Press Release

For Immediate Release: August 22, 2019

Paintings by Lana Liddy-LaPadura of Fanwood on Exhibit at the Pearl Street Gallery

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present an exhibit of paintings by Lana Liddy-LaPadura 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 “Suburban” is on display at the Pearl Street Gallery until October 19. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

“We are pleased to have Lana Liddy-LaPadura’s work on display,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “Ms. Liddy-LaPadura is a gifted abstract painter who expresses emotion through vibrant color and form.”

Lana Liddy-LaPadura is a self-taught painter and visual artist who studied film at SUNY Purchase and completed an intensive certificate program at the NY Film Academy. Upon graduating, Lana continued in the field of arts working off Broadway, in television productions, and teaching Communications courses for higher education.

In 2001 she switched gears and began a journey of the soul. As her focus moved inward, Lana became a teacher of yoga, meditation and wellness practices. It was during one Art through Yoga class where she reconnected with her love of painting. Lana said of her work, “Now several years later, I continue to use movement, medium and mood to push forth colorful stories on my canvases. I believe that my often vibrant and emotionally charged paintings are born ironically from a place of quiet stillness.”

Lana’s artwork has been on display in local galleries and exhibits throughout New Jersey. In 2018 she received the “Judges Choice Award” at the RP Loves ARTS Festival in New Jersey and most recently had her work selected for the prestigious NJ Gaelen Juried Art show. Lana often paints in nature or out of her studio “Below Gallery” within her happy home in Fanwood, New Jersey, where she resides with her wife and daughter.

To see more of Lana’s artwork, visit www.lanaliddylapadura.com or you can follow her on Instagram @lana.liddylapadura.

Union County artists interested in exhibiting in the Pearl Street gallery space are welcome to apply. Artists’ works must be able to be hung on a wall.

For more information about the Pearl Street Gallery or other programs, please contact the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs at 908-558-2550 or email culturalinfo@ucnj.org. NJ Relay users can dial 711.

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