Curator’s Choice Show…


Opening: Pro Arts Reception: Saturday, June 17 at 4 PM6PM

Where: Casa Columbo, 380 Monmouth St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-2629, United States

PRO ARTS JERSEY CITY in partnership with
Curator’s Choice Exhibition
June 17 – July 9, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 17, 4-6pm
Weekend Gallery Hours: Fri 5-7pm; Sat/Sun 1-5pm
(closed June 30 – July 2)
Weekday Gallery Hours: Tue/Thu, 10am-3pm

Pro Arts Jersey City, together with the Italian Educational & Cultural Center, Center for the Arts at Casa Colombo, presents the 2017 Curator’s Choice Exhibition. Casa Colombo is located at 380 Monmouth Street in downtown Jersey City. Opening reception is Saturday, June 16 from 4-6pm.

The exhibit features 8 artists selected by professional curators from the metropolitan area during a one-day portfolio review. An annual Pro Arts event, Meet the Curator, is a professional development opportunity for local artists. The reviewers were:
Jeanne Brasile, Director Walsh Art Gallery, Seton Hall University;
Evonne Davis, Director, Gallery Aferro;
Robert Langdon, Curator, Emerge Gallery & Art Space;
Katherine Murdock, Assistant Curator, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey;
Margaret O’Reilly, Curator and Executive Director, New Jersey State Museum;
Stacy Smith, Manager of Publications and Communications, Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University;
Anne Trauben, Curator and Exhibitions Director, Victory Hall Drawing Rooms;
Midori Yoshimoto, Gallery Director at New Jersey City University.

At the conclusion of the portfolio review, reviewers selected eight artists to be presented at the exhibition at Casa Colombo. Midori Yoshimoto then curated the exhibition to suit the space of the gallery at Casa Colombo.

Artists selected are:
Amy Becker
Anthony E. Boone,
Michael Endy,
Allan Gorman,
Cheryl Gross,
Kerry Kolenut,
Daryl-Ann Saunders
Suprina Sculpt

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Pro Arts Jersey City is a professional membership community dedicated to advancing and promoting visual artists and their work. This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency for the National Endowment for the Arts administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise , County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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The Yellow Priests and The Lullaby Process…


As you all know, I am waiting to hear from the powers that be who are reading over Greetings. If they choose not to publish it, I have another power publisher who will be reading it in August. Fingers crossed.

Development of the story: I prefer to think of myself as a visual artist who writes, rather than a writer who illustrates, so the imagery is being created first, rather than the writing.  This is an abstract approach of which I am trying to develop. It takes on a different point of view rather than the typical comic/graphic novel approach. Hopefully it will all come together and  make sense. If not, then I’ll have a bunch of pretty pictures that will have words attached to them. Sort of like small scale graffiti.

The Z Factor Blog: good article on Kathy Griffin and my upcoming shows.

Again stay tuned…more to come once I land this sucker on it’s feet.

JPFF laural 2017

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Langhälse • Long Necks

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Karpland Continues…


Above illustration from our new chapbook. Collaboration with poet Nicelle Davis.

As it turns out, U~BUZZ the super energy drink is expensive to buy in the states. Since he is completely dependent on it, Ivan needs to make a decision. Go back to Karpland and continue receiving treatment, or stay in NY and die of old age…

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More New Developments…


The above illustration depicts a new development in the evolution of Karpland. The run off from the factory at Ludwigshafen which produces U~BUZZ has definitely affected the environment, causing the animals to shift in appearance.

Stay tuned….there is more to come.

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Summer Course…

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Summer Course…


Fun course!!

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