The Watercolor Series by Ray Guzman

11/19 through 12/23!

Water, Paper, Color. My Hoboken Perspective.
The Watercolor Series by Ray Guzman

For the past few years, Ray Guzman has found a new muse…the Hudson River. When inspiration strikes, he grabs his easel, some watercolor paper, and some paints, and heads for the Hoboken waterfront to commune with nature. An artist experienced in many different media, he lately has been fascinated with the varying properties of watercolors, especially while working en plein air, where the wind, temperature, and humidity play a role in the outcome of his vision.

The results of this longtime Hoboken artist’s latest experimentation will be on display at the Hoboken Historical Museum in an exhibit entitled Water, Paper, Color. My Hoboken Perspective. The Watercolor Series by Ray Guzman, in the Upper Gallery. The exhibit opens with a reception on Sunday, November 19 at 2 p.m. and will remain on view through December 23. On December 2, at 4 p.m., please join us for a talk by the artist about his style and process.

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Guzman’s primary subjects for this series are Hoboken and the river, painted primarily from various vantage points along the Hoboken waterfront, and once even from a boat on the river. With this series, painted between 2001 and today, he felt free to paint whatever inspires him, whenever he feels like it, adding, “Painting is an act of wonderful discovery.”

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A Bronx native, Guzman moved at age 12 to Jersey City. He studied at the School for Visual Arts in Manhattan, and moved to Hoboken in the 70s. He also founded a business, Hoboken Signs and BrainWaze Studio with his wife, Renata. He’s an active supporter of the Museum, frequently volunteering for events, and leading the Vejigante mask-making workshops at the Museum in June, many of which were displayed this summer in the Upper Gallery.

Please come to the museum on November 19 and again on December 2 to meet the artist or stop by the Upper Gallery to see Hoboken in a fresh way through Guzman’s art.

All the works are for sale, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Men Against Breast Cancer.

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