March 6, 2020
Alfa Art Gallery is excited to exhibit Betty Jacobsen, Meredeth Turshen, and Yvonne Skaggs’ latest collboration, “Life Distilled.” The show features representative works from their numerous explorations in watercolor, drawing, collage, and mixed media. The exhibition will launch with a celebratory opening reception on March 12, 2020; all are welcome! To learn more about the three artists and how they came together to create this three-person show, check out this article from New Jersey Monthly Magazine!
June 27, 2019
“An Admirable Exhibition by Vesselin Kourtev Decorated the Gallery of Stara Zagora”; Rositsa Rancheva of dolap.dp writes a reflection of Kourtev’s work featured in Art Gallery Stara Zagora’s exhibition “Paintings and Drawing”. Click here to read the entire article (PDF|HTML)
August 10, 2016
“Watercolor Paintings and Mixed-Media on Display at Alfa Art Gallery”; exhibition coverage by Mary Ann Koruth, featured on NewBrunswickToday.com. Click here to read the entire article (PDF|HTML)
November 14, 2015
An article called “Alfa Art Gallery Presents International Inspirations Exhibit” written by Christopher Bohorquez and featured on Quo Vadis Newspaper excellent explained one of our recent exhibitions. Click here to read the entire article (PDF|HTML)
July 24, 2015
“Bulgarian Photography Exhibit on Display at Alfa Art Gallery Downtown Gallery Hosting Cluster Photostyle Team’s Work Through August 30” was featured on NewBrunswickToday.com as an article written by Gioia Kennedy. Click here to read the entire article (PDF|HTML)
September 17, 2012
“New Brunswick City Market, the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission and the Zimmerli Art Museum were recognized on Friday night at Alfa Art Gallery on Church Street.”, an article by Jennifer Bradshaw on Patch.com. Click here to read the entire article (PDF|HTML)
Alfa Art Gallery not only enriches the life of New Brunswick residents with constantly changing art exhibitions but also strives to ignite passion for the arts in the hearts of Rutgers University students and employees. Alfa recently donated another painting of the Cypriot artist Tatiana Soteropoulos, to the NJ Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health. Click here to read the entire article (PDF|HTML)
An interview with Alfa’s Assistant Director and Treasurer, Hristiyan Kourtev, was recently featured in the Rutgers Student Financial Review.
Reporter Bart Gallo, wrote: “Alfa Art Gallery in downtown New Brunswick first opened its doors in 2008 as a simple way to meet the needs of the local artistic culture. With generous grants and increasing support from students and passionate art enthusiasts, the gallery now hosts events, exhibitions, concerts and various educational art programs.” Click here to read the entire article (PDF|HTML)
June 16, 2011
“There’s still more than a week to catch “Abstraction and the Creative Unconscious,” an exhibition of recent work, both painting and collage, by the protean Peter Arakawa and Pollock-inflected painter Rita Herzfeld at the Alfa Art Gallery in New Brunswick. Arakawa has been showing in New Jersey for at least 20 years, he’s a graduate of Mason Gross, and makes some of the most delicate and visually exciting images you’re likely to see; Herzfeld is more determinedly abstract and gestural, with hints of landscape showing through. But the command of color, and control of form, in both artists is impressive. ” , wrote Dan Bischoff for the Star Ledger. Click here to read the entire article (PDF|HTML)
February 3, 2011
Call for Entries – The Alfa Art Gallery would like to invite artists to submit work for the New Brunswick Art Salon, Spring’11. There are two artist categories: newly emerging artists and professional artists. All submissions must be in by April 1. Artists will be notified if their work is accepted by April 4. The exhibition opening will be held on April 22. Click here to download the flyer (PDF – English|Spanish).
October 28, 2010
Another blogger praising John Hawaka: “Unfortunately, I am too poor to make my way into new york to take advantage of its seemingly endless expanse of galleries. Which is why I made my way to the Zimmerli, and this small art gallery called Alpha Art in downtown New Brunswick. I had no idea it existed until a friend told me about it, but I am glad I checked it out.” Click here to read the entire post (PDF|HTML).
