Alice Harrison at Garden Street Lofts
The Gallery at Garden Street Lofts presents Alice Harrison
Garden Street Lofts has announced the second artist to be featured at THE GALLERY AT GARDEN STREET LOFTS, a showcase of local artists located at 1425 Garden Street in Hoboken, NJ. The works of Alice Harrison will be on display on the building’s lobby walls from mid-September to mid-January.
“An opening reception will be held Tuesday. September 29th from 6pm to 8pm to celebrate the debut of Alice Harrison’s collection. Residents, guests of the artist and the local community are invited to attend. Wine will be provided by CORK and hors d’oeuvres provided by Hudson Table.
The Gallery at Garden Street Lofts series was been created to bring art into the home environment, support local artists and create events that bring the Hoboken community together. Every four months a new local artist will be featured in the building.
The first artist showcased was Ricardo Roig who exhibited his Hoboken series of limited edition hand cut paper stencil screen prints.
Roig said, “Being the first visual artist to exhibit at the new Garden Street Loft Gallery was an extremely positive experience as I was able to connect with a very generous, art loving, and caring community. Although I was lucky enough to sell nine pieces and one of them within the first few minutes of the very special opening reception, the highlight was the welcome, encouragement, support and heart-felt good energy from the Board of Garden Street Lofts and all the attendees- including the great people at CORK Wines & Hudson Table. Showing my work there connected me with so many people whom I would have probably never met otherwise and really opened doors for me to share my work and the news about the opening for my new gallery in downtown Hoboken with the uptown side of Hoboken.”
“The opening was one of the best nights of my life and memories I will treasure forever,” he continued. “The residents of the Garden Street Lofts are really special people and I am very grateful to have collectors within this artful community.”
The Artist – Alice Harrison
Alice Harrison’s work has been exhibited widely in galleries and universities throughout the United States, and also has been shown in Europe, Mexico, South Africa, Israel and New Zealand. She has been recognized with numerous awards. Her paintings are found in many private as well as public and corporate collections. She received several Geraldine R. Dodge grants, as well as a grant from Soaring Gardens in Pennsylvania. She’s also been listed in Who’s Who in American Art and in Outstanding Arts and Designers of the 20th Century, published in England Alice, and co-authored and published Artists ’ Guidebook to a New Creative Life.
Alice Harrison is one of 40 artists featured in the book Masters: Collage, Major Works by Leading Artists published by Lark Books. She has been the featured artist in Cloth, Paper Scissors and her work appears in several other publications as well.
Working in layers, technically, intellectually and spiritually Alice creates images and sensations of movement, color, harmony and joy. Much of her work is inspired by the various materials she has collected, as well as by traditional materials in her studio.
The creative process for Alice is intuitive – starting with materials and/or marks that she makes. She likes putting things together – sometimes pieces that seem not to go together. Combining things with a former life with new materials is a wonderful challenge.
Alice’s work encompasses a variety of mediums – oil, acrylic, water, prints, found papers and objects, image transfer and encaustic. In each artwork there may be one medium, two or many media combined in one piece. Inspiration comes from the inside – based on her personal distillation of the external world.
About Garden Street Lofts
Located at 1425 Garden Street, Garden Street Lofts is a “Silver LEED Certified “green” condominium building along New Jersey’s Hudson River waterfront. The historic, 80-year-old building has been converted into 27 homes and ground floor retail space at the intersection of Garden and 14th Streets in Hoboken’s Uptown District.