“Carolesque-Eclectic Art” – A Carol O’Neill Solo Exhibition
Opening Reception: Friday, August 18th at 6:30pm
Exhibition Duration: August 15th – September 30th, 2017
Please join The Alfa Art Gallery for “Carolesque-Eclectic Art“, featuring the work of Carol O’Neill a local artist specializing in collages. Our exhibition will exclusively showcase her work to Alfa’s audience and the greater New Brunswick area. This public reception opening will create an opportunity for the audience to view the work of a celebrated artist within the community.
Carol O’Neill has been an artist for about 11 years, who previously did woodwork which started with a class she took in Philadelphia. O’Neill worked in wood for about 10 years, and created a series of combs out of wood. She also previously made abstract paintings using India ink. O’Neill now primarily creates collages, using new and recycled materials. The materials vary from piece to piece and include embossed and decorative paper, ribbons, and paper from books and magazines. O’Neill draws inspiration for her collages from looking at different types of printed materials, and is influenced by books from her childhood. When creating a collage, O’Neill asks herself if the piece will make sense to the viewer, what message will it convey, and will the viewer understand this message as she does. While there is no one message which she is trying to convey in all of her art collectively, there are individual messages for individual pieces. Ultimately her goal when creating a collage is to perfect the piece regardless of the color scheme or any specific messages that she is trying to convey.
We invite you to come enjoy the artwork of Carol O’Neill on August 18th, 2017 at 108 Church Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Our Opening Reception will feature a brief introductory presentation of “Carolesque-Eclectic Art” and information about the artist herself. We will also provide light refreshments and a live musical performance.
The Alfa Art Gallery is dedicated to the discovery, growth, and support of emerging and established artists. We believe that visual art is a universal form of expression which can bridge cultural gaps and provide a forum where diverse perspectives can be shared and appreciated. Established in 2008, our organization has grown into New Brunswick’s Cultural Hub by exhibiting over five hundred artists and hosting multidisciplinary community events in honor of the visual arts, music, poetry and dancing.
Alfa Art Gallery is sponsored by the following:
- New Brunswick City Market
- Amboy Bank
- Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission
- Magyar Bank