“Pastel Landscapes” On Display At Casano Gallery

"Rock Outcropping" by Judith Banyas

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.

"Waiting for Spring" by Judith Banyas

“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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