Exciting times in October and beyond…get those sneakers out for the Art Walk, Sun. Oct.22, Huntington, LI!


b. j. spoke gallery opens two exhibitions in October: “The Body of Earth,”
a solo exhibition by guest artist, Jana Kris, and a large gallery member show.
Both exhibits can be viewed during regular gallery hours from October 3 – 29, 2017.


Jana Kris will join b. j. spoke gallery members, in welcoming Huntington Village Art
participants to the gallery on Saturday, October 22 from 12-4 pm.
More details call 631-549-5106, or check www.bjspokegallery.org


                    Jana Kris standing with her painting Body of Earth.


Jana Kris states, Earth is Woman.  Woman is Earth.  This primal connection is one that I believe most women sense within themselves.  The Body of Earth series came to me while I was living and painting in Tucson, Arizona.  After leaving New York to live in the American Southwest, the palette of my work became primarily influenced by the colors of bare stone and sky.  I was utterly captivated by red-hued mesas and the ancient cavernous folds of the Canyon Lands.


Watching Over by Jana Kris


                 Terra Flow by Jana Kris


         Ms. Kris continues, The Body of Earth is heavily inspired from my desire to reclaim the female image from the disconnected and often damaging representations that are so pervasive in advertising and mass media.  In these paintings, there is joy in the movement and flow of the land.  There is dance in the richly muted tones of the woven bodies of women that curve and bend to create their world.  They think and feel and are alive, while actually being the structure of everything……And always there is a reminder within their canvas universe that something greater exists.


b. j. spoke gallery is a not-for-profit


Huntington Village Art Walk participant visiting the gallery.

The 2017 Annual Art Walk takes place in Huntington, NY on Sunday October 22, rain or shine. Here is the map of the sites included:

Painting by Lorraine Carol
A wood assemblage by Connie Wain
Paintings by Gia Schifano, Phyllis Baron.


Poets Aloud for local poets on Long Island.
Meet the second Friday each month.
Next session October 13, at 7:30pm


b. j. spoke gallery artists included in October members exhibit:


Richard Anello, digital painter
Phyllis Baron, abstract painter
John Bell, metal sculptor
Katherine Criss, surreal artist
Liz Ehrlichman, painting and mono prints
Barbara Grey, painting and photography
Barbara V. Jones, drip abstractions
Karen Kirshner, abstract paintings
Robert Korval, photography
Kevin Larkin, abstraction expressionism
Joanne Leftsky, floral abstraction
Lili Maglione, abstract expressionist
Diane Marxe, bronze animal sculptures
Lorraine Carol, abstract expressionism
Nicolette Pach, fabric fantasies
Gia Schifano, realistic painter
Cindy Shechter, abstract landscapes
Constance Wain, naturalist painter
Bert Winsberg, impressionist painter


Join the Artist Circle, a discussion group is centered on creativity and the sharing of art with colleagues. Meetings are twice a month – on Sundays from 11am – 1pm.

Oct 1, 15, 29, Nov 12, 26, Dec 10 is the last meeting of

the year.  RSVP: Katherinecriss@gmail.com

 The press release used for this posting was created by the artist/photographer whose show Surreal Encounters in Paint & Pixels is currently on exhibit at the BJ Spoke Gallery. That is the uniquely talented Katherine Criss, daughter of the well-known and respected artist and teacher, Francis Criss. You still have time to get to the show during September! Please check it out.






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