FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 27, 2014

Public Contact: Cultural & Heritage, 908-558-2550
E-mail: culturalinfo@ucnj.org

Photographs by Leona Seufert of Roselle Park on Exhibit at Pearl Street Gallery

 

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present an exhibit of photography/montage by Leona M. Seufert of Roselle Park 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 “Discovering New Jersey – Union County” is on display at the Pearl Street Gallery until March 28th. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

“We are pleased to have Ms Seufert’s beautiful images of Union County on display,” said Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Union County Cultural and Heritage Programs Advisory Board. “The exhibit demonstrates her mastery of both photography and Photoshop techniques.”

Ms. Seufert graduated from the prestigious High School of Art & Design in New York City and holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from the State University College of Arts and Science in Potsdam, NY. She is a board member and webmaster of the Les Malamut Art Gallery in Union and the founder and curator of shows for the Casano Community Center Art Gallery in Roselle Park.

 

“As I travel through this diverse and fascinating state with my digital camera always tucked in my bag, I seek to capture the uniqueness of the cities and towns I visit,” Ms. Seufert said. “I have lived in Union County for 28 years and am enchanted by its architecture both old and new.”

 

Leona’s artwork has appeared in numerous group and solo shows in the metropolitan area and upstate New York. She has exhibited in galleries and museums such as the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton, the Hoboken Historical Museum, The Visual Arts Center of NJ in Summit, The Les Malamut Art Gallery in Union, the Kenny Art Gallery at the High School of Art & Design, the Abracheff School of Art in New York City and the Market St. Gallery in Potsdam. She also lectures and demonstrates the use of Photoshop to manipulate images.

 

To see images of Leona Seufert’s work, visit http://Studio-L.tripod.com/index.htm.

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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