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by hob-art on February 10, 2013

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ROSLYN ROSE AND THE CLOSED SERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHIC MONTAGES
 

R.Rose_9-2012medWhen I was a very young child, I played doctor and operated on the head of my sister’s favorite doll, removing all the hair during the process. As it was an expensive toy, my Mother took me to a New York City doll repair store to impress upon me the cost and trouble to repair my misdeed. I became fascinated with the collection of discarded doll parts but the proprietor refused to share.

My dolls represented the occupants of my early imaginary world. Over the years the dolls disappeared from my life but hovered in my memories. Artistically the idea of dolls returned during my hunts for vintage photos in antique stores.

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Recently I have been attracted to images of empty storefronts which provoked my memory of the old doll store. By blending the found pictures with my empty store images became a logical creative impulse. I have filled the windows of my shops with portions of dolls or mannequins although they have no connection to the individual businesses. As the first emporium I depicted had a “Closed” sign on the door, I have used that word in the names of all the montages in the series.

The original pictures used for my digital montages include slides, photographs, and found pictures. The images are scanned into the computer and then manipulated, colors and textures adjusted, and combined into new artworks. My camera and my computer are mediums that I use to exploit the depictions, producing collages that speak to the spectator. Viewers are invited to blend their own imagination with the illusions I present.

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Liz Cohen: Founder and President of hob’art

It all started when I was in the second grade and my teacher presented me with my very own first water color set and brush. Since that moment I have been in love with creating art. After art school I began traveling around the world and became inspired by the traditional art forms of many cultures – most especially the dense patterning and earth tones of Australian Aboriginal bark paintings.

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Finally I returned to New Jersey – met my husband “settled down” ,raised a son and taught art to young children. My own art starting taking a back stage position until the untimely death of my husband 16 years ago. Art became my life line and restored me to a place where I could heal and carry on. While making my own things I realized I wanted to reach out to other artists and bring Hoboken back to the arts destination location it had been when I first arrived in the late seventies. And the rest is history – I started hob’art and 11 long years of struggle and pushing we have finally found a home in the Monroe Center for the Arts.

My dream now is that hob’art will become the foci for an ever expanding community of artists and art lovers. I think ahead to a time when we have our doors open everyday of the week and that we are constantly visited by many people. the art lovers will be fascinated by the high quality work that we present in a constantly evolving series of exhibitions, workshops, classes and events.

Please join us – help us to inspire, create and bring together all those interested in making Hoboken the strong, vibrant and cutting edge arts community it was and is becoming again! Don’t miss out on this awesome experience – join us as an artist member, collector, donor or friend!

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Something that may be of interest to anyone involved in the arts:

From the NJ State Council of the Arts

YOU’RE INVITED!

2013 Artists’ Roundtable

Wednesday, February 20
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
George Street Playhouse
9 Livingston Ave,New Brunswick, NJ08901

The 16th annual Artists’ Roundtable will focus on topics of interest to artists in all disciplines. Two consecutive sessions will feature expert presentations, and the opportunity for questions and conversation.

Session 1: Learn about the new Affordable Care Act (commonly called Obamacare) and how it affects you as a working artist.

Session 2: Learn about on-going funding opportunities for artists, as well as special programs developed to support artists dealing with recovery from Sandy.The event will conclude with light refreshments and the chance to network with the experts and fellow artists.

New Jersey artists working in any discipline
are encouraged to attend.

The event is FREE and registration is required
Eileen.Peterson@sos.state.nj.us
or 609.633.1251

The Artists’ Roundtable will be preceded by the Arts Council business meeting from 1:00 – 2:00pm. The meeting will include the announcement of the 2013 Artist Fellowship awards in the categories of Interdisciplinary Performance, Media/Digital/Electronic, Painting, Prose and Works on Paper. The meeting is open to the public.

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Anthropology of Colorhob’art opened its first show of 2013 last Saturday, February 2nd, at the gallery in the Monroe Arts Center. This show was a members group show and marks the first anniversary of the gallery. hob’art has been in existence for over 10 years, wandering from venue to venue, until finally settling here at the gallery. It’s been a year of adventure as well as some misadventure in a  effort to make a success of our new home. The event was well attended by art lovers, artists, members and friends. There will be an artists talk on Jan. 20th at 3:30 and then again on Feb. 17th. The show will run until Feb. 17th.

