Local Artist Steve Beal Opens “Art and Sound” Exhibit in Metuchen

Music and Images Inspired by Life; Opening Reception Set for March 12, 2016
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METUCHEN, N.J. - March 1, 2016 - PRLog -- Transformations Gallery invites the public to an opening reception to launch its first solo exhibit of year on March 12, 2016.   Dubbed “Art and Sound” and hosted by Edison based artist and musician Steve Beal, the event will include a diverse collection of his watercolor work, illustrations, live music and an interactive discussion. Beal plans to share thoughts about his process and approach to art and music and how one can bring both into their own daily life. The reception is at the historic Old Franklin Schoolhouse in Metuchen NJ from 6 to 9PM and the work will remain for viewing during select gallery hours through May 23, 2016.

Steve has been paining since childhood and has never looked back. “Every painting changes me. Every day I try to capture story the of a lifetime within the subject I’ve chosen.I use watercolor as my primary medium for several reasons; it is completely organic, unpredictable in nature and impossible to reproduce. I find it mysterious enough to challenge me for a lifetime.”

The evolution of his collection over time and the inevitable changes this mindset brings to the paintings were the inspiration for the show. From city scenes to landscapes to the human form, you can recognize the work and still clearly identify differences in what the artist may have been doing or feeling at the time each piece was created. It is the very essence of the gallery’s namesake, “transformation.”

For Beal’s part, he hopes attendees will leave with inspiration to make their own masterpieces.  “If you ask a four year old if they can draw or paint you will get a live demonstration on the spot. Ask the same kid a few years later and the reply is muted with expectations, apologies and comparisons.” he laments. “I feel for those who never take this kind of opportunity to step into their own joy. If I can inspire even one person to pick up a brush or a musical instrument as a form of expression for their own benefit and without regard for how others may see it, then my work is done.”

An Edison resident and an active member Metuchen Artworks with three children of his own of his own, all of whom embrace the arts, Steve’s ideology is well known in the area. He is a frequent performer, exhibitor and volunteer for fundraising efforts at places like The Old Franklin Schoolhouse, Mara’s Bakery, Espresso Joe’s and Hailey’s Harp and Pub.  He is looking forward to hosting the community he already knows so well and introducing new guests to his art, music and philosophy through live musical performances, art and conversation.

Founded in 2012, Transformations Gallery hosts art shows of varying lengths and themes throughout the year at the Old Franklin Schoolhouse exclusively and is open by appointment, at all public events, and on scheduled “Open Invitation Sundays” when we welcome visitors to see the art work and interact with the exhibiting artists. All artwork in the gallery is for sale and any purchase helps support a local artist and the preservation of this historic site.  The gallery is overseen by BIL members Judy Weinberg & Amy Brooks. For more information, visit the website at www.boroughimprovementleague.org , or to arrange an appointment to see the gallery, contact transformations@boroughimprovementleague.org.

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