Artist Holiday Reception and Exhibit

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Artist Holiday Reception and Exhibit

December 02, 2012 - 02:22

2 Division Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801
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Saturday, December 15, 6-10pm
Music by DJ Restreppo
Poetry Reading
Sunday, December 16, 12-5:30pm
Greeting Card workshop for Children

New Rochelle is home to a new gallery space for the holidays! Partners David Humphrey and Maryana Oliynyk, (together known as MODHArts) are sponsoring an Artist Exhibition and Reception to be held in the beautiful new gallery exhibition area at 2 Division St., New Rochelle, NY. Just in time for holiday shopping, they have invited a group of locally well-known as well as “new to the community” artists to exhibit. MODHArt’s vision is to celebrate with an introduction to the arts community, giving everyone an opportunity to enjoy new work, network, meet and greet with new artists and provide an atmosphere which will continue to support the arts in New Rochelle.

Included in the exhibit are:
Jesse Sanchez a graduate of the Cooper Union has over ten years of experience in design has been a recipient of many top awards in the book publishing industry. He has maintained an art and design studio in the downtown New Rochelle area since 2003 and specializes in book cover design, logo type design; print promotional materials, and illustration in a variety of mediums, including digital and mixed media.

Piero Manrique, was born in Lima, Peru and moved to New York with his family when he was 13. He studied fine arts at Purchase College State University of New York before transferring to the Parsons School of Design and graduating with a bachelor’s degree in architecture in 2005. In addition to his work as a graphic and visual artist, Manrique is an avid salsa dancer, performer and choreographer. His dance experience infuses his paintings with a sense of fluid energy and an awareness of the grace of the human body.

Ok Soon Yoon, a South Korean artist, has enjoyed great success in her native country and now resides in New York City. She has had 21 solo exhibitions and over 200 group exhibitions. She participated in the Paris Mac 2000 Art Fair, had a solo exhibition at the Kyoto Art Museum in Japan, and was invited by the Los Angeles Simonson Gallery as one of the best three Seoul artists. 

Kevin Mc Dowell received his B.F.A from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 1988. He is committed to exploring the nuances of visual art with extreme precision. He strolls through the galleries of SoHo were he continually rethinks about his creative processes, technique and genre. His debut as an artist was at an Expo at the Javits Center in New York in 1990 where he premiered his art work in the form of buttons and wearable art sportswear

Marcelo Pittari born Buenos Aires, Argentina relocated to Brooklyn, NY and now resides in New Rochelle. He studied at the School of Visual and at The Art Student League of New York, working with Ephraim Rubenstein, Costa Vavagiakis, Frank Porcu and Michael Grimaldi. It was there that he exhibited as student and where he has been the recipient of Merit scholarship and awards. 

Lisette Overweel-Monshouwer was born in Dordrecht, the Netherlands. She studied Law in Rotterdam and worked as a court registrar for 18 years. During this period she started to paint and continued in the following years, taking up art studies in Holland and Germany. Her work inspired her to do a series of abstract colorful paintings referring to the daily life in courts. These acrylics can now be found on display in a lot of law firms, court offices and home studies. Right now, they are also on permanent exhibit in the Courts of Dordrecht, Rotterdam and Breda.

Susan Nagib graduated from CUNY Baruch College with a BA in Business Communications with Specialization in Graphic Communications and a minor in Photography. As a graphic designer for over 10 years working with small businesses, she enjoys the challenge of creating new ideas. Earning a certificate from NYU Continuing and Professional Studies in web development has allowed her to expand her knowledge as a web designer.

Lauren Horgan is young emerging artist from Yorktown. Her focus is on graphic design and illustration as well as traditional art expressions. She recently exhibited as a guest artist in the BID Artist Open Studios in Gallery ROC, Larchmont Arts Festival and Oyster Arts & Music Festival.

David Humphrey is from the island of Barbados arriving in NY In 1968. He studied art at Parsons New School for Social Research and Lehman College .He is a member of the New Rochelle Art Association and has exhibited in juried exhibitions produced by he New Rochelle Council on the arts, Bell Harbor Art Association, Cornell University, Lehman College Art Gallery and Bronx Council on Arts Blue Bedroom Project. His work is also in private collections.

Judith Weber, a New Rochelle resident, has spent most of her professional life as a ceramic artist designing and creating a line of limited edition dining accessories. Her work has been featured in Tableware Today, Gourmet Magazine, Architectural Digest and Martha Stewart Living and is represented at Museum shops throughout the United States including SFMOMA in San Francisco, the Museum of Art and Design in New York. As an artist who thrives on challenge and diversity, she creates custom tile and installations for residential and commercial application. The Donor Wall for the New Rochelle Public Library was completed in 2001 and personal murals are in the homes of private clients.

Maryana Oliynyk a Ukrainian born artist now living and working in NY, she graduated Lehman College with honors in BA Studio Art. She minored in Theater with a concentration on painting and stage make-up. In 2007 she graduated from Westchester Community College, majoring in Fashion Merchandise. She was inspired to create MODHArts gallery.