Thursday, February 19, 2009

Member News: Rachel Citrino



On Friday, February 20, 2009 from 6-9pm, the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts opens their two new exhibitions which will run for a month. Both of the shows offer something different for the Center as they will give visitors a chance to sneak inside the psyche of artists in a number of ways.
In the Main Gallery, the RRCA Exhibition Committee curates "In Your Face: Artist Self-Portraits." Artists spend the majority of their time observing others, but this time the eyes are on them. Take a journey through the mind of an artist as you witness how the artists see themselves. This show has no boundaries as there is a wide variety of mediums and styles to observe.
In the Witt Gallery, Rachel Citrino and Liz Nicklus curate, "Four Artist's Who Are Women: A Celebration of Women's Herstory Month." This exhibition is a special treat as it depicts four very talented women artists who each work in different mediums. Linda Dubin Garfield is an award-winning printmaker and mixed media artist. Linda began studying the printmaking process in the early 90s and has over time combined her knowledge of its techniques with collage, photography and digital imaging to create very dynamic and original pieces. Michelle Marcuse is an encaustic artist who has exhibited and taught all over the country. Michelle also has pieces in collections in a number of places including Bangkok, Thailand. Michelle combines her work with wax, digital imaging and monoprints to create pieces in large and small scale which are inspired by and represent movement in all forms. Francine Strauss creates mixed media dolls. Francine uses all types of materials to create dolls which tell stories of those that are unable to tell their own. Finally, Dianne Hricko is a fiber artist who works with silk screening and direct painting. Dianne creates beautiful silk paintings full of vibrant color and life. Each of these four women is a striking example of the contributions females have made and continue to make in the art world. Workshops are being offered throughout the exhibition time on their techniques; call the RRCA for more information.

Each of these vibrant and dynamic shows will be on display from Friday, February 20th until March 16, 2009 at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts. Third Friday reception is 6-9pm, with artist talks beginning at 6pm. The reception is free and open to the public. This month's Third Friday sponsor is Dr. Alfred Davies.
The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts is a nonprofit community arts center, gallery and gift shop. The RRCA is located at 22 North High Street in Millville, New Jersey. Regular business hours include: Monday-Thursday and Sunday, 11am-5pm, Friday, 11am-8pm (Later on Third Fridays), and Saturday, 11am-7pm. For more information, visit the center's website,, or call 856-327-4500.
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