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Paintings by Theodosia Tamborlane of Cranford on Exhibit at Pearl Street Gallery

Paintings by Theodosia Tamborlane of Cranford on Exhibit at Pearl Street Gallery

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present an exhibit of paintings by Theodosia A. Tamborlane of Cranford in the gallery space at the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, located at 633 Pearl Street in Elizabeth. A selection of her paintings entitled “Colors of Nature” is on display at the Pearl Street Gallery until July 31. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

“We are pleased to have Ms. Tamborlane’s beautiful abstract paintings on display,” said Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada. “I hope this work by an emerging artist will attract a new audience to the fine programs available through the Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.”

Tamborlane has been practicing health care law in New Jersey for 30 years. She started a new career path in 2003 with drawing and watercolor classes through the Union County College Continuing Education program. Her instructor, artist Bernice Shah of Westfield, encouraged her to pursue her artistic expression and studies. Tamborlane entered the Union County College degree program while continuing to practice law part-time. Last month, she earned an Associate in Arts degree in Fine Arts from Union County College. She studied in the Fine Arts Program under Director Anthony Nicole with Professors George Hildrew and Robert Yoskowitz.

Theodosia Tamborlane has exhibited in many solo and group shows this year. Her solo exhibits include: The Watchung Art Center; New Jersey State Bar Association, New Brunswick; and at the Valley National Bank in Cranford. Group shows this year include: Contemporary Art Group, Watchung Arts Center; Watchung Arts Center Members Annual Show; Contemporary Art Group, Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Gallery; Union County College Gallery, Hero and Monster; and Union County College Art Society’s Annual Juried Competition (First Place award). In 2007, she was awarded First Place in the Founders’ Day Competition at Union County College. Her first group exhibit was in 2007 at the Cranford Library Arts Celebration.

“The use of dynamic colors and the expression of movement are hallmarks of my paintings. The colors allow me to create multiple images of the force of nature,” Ms. Tamborlane said of her show, Colors of Nature. “Most of my paintings are not painted from scenes or models. They take shape as the mixed paint is moved over the canvas. The teachings of Hans Hofmann compel me to allow form to exist through color. My colors express a spiritual contact with nature and my experience of today and yesterday.”

Union County artists (whose works can be hung on a wall) interested in exhibiting in the gallery space are welcome to apply. For more information about the Pearl Street Gallery or other programs please contact the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, 633 Pearl St., Elizabeth, NJ 07202. Telephone (908) 558-2550. NJ Relay users can dial 711. E-mail to: culturalinfo@ucnj.org.