We hope to see you at the Winter Solstice party on Dec. 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Please bring food to share. Drinks and paper goods will be provided.
Please consider taking one of the open positions on our board. We can’t move on without a President, Secretary, and Treasurer to keep Artsbridge active. Contact Sue Ann Rainey at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining the Artsbridge executive board.
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 7 p.m.
Prallsville Mills, Stockton NJ
Florence Moonan – “Finding My Voice”
“If I can’t sing it, I will paint it,” said Florence Moonan, the New Jersey based artist whose early inspirations were sparked by vivid memories of performing in summer stock theater during the heydays of the Lambertville Music Circus.
As a child, Florence had her heart set on performing, but a gift set of acrylics from her dad redirected her focus. She began painting at home while raising four children. Working at The College of New Jersey, she began taking art courses there, and learned to express her inner thoughts and emotions through color and texture. It was a revelation. Using paints and mixed media, she began working abstractly. Intuitive paintings began springing up from bits and pieces from her memories—places, family mementos, loss, travel, and above all, music.
Finding My Voice illustrates Moonan’s wide range of approaches over the years from representational art to the intriguing abstract Venetian plaster paintings she is known for today. Through this medium she has learned to create bold new ways of mark-making using metal scrapers and various tools. The paintings evolve as she applies multiple layers of hand-tinted plaster to create depth. These layers are rubbed with a cloth or sandpaper to reveal passages beneath. Burnishing the surface by hand produces a tactile texture that is as smooth as a stone tossed by the sea. Her paintings evoke a range of moods from playful to mysterious to be revealed to her, and interpreted by the viewer. The presentation will include a brief video of her painting practice.
Moonan earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts summa cum laude from The College of New Jersey. Her paintings have been selected for numerous juried shows, invitationals, and group exhibitions throughout the United States including: Monmouth Museum’s 2018 New Jersey Emerging Artists Series; GoggleWorks Center for the Arts–receiving 1st Prize in their 11th Exhibition; The Center for Contemporary Art; Hunterdon Art Museum; Maryland Federation of Art; and Chautauqua Institution.
The Art Colony Cheers to Life
Saturday, 14 July 2018, From 6 to 9pm
A special exhibit celebrating the life of Ty Hodanish
Hosted by Ty’s spouse Daniel and The Art Angels
For almost two decades, Ty had his studio in the Linseed Oil Mill, welcoming untold thousands to the Mill complex and training more than a thousand in his “Painting the Impressionist Landscapes” workshops.
With his studio right at the Mill’s front entrance, Ty earned the honorary position of “Guardian of the Mill,” a role he took seriously. At his passing, he was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Delaware River Mill Society, which oversees the Mill complex.
Ty’s use of color and the way he saw how light entered our world was masterful and remarkable. His ability to make friends was unparalleled. No matter what he was painting or where he was, Ty would pull up a chair and demand to hear how you were doing. And he listened, remembered and so clearly cared.
Visit his beloved studio from 6 pm to 9 pm on Saturday, July 14 for a special exhibit celebrating the life of this incredibly special man.
Featured works from the private collection of Daniel Filoramo.
We hope to see you!
2017 Clothesline Sale Photos
2017 Summer Art Salon Photos