October 18, 2010
Marteha Stewart blogs about John Hawaka’s solo exhibition at Alfa: “What I really enjoyed was that the gallery also had on display older works by Hawaka including the artists’ very first painting. This allowed me as a viewer (especially one who is new to Hawaka’s works) to see a change and even a progression in …”. Click here to read the entire post (PDF|HTML).
April 8, 2010
“New Year’s Celebration leads to a Cross-Cultural Collaboration” says myCentralJersey.com in an article about Virginia DeBerry’s book promotion event that took place at Alfa. Click here to read the entire article (PDF|HTML).
March 31, 2010
“Art Imitates Art: A Novelist Duo Finds the Perfect Canvas”, an article by Michele Alperin in Princeton’s U.S. 1 Newspaper, details the symbiosis between writers DeBerry and Grant and artist Vesselin Kourtev. “Perhaps only fate could have brought together novelists Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant and Bulgarian artist Vesselin Kourtev in an exhibition opening Thursday, April 2, at the Alfa Art Gallery in New Brunswick“, writes Alperin. Click here to read the entire article (PDF|HTML).
February 2, 2010
“Dancers added a visual aspect to the music at the opening and juxtaposed it to the works of the rest of the artists, which they used as props in their routines.”; a statement from The Mirror‘s first page story, covering Alfa’s second anniversary in great detail. Click here to read the full story (PDF|HTML).
September 11, 2009
“New Brunswick photos shine at two displays in the city” is the title of an article on myCentralJersey.com by Jared Katlwasser. The article talks about the collaborative photography event between Alfa Art Gallery and the New Brunswick Free Public Library. Click here to read the article (PDF|HTML)
June 6, 2009
Nevena Mandadjieva, Correspondent for the “Bulgarian Telegraph Agency (БТА)“, provided extensive coverage of Alfa’s June 5th event and the New Brunswick City Market Award Ceremony where Alfa Art Gallery received an award in recognition of our “Creativity, Dedication and Outstanding Contribution to the Arts and Business Community of New Brunswick”. Click here to view the award (JPG). Click here to read the article in Bulgarian (PDF) — translation in English coming soon.
Roche-Continents’ April-May 2009 issue featured an article inspired by the collaboration of two Roche scientists both at work and on the art/cultural scene. The story “Roche Scientists Partner Through Art and Music” praises John Olson, PhD and Galina Kourteva, PhD (Co-Founder and Assistant Director at Alfa Art Gallery). “By the day they search for medical cures at Roche, but off-time, Galina Kourteva, Ph.D., owns a fine art gallery where fellow researcher John Olson, Ph.D., who heads the New York City Classical Guitar Society, has performed to much acclaim.” Click here to read the entire article (PDF|HTML).
February 22, 2009
Madelline Pizarro, staff writer for the for “The Daily Targum” covers Alfa’s February 21st open-studio event in her article “Gallery brings together art, indie-rock”. Click here to read the entire article (PDF)
February 20, 2009
Ralf J. Belantonin, correspondent for the “Home News Tribune” talks about Christina Entcheva and her works in his article titled“Sight and sound – Alfa Gallery event combines music and art”. Click here to read the entire article (JPG)
February 19, 2009
“NEW BRUNSWICK – Art is spreading its roots downtown”, informs Richard Khavkine, staff writer the “Home News Tribune” in his article titled “From Alfa to omega, art gallery expands Hub City”. Click here to read the entire article (JPG)
February 3, 2009
Asraa Mustufa, staff writer for “The Daily Targum” documents Alfa’s One Year Anniversary in her article titled “Gallery highlights ‘green’ artwork”. Click here to read the entire article (HTML)
December 7, 2008
“Artist: Political satire exhibit ‘Only a Test’ of last three year”, trumpets “The Daily Targum” on the first page of their Monday, December 7th paper. The article, by Heather Brookhart, talks about Rodney Durso‘s exhibition, which had its opening reception at Alfa on Friday, December. Click here to read the entire article (PDF|HTML)
November 23, 2008
Rachael Hotchkiss, correspondent for “The Daily Targum” writes “In a one-woman show at the Alfa Art Gallery in downtown New Brunswick this past Thursday, Pandora Scooter addressed an issue many University seniors have been thinking about for the last four years: graduation.”
