Ceramic popular art from Barcelos and the Alentejo regions of Portugal is discussed and shown in a lecture by Margaret and Antonio de Souza Santos. Collecting folk art pieces since the 70's, the lecture will pay homage to this rich vanishing tradition. It will introduce the successive generations of artists , the making of ceramic art and the inspiration of their creative works drawn from daily life, religious events, festivals, animals, fantastic 'monsters' and devils. Full of humor, extravagant forms, vibrant colors and creative energy, Portuguese popular ceramic art is exceptional and internationally recognized as a unique expression of the creative spirit of the people of Portugal. Picasso was astonished by the prodigious creativity of Rosa Ramalho, the most acclaimed artist. The work of ceramic artists Rosa Ramalho, Julia Ramalho, Misterio, and others will be presented and discussed.
Sat. Oct. 19 @ Prospect St. Firestation Gallery
iListen - A HAPPENING -3pm to 7:00pm
Poetry, music, silent art auction, and refreshments! Participate and listen to the words and sounds of poets and musicians from all over New Jersey and New York
Eric Eyges - Guitar and vocal
Richard Cammarieri- Poet
Jennifer Eyges - piano and voice
Matthew and Simi Ravens of Ravens Ballroom
Maria Fatima Santos - Fado---- (guitar and voice)
David Segarnick - classical, flamenco, brazillian guitar
Announcement of winners of Silent Auction
Public Viewing: 12 noon to 6pm
Prospect St. Firestation Gallery: 56 Prospect Street near Ferry St. 973-589-5525 or Public Viewing: Mon thru Friday 12 noon to 6pm
Group Exhibition: Gianluca Bianchino - USA, Stina Brockman - Sweden - Ursmar Fernandes - Venezuela, Birgita Godlund - Sweden, Carolina Hindsjo aka The Fat Lady - Sweden, Heejung Kim -US/ Korea, Linda Kimler-US, Yen Hua Lee - Taiwan, Ashleigh Mason - US, Antonio Rendeiro - US/Portugal, Sergio Rivero - US/Cuba, Elizabeth Seaton - US, Nettie Thomas - US, Toni Thomas - US, Harry Prott - US, Robert Walsh-US.
Heejung Kim -US/ Korea, Antonio Rendeiro - US/Portugal, Sergio Rivero - US/Cuba, Elizabeth Seaton - US, and others