The Art of Healthy Living Exhibit
April 6 - April 27 at Russell's Atelier Art Gallery 10 Center Road, West Seneca, NY
What does it mean to live a healthy life? Is it simply eating well and working out at the gym? Or is there more to it? A small exhibit on display at Russell's Atelier Art Gallery in West Seneca will feature artwork from area artists that will take you on a journey of discovery.
Lucette Banas is a member of the West Seneca Art Society and is a member of Partners in Art in North Tonawanda where she teaches acrylic landscape painting in the style of the Hudson River School of Art and does professional custom picture framing.
Colleen Darby worked for three years as an artist in residence at Women's & Children's Hospital. She worked with patients and families in healthcare settings to use the arts to help facilitate healing. She also has held workshops called "the Art of Healing", to help people find their creative place. Her paintings are inspired by her work at the hospital and her goal is to provide people with hope.
Heidi Zanelli is a member of the West Seneca Art Society. She has worked professionally as a graphic designer for M&T Bank. Heidi works in acrylic and does commissioned pet portraits. A favorite quote of Heidi's is "I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people." - Vincent Van Gogh
Mary Claire uses vivid color, thick lines, simple raw imagery, and her imagination to create expressive paintings for the bold impassioned soul. She is compelled to paint to express the creative innocence she once had as a child. This freedom of expression allows her to use her emotion, imagination, and creativity without any inhibitions. She paints intuitively using symbols to tell stories and create spirited portraits of women to promote love, healing, and awareness through art.
Diane Beem Wright is a member of the West Seneca Art Society. She has worked in advertising as a graphic designer and art director and is nurturing her love of fine art. She is also a health coach, studying nutrition at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC. As organizer of The Art of Healthy Living Exhibit, she is combining her love of art and her love of health coaching.
Lynn Lombardo is a fine artist creating abstract and non objective art in ink, oil and mixed media. Her primary goal is expression within a creative realm and to show that the representation of culture is ever changing.
Russell Cleversley is known as The Pixel Artisan. His beautiful and amazing paintings are done freehand...on a computer, in Adobe Photoshop! Russ is an expert in digital fine art, and is also a perfectionist in his role as a printer of giclee prints. Russ is the owner of Russell's Atelier Art Gallery and Center Page Advertising and Printing.
Saturday, April 6 from 9:30 am to 2 pm
Art of Healing Workshop with Colleen Darby
Saturday, April 6 at 2pm
This workshop combines art and healing by helping you find your creativity. Cost is $13.50 per person, which includes supplies. To pre-register, please call the gallery at 587-2500 or stop by the gallery during regular hours.
How Healthy Living Honors Our Creator Workshop
with Diane Beem Wright, Health Coach
Wednesday, April 17 Noon - 12:30 pm
In this workshop, we will explore scripture to recognize the connection between the Creator and our health. Cost is $5 per person at the door. Food will be served, but bring your own small lunch. Seating is limited, please call 587-2500 to reserve your seat.
Nutritious Food Demonstration with Kathy Venezia and Jill Chiacchia
Saturday, April 27 from 11 am to 1 pm
Kathy and Jill, owner, are from the Be Healthy Institute in Hamburg, NY. They are health coaches and graduates of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC. They will give demonstrations on nutrition, healthy foods and food preparation.
Meet the Artists Reception
Saturday, April 27 from 11 am to 2 pm
Come meet the artists, view the artwork and enjoy Kathy and Jill's free nutritious food demonstrations from 11 am to 1 pm!
Show Hours and Location
Russell's Atelier Art Gallery is open Tuesday & Thursday 9:30 am to 4 pm, Wednesday & Friday 9:30 am to 7 pm and Saturday 9:30 am to 4 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.