FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 14, 2009

 

 

Paintings by Clementina Hechevarria of Garwood on Exhibit at Pearl Street Gallery

Paintings by Clementina Hechevarria of Garwood on Exhibit at Pearl Street Gallery

Paintings by Clementina Hechevarria of Garwood on Exhibit at Pearl Street Gallery

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present an exhibit of oil paintings by Garwood artist Clementina Hechevarria 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 titled “The Journey” is on display at the Pearl Street Gallery through January 29th. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

“The talent and diversity of our county artists assure an inspiring and interesting variety of exhibitions at the Pearl Street Gallery,” said Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Union County Cultural and Heritage Advisory Board. “We are pleased to display an exhibit of Ms. Hechevarria’s beautiful paintings.”

Clementina Hechevarria attended Kean College where she earned a B.A. in English with a minor in Fine Arts. She worked in various fields after college, both in the corporate world and as a legal secretary for many years. But she always had a deep love and appreciation of art. In 2005, she left her 9 to 5 job to pursue her art business on a full-time basis. Her inspiration comes not only from the great masters such as William Bouguereau, Bernini and Michelangelo, but also from her contemporaries. She has studied with artists from Guatemala and China; sculptor Martine Vaugel; portrait and landscape artist Helen Lee Meyers; and is currently studying with portrait artist Marvin Mattelson.

Ms. Hechevarria’s artwork consists of portraits in oil on canvas, landscape paintings in oil, murals for children’s rooms and painted furniture. She also sews special occasion clothing for children. Her work has been sold at craft shows sponsored by Rose Squared Productions, as well as at the Cranford and Westfield Street Fairs. She has been represented by Visions Gallery in Clinton, N.J., and AnnMarie’s Flowers in Cranford. Her work can be viewed on her website: www.clementinascreations.com.

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 Street, Elizabeth NJ 07202. Free on-site parking is available. Telephone (908) 558-2550. NJ Relay users can dial 711. E-mail to: culturalinfo@ucnj.org.