to 7 – 9pm. Free and Open to The Public.
On Saturday, September 26 from 7pm – 9pm, our exhibit of fine art in a variety of mediums of Alberto Becerra (from Columbia, living in Phila., PA), Lorrie Caplan (from Phila., PA living in CO), Peter Cree (from Lancaster, PA, and Francine Rogers (Boca Raton FL) - four of Holtzman Gallery’s premier artists will be on display.
About ALBERTO BECERRA: Alberto A. Becerra is a seasoned visual artist with a repertoire of forty years of experience, and a significant volume of work. Alberto is the author of ”Caritas,” a series of drawings, and paintings that represent the every day people. These ongoing works of art are evidence of Alberto’s daily interaction with everyone's reality, because he is constantly capturing persons in the train, plane, bus meetings and more. Alberto is also the sole creator of ”Musigraphy ” a contemporary approach to paint and music. His newest solely created original medium is called the “Invisible Line”. Alberto has traveled and exhibited at national and international levels
in Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and the USA. His exhibitions consists of over 40 solo Shows, six invitationals, and 22 collective shows, along with eight citations and awards.
About LORRIE CAPLAN: Caplan’s distinctive style and quality of work has earned her exhibits and art shows throughout the United States. Each time Lorrie expresses herself with her abstract watercolors, she is guided through the gentle and dramatic palettes of color. She is influenced by her early years as a self taught calligrapher.
Her abstract paintings convey a whimsical side depending on her mood. Her choices of color come from being inspired by Peter Max, Georgia O’Keefe, and many others.
As an adjunct to her career as an Intuitive Life Coach, painting has given her the opportunity to include the art of listening, of being in the moment. Inspired by all of nature and the beauty of where she is at the time, Caplan has said, “that she paints from her soul it is more than a flow–it is a fountain of never ending resource, a force that cannot be turned off.” With a home based in Colorado, surrounded by nature, coupled with regular world travel, Caplan finds everywhere to be a never-ending source of inspiration. Among man collectors of Lorrie Caplan’s art are Caesar’s Centurioin Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ, Tim Allen Productions, Hollywood, CA, along with collectors from CO, OR, CA, SC, FL, MD, United Kingdom and France.
About PETER CREE: The skin of an acoustic instrument is one of the most difficult and important aspects of luthiery. It serves to both protect the wood and allow the tops to vibrate freely, imparting a special tone. A poorly applied finish will kill volume and tone where as a great finish will color the music and improve volume. History shows that most makers of great instruments kept their formulas and methods a highly held secret. As a visual artist and musician, Mr. Cree always wondered why there are only a few variations available...gloss, matte, and to the great classical guitar makers, French Polish (hand applied shellac). Factory finishes tend to be around 10 mils in thickness; necessary in a production venue to save time and labor. French Polish comes in around 1 mil but is very fragile.
Over the past ten years, he has been working on a very different type of technique that allows for a great acoustic sound along with an opportunity to create imagery. I call this, the Art of the Acoustic Finish. People ask , “why are you painting guitars?”…his
answer is, “I’m not...I’m working the skin of the instrument “
Anyone can paint a guitar ignoring the relationship between the art and the function. Very few people can merge image and function in 2 mils of medium.
Peter Cree’s technique mixes artists' pigment in either lacquer or shellac; very difficult to control since the brushstroke dries so quickly. Every stroke is like a layer of glass...each piece takes thousand ofs these brush strokes which must be sanded between layers to achieve a flat, monolithic surface. This is an intense labor of love takes an average of 100 hours per top.
These “Objects of Desire” are the outcome of process. They are a record of struggle...exploration with no map…this is his definition of art. Mr. Cree’s collectors are inclusive of Sharon Stone, Kayne West, Keith Carradine, among many other discreet collectors. One was recently sold at Christies for $18,000.
About FRANCINE ROGERS: Impressionistic Photography
“I’ve often asked myself why I chose photography as an art? What is it that gives me so much satisfaction and a sense of fulfillment? For me there was more than one reason. At times, I want to make
a memory timeless. I want it preserved forever. At other times, I want to have the opportunity to learn a new skill, practice it and help others learn it. I get satisfaction from taking risks in producing images and having a positive feeling of success as my reward when it works. It may not work, but that’s the chance I take too. Finally, my photographs tell others about myself. We are what we photograph. It is my way of being in this world. It is my way of putting creativity in our lives."
Francine Rogers' subject matter varies from dance, nudes, and unique cityscapes, to a herd of wild stallions in Southern France.
Holtzman Gallery at The Claridge is dedicated to David Holtzman’s late father, Alex G. Holtzman, a painter and avid collector of fine art and collectibles. Located at Park Place and The Boardwalk in Atlantic City, the gallery is an upscale fine art gallery, with original fine art such as sculpture, paintings, limited-edition museum-quality prints, art glass and metal art. Among many artists exhibited are Anthony Quinn, Francis Mesaros Panctures®, Burt Young, David Holtzman, Erte, Shorya Mahanot, Nicola Simbari, John Lennon, Romero Britto, Joe Somers, and Steve Kaufman to name just a few of the famous artists, inclusive of many local artists, Rusty Silverman, Lennard Hammerschlag, Lance Lichtensteiger, Marcos Monteiro, Bernardo Corman, Paul Papaycik, Evelyn Pino, Alexander Sharkey, Maria Shelton, Rand Snyderman, Jeff Schwachter, and Hannah Ueno, with pieces on display at the gallery.
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