Monday, October 24, 2011

Paintings by Annette Adrian Hanna: On Display at Bernardsville Library in November

Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to present People, Places and More, an exhibition of paintings by Annette Adrian Hanna. The exhibition will be on display from November 1 through November 28, and the public is invited to meet the artist at an opening reception on Sunday, November 6 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. [No sign-up is necessary.]

Ms. Hanna, a resident of Boonton Township, has shown her work in both solo and group exhibitions throughout the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. In 2011 she received the Ridgewood Art Institute Award at the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Exhibit. She is a recipient of five Gold Medals in painting. In 2007, her work was chosen as one of 100 Best Pastels by Pastel Journal magazine. In 2008, her oil painting was chosen as a Christmas card and calendar page for American Diabetes Association. She has been featured in American Artist magazine, Portrait Highlights, International Artist, the Best of Pastels II, and has authored a book on painting portraits in oil. She is a member of Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Pastel Society of America, Portrait Society of America, Northwest Pastel Society, American Artist’s Professional League, and teaches at Morris County Art Association in Morristown, New Jersey.

“My main interests are people and the landscape,” she says. “People are fascinating because of the many facets of each person’s personality, and the figure has always been of strong interest. Recording those things in paint and pastel is a challenge. I also love the outdoors and enjoy plein-air painting. The beauty of the landscape, to me, has a very spiritual quality. I can go to the same location in different seasons or find a different viewpoint, and it becomes an entirely different painting.” Her favorite mediums are oil and pastel, with charcoal and pencil running a close second.

The show will be on view in the library’s Community Room during regular library hours unless a meeting is in progress. For further information, please call the library at 908-766-0118.

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