Art Show of Coney Island Paintings Eric March Opens This Weekend

Gallery talk with artist Eric March and S.C.I.’s Juan Rivero on November 6

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Astroland, 2009, hand-colored etching

An art exhibit of Coney Island images by Save Coney Island volunteer Eric March opens this weekend at Park Slope Gallery.  The show will feature oil paintings, watercolors, prints, and drawings of Coney Island (as well as Long Island City) and celebrates the small businesses, handcrafted signs, free-wheeling crowds, and creative spirit that defines Coney Island.  Included in the show are pieces depicting the beloved Astroland Rocket that was removed this spring after Thor Equities refused to renew Astroland’s lease.  Another recently demolished Astroland favorite, The Water Flume, is the subject of a watercolor.  The show also celebrates the people of Coney Island itself with throngs of beach-goers in the large oil painting The People’s Playground and other pieces.

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The People's Playground, 2009, oil on linen

On November 6 Park Slope Gallery will host a gallery talk with artist Eric March and guest Juan Rivero from Save Coney Island.
Eric will be discussing his art work and how the work led him to get involved politically with the development issues in Coney and Juan will discuss the current situation in Coney Island and how S.C.I. is continuing the fight to revitalize the amusement district.

Park Slope Gallery is by-appointment-only so to see the show or to to RSVP for the gallery talk contact the gallery:
Phone: 718-768-4883 / E-mail: parkslopegallery@mindspring.com

Check out a preview of the show on Park Slope Gallery’s website:
www.parkslopegallery.com

Read an article about the show and an interview with the artist on the blog Amusing the Zillion:
http://amusingthezillion.com/2009/10/12/moments-in-time-artist-eric-marchs-coney-island/

The show will be on exhibit through December 31.


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