Tag Archives: Pierro Gallery


Jazz Stories

_2013JazzStories-Postcard-v2-0820-proof-Front[1]Jazz Stories

I will have a couple of paintings in this show.


Booked 10

I have spent the last few months working on a six panel wood accordion book for the Book Arts Roundtable annual show at the Pierro Gallery in South Orange, NJ. If anyone is in the area I hope you can come by, there are some wonderful artist books in this show.

You are all invited...

You are all invited…

Wakarukaruka and they jumped and jumped

Wakarukaruka and they jumped and jumped

Nikiruka the best is still to come...

Nikiruka the best is still to come…

Mkuu the chief

Mkuu the chief

Wakaruka ruka 24

Amadi seemed destined to die at birth


Lumusi born face down

Lumusi born face down

mtoto shupavu sana a very obstinate child

mtoto shupavu sana a very obstinate child

Lumusi born face down

Lumusi born face down

tunalewa we are drunk

tunalewa we are drunk


Preview / Post View 2012 Exhibition at the Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ

Preview Flyer 2012 Final

Hello Everyone,

This year as usual I will be part of the South Orange, Maplewood Studio Tour on Sunday June 3rd. The Preview / Post View  exhibition at the Pierro Gallery is a great way to preview the artists on the tour and will help you to decide which artists to visit on the day. I look forward to seeing you at the opening, I hope you can make it. Please check out the new website for the tour for more valuable information. This year the tour is free of charge for the first time, so put it on your calendars!


The Evil Eye… followed by Booked 9

Well after “The Blood Bath” comes “The Evil Eye…” Drawn in the same Moleskine… with my trusty Micron pen and of course some Indian ink!

the Evil Eye...

Booked 9

On a different note, tonight is the opening of Booked 9 at the Pierro Gallery in South Orange, New Jersey. This is an annual show by the Book Arts Roundtable. This year’s show has many wonderful books in it by our talented members. Our guest artist Sherrill Kahn will be giving a talk at 8pm on exploring painting and mixed media techniques. The postcard for the show has an image by Chuck Miley and was photographed by Amelia Panico. But first, here is a taste of my latest accordion book: Bats Will Fly. I will be doing a post on the book soon, so this is just a teaser!

My Invitation to Booked 9

Booked 9 Postcard, image by Chuck Miley, Photo by Amelia Panico.

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Meet the Artist – A Walk With Crocodile on SOMAtv

Need to put your feet up and take a break. Check out SOMAtv Meet the Artist produced and hosted by the talented Nancy Heins-Glaser. Ann Vollum of BeastlyBeasties is a featured artist on this special about The Book Arts Roundtable. Other featured artists are Karen McDermott, Cynthia Weiss and Pat Feeney.

SOMAtv Channel 19 (SO/cablevision) & 35 (MPLWD/Comcast)

APRIL 19:   MEET THE ARTIST – Special / Book Arts Roundtable
4:00 PM
and 10:30 PM

APRIL 20:  MEET THE ARTIST – Special / Book Arts Roundtable
2:00 PM
and 10:30 PM

APRIL 21:  MEET THE ARTIST – Special / Book Arts Roundtable
2:00 PM
and 4:30 PM

Here is how to search for the shows:

WWW.SOMAtv.org <http://www.somatv.org/>
* Search (upper left) on home page you can search for shows by putting this in search function
* Meet the Artist Special / Then look for BOOK ARTS ROUNDTABLE in the program guide


Here is the URL for the schedule: http://sovillage.serveftp.net:50000/external_schedule/simple_day_schedule
The top of the page says: Channel: PSG Channel 1. I am not sure what that means.

Here is the list of how to find the channel:
South Orange:
Cablevision: Channel 19 (P/E/G)
Verizon FiOS: Channel 44 (P/E/G)
Comcast: Channel 35 (P/E/G)
Verizon FiOS: Channel 24 (G)
South Orange/Maplewood:
Verizon FiOS: Channel 22  (P/E)

The SOMA tv info page is: http://www.somatv.org/

Booked 7 (First Instalment)

I was gallery sitting yesterday and took the opportunity to photograph some of the wonderful books on display in “Booked 7” at the Pierro Gallery in South Orange, NJ. The exhibit will broaden your horizons as to just what a book is… Here are some of the books in the show by the many talented artists who make up the Book Arts Round table. Enjoy!

Lynn Keffer Edge of the Pond
Lynn Keffer Edge of the Pond
Benita Wolffe two paths
Claire Simon Leave No Stone Unturned
Claire Simon Leave No Stone Unturned
Cynthia Weiss River
Joan Bess Open the Kimono

Joe Reilly Reeds and Crane

Nancy Boney Between the Sheets

Shari Seltzer cherish each other

Vasilek C. Birrell All Living Things are Related

Vasilek C. Birrell Scotch Roots

Well that’s all for now. I will post more later.

Don’t Miss BeastlyBeasties at Booked 7, South Orange, NJ

February 25 – March 13
10:00 – 4:00 daily
Opening reception: March 4, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Guest speaker: Book Artist and Digital Printmaker Mary Taylor at 8:00pm

March 13th, Tend Your Garden: 2:00 – 4:00pm
A silent auction of over 25 artistically transformed papier mache lunch boxes by members and guests of The Book Arts Roundtable.

Special live auction at 3:00pm of lunch box created by guest artist Deb Mell.

The annual book arts exhibition “Booked 7” is about to open at the Pierro Gallery in South Orange, NJ. I delivered my book “A Walk With Crocodile” this morning. This is always a much anticipated event. This year there will also be a silent auction on March 13th, to benefit the Hillside Food Bank of New Jersey and Artist Proof Studio in Johannesburg, South Africa. Kim Berman and Nhlanhla Xaba founded Artist Proof Studio (APS) in 1991. They train between 80 and 100 South Africans  from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to become professional artists and well-rounded citizens who will make a difference in their communities and society as a whole. I am especially interested in this cause and will be donating a drawing to be auctioned off,  as I was born in Africa, lived in South Africa, and still have  family there.

This book project has been keeping me busy since May of 2009. Each day I have completed a part of a drawing.  The book took on a life of its own, growing to forty-two pages, of fold outs, and peek throughs. I have been posting the progress of the book at “a beastie a day” . As the days went by the project became more elaborate and I realized that it was all about “Crocodile” ! I hope you enjoy it.

exhibition postcard designed by Diane Gerard

exhibition informationA Walk With Crocodile by BeastlyBeasties

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