RED BANK: DETOUR INTO “GRAFFITI GLAM”

killer-queenPaintings by Holly Suzanne Rader are on display beginning Saturday as the latest installation at Detour Gallery, below.

detour-gallery-111816The Greater Red Bank Green’s newest and highly impressive art space detours into an imaginary world of “glittering heroines” when Detour Gallery hosts an opening reception Saturday for The Killer Queen, a one-woman show of eye-popping pop art paintings by Holly Suzanne Rader.

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RED BANK: FRIDAY’S INDIE STREET LINEUP

isff 070616 1Sand artist Joe Mangrum creating a temporary painting at the festival opening-night cocktail party on the Count Basie patio Wednesday night. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

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Screenings at four Red Bank venues fill Friday’s schedule of the Indie Street Film Festival, which got underway Wednesday night and continues through Sunday afternoon.

Click the “read more” for the full schedule and a sampling of delightful and outrageous movie trailers.

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ARTIST HEADS DOWNTOWN

Jim McKenzie with some of his work at David Banegas Studio in Red Bank earlier this year. (Click to enlarge)

By DAN NATALE

The busiest bar night of the year for Red Bank’s Downtown club features a small display of works by an up-and-coming visual artist.

Jim Mckenzie, a 23-year-old from Hazlet, brings his wildly colorful, mystical, and quirky imagination in the form of digital prints and sculptures to the West Front Street watering hole Wednesday night while Brian Kirk & the Jirks put on their customary Thanksgiving Eve show, says Downtown music director Chris Masi.

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IN RED BANK: A MONTH OF ABSTRACTS

The Art Alliance of Monmouth County kicked off its 2012 series of monthly shows Saturday night with a collection of abstracts curated by James Kent.

Admission is free to the nonprofit gallery, at 33 Monmouth Street in Red Bank. Exhibit hours are noon to 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays.  (Photos by Peter Lindner. Click to enlarge)

ART AND ABOUT: FEELING IN THE PINK

pinkylaurenbelleroClockwise from top left: Andrea “Pinky” Adubato and Lauren Bellero; a Labradoodle portrait by Pinky; a textured box creation by Bellero.

By TOM CHESEK

The “fall back” days of November bring some positive news on Andrea “Pinky” Adubato, the Red Bank artist about whom we’ve been issuing occasional updates over the past year and change. A favorite Shore area painter for decades  — and an elegant, lovably eccentric presence whose vivid paintings of people and pets were as familiar as her own custom-decorated house and car — Adubato suffered an incomplete spinal cord injury in late 2008 while hiking in New Mexico. She ending up spending more than 15 months recuperating at her daughter’s house in Albuquerque, as husband Gene Goellner shuttled between NJ and NM.

An intensive program of physical therapy (including working with paintbrushes tied to her hands) eventually regained Pinky enough canes-and-walkers mobility to be able to make the long journey home earlier this year, arriving back in Red Bank just in time for the blizzard-bound, cabin-fever month of February.

Through it all, and despite continuing pain, the Pinkster kept her spirit “in the pink,” and a phone conversation from last winter found the artist, as par for the course, focusing her concern instead upon her daughter.

“I came to visit for a week and stayed for 67,” Pinky told us. “She really put her life on hold for me, poor kid!”

Back at work producing new series of sketches and portraits, Pinky resumed her local area art activities as early as March —  and the weeks ahead find her returning to the public eye in a fun little event here in her hometown of Red Bank. That’s just one of several arty happenings going on between Tuesday and the end of the month around the greater ‘green.

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ART BAR

img_6796010810Painter Medy Quiroz at the opening of the two-artist show at Jamian’s Thursday night. Below, a bar patron takes in a Quiroz triptych. (Click to enlarge)

Live music venue; bar; restaurant; art gallery; place for knitters to drink — or should that be, “a place for drinkers to knit?”

Whatever. Continuing its evolution into a kind of one-stop cultural center, Monmouth Street’s Jamian’s Food and Drink last night kicked off its latest monthlong display of artwork.

The show is dominated by the large abstracts of Red Bank painter Medy Quiroz.

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