Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Paintings & Sculptures by NY Academy Artists on Exhibition at Bernardsville Library

A New Day by Kathy  Buist, oil, 36" x 48"
Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to present an exhibition during the month of May of recent work by members of the Alumni Association of the New York Academy of Art (NYAA).  Fifty artists will be represented with over 125 works of art, both paintings and sculpture.  Part of the show will be on view at the library and part across the street at Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery located at 5 Morristown Road.  The public is invited to the opening reception during the May Bernardsville Art Walk on Friday, May 3 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the library and 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the gallery.  

The New York Academy of Art (NYAA) is a graduate school that combines intensive technical training in the fine arts with active critical discourse.  The school operates with the belief that rigorously trained artists are best able to realize their artistic vision. Therefore, Academy students are taught traditional methods and techniques and encouraged to use these skills to make vital contemporary art.  As such, the Academy serves as a creative and intellectual center for all artists dedicated to highly skilled, conceptually aware figurative and representational art.

The New York Academy of Art was founded in 1982 by artists, scholars and patrons of the arts, including Andy Warhol, to foster a resurgence in the training of figurative and representational art.  The Academy has since developed into a non-profit cultural institution housing the nation’s first graduate school of figurative art, a continuing education program, the region’s most in-depth figurative art library, an extensive exhibition and lecture series, and iconic New York City events such as Take Home a Nude and Tribeca Ball.  The Academy is located in the lower Manhattan historic district of TriBeCa, once a commercial area and the city's primary distribution center for textiles and dry goods.   

The library show will be on display in the 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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