“Finding My Voice”
Thursday, February 21, 2018, 7 p.m.
Prallsville Mills, Stockton NJ
“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. A set of acrylics given to her by her father redirected her focus. She began painting at home while raising four children. Working at The College of New Jersey gave her the opportunity to take art courses there. In Ms Moonan’s presentation, Finding My Voice, she will share her 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 on Thursday, February 21st at 7 p.m. at the Prallsville Mills, 33 Risler Street, Stockton NJ, 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.
Artsbridge has a new president.
Artsbridge has a new president. Congratulations to Gary Fournier from East Windsor NJ. He was elected to a two year term starting in the first of the year. Gary comes with an impressive history of corporate and organization positions. He is a member of the River Rats Plein Air group. Gary is a painter and works mainly with oil, acrylic and water color.
In other news….. more changes to the Artsbridge Board. Doe Phillips has joined the Board as secretary replacing Trudell Green who has moved out of the area. Former Presidents Margie Milne and Edie Sharp are both going off the Board. Edie has moved to Texas, Margie will still be around to help with shows and events as well as the E-News editor (looking for someone who would enjoy doing that job).
HELP WANTED. Artsbridge still has officer and committee spots to be filled in order to keep our organization going.
- Positions We Still Need:
- Assistant for PR and Advertising
- Publisher for the E-News
- Future Show ChairsIf you are interested and have the skill sets to step into, or learn one of these positions send an email to Sue Ann Rainey at email@example.com
Show Some HeART 125
Bucks County College Lower Campus
February 4th – March 21st
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, JANUARY 28 TH
ART DROP-OFF: THURSDAY, January 31st FROM 4PM – 6:30 PM
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH FROM 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
SPECIAL NOTE: ALL ARTWORK TO BE PRICED AT $125.00
SAVE THE DATE
The Artsbridge Members’ Show at Prallsville Mills this year will move from our usual February dates to March.
So mark your calendars. March 19 – April 1. Details on drop off, reception, etc will be posted with a prospectus soon.
2019 Speakers Series
- January – Phoebe Wiley
- February – Florence Moonan’s talk is rescheduled from our weather cancelled November Meeting
- March – Members’ Show, no speaker
- April – Helena van Emmerik Finn
- May- Anne Marie Macari
Note that the schedule is subject to change.
2017 Clothesline Sale Photos
2017 Summer Art Salon Photos