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FANELO AGUAYO has been making films for two decades in Spain, Boston and New York City. But he has been a painter as well, working mostly with oils.

Painting is for this Spanish-American artist “a need like eating or sleeping -he said. But it is also a method to let go, to fight the demons and make the angels fly. It is a tool to find the truth and expose the lies. It is a universe where you can be heard and understood, a vaccine to survive without going insane. It is a path to live and let die, a passport to enjoy today and tomorrow”.

In 2015 Fanelo won the “Marian Anderson Memorial Award for Portraiture” at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, in Summit.

You can see more of Fanelo Aguayo’s work oh his Instagram.

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Watercolor is Betsy Mirabelli’s chosen medium, and landscapes are her major focus and inspiration. 

Her solo exhibit, “Landscape Meditations,” on display through mid March 2019 in the Lundt-Glover gallery at the Chatham Township Municipal Building, includes 50 watercolor paintings.

Betsy studied watercolor with Elizabeth O’Reilly at Parsons and the New School in New York City, where she was first introduced to plein air painting. She later took classes at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit with Nancy Korde, Anne Kullaf, and Fernando Catague. She has gone on plein air watercolor workshops with Kullaf to Aspen, Colo., and to Siena, Italy.

Betsy likes the unpredictable nature of watercolors, and always enjoys “when a painting just flows. It’s like a meditative state,” she says.


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Save the date for the upcoming ALC Family and Friends Winter Group Show, Solo Show of Betsy Mirabelli’s watercolors, small works 6″x6″ exhibit, holiday boutique and a celebration of the group’s 30’th anniversary. December 9, 2-4pm at the Chatham Township Municipal Building.


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I purchased my first camera, a Minolta XG-A in college and have had an on again/ off again relation with my camera through the years. I reluctantly gave up film for a Nikon D70 soon after my children were born. I grew to love that camera, and still have it. Unfortunately, I broke my good lens and had to find a replacement. This year I upgraded to the Olympus E-10 Mark III, a mirrorless model.  I take photos of just about anything that catches my eye. Nature, travel, action, street art, people and animals are all good subjects for me. More photos can be viewed at the Photocrowd website.

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