Reception September 9
Discover what inspires local teens to create works of art when My Own Little Gallery in Nyack presents “Art Through Young Eyes,” mixed media works by three area high school art students on view August 26 through September 15.
Visitors will also be treated to the Gallery’s first-ever “Refrigerator Art” display, a giant artistic rendering of a fridge door adorned with the colorful, emotional work of grade school kids.
A public reception takes place Saturday, September 9, from 4 to 7 p.m.
According to Gallery owner Elaine Schloss, “This year I was privileged to host two young art interns Jenna Cuomo, age 17, and Alexis Pazmino, age 17, from an advanced High School art program in Haverstraw directed by Karen Bauman, North Rockland’s Art coordinator. In helping them develop their skills, I was impressed with the caliber of their work and decided to feature them in “Art Through Young Eyes,” along with another young Rockland County artist, Lola Remini, age 17.
The accompanying “Refrigerator Art” display features work by Henry Schloss, age 6, Ava Rudolph, age 10, and Delilah Timm, age 10 .
“Giving young artists an opportunity to exhibit their art in a professional setting can prove to be an inspirational learning experience,” says Schloss, an artist whose own vibrant, boldly colored nudes have been displayed in venues throughout the area and in Manhattan, whose work will also be on display. “It will be wonderful to follow these young artists’ paths, as they continue to explore anime, portraiture and landscape,’
My Own Little Gallery, within My Own Little Corner Antiques, is located at the former Franklin Antiques Center recently beautifully renovated and renamed: Mainstream Commons, 142 Main Street, Nyack, NY. The gallery is distinctive because it soars above an eclectic, affordable mix of antiques and collectibles.
Seventeen-year-old Alexis Pazmino is part of her school’s Art Honor Society and Art Academy. “I had always loved art but never really got into it until seventh grade when I met someone who is now one of my best friends. She was very good at drawing anime. I was inspired by her to truly start drawing. At first I drew a lot of anime but as the years went by I ended up enjoying drawing landscapes and still life’s more. I don’t have a particular style yet, I’m still exploring, but I like to try putting as much detail as I can in my pieces.”
Lola Remini’s boldly colored work was first inspired by anime, the Japanese drawing style. “As I grew as an artist and became more serious, I ventured into figure drawing to understand body language, movement and balance. Figure drawing classes helped me realize that by drawing the human body we can portray unspoken emotions. My works vary, but concentrate on a feeling, an emotion, a beauty of silence.”
Seventeen-year old Jenna Cuomo is a student in the AP Art program at North Rockland High School. “I have been painting and drawing for five years, since I was in eighth grade and was bored during the summer, so started a sketchbook. The advanced art program has given me an opportunity to explore different ways to express myself through art.”
For more information contact Elaine Schloss 845-353-3341