ROSELLE PARK – “Evolving Images 2005 – 2011” a solo exhibit of digital photographs by Roselle Park resident Joy Panzarino, will be on display at the Casano Community Center Gallery through June 24.
There will be a reception to meet the artist on Wednesday, May 25, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. The gallery is located in the Casano Community Center, 314 Chestnut Street, Roselle Park. The Casano Community Center and the Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday until 5 p.m.
Fifteen photographs grace the walls of the Art Gallery depicting colorful subjects such as day lilies, close up of roses from Panzarino’s garden, a circus clown, and walkways with blooming trees in Warinanco Park.
Panzarino became interested in photography when her mother gave her a 35 mm three-dimensional stereoscopic camera as a high school graduation gift. What she learned from that camera was how to frame a shot and consider incorporating depth into the pictures.
Panzarino’s mother was her early inspiration and first art teacher. She was a talented artist and taught her how to paint ceramics, make signs, create three-dimensional and flower displays. In high school there was no room in college prep courses for art classes, so Panzarino attended art club at 7:30 a.m. two days a week. There she learned oil painting, sculpture, collage, and other art forms. When Panzarino retired from professional nursing, she took courses in sketching, watercolor painting and photography at Union County College.
This December, Panzarino was awarded first prize for two of her entries in the “Winter in Roselle Park – Share the Magic” photography contest. For two years in a row her photography has won honorable mention in the Union County Senior Art Show. As a member of the Sullivan County Art Association, Panzarino exhibited in the 2005 Riverfest in Narrowsburg, N.Y.
As an artist, Panzarino is expanding into another area, “I’ve begun making cards with my photos, and have shared my hobby with the residents of a nursing home in Bayville, and have also enjoyed sending many of them to my family and friends.”
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