Art at Straube Center
The Straube Center is Proud to Announce:
TrAppEd In WoNdErLaNd
Three artists that each have different styles come together in the creative and dedication of their work.
Elise Hollandsworth Hartmann, Elise Hollandsworth Hartmann is a mixed media artist and illustrator. Her creations come from that place between sleep and awake…a magical place where the world is kinder. She hopes to tell a story with her art and to inspire people to see life in a more beautiful and compassionate way. Elise is a vegan artist and being vegan has a huge impact on the art she creates and the materials she uses. Her artwork has helped raise money for many animal advocate groups and animal sanctuaries. She has also sold many pieces that are in private residences around the world. Her art has been featured in magazines such as Artful Blogging and Art Doll Quarterly. Elise grew up in Roanoke, Virginia but now lives with her husband and two kids in Allentown, New Jersey. She runs Dark Faerie Creations from her home studio.
Antoinette Marchfelder, Antoinette Marchfelder came to New Jersey in 2012 after living in Costa Rica since 1985. Her style of mix media and vibrant colors has been inﬂuenced by her journey coming from Costa Rica to the Trenton area. In Costa Rica, Antoinette lived between the lowland rain forest and the Caribbean Sea. Surrounded by rich colors and wild life gave her inspiration to create art. At that time, she owned a gift shop and made many of the items that she sold, depicting the fauna and ﬂora of the region. Coming to New Jersey, especially Trenton, fused her love of nature with the beauty of women. Her own journey, brought inner strength, healing and an awareness of gratitude and peace to her soul. Her art captures those attributes in all women, representing their true essence of love, nurture, and the incredible ability to overcome whatever life brings forth.
Laura Beard. Laura Beard is a visual artist with a passion for animals and birds and her art revolves around them. She is particularly interested in portraying the beauty and diversity of endangered species. She hopes to draw awareness to the need for habitat protection and reclamation and the prevention of poaching and animal cruelty. In addition to her conservation art, Laura also paints and draws commission pet art for private collectors and for organizations, including the Texas Bird Breeders and Fanciers Association. Laura Beard has lived in the Mercer County area for most of her life and has studied art at the Arts Council of Princeton, Westerly Learning Center, and at Plainsboro Preserve
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Opening Reception for “TrAppEd In WoNdErLaNd” By Elise Hollandsworth Hartmann, Antoinette Marchfelder, Laura Beard is January 13th & 14th from 7-9pm
TrAppEd In WoNdErLaNd show will be exhibited from January 13th- April 7th . Gallery Hours: M-F from 8am – 4pm, Weekends from 11am – 5pm.
The public is invited to attend all events at no charge. Meeting with the artists offers the public an opportunity to learn how to view and evaluate art from the artists’ perspective and is especially helpful to the new collector.
Straube Center features and supports local artists
For more than 30 years, Straube Center exhibition rooms have displayed local and international artists’ works in regularly rotating shows. Straube Center does not charge a commission, 100% of the sales goes to the individual artist. As part of the office complex’s work environment, Straube’s art exhibits have proven extremely successful. Over the years, large numbers of celebrated artists have participated in Straube’s unique shows, and many more are ready to set up future shows.
Outdoor exhibit with local sculpture artists at Straube Center
In 2009, the a sculpture garden with “Art You Can Touch”, including large bronze, wood, metal, marble and other stone carvings by a variety of locally as well as globally well-known artists was added to the Straube Center Office Park. Some of the three-dimensional art is on permanent display while some of it will be on exhibition temporarily. Most sculptures are for sale. The sculpture gardens is adding to the nurturing environment and is giving more exposure not only to the seekers of enjoyment in art, but to many visitors that may not normally visit a gallery. The high number of sold art to date shows how much Straube Center tenants and visitors enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience.