A Night of Art and Jazz: Alfa Art Gallery’s 7th Anniversary and NBAS Awards Ceremony
Reception – April 17th, 2015 from 6:00pm-9:30pm
About this Reception
Alfa Art is proud to announce its 2015 Art and Jazz event celebrating the gallery’s 7th anniversary and the winners of the 2014 New Brunswick Art Salons (NBAS). To continue to promote well established and emerging artists, Alfa will be hosting an awards ceremony during the event for the NBAS winners. With help of the gallery’s numerous sponsors, certificates and prizes will be granted to the winners of the following NBAS exhibitions: Oil and Mixed Media, Watercolor and Mixed Media, and Photography. In addition, a special appearance by the mayor of New Brunswick, James Cahill, is expected.
This event will also be accompanied by “Footprints in Space,” Art Director Vesselin Kourtev’s solo exhibition, and live musical performances.
About “Footprints in Space”
This exhibition displays a retrospective of paintings exemplifying Kourtev’s evolution as an artist over his 20-year career. With chosen works from his portfolio of artistic cycles, the exhibition includes oil paint, watercolor, and mixed media. Kourtev’s work has been described as impressionistic abstraction due to his unique colorist approach. Specific works personify these qualities such as his intricate face imprints, and his transparent manipulation of oil paint.
About the New Brunswick Art Salon
Originating in Paris in the 18th century, art salons were the most anticipated annual and biannual events, celebrating the farthest advances in academia and the arts. These salons provided artists with the opportunity to exhibit their work alongside their contemporaries while received critical as well as public response. Inspired by the Parisian Salons, Alfa Art Gallery holds Salons four times a year in different artistic mediums and endeavors to showcase the talent of local artists to the New Brunswick public.
The Mayor of New Brunswick will be making a visit for a short period of time so make sure to be there at 6pm sharp!
Contact: Galina Kourtev, Assistant Director and President – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sean Fallon, Public Relations Intern – email@example.com
Gallery Phone: 732-296-7270