HOB’ART CO-OPERATIVE GALLERY OPENS TO THE PUBLIC

©2007 Roslyn Rose
On Friday, February 10th, 6 to 8pm, the new gallery, representing the members of the hob’art co-operative gallery, will open to the public. Everyone is invited to view, “Celebration,” an exhibition expressing the exhilaration of finally having a hob’art venue to exhibit the art of 57 Northern New Jersey artists. The gallery is located at the Monroe Art Center, 720 Monroe Street, Suite E208, Hoboken. The hours are Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 5pm and by appointment. Join the members on Saturday, February 25th, 5-8pm, at the gallery during the Grand Reception to really celebrate this long awaited event space. 
The artists have joined to show art that is full of joy and color. Acrylic, oil, pastel, and colored pencil have been used by Constance Ftera, Kim DeAngelo, Donna Doherty, Janet Kolstein, Jim Feuss, Erich Heinemann, Kathleen Fagan and Patrick Deshaye, to express feelings of happiness and euphoria. Photographers Roslyn Rose, Hank Gans, Laurel Brooks, Tom Egan, Ann Kinney and Howard Berelson made use of the new mediums of digital capture and manipulation to depict color and delight. Collage and mixed media was explored in the works by Liz Cohen, Leslie Rubman and Jody Zulueta. Artwork using sculptural themes included France Garrido’s telephone, Ibou Ndoye’s guitar, Abby Levine’s and Miriam Untoria’s wood assemblages, as well as the masked busts jointly made by Erik Attia and Gailene St. Amand. 
The curator of this first show is Liz Cohen. She can be contacted at 201-424-1275 or conchart@aol.com. Gallery information can be obtained on the website http://www.hob-art.org or from the Director, France Garrido, 201-319-1504 or director@hob-art.org.

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