Wednesday, February 22, 2012

March Exhibit at 263 Art Gallery

263 Art Gallery located in the Historical Victorian house at 263 Main St., Nashua, NH will host three talented artists during the month of March, 2012, namely

William C. Turner’s From Horses to Horsepower”,

Toni DeRuntz’s Romantic Realism vs. Abstract Expressionism”,

and Monika Roglic, fabric painter on women’s clothing.

The opening reception for the exhibit will be on Sat., Mar. 17th, from 2-5 p.m.

On March 17th, during the Art Opening, Mrs. Roglic will present a fashion show of her latest couture creations. Monika Roglic paints on silks and her designs are used on wedding gowns and formal dresses. The dresses will be modeled by Kelly and Elizabeth Scrima.

Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served and the Opening is free to the public.

All are invited

Toni DeRuntz was born in Palo Alto California and studied under Stephan Baumann, one of the top 100 Southwest artists in the U.S. She also studied under Alisa Miller, portraitist, and after having being included in shows including the top ten Marine artists in the U.S. Toni had a solo show in Monterey California. After moving to the East Coast she studied under Harriet Winchester and showed successfully in various art galleries on the east coast as well as other art galleries in the U.S. She has been included in juried shows at Museums in Fitchburg, Lowell and Andover. She was awarded the Golden Easel on October the 3d, 2001 by the Nashua Area Artist Association. She has had her artwork featured in articles in Newspapers and Magazines

William C Turner, received his BFA from NH Institute of Art, Manchester and was awarded national recognition for his paintings from the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylics, and Allied Artists of America, as well as many awards from regional exhibitions. His works are featured in an article in the Fall/Winter 2011 Monadnock Living Magazine.

His love of New England, and natural and mechanical “horsepower” have been a source of inspiration for him. As a life-long learner, Bill is currently exploring new and various techniques in rendering his art.

Monika Roglic, a Croatian-American artist, teacher and award winner psychology graduate, dedicates her life to painting the things she loves the most: the Mediterranean. She works with oils and acrylic, as well as watercolor on silk. Monika is a pianist so while she paints she listens to classical music. She is a published author(poetry), who keeps the tradition of her homeland alive in these turbulent 'global' times by taking photographs of the old world of Dalmatia. Monika had an exhibit at the Croatian Heritage foundation in 2010.

What makes her work unique is that she hand paints fabric-silk and then transforms the pieces of colorful art into a simple pattern that is wearable.



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