ROSELLE PARK – “Pastel Landscapes” a solo exhibit of artwork by Roselle Park resident, Judith Banyas will be on display at the Casano Community Center Gallery through Aug. 13. There will be a reception to meet the artist on Wednesday, July 14, from 6– 7:30 p.m.
Banyas delights in the wonder and beauty of nature. The colors of a sunset, the power of a waterfall or the serenity of a mountain stream have always awed her. She strives to get her viewer to see a scene through her eyes and hopefully feel the emotions she felt as she stood there.
Banyas has been drawn to the natural beauty of the Delaware River Basin and as a kayaker she gets to see a part of the river that is not seen by any other means. As an artist, Banyas wants to give everyone a chance to see the charm and the grandeur of the river.
“I have chosen pastels to make this statement because the colors are as rich as the ones I see,” she said. “With the soft pastels I can ‘get my hands into the picture’ so to speak. Working with pastels makes me feel that I am in direct contact with every part of the river as I work. I hope in each of my pictures to convey the love I have for the river and its environs.”
A lifelong resident of Roselle Park, Banyas is a graduate of the duCret School of Art, where she also was an instructor from 1976 to 2009. She was also a co-owner of JM Madison Gallery in Middletown, from 1975 to 1977.
The gallery is located in the Casano Community Center, 314 Chestnut St. Roselle Park. Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday until 5 p.m.
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