We are so excited to announce that the second Art in the Park will take place on June 29, 2013 from 9-1 on the lawn next to the farmers’ market. We have so many wonderful artists displaying and selling their works. Treat yourself to an original work of art to enhance your home or office décor!
This years artists include:
Tom Shelton whatthefolkart.com Tom Shelton is an experimental self-taught artist from New Jersey. His passion for antiques, rust, and ancient relics, combined with his acute attention to detail allow him to create works that summon the past, yet keep the viewer in the present moment. His sculptures are made of found objects and mixed media. Tom is highly inspired by nature and animals, and can often be found feeding the squirrels or cuddling with his hermit crab.
Tracy DiTolla tracyditolla.com Tracy DiTolla works in various mediums but is currently focusing on watercolor painting and collage. Her work is inspired from several periods in art history including Abstract Expressionism, Mexican Folk Art and Neolithic structures. Tracy has her BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from William Paterson University and her MA in Art History from Montclair University. Tracy DiTolla currently teaches Art and Art History at Warren County Community College and Art at Riverdale Art Center.
Michelle Ricci sweetpeasandothercuriosities Michelle Ricci is a graduate in Fine Arts from Bergen Community College and is currently planning to attend art school in NYC, majoring in Photography. In her spare time, she enjoys creating everything from jewelry, hair accessories, paintings, home furnishings to small illustrations, as well as mixed media. With her present papier-mâché collage series still in progress, she hopes to push the envelope, using the human body as a canvas to incite emotions from viewers and the audience alike.
Dennis Moster DennisMosterPrints Dennis Moster has dabbled in art all his life. When he broke his neck in 2003, becoming quadriplegic, art became his main method of finding focus, peace & enjoyment. His subjects include nature, still-lifes, flora & fauna, landscapes, abstracts, geometrics, color combinations, dimension, texture and sometimes humor. It is his hope that his work will bring peace & good vibes to your space.
Marybeth Costello Marybeth Costello is a self-taught, freehand Artist who works mainly in a marker medium. Many describe her Art as having a “whimsical” nature. Her work includes art for children, families, personalized invitations, calendars, and an ever-expanding greeting card line. Her latest project was an illustration for the annual runway tee-shirts at Pose Modeling Agency in Texas. Sometimes you can find Marybeth at children’s parties doing face painting or an arts and crafts project. Marybeth has lived with her husband and 3 boys in Oakland for many years, and has plans to open an Art and Crafts studio soon where she can bring the love of Art and Imagination to children everyday.
Scott Scarpelli exercises his creativity by thinking outside the box - he turns wine crates into works of art. Scott uses a wide variety of rich, saturated colors and swirling shapes in his compositions and he finishes each piece off with a high gloss finish. His work is reminiscent of 1960s outsider art and will be a groovy addition to your art collection.
Pamela Leggate Pam has a BS in art education from Kutztown State College. She has taken graduate courses at Kutztown and Pennsylvania State University. Pam also studied at The DeCordova Museum School of Art in Lincoln, MA and The College of St. Paul and St. Mary in Cheltenham, England. Pam was an art teacher in the Pennridge School District in Perkasie, PA. Currently, Pam teaches art at the Oakland Senior Center. Nature and man-made objects are a source of inspiration. Whatever is challenging at any particular time is where Pam concentrates her efforts. She likes to work light against dark and dark against light. She works in many media, but primarily watercolor and pencil.
Jessica Day JessicaLynnDayArtist Jessica Day is a Hofstra University graduate who studied Fine Art, she had a paintbrush in her hands by age three. It was no surprise that she quickly developed a passion for art. Her range of styles includes everything from abstract to photo realism, using media of all types. After studying art, Jessica developed an even stronger passion for creating colorful and vivid works – she considers herself a true colorist. She aspires to captivate her viewers with her original color and design.
Heather Perez Heather’s works are done in graphite and ink and are inspired by natural subjects. She has recently begun to experiment with acrylics and is looking forward to watching her art grow and mature.
Scott Clark scottclarkproject.com Scott Clark is a Singer-Songwriter, Artist, and Music Teacher. He was born in New York City and moved to Newburgh, New York in 1980. Music has become the primary focus of his life after studying Music Composition & Theory at SUNY New Paltz. His interest in painting began in the fall of 2010. Scott’s paintings are full of texture and layering of various colors. He is self-taught and is constantly experimenting with techniques found in books or ideas from discussions with friends. Scott has lived in Boonton, New Jersey for the past 12 years. He has been teaching music K-6 in Orange, New Jersey for the past 11 years.
Jeffrey Demeter Jeffrey Demeter is a sculptor that works in metal. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston and University of Delaware. He was drawn to metal work as a way to express himself creatively by using another medium besides music and because of a deep appreciation for chemistry and the atomic nature of the universe.