Whether you attend a meet the artist reception or trunk show, learn to draw or paint in one of our art classes or art workshops or have your child's silhouette cut, Juxtapose Gallery is always offering fun events for the entire family!
Taught by NJ exhibiting & teaching artist Debbie Livingston
$60 for two hours
Includes refreshments, wine & professional-grade art supplies
Bring your own photo reference or use ours
Coupon towards custom framing your art
ALL LEVELS welcome
**Private parties available
Pre-paid registration is required
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"OOky II, Not From This World"
Juxtapose Gallery cordially invites you to the solo exhibition of Joanna M. Wezyk, "OOKY II, Not from this World". A meet the artist opening reception will be held Saturday, October 27 from 6:30-8:30, coinciding with Westfield's weekend long Aadams Fest. Family friendly and free to the public.
Ookie 2: NOT FROM THIS WORLD is a sequel exhibition, devoted to and inspired by the kooky and spooky artwork of Charles Addams, the famous cartoonist born and raised in Westfield, NJ.
It is where his former home still lies, along with stately Victorian mansions and a beguiling downtown cemetery that creates a connection to the lives of buried past inhabitants.
Through this series of oil paintings, drawings, and digital images, I explore the contrasting themes of fear and bliss, and how they intertwine with our childhood memories. Twisted, personified shadows in lively playrooms, terrifyingly human-like dolls, mysterious old fashioned bedrooms, and bouquets of beautiful flowers accompanied by deathly moths. In my presentation of dollhouses, I reference to horror in pop-culture, such as The Exorcist, Nosferatu, The Shining, and Silence of the Lambs. Colorful petals imitate moths, and the stems of flowers develop into living vines, leading viewers into a fear of the false beauty. In the Royal Bedrooms, solace turns to fear, with the presence ghost-like creatures in our most intimate spaces.
NOV. 17, 10:30-3:30. Call for your appointment today!
SILHOUETTES MAKE GREAT GIFTS, PLAN AHEAD!
The tradition of silhouette portraits was at its most popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. The name is derived from Etienne de Silhouette, a mid-18th century French Finance Minister, whose hobby was cut-out profiles. The collecting of this medium soon became widespread.
Although there has been a resurgence in silhouette art, genuine silhouette artists who “draw with scissors” are rare. Ted Stuessy's passion is creating silhouettes in the traditional freehand manner.
The average time it takes to cut is 10 minutes. We suggest for the younger children, to bring them in post-naptime and with a full belly along with a book or lap-sized activity to help keep them from the wiggles.
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