The next show features Tom Egan & Joe Gilmore and will be open on Thursday, February 28 to Sunday, March 24. The artist reception will be March 2 from 6-8 PM and the artists talk for this show will be March 17th at 3:30 PM. Hope to see you there.

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African Mask Making 2ibou

What is a mask and what is it used for? Who wears masks? Where do we see masks in our culture today? What story can a mask tell? Using recycled materials workshop participants created masks in this workshop.

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hob’art artists routinely bring their art to the community. Ibou Ndoye from Senegal is bringing his art to share. He works with children and adults interested in recreatin traditional arts of glass painting and mask making. On Thursday, January 31st, 2013 The Hoboken Public Library will be hosting hob’art member artist Ibou Ndoye, who will lead a unique art workshop: African Mask Making. Mr. Ndoye will demonstrate traditional African mask making with students following along to create their own masks to take home.

Let’s make some masks!

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The gorgeous masks that everyone made are now on display on the second floor of the Hoboken Public Library!

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Date
Monday, July 29, 2013, 4:00 PM
Venue
Hoboken Shelter

WEEKLY ART WORKSHOP AT THE HOBOKEN SHELTER WHEN: Mondays 8pm – 9pm WHERE: The Hoboken Shelter, 300 Bloomfield St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 COST: Free Invitation to join the Weekly Art Workshop at the Hoboken Shelter – FREE! Come join us at the Hoboken Shelter every Monday evening from 8pm-9pm for our free Art Workshop! Everyone is welcome. All of us have a creative spark. To share that spark with our guests at the Hoboken Shelter not only gives one an artistic outlet, but it also provides our shelter guests with a much-needed human connection. The classes encompass several disciplines including drawing, painting, 3-D design, etc. and are taught by Jodi Zulueta, a mixed-media artist. There are no social statuses in art. Come share an hour of your time in a creative environment with individuals who love art as much as you do. You will feel an enormous sense of fulfillment and allow those who are less fortunate to enjoy a creative, uplifting experience. For more information, please contact the instructor, Jodi Zulueta, at 201-780-7952 or via email at eldwenne@yahoo.com.

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Invitation to Join Art Workshops at the Hoboken Shelter – Every Monday Night

July 8, 2013

View event on Meetup.comDateMonday, July 22, 2013, 4:00 PMVenueHoboken Shelter WEEKLY ART WORKSHOP AT THE HOBOKEN SHELTER WHEN: Mondays 8pm – 9pm WHERE: The Hoboken Shelter, 300 Bloomfield St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 COST: Free Invitation to join the Weekly Art Workshop at the Hoboken Shelter – FREE! Come join us at the Hoboken Shelter every […]

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Invitation to Join Art Workshops at the Hoboken Shelter – Every Monday Night

July 1, 2013

View event on Meetup.comDateMonday, July 15, 2013, 4:00 PMVenueHoboken Shelter WEEKLY ART WORKSHOP AT THE HOBOKEN SHELTER WHEN: Mondays 8pm – 9pm WHERE: The Hoboken Shelter, 300 Bloomfield St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 COST: Free Invitation to join the Weekly Art Workshop at the Hoboken Shelter – FREE! Come join us at the Hoboken Shelter every […]

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Invitation to Join Art Workshops at the Hoboken Shelter – Every Monday Night

June 24, 2013

View event on Meetup.comDateMonday, July 8, 2013, 4:00 PMVenueHoboken Shelter WEEKLY ART WORKSHOP AT THE HOBOKEN SHELTER WHEN: Mondays 8pm – 9pm WHERE: The Hoboken Shelter, 300 Bloomfield St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 COST: Free Invitation to join the Weekly Art Workshop at the Hoboken Shelter – FREE! Come join us at the Hoboken Shelter every […]

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Invitation to Join Art Workshops at the Hoboken Shelter – Every Monday Night

June 17, 2013

View event on Meetup.comDateMonday, July 1, 2013, 4:00 PMVenueHoboken Shelter WEEKLY ART WORKSHOP AT THE HOBOKEN SHELTER WHEN: Mondays 8pm – 9pm WHERE: The Hoboken Shelter, 300 Bloomfield St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 COST: Free Invitation to join the Weekly Art Workshop at the Hoboken Shelter – FREE! Come join us at the Hoboken Shelter every […]

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