This Sunday Hobokenites will have the opportunity to revel in the artwork of Louise Gale at the Hoboken Historical Museum’s Upper Gallery art exhibit, Sew Hoboken: Mixed Media Works, from 2pm to 5pm.
Louise has spent her whole life being creative. Her childhood in South London was filled with painting and drawing, which led her to art school at the age of 16 where she studied drawing, photography, sculpture and design. After spending time at a corporate job, Louise rediscovered her passion for art when she moved from England to the U.S. “I started looking for more ways to lead a creative life full time. I left that corporate job over a year ago and love being creative everyday.”
Louise’s exhibit at the Hoboken Historical Museum will showcase needle and thread, along with many different mediums she has become interested in over the past year. “I love to dabble in lots of different materials- plaster, wax and acrylic are my favorite, and I recently found a love for book making. So I thought I’d give a bit of fabric and sewing a go too!”
Louise takes inspiration from her love of trees and incorporates them into local Hoboken scenery, creating art of many different elements. As a member of Hob’art Cooperative Gallery, Louise participates in group and solo art shows around the area and has also had several solo shows in New York City. Louise is looking forward to her exhibit opening this Sunday, August 7th, “mostly because it is local and I believe in supporting local organizations and artists. I also love exhibits where I can meet others who are interested in art or supporting our local art scene.”
Sew Hoboken: Mixed Media Works opens Sunday, August 7th at 2pm. Louise and the Hoboken Historical Museum encourage everyone to come out and support the local Hoboken art scene. For anyone unable to make it to the museum to see the exhibit in person, Louise will be adding a virtual exhibition on her website, http://louisegale.com, where viewers can check out the exhibit, complete with an audio tour and stories behind different pieces.
Sew Hoboken: Mixed Media Works runs from August 7th through September 18th. Louise will return to the museum Saturday, September 10th at 4pm for a meet-the-artist reception, where she will be discussing her work and answering visitors’ questions. Be sure to catch this talented artists’ exhibit before it ends September 18th!
PHOTOS COURTESY OF LOUISE GALE AND www.navy-blur.co.uk