Baseball Exhibit at Gallery 1200

Gallery 1200 presents Baseball: Paintings by Paul Lempa

On Saturday, May 5, 2012, just a block from the site of one of the first officially recorded baseball games, Gallery 1200 proudly presents the baseball paintings of renowned artist Paul Lempa. In the spirit of that early game held at Hoboken’s Elysian Fields in 1846, the show will celebrate America’s pastime with more than 20 paintings chronicling some of the sport’s greatest players and events.

Brief Visual History of Baseball

“The show will feature vintage and current baseball paintings of players like Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Ichiro Suzuki,” Lempa explained. “I want this show to capture a brief visual history of the game, from its gritty origins at Elysian Fields, to the carefully manicured grass of present day Fenway Park.”

Paul Lempa is an award-winning American artist whose works have been exhibited in major national and international publications, institutions, art galleries, and museums. The June 2011 Beckett Monthly, an esteemed Sports Collectors publication, named Lempa one of the “TOP 12 Sports Artists to Collect”. Several of his paintings have hung in the National Art Museum of Sport, and his Ted Williams painting will be exhibited at The Sports Museum, in the Boston Garden starting summer 2012.

Gallery director and curator Laura Renee Meyerson explained, “Appealing to Sports fans and art lovers alike this exhibition will stimulate an exciting energy from the community.”

This exhibit will run through June 23rd. Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday 4-9pm, Saturday 2-9pm, and Sunday 11am-4pm. Gallery 1200 is sponsored by the Mason Family Civic League. www.Gallery1200.org

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