April 10, 2019

“UpStream” Group Art Show in Lambertville

“SHAD”: This painting by Trenton artist Abelardo Montano is featured in “UpStream,” a group art show celebrating spring by the river, on view at Cross Pollination Gallery in Lambertville April 12 to May 11. An opening reception with the artists is Saturday, April 13 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Cross Pollination Gallery in Lambertville invites the public to an opening reception of “UpStream,” a group art show celebrating spring, the river, and the fish that are coming back to spawn and start a new life cycle. The show is on view April 12 to May 11. The opening reception is Saturday, April 13, 5-8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Ten local artists share their view of this season by the river in painting, photography, fibers, and environmental art. They include Abelardo Montano, a Trenton artist who digitally manipulates his photographs to create images that reflect his Mexican heritage; Ayala Shimelman, a Trenton fiber artist using threads, fabrics, and other materials as an alternative to a paint brush to create an image; Erika Rachel, who creates abstract paintings, screen printing, collage, and photography in her Frenchtown studio; and Gail Bracegirdle, a Lambertville representational artist whose watercolors are filled with light and color.

Also featured are Gala Derroisn, whose camera captures magical fleeting moments; Heron Moon Fiber Arts, where Trisha Hamill creates whimsical fiber images; Modern Fossils, using reclaimed materials to create environmental fine art; Natalia Gali, a Hopewell yoga teacher who paints with acrylic and oil; SiriOm Singh, a Trenton artist, musician, and yogi, whose landscapes, abstract paintings and sculptures are intended to help the viewer experience inner peace, love, and unity; and
Tom Chiola, a Trenton artist who combines a bold palette along with a variety of tools to create textures, spaces, and forms Cross Pollination Gallery, an artists’ owned gallery, features the art of painter and sculptor SiriOm Singh and fiber artist Ayala Shimelman. It is located at 69 Bridge Street in Lambertville. Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment. For more information, visit Cross Pollination Gallery at www.crosspollinationgallery.com.