"Artistic Parallels" A mother and son, sharing their love of art through paintings, woodworking, and metalwork
"Meet the Artists" Reception: Friday, October 13, 7pm - 8:30pm
About the Show...
"Artistic Parallels" is a
visually exciting show, featuring the vibrant acrylic paintings of Christina
Lowenstein, with wood, metal and the unique finish work of
craftsman Justin Lowenstein. Expect a variety of impressionist and abstract
paintings, wood furniture, cutting boards, boxes, and much
Visual art and interior design
have been an integral part of Christina's life as far back as she can remember.
After receiving a degree from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
in California, she pursued a career in commercial and residential interior
design. In 1985, Christina began to hone her artistic sensibilities while
studying under Lance Balderson. He has been a major influence on her
development as an artist, and she has continued to paint with him
for 32 years. She strives to be creative and original, while never being afraid
to experiment with new ideas in the hopes of enhancing the quality of her
With over 15 years of experience
in wood and automotive refinishing, Justin has been handling materials of all
shapes and sizes since he was of working age. At the age of 16, Justin was
gifted his first guitar, which he heavily modified. Shortly thereafter, Justin
began doing guitar modifications and went on to later build several
original guitars. About four years ago, Justin met a local furniture store
owner, who gave him the opportunity to turn his hobby into a career. Since
then, Justin has delivered over a hundred custom furniture orders. He continues
to run a successful furniture business out of Pleasantville, NJ. "Artistic
Parallels" is a way for Justin to show his love of a variety of materials
through a series of original custom cabinets, cutting boards, tables, boxes, and
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