Monday, February 7, 2011

We Kicked off Superbowl Sunday with an Artists Reception

We had a wonderful and successful wine and cheese reception with Bulgarian Sculptor, Kaya Deckelbaum on Sunday, February 6th from 2-4pm.

Kaya shared her inspirations, artwork and even techniques. She brought along a sample of the wire mesh material which are the basis for many of her pieces.

And she brought a few new sculptures (which will be at the gallery for the balance of the show through March 13th.)

While I attend many other gallery openings and receptions, I am always delighted with those at my gallery, Elisa Contemporary Art, because of how people interact with each, as well as the art.

There were wonderful new connections taking place and an openness for all to join in.

It was an energetic environment to be a part of.

And a big thank you for all that joined us!

And thanks for those who are helping to grow and support the art community within Riverdale.

The exhibit, Distant Faces and Places, will continue through March 13th at Elisa Contemporary Art, 5622 Mosholu Avenue, Riverdale NY 10471. Gallery Hours: Friday/Saturday 10am-6pm and by appointment. For more information, visit our website at or contact

We hope to see you soon.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Distant Faces and Places Exhibit at Elisa Contemporary Art, New York fro...

If you can't stop by our current exhibit, Distant Faces and Places, be sure to watch our video tour.

Here's a brief overview:
Journey to far away places and distant lands. And encounter a spirited few in the new exhibit, Distant Faces and Places at Riverdale’s only contemporary Art Gallery, Elisa Contemporary Art. Our current exhibit explores abstracted landscapes and figurative work in paintings and sculptures.

It is an invitation to escape into the worlds of our four artists and find a place to call your own.

From the art of Syracuse artist, Sharon Gordon, whose landscapes balance delicately on the fine line between abstraction and representation to the intensely pigmented exotic worlds of Canadian Artist, Marie Danielle Leblanc.

In the haunting paintings of Hawaii artist Connie Firestone, you'll sense a watchful presence and be captivated by the body and shadows of the wire mesh sculptures of Kaya Deckelbaum.

These four female artists create visions of alternate spaces and places to explore.

What: Distant Faces and Places
When: Now - March 13, 2011
Artists Reception with Kaya Deckelbaum: Sunday, February 6th from 2-4pm
Where: Elisa Contemporary Art Gallery, 5622 Mosholu Avenue, Riverdale NY
Gallery Hours: Friday/Saturday 10 am - 6pm and by Appointment. Sun. Feb. 6 12-5pm

Check website for additional events in late February to support the Arts to Grow programs for Riverdale Neighborhood House.