Portraits of Life by Candice D’Auria
Budding Hoboken artist holds exhibit on Sunday, May 23rd
Many Hoboken residents know the D’Auria name. Long-time members of the Hoboken community – including elder D Francis Mazzeo, who ran the Artists Workshop at 934 Washington Street (which eventually became D’Auria Family Chiropractic – run by brother Pat – and now Chingo Tuina Chinese Massage Parlor).
Well, one young member of the D’Auria family – Candice D’Auria – you might also know. She used to tend bar at Three A’s Bar & Grill at 5th and Grand Streets (wish they’d hire the good help back!) – but has since moved out of town.
However, that doesn’t mean she’s forgotten about the Mile Square, and her family that still lives near 7th and Adams Street. Additionally, Candice has furthered her career into arts – as it seems to be her destiny.
Candice says, “as a young girl, I remember the smell of the oils that penetrated off the canvas from my Grandfather’s paintings. He was a painter in Hoboken where I learned to paint in his studio. I became inspired from the portraits he created and followed in his footsteps. I’m a recent graduate of FIT, now currently a graphic designer. I still find time for my passion for art.”
Candice wants all Hoboken residents to know about her true community art gallery this Sunday, May 23rd – starting at around 1pm. She calls the theme “Portraits of Life,” which depicts her love for the human figure. Head on down to 712 Adams Street (behind the black gate – see photo gallery for reference) this Sunday. Besides seeing Candice’s great artwork, you can get a glimpse of some true Hoboken history as well (that’s not written in history books.) Her Grandfather’s house contains an original Bocci Ball court – one of the few left in Hoboken.
Wine and hors d’oeurves will be available as you immerse yourself in exciting new artwork – and a true link to Hoboken’s street-level history. So please show your support to the pulse of the Mile Square from a grass-roots perspective.
These types of events don’t have a big budget, but have giant heart and soul, which is priceless.