For Immediate Release
October 15, 2002                                                                                              Contact: Jennifer Wood-Patrick
                                                                                                                        Gallery AA/B - Art Advisory/Boston
                                                                                                                        Tel.: (617) 698-9700


Gallery AA/B Invites Milton Artists to Exhibit

Gallery AA/B - Art Advisory/Boston, a leading resource for high quality original art, announced today the upcoming "Milton Invitational" Show of 10 Milton artists' work. The exhibition will be held from November 7 through December 19, 2002 on Thursdays from 12noon-6pm, and by appointment. The opening reception will be held on Sunday, November 10 from
3- 5:30pm,
and will be attended by several of the artists. All art work will be for sale.

The artists exhibiting at Gallery AA/B will be James Stroud, Mark Vonnegut, Kathleen Soles, Dan Wasserman, Clay Bennett, Jean Sbarra, Abby Zonies, Esther Garcia Eder, Michael Eder and Barbara Baum. All of the artists have close ties with the Milton community. The work in this exciting group show ranges from bright, airy landscape paintings to abstract canvases barely containing bursts of color; to satirical and thought-provoking editorial cartoons. A myriad of perspectives is represented through various media, including pen and ink, oil on canvas, watercolor, computer graphics, and oil pastel.

Mother and son, Esther Garcia Eder and Michael Eder, recently exhibited together at the Musee Atelier Adzak in Paris. The show marked Garcia Eder's fourth exhibition in France; she has exhibited her engaging landscape paintings throughout Massachusetts, Maine and California, as well. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Michael Eder has had solo and group exhibitions of his powerful abstract paintings at galleries and museums in New York, New Orleans, Maine and New Mexico.

This year Clay Bennett won a Pulitzer prize for his work as an editorial cartoonist for the Christian Science Monitor. For the three years prior he was a Finalist for this momentous prize. He has received numerous prestigious awards including the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Editorial Cartoons (2001) from the Society of Professional Journalists, from whom he has also won several Green Eye-shade Awards. He works in color and utilizes the computer for his very entertaining cartoons.

Dan Wasserman has been an editorial cartoonist for the Boston Globe since 1985. During that time, he has been awarded the Geo. Washington Medal of Honor for Public Communications by the Freedoms Foundation and the Standing O Award from the MA Human Services Coalition. Wasserman has published two collections of his work, and has exhibited drawings at galleries and museums in Washington DC, Baltimore, and Massachusetts. His work is syndicated to over 40 papers in the U.S., Latin America and Europe. He works in original pen and ink media.

Abby Zonies is a painter familiar to Milton having exhibited twice at the Milton Art Museum. She has also participated in exhibits at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Tufts University, and numerous galleries and museums in New York and New England . Zonies' has an unquestionable talent for imbuing her colorful paintings of natural and domestic still-lifes with an air of mystery and sensitivity.

The Nesto Gallery at Milton Academy is one of the many galleries, locally and nationally, that has exhibited the work of Kathleen Soles. Soles' abstract works on canvas and paper combine visible energy and momentum with a truly refined interpretation of light and color. One of her most notable experiences was a group show at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.

Mark Vonnegut's watercolors have been exhibited throughout New England and Cape Cod. His natural curiosity and openness bring a refreshing perspective to an established medium. Always testing the properties and peculiarities of watercolor, Vonnegut is faithfully a student of his own experiments. His detailed subjects include NE landscape and nature.

James Stroud has developed a process of "linear strategies" in his paintings and prints that results in a very unique style, combining bold color and line with soft, subtle edges. His work is in the collections of Yale University, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Fogg Art Museum and The Pushkin Museum in Russia. Stroud's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in Boston, New York, Chicago, Tokyo, Paris, Moscow, Barcelona and other national and international cities.

Painter Jean Sbarra grew up in Milton and spent time as a painting instructor at the Milton Art Museum. Sbarra's work has been exhibited extensively across the nation in galleries and competitions in New York, Texas, W. Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Tennessee, and New England. She paints complex contemporary still lifes of women's clothing and accessories with sophistication and style.

Barbara Baum had a one woman show at the Nesto Gallery, where she was an art instructor at Milton Academy for several years. Outside of Milton, her work has been show throughout Massachusetts and New York. Painting in semi-abstract series, she understands the intricacies of texture, layering and dramatic color, combining to effect visually satisfying compositions.

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