Current and Upcoming Exhibitions
"transFORMed", solo exhibit, Gallery of Congregation B'nai Jeshurun, 1025 South Orange Avenue, Short Hills, NJ
“It really doesn’t matter who I used to be. All that matters is what I have become.”
Sparked by the encounter of found objects, Julie Levine re-purposes everything from discarded car parts and broken musical instruments, to unwanted old cell phones and toilet seats in creating her artwork. Her mixed media pieces are more like wall sculptures, as she combines acrylic paints and oils to the surfaces of each form in numerous dimensions. Playing with texture in layers, shadows of color and patterns, each composition is transFORMed from trash to treasure. The works are fun, not only for the artist - but for the viewer...as you try to identify the objects used in each transformation.
With a Bachelor of Fine Arts in art education from the Hartford Art School and University of Hartford, Julie has become recognized in the international art world. Having had her work featured in galleries from Paris, France to Washington, DC, as well as projected on a building’s façade in Times Square (2014) – her form of recycling is a credit to the art world. Julie has had her work exhibited in numerous juried shows throughout the United States. Several award winning pieces have been featured in New York City galleries such as Soho20 and the Ceres Gallery, where she continues to exhibit her work. With accolades for her work, from the publication world, in 2013, Julie received an award from “The Professional Artists Magazine.”
Her works are in the collections of prominent art collectors as well as in the permanent collections of institutions such as Overlook Hospital (Summit, NJ) and the Katonah Museum of Art (Katonah, NY).
To learn more about the artist, Julie Levine, and her upcoming exhibits go to her website: www.JulieLevineFineArt.com
A special note from the artist:
Never forget your capacity to overcome, to endure, and to literally become transFORMed from all that comes your way in life.
Annual 1978 Celebrates its Friends
Gallery hours are Saturdays (except July 5) and Sundays, 2-5 PM
This is the 4th year Gallery 1978 will feature the work of the artists who are the back bone of the Maplewood arts center.
35 artists will be filling the walls with a range of media, style and subject matter.
1978 Maplewood's Art Center, from this Saturday to November 24th, will fill the gallery walls with the art of its supporters in the annual Friends of 1978 Exhibit. Over 30 Friends will be exhibiting this year. The show runs from October 26 to November 24 . Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 5 PM.
The Opening event is on this Saturday, November 2 from 2 to 5 PM.
1978 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ
The artists: Birrell Vaslieki, Florence Weisz, Luis Alves, Kristen Glanzman, Joseph Madonna, Phyllis Carlin, Denise Hardie, Geralyn Robinson, Mikel Frank, B John Kaufman, Cynthia Weiss, James Buchanan, Evelyn Graves, Dot Kuehn, Susan Napack, Tina Bernstein, Julie Levine, Kathy Leventhal, Vicki, Parker, Cathy McCoy Bristol, Loretta Ferrara, Joan Goldsmith, Joy Yagid, Tricia Zimic, Nette Thomas, Theresa Nelson-Johnson, Ellen Greenfield, Mary Franklin, Tonia Waterbury, Rudy Martin, Elizabeth Antoine, Frank Marshall and Ahmondylla Best.
Pierro Gallery, Baird Center, 5 Mead Street, South Orange, NJ 07079
Gallery Hours Wed. & Thurs.: 2-7pm. Fri. & Sat.: 1-4pm, and by appointment
Opening Reception -
Thursday, September 26, 7-9 PM
The timely and timeless pulse of music is rooted in the polyrhythms and syncopation of the heartbeat, but it is the use of improvisation, experimentation, blue notes and swung notes that fuels Jazz with its distinctive sound and intriguing permutations. The exhibition of Jazz Stories strives to explore the cultural connectedness and influence of Jazz music.....
Pierro Gallery, 5 Mead Street, South Orange, NJ 07079