FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 21, 2013
Contact: Tom Plante, (908) 527-4746
Sebastian D’Elia, (908) 527-4419


Monoprints by Andrea Epstein on Exhibit at Pearl Street Gallery

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present an exhibit of monoprints by Andrea Epstein of Berkeley Heights 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 work entitled “Monoprints: Explorations in Printmaking” is on display at the Pearl Street Gallery until March 28. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

“We are pleased to have Ms. Epstein’s compelling works on display,” said Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Union County Cultural and Heritage Programs Advisory Board. “The exhibit demonstrates her mastery of the abstract expressionist tradition.”

Andrea Epstein earned a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and an MFA from Yale University School of Art. She is certified to teach studio art through the Bank Street College of Education/Parsons School of Design in New York City.

Ms. Epstein’s teaching experience includes: Teaching Assistant, Painting, at RISD and Yale University; Art Instructor, The Hewitt School, NYC; Advisor/Adjunct Instructor in the Parsons Art Education Program; and Owner/Instructor of Andrea’s Art Barn in Maplewood, NJ.

Her many exhibits in the Northeast include: “Artists as Educators,” Parsons School of Design, NYC; Ashawagh Hall, Solo Exhibit, East Hampton, NY; “Pressing Matters,” The Visual Arts Center, Summit, NJ; “Abstraction, A Woman’s View,” The Gaelen Galleries, JCC MetroWest, West Orange, NJ; The Monotype Guild of New England 2010 Juried Exhibition, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA; and “Paper Work,” Group Exhibition of Printmaking, Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ. Epstein’s work may be seen at www.andreaepstein.com .

“Although my work is clearly abstract and I intend no literal interpretation, I do consider most of the images to be a sort of inner landscape of the mind,” Ms. Epstein said. “My aim is to create an image that reveals itself slowly over time as opposed to being accessible all at once.”

Union County artists (whose works can be hung on a wall) interested in exhibiting in the gallery are welcome to apply. For more information about the Pearl Street Gallery or other programs, 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.


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