Artist Griselda Healy to Exhibit in November
Teaneck, NJ (October 20, 2004) — Griselda Healy’s exhibit “Entr’Acte” is a series of large figure paintings, pastels, and portraits. Some of the works are part of a series in progress using the Staten Island ferry as a backdrop for the drama or entr’acte.
The exhibit, at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Edward Williams Gallery, 150 Kotte Place, Hackensack, NJ, opens on November 1, 2004. There is an artist’s reception on Sunday, November 7 from 2-4 p.m.
Healy uses figures and their drama juxtaposed with the ferry setting. The Staten Island ferry provides an interesting context with its interior structures and vibrant colors, along with window views of sea, sky, ships, and distant land shapes. The concern here is for people, their environment, and what they do –and particularly, what they do between the major ‘acts’ of their day, is the entr’acte.
Griselda Healy was born in Long Island, NY. She studied still-life and landscape painting with Paul Russotto before moving to Europe, where she worked as a musician. Returning to the USA, Griselda continued to pursue figure painting and drawing at the Lyme Academy, Connecticut, with Dan Gheno, and in New York with Mary Beth McKenzie at the National Academy of Design and Harvey Dinnerstein at the Arts Student League. Since 1997, Griselda has had a studio at Snug Harbor Cultural Center on Staten Island, and has participated in various group shows in the tri-state area. She is presently participating in the Art Student’s League Juried Members’ Exhibition.
Her “Entr’Acte” exhibit at Fairleigh Dickinson University is free and open to the public from Nov. 1-Dec. 3, 2004. The Edward Williams Building is close to Route 4, off Hackensack Avenue South. Gallery hours are Mon.-Fri.8:30 a.m.-8:30 pm.; Sat. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. For further information, call 201 692 2449.