Artery plans November exhibit

| 29 Sep 2011 | 09:57

Milford - The Artery Gallery will feature the work of Jane Blake, Joan Ross and Frank Shuback in its November exhibition. Their exhibit opens Thursday, Nov. 9 and ends Dec. 3. There will be a reception on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. The public is invited to the reception. Gallery artists will be in attendance. Jane Blake studied to be a painter in Oxford, England; Paris, and the School of the Visual Arts in New York City but learned to do batik and sold her first fabrics in Israel. In New York she continued to produce painted fabric for theater, film and the fashion industry. Her current work is a blend of her training as a painter and her love of the lustrous texture of silk. Her work is full of the pure excitement of pattern and shimmering color on decorated fabric. Her work will include framed wall pieces, screens and hand painted scarves. Joan Ross, the noted New Jersey watercolorist and Artery Gallery member, will be showing her most recent landscape paintings. Joan is an award-winning artist who paints the rural beauty that surrounds her home. Her subjects include the lakes, quiet woodlands and historic farms of northern New Jersey. Her most recent awards include the North East Watercolor Society’s Award of Excellence for her painting, “Uptegrove Farm” and the selection of her painting, “Hamburg Mountain” for that society’s exhibition in Kent, Conn. Frank Shuback, of West Hampton, N.Y., is a new member of the gallery. His sculpture has been exhibited widely in many one-man and group shows in New York City and Pennsylvania. His sculptural pieces rely mainly on found objects of wood, metal, plastic and glass which he incorporates into a finished work that sparkles in its clarity and precision. His juxtaposed forms create an effect of mystery in spite of their simplicity. His acrylic paintings also reflect his love of clarity, precision and startling color contrast. The Artery Gallery is located in the Forest Hall Building, at the stop light in Milford. The gallery is open Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For further information, phone 570- 409-1234 or visit www. .