NEW BRUNSWICK – New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center, is currently displaying the paintings of artist Joy Sacalis at their Gallery located at 167 New Street, New Brunswick. Sacalis’ paintings are being exhibited until Thursday, July 7, as part of New Jersey Blood Services’ Rutgers Alumni Exhibit series.
Sacalis has worked in several areas in art and design, beginning with a career in landscape architecture. She went on to pursue fabric design, magazine illustration, window display and decorative painting. In addition, she has been a birth assistant, chef, holistic health counselor and musician. Her interest in healing and spirituality sparked her interest in her latest venture, abstract expressionism.
Sacalis describes painting as a pure spontaneous adventure. Her muses; color, movement and sound, are the languages that allows her energy to guide her in a celebration of creating distinctive images on her canvases. Sacalis’ paintings take the form of recognizable symbols such as stars, faces, hearts, houses, birds and swirls. Her images and shapes are colorful, lyrical, loving and uplifting.
Sacalis lives in an old farmhouse in New Jersey with her two children and two cats.
The Gallery at New Street is part of New Jersey Blood Services’ community donor center where volunteer blood donors come to make whole blood and platelet donations. Visitors to the Gallery can make a whole blood or platelet donation to help maintain our community blood supply and helps to save the lives of hospital patients in need of lifesaving transfusions.
For information on donor eligibility or to schedule an appointment to donate, call New York Blood Center toll free at 1-800-933-2566 or visit www.nybloodcenter.org.
Connect with NJTODAY.NET
Join NJTODAY.NET's free Email List to receive occasional updates delivered right to your email address!