Even before Carol Pezzutti Lenehan studied art in Rome and received her degree, she was commissioned to paint portraits. She furthered her studies at the National Academy and the Art Student's League in NY while continuing to work on portrait commissions. The experience of painting portraits, from casual to corporate, has enabled her, at times to have painted three generations in a family. Lenehan’s career has now spanned several decades and her work hangs in many public and private collections along the East coast. While portrait painting has been the backbone of Lenehan’s career she has a varied body of work including still lifes, landscapes, and semi abstract pieces. Lenehan works primarily in pastel and oil and describes her style as painterly realism with heart. Lenehan will be showing several of her 'sunlight' still-life paintings as well as signature portraits in the window at the Art Alliance in Red Bank during the month of May. The main gallery space will feature two shows: works by members on the theme Young juried by Lenehan, and work by Long Branch High School students curated by Frank Mainieri, Roger Derrick, and Mill Wexler Kobrinski. The public is invited to the opening reception Saturday, May 4, 6:00-8:00. Come by then, or during gallery hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m., to look at the new art, take a break during your day in Red Bank, and pick up a class and studio schedule. Exhibitions at the Art Alliance change monthly. Six exhibitions a year show work by members of the Art Alliance. Three exhibitions, including the Annual Juried Exhibition, are open to members and non-members. Every January, the Art Alliance hosts an invitational show, featuring work by notable area artists. During the summer months, the programming is open to artists selected by the Art Alliance’s curators who undertake their own shows. Membership in the Art Alliance is open to visual artists at any skill level and to art lovers. Membership fee is $40 per year; $25 for students age 25 and under with ID. Benefits of membership include reduced entry fee for all exhibits ($5 per piece for up to 3 pieces for members; $10 per piece for non-members); affordable studio space; diverse classes and workshops; networking opportunities; the possibility of mounting an independent exhibit during the summer. In addition, the Art Alliance maintains a website, a bi-monthly newsletter, and a Facebook page. The Art Alliance’s studio space, also at 33 Monmouth St., hosts classes and workshops for members and their children, and can be rented by members for group, class, personal, or event use, dependent on availability.
Saturday - May 04, 2019
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