WHAT:
Paintings by Cara London at the new Gallery at the Park in Union City
Art opening and exhibition

WHERE AND WHEN:
Gallery at the Park, Park Theatre, 560 32nd St., Union City, New Jersey
Opening reception:  Fri. March 6 (6-10 PM); Sat. March 7 (12-4 PM); Sun. March 8 (12-4 PM)
Cost: Free
Website: ParkTheatreNJ.org/gallery
Contact:  gallery@ParkTheatreNJ.org
Gallery hours: Fridays 12-9 PM; Saturdays 12- 4 PM;  Sundays 12 - 4 PM; and by appointment

UNION CITY – The Gallery at the Park, a new art gallery at the newly renovated Park Theatre in Union City, NJ, will open on March 6, 2020 with an exhibition of paintings by New Jersey artist Cara London.  The gallery is located at 560 32nd St in Union City, on the 2nd floor at the Park Theatre (also known as the Park Performing Arts Center).  
There will be an opening reception for the exhibit and the grand opening of the gallery itself, combined with an open house for the renovated Park Theatre on the weekend of March 6-8.  There will be live music.
Friday, March 6, 6-10 PM
Saturday, March 7, 12-4 PM
Sunday, March 8, 12-4 PM

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Cara London earned a BA in Art History from Brandeis University and an MFA from Parsons School of Design. She studied sculpture at the New York Studio School and painting with John Adams Griefen, which profoundly shaped her direction as an artist. London has attended numerous international professional workshops, including Triangle Artists’ Workshop, Vermont Studio School, Emma Lake the Leighton Foundation and most recently Chateau Orquevaux, where she received the Diderot Artist-in-Residence grant. She was a founding member of SOMI Fine Art Gallery in Flemington. She has exhibited her work regularly and is in numerous collections. She also teaches drawing and painting to students of all ages and levels of experience. Ms. London is known for her painterly representational work. (website: CaraLondon.com

The Park Theatre, a 1400 seat house was built in 1931 and had been an active performing arts venue for many years.  The space also once housed a museum highlighting the history of embroidery in northern NJ.  In recent years it had fallen into disuse and in need of restoration.  Under the management of John Lant, the Park Theatre (Park Performing Arts Center) is currently being refurbished, and is again becoming an active arts center, with musicals scheduled to be produced in the spring.  Along with the opening of the art gallery, there will also be an open house with live music in the lounge and visitors can tour the theatre. If you are interested in booking the Park Theatre for a performance or event, please contact John Lant at info@parktheatrenj.org


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