The Show!


Yesterday was a great day.  I ‘m still a little glowie.  Many many thanks to the amazing friends who came to see the show and celebrate with me.  Dear friends traveled many hours to be there.   Wonderful friends I hadn’t seen since high school came.  Former students, current students, neighbors, family of students past and present, dear friends and family were there as well.  So were four of the young women featured in the portraits.  I had the opportunity to meet enthusiastic art lovers and many of the very distinguished artists showing at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in the “Women Choose Women Again” exhibit.  This terrific show opened yesterday as well, and we shared the opening reception.

VERY special thanks to the curator of both shows, Mary Birmingham and Katherine Murdock, assistant curator.   It was a glorious afternoon.


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Published by elenacaravela

My world is a wonder of visual candy and foreboding shadow shapes vying every waking moment for my full attention.

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  1. I loved the show, Elena! The portraits were amazing, showing the spirit and beauty of the girls, you always bring out the best in people, in your art and in your interactions. You could feel the love in the room. Congratulations!

  2. I’m happy the event turn out was so wonderful and you came back into contact with so many good friends.To share something like this with the community is very inspiring. Your work looks incredible in these photos!

  3. It looks like a lot of people there were glowy, and you have every reason to hold onto that glow as long as possible. Fantastic!

  4. What a beautiful show ! Fantastic to see those lovely young women alongside your portrait paintings of them Elena . Many congratulations on your success 🙂

  5. Elena, congratulations on your show. I especially like the photos featuring your work next to your subjects. These show just how much your interpretations capture them. It’s hard to know through these pictures, but I well imagine your work not only captured the outside but most likely what is on the inside, too. Very beautiful work. What a talent you are.

  6. Congratulations, dear Elena! Congratulations!
    I think it was a great emotional and very beautiful!
    Your enjoy them to the fullest those glorious moments are well deserved! Big hugs, Ştefania! 🙂

  7. Wow Elena, congratulations and what a thrill to be almost there with you! The vibrancy and life in your portraits are breathtaking and overwhelming, something I hope the young women keep for themselves forever!

  8. Congratulations! It looks completely spectacular. I had no idea the paintings were so large! Really completely stunning and inspiring. Wish I could have stopped in!

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