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Saturday, May 25, 2024

Gallery 23 to Celebrate May Artists 

PRESS RELEASE: Gallery 23, Blairstown (04/23/2024) – Gallery 23 is a cooperative of artists who display and sell a diverse array of locally made American arts and crafts. Located at 23 Main Street in Blairstown’s historic village since 2001, the Gallery’s mission is to provide an inviting public space for members to display their work and interact with one another and the community.

Each month, they’ve chosen to feature specific artists and their creations. The month of May will showcase the following artists each specializing in watercolor, mixed media and custom cut stone jewelry:

Jan Swift is a renowned water colorist known for her landscapes, still life, architectural settings & floral works. Watercolor is so exciting especially when “happenings” involving line, color, shape, space and texture occur.  Now retired, Swift taught art in New Jersey and Bucks County, Pennsylvania public schools for 25 years, before moving to Blairstown. Her paintings are represented in private & corporate collections.

Watercolor by Jan Swift. Photo provided by Gallery 23

Katherine Yvinskas has been part of the Gallery 23 cooperative since 2006 and currently serves as Gallery Director. Her work encompasses a personal vision of nature as seen through her drawings, watercolors, hand-colored prints and mixed media collages. Her work has graced the covers of several publications and is included in the Anne Steele Marsh Print Collection of the Hunterdon Museum of Art, as well as in many private collections throughout the United States & Europe.

Katherine Yvinskasdrawing. Photo provided by Gallery 23

Yanina Siani was born and raised in Ukraine. Yanina is a jewelry and lapidary artist and longtime member of Blairstown Gallery 23. Using traditional metalsmithing techniques her handcrafted pieces begin with raw wire and/or sheets of sterling silver. She utilizes hand-patterned, formed, soldered and polished techniques and completes her designs with patina finish. Her collection displays a colorful palette of stones including turquoise, lapis, amethyst, coral and many more custom cut stones.

Yanina Siani’s jewelry. Photo provided by Gallery 23

Customers will receive a 10% discount on any one item over $25.00 from May 1st to May 31st. 

Please visit Gallery 23 for a reception on Saturday, May 11th from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.