HAPPY JULY 4th! & art news

HAPPY 4th of July!

Hope you’re enjoying your summer so far and all the outdoor activities that go along with it!  I’ve been busy preparing for new art gallery exhibits, outdoor art and music fests and creating new Steampunk jewelry creations as well as working on commissions and freelance design projects ….and enjoying summer in between all that.  Take a look at what’s happening this month:

GALLERY ARTISTS SHOWCASE group exhibition.  My “Morgana’s Murder” oil painting (below) is in this show!  July 7 – Sept. 30, 2014, Meet the artists reception Fri., July 11, 6:30pm-8pm.  THE GALLERY at  South Brunswick Municipal Building, 540 Route 522,  Monmouth Junction, NJ

Morgana's Murder, oils (c)Lauren Curtis

Morgana’s Murder, oils (c)Lauren Curtis

Environmental preservation is very important, especially in NJ where we have such a wide variety of terrain, so I’m very happy to have my photography selected to be included in up-coming publications and websites about the historic D&R Canal and the Raritan River!   One of the selected images, “Fungus Lace”,  is shown below.  Once the publications are out I’ll be posting the links in future newsletters so stay tuned!

D&R Canal (c)Nov2012 funguslace1

D&R Canal (c)Nov2012 funguslace1

Take care & enjoy the holiday weekend (for those in the US)!!

Art Walk in Red Bank, NJ

We jumped from Winter right into Summer in NJ so time to get outside and enjoy all the events happening around the state…especially in Red Bank where the arts are alive and the creative scene is growing!  I’m proud to have exhibited my work at Gallery U (& look forward to participating in future shows, hopefully!) and want to share this amazing event they’re a big part of :  ART WALK

Contact: Robert Langdon, Gallery U
(732) 747-6696
Red Bank Art Walk Steps It Up For May 17th Event
After three successful Art Walks in 2012, the Red Bank Art Walk is stepping up its efforts in 2013 to
expand the event while continuing to provide a high quality art viewing experience. The next Red Bank Art
Walk is scheduled for Friday, May 17, 2013, from 6:00 – 10:00 PM. Over 15 venues are expected to
Last year saw the return of the Red Bank Art Walk, which had been dormant for a number of years. Three
Art Walks held in May, August and November were very successful and a committee is working toward
making the May 17th event even better. The events offered residents and visitors an opportunity to
embark on a self-guided walking tour and experience the original artwork exhibited throughout Red Bank.
To organize and promote the Red Bank Art Walk, a small group of art professionals was formed which
currently includes Robert Langdon of Gallery U, Gerda Liebmann of Gallery 135, artist and Visual Arts
Blogger for the Monmouth County Arts Council Ellen Martin, Elaine Shor of the Art Alliance of Monmouth
County, and Jay Sullivan of Studio 25.
A number of Red Bank businesses, who typically do not exhibit artwork, saw the importance of The Red
Bank Art Walk and expressed interest in participating in upcoming events. The committee has invited a
select number of businesses to participate in the May 17th event by holding an exhibition at their location.
Curators will be matched with each business and will select the artists in conjunction with the venue.
Keeping quality high while expanding the Red Bank Art Walk is one of the committee’s s highest priorities and providing curators
and artists to exhibiting businesses is just one strategy.
In addition, the committee
will work with participating venues to help promote the individual exhibitions they have planned for the
evening of the Red Bank Art Walk.
To further involve the community, the committee is working closely with students of Brookdale Community College’sTHINK Design Society in creating graphic materials that will be used to represent the event. A poster image for the  May Red Bank Art Walk
and a logo that will represent this, and subsequent Red Bank Art Walks,
is being created by students Evan Eastmond, Martynas Siuksta and Loriann Yee under the guidance of adjunct professor Mona Pollard.
Maximizing and improving the experience for attendees of the Red Bank Art Walk is one of the main
missions of the committee. Maps will be available throughout town and on-line that list all participating
venues coded by the style of art they exhibit. If you are looking for a more traditional art viewing
experience, a more contemporary art viewing experience, or a little of both, there will be a path laid out to
follow. Attendees can embark on a self-guided tour by using the provided maps, or take part in a tour
guided by artists, which will be conducted at regular intervals throughout Red Bank.
Through the Red Bank Art Walk, local residents and visitors will experience a greater appreciation for the
visual arts and learn why Red Bank received its moniker Hip City.