LIVINGSTON, NJ - Art instructor Christina Debarry, who teaches several art classes for the Livingston Art Association, is presenting a collective exhibition of her own fine artwork alongside artwork created by her students from Livingston and Florham Park, at the Livingston Gallery, which is located at 40-42 South Livingston Ave. The exhibit titled, “Friends” includes more than 60 pieces of artwork completed in pastel, oil, and watercolor, and explores a variety of themes including landscapes, florals, still life and abstracts. The show will be up until April 29. It is free and open to the public from Monday to Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The artwork is for sale.
Debarry is President Emeritus of the Pastel Society of America 1998-2001. She is the Treasurer and Vice-President of the Allied Artists of America and has held memberships in the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Artist Professional League (Fellow), Pen & Brush and The Salmagundi Club 1991-01.
She enjoys teaching, giving workshops and demos. She traveled to China in 1997 and gave demos as a guest of the Chinese Government. Her pastel workshops have taken her to: Texas, Martha’s Vineyard, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Louisiana, Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York and New Hampshire in the USA, as well as to Canada, Bermuda, France and Mexico.
In 2003, Debarry received The Dianne B. Bernhard Art Spirit Foundation Gold Medal at The Allied Artists of America Annual Exhibition and The Gold Medal at Audubon Artists Annual Exhibition.