Essex Watercolor Club
"Celebrating New Jersey's Beauty"
April 17 - June 3
March 12 - May 5
Open 2 hours prior to scheduled performances.
Or by appointment, by calling Charles Miller at 973-539-0345 x6583.
Essex Watercolor Club presents "Celebrating New Jersey's Beauty," to be displayed at the Art Upstairs Gallery at Mayo Performing Arts Center from April 17 – June 3.
An artists' reception will be held on Sunday, April 27 from 6 – 8 pm. The reception is free and open to the public. Also present at the reception will be Tine Graham, whose artwork is being exhibited in the Starlight Gallery currently.
The Essex Watercolor Club is New Jersey's oldest watercolor organization. It was founded by twenty-seven Essex County artists in 1932 to stimulate interest in and advance the art of water media painting. Since then this non-profit organization has continuously provided a forum for artists to meet, share ideas, discuss techniques and exhibit their work.
Today the club maintains a membership averaging one hundred and seventy five members; three-quarters of this number are exhibiting members; one quarter are associate members. This two tiered membership represents water media artists of all abilities from across the State of New Jersey. Meetings are held six times a year (second Sunday of the month) at the Livingston Community Center. A feature of our meetings is a guest artist specifically selected for their style and technique.
The club's continuing purpose is to stimulate creativity by providing first-rate programs and social and professional contact with fellow artists. Member benefits include workshops, art excursions, a free video library, and the opportunity to participate in at least one juried show each year. More information is available at www.ewcclub.com.
On Exhibit in The Starlight Gallery March 12-May 5:
The Starlight Gallery
Harding Township resident Tine Kirkland Graham will exhibit paintings at the Mayo Performing Arts Center’s Starlight Gallery from March 12-May 5.
Ms. Graham is a local artist who started her art career painting pastel portraits of children. She now paints large, colorful paintings of beach scenes, boats, people, dogs, houses or anything near the water.
Tine is well known for her portraits of dogs and has written a few books with her commissioned dog portraits as her subjects, including A Dog's Tour of Nantucket, with colorful illustrations and poetry. Her latest book is Big Bossy Betty, a book that highlights proper manners. The book includes wild, relevant images and is a quick, fun read for all ages.
Tine has donated many of her paintings to the Goryeb Children's Hospital and has just completed a painting in memory of Monsignor John F. Corr, which now hangs at the Morristown Medical Center. She is currently creating artwork for the Kopila Valley Children's home and school in Nepal, which was opened a few years ago by a local Mendham woman.
Her art has been used on the Children's Story Hour, a show on the hospital TV channel created and supported by the WAMMC.
Color, humor, and vitality highlight Tine's art. Her paintings are all different, happy, and full of musical meaning. She paints with brilliant, and potent colors, brushed with strength and life as the painted images are intended to dance and sway with rhythmic color and emotion in celebration of the joy of life her current art show and sale.
Learn more about her work at website: www.tinegraham.com