“Graduation/Diploma Schmipoma” was the 2nd of a septlogy of shows called “MILESTONES” by Pandora Scooter, which will be held at Alfa Art Gallery over the next few months. Click here to read the entire article (PDF|HTML)
November 1, 2008
Bulgarian daily newspaper “Maritza” (Марица), serving the city of Plovdiv writes about Konstantin Konstantinov‘s participation Alfa Art’s 2nd “Art to Green” exhibition, part of the “Green Wave” initiative. (also see “The Daily Targum” article from Sept 28, below). Click here to read the entire article (JPG)
September 28, 2008
Madelline Pizarro of “The Daily Targum” writes “U. artist puts ‘green’ paintings on display” in her article about Alfa Art’s 2nd “Art to Green” exhibition, part of the “Green Wave” initiative. Click here to read the entire article (JPG|HTML)
June 27, 2008
MyCentralJersey.com‘s correspondent Ralph J. Bellatoni described Alfa as “bursting with color” during John Hawaka‘s exhibition titled “Infusions of Color”. Click here to read the entire article (PDF|HTML)
May 25, 2008
Bulgarian/American weekly newspaper “Nedelnik” mentions Alfa Art’s events as part of the “Bulgarian Culture Festival” in their March 25-31 issue. Click here to read the article “Изкуството е навсякъде – Фестивалът на българската култура тази година се провежда в три американски щата” (JPG)
The April 2008 issue of “Middlesex, health & lifestyle” magazine wrote about the painting Vesselin Kourtev (AlfaArt Gallery Director) donated to Saint Peter’s University Hospital as a way of saying thank you for saving his life. Click here to read the entire article “The buzz at Saint Peter’s – Saint Peter’s honored by Alfa Art” (JPG)
March 6, 2008
The “West Essex Tribune” announced artist Doree Valenza‘s upcoming lecture at Alfa Art Gallery, in their March 6th edition. Click here to read the entire article “Valenza to Discuss Art Work and Jewelry Line” (JPG)
March 2, 2008
“The legendary mermaids of Florida’s Weeki Wachee Park are subject of a new documentary, sneak previewed at Alfa Art Gallery last weekend.“, reads the March 2nd edition of “The Mirror“. Click to view the scanned image (JPG)
February 12, 2008
Alfa Art gallery was recently featured in another article on the first page of “The Mirror” (continued on page 7), on Feb 12, 2008.“Live gallery returns to Church Street. Alfa Art comes out swinging with painters, smiths, concerts and more” by Sebouh Gemdjian. To read the entire article, please click here (Page 1, Page 7 – JPG).
February 7, 2008
Richard Khavkine of the “Home News Tribune” writes “A fusion of shape, color and purpose bursts within 1,000 square feet just off Church Street.” in his article about Alfa Art Gallery “Alfa Art draws on variety” on Feb 7, 2008. To read the entire article, please click here (HTML|PDF).
February 1, 2008
The gallery Gala opening was a success and very well attended. It was featured in an article on page 7 of “The Daily Targum“, on Feb 1, 2008. “New gallery bring diversity to city’s art scene” by Heather Brookhart. To read the entire article, please click here (GIF|PDF).
January 13, 2008
Beez Foundation fundraiser event, held at Alfa Art Gallery on January 12th, received wonderful article titled “Connection made between art, healing” in the “Home News Tribune” by staff writer Alyssa Giachino. To read the entire article, please click here (HTML|PDF).