announce that we now have a projector at the gallery. If you do not want to bring the actual work or you have digital photographs that you have not yet printed, you can still share with us by bringing your images on a USB memory stick.
              We will have wine and cheese & crackers from the Cheese Shop downstairs.
              Hope to see you there!
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              “Brushstrokes & Grain”

              BrushstrokeGrain_Postcard_72dpi-1 hob’art Gallery Thursday, February 28 – Sunday, March 24, 2013

              Monroe Art Center
              720 Monroe Street, #E208
              Hoboken, NJ 07030

              Reception: Saturday, March 2, 6-8pm Artists’ Talks: Gallery Walk Sunday, March 17, 3:30pm Hours: Thursday thru Sunday, 1-5pm and by Appointment The Brushstrokes and Grain show emphasizes the contrasting styles and mediums, by the two exhibition artists. Joe Gilmore’s paintings are a lighthearted look at physical and spiritual intimacy within the home, inspired by the eight days he spent without power in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy. During that time, the artist reflected on two very important lessons: the importance of nesting and what people do during a blackout. Tom Egan’s photography is part of his long term project to document New York City’s underground club scene, especially the Burning Man subculture. Regular parties that spring up throughout Manhattan and it’s boroughs are showplaces for outrageous clothes, exciting performances and flamboyant personalities. The exhibited images represent a series of moments captured in 2012.

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              3rdsundaysFebruary 17th – hob’art artists Roslyn Rose, Liz Cohen, Don Sichler and Starr Tucker-Ortega will speak about their art on Sunday, February 17th in the gallery during the {3rd Sundays} gallery walk. Please stop by and meet the artist from our latest show “Archaeology of Color”.

              Archeology of Color relates to dialogues between artists and the power of color in artwork, including the freeing of color from objective context to become the subject itself. Layering and collage techniques in some of the artworks examine the idea of remembrances inspired by changes in light and hue.The exhibition will close that evening.


              Artists Reception: “Archaeology of Color”

              Slide show by Tom Egan and Ann Kinney

                 

                 

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                “Archeology of Color”

                720 Monroe Street, E 208

                Hoboken, NJ 07030

                January13 – February 17, 2013

                Artist Reception: February 2, 2013

                Hob’art artists all recognize the full worth of utilizing multiple color techniques in their paintings, collages and photography. Together they bring aspects of design representation which reveal the construction of shapes, hues and pigments. Some use collage and found objects to generate the layers and textures in their projects; building up multiple layers of color to bring their images to life. Up close the viewer will recognize that the works are influenced by abstract expressionists, while others have a natural representational approach to their works. By combining objects perceived through the senses as opposed to the mind often result in tangible and concrete pieces. The painters express their work with the intensity of color field painting (“color is freed from objective context and becomes the subject in itself.”) In some works layering techniques are used as a way to examine the notion of remembrance through the contemplation of color and light. For photography this often occurs by accident but the intensity of color is the same. Visual artists often draw from their practical knowledge to infuse their work with colors and textures of paint and other mediums, symbolic for the way our minds blanket memories to express our movement of time.

                 

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                ALCHEMY

                Artists’ Reception: Saturday, January 19, 2013, 1-4pm

                In case of inclement weather: Sunday, January 20, 2013, 1-4pm

                January 16 – February 23, 2013

                On Saturday, January 16, 2013 an exhibition, “Alchemy”, will open at Clifton Art Center Gallery, 900 Clifton Avenue, Clifton, NJ. Selected members of hob’art co-operative Gallery will exhibit their works, curated by France Garrido. The exhibition will be open to the public until February 23, and a reception to meet the artists will be held on Saturday, January 19, 1-4pm. In case of inclement weather the reception will be held on Sunday, January 20, 1-4pm.

                Members of hob’art would like to thank the Clifton Art Center for their support of this exhibition. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday: 1pm- 4pm. Group tours are available by appointment. Admission donation fee is three dollars. For more information check the website at: www.cliftonnj.org.

                Alchemy is traditionally defined as the conversion of base metals into gold. Transforming emotions, physicality, and magic can change ones’ state of awareness into other states of consciousness. The artists explore past and present or life or death in their art. In some cases, they are reinventing language and the incorporation of symbols as a mode of communication through their artwork. Nineteen artists, using painting, photography, wood carving and collage, have interpreted and entertained these definitions in a broad & intriguing range.

                Gallery Hours: Wednesday thru Saturday 1-4pm & by appointment. $3 Donation.

                Clifton Arts Center & Sculpture Park

                900 Clifton Avenue

                Clifton, NJ 07013

                973-472-5499

                 

                 

                 

                All of hob’art’s past exhibits 2012 are listed below

                2012

                Les Poupees

                October – November

                Dance

                June 30-July 15th {hobart gallery space}

                Vision-Intuition-Realization

                May 26th – June 17th {hobart gallery space}

                Diverseco

                March 30th – May 22nd {The Brodsky gallery, Princeton, NJ}

                Elements & Emotions

                April 28th – May 20th {hobart gallery space}

                Hoboken Arts & Music Festival

                Sunday May 1st {Washington Street, Hoboken}

                Time

                April 12th – April 29th {Mile Square Theatre, Hoboken}

                Silhouettes

                March 31st – April 22nd {hobart gallery space}

                Variations

                March

                Markings

                February 2-February 29 {Watchung Arts Center, Watchung, NJ}

                Celebration

                2011

                ‘Simply Small’
                1/21/11 – 1/23/11
                Conveyor Arts 117
                117 Grand Street
                Hoboken
                Angles and Demons
                10/1 – 11/6/2011
                Right Angle Gallery
                320 Washington Street
                Hoboken
                Eye of the Beholder
                8/22 – 9/30/2011
                Right Angle Gallery
                320 Washington Street
                Hoboken
                Hoboken Studio Tour in the HBC Building 2011

                2010

                Making Waves, Paterson Art Walk, Paterson, NJ
                NJ Art Works, Hoboken, NJ
                Chains, Chains, Chains, Wayne WMHA, Wayne, NJ
                Watchung Art Center,“Binaries”, Watchung, NJ

                ‘Small Works’
                12/17/10 ~ 1/15/10
                716 Gallery
                716 Washington Street,
                Hoboken

                2009

                Eureka Art Market, Holiday Show, Hoboken, NJ Eureka Art Market,
                “Hid (in) Hoboken”, Hoboken, NJ
                Paterson Art Walk, Paterson, NJ
                1978 Maplewood Arts Center, Maplewood, NJ

                2008

                Grace Church Van Vorst, Jersey City, NJ
                Sovereign Bank, “Signs of Autumn”, Hoboken, NJ
                Viridian Gallery, New York, NY
                Palisades Park Library, Palisades, Park, NJ
                Sovereign Bank, “Still Life”, Hoboken, NJ
                Garden of Eden, Hoboken, NJ

                2007

                Sovereign Bank, Holiday Show, Hoboken, NJ
                ISO Building “La Rive Gauche”, Jersey City, NJ
                Atrium Gallery/JCC “In the Shadow of Manhattan”, Washington Township, NJ

                2006

                Hoboken City Hall, “In Touch with Art”, Hoboken, NJ
                Justice William Brennan Courthouse “In Touch with Art”, Jersey City, NJ
                Monroe Arts Center, Hoboken, NJ

                2005

                Justice William Brennan Courthouse, Jersey City, NJ

                2004

                Symposia Bookstore, Hoboken, NJ
                “Oblong Show”, “Photography Today” and hob’art group show

                2003

                Secaucus Public Library, Secaucus, NJ

                2002

                Hoboken City Hall, Hoboken, NJ

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