Archive for February, 2013

Sonia Grineva’s Book – The Colors of the Soul

February 19, 2013
I Colori dell'Anima - The Colors of the Soul

I Colori dell’Anima – The Colors of the Soul

SONIA GRINEVA, a WSOAE veteran exhibitor returning for our spring show, is the subject of a beautiful, large folio book, entitled “I Colori dell’Anima” – The Colors of the Soul. With texts in both Italian and English, the book surveys the scope of Ms. Grineva’s work which ranges from impressionistic to abstract and includes oils, watercolors and other media.

The artist is well known for her paintings of the Washington Square Park and Greenwich Village areas (see images below) but, as the book makes clear, her oeuvre encompasses many fabulous European and American landscapes and cityscapes as well as florals and other still lifes.

Ms. Grineva received her BA and MFA from the Stroganov Institute in Moscow and later studied at New York’s  National Academy of Design and the British Institute in Florence, Italy.

“I Colori dell’Anima” is available through the artist at

The Arch in Washington Square Park by Sonia Grineva

The Arch in Washington Square Park by Sonia Grineva

Sixth Avenue by Sonia Grineva

Sixth Avenue by Sonia Grineva


Ben Georgia Rutgers Exhibition

February 18, 2013
WSOAE Georgia Rutgers

Ben Georgia’s “City Lights III”

BEN GEORGIA, a thirty-year veteran of WSOAE shows and one of our outstanding abstract artists, is currently being honored with a solo exhibition at Rutgers University’s Paul Robeson Galleries, the Orbit II Gallery. The show, entitled “Primary Essences,” continues through June 4th and is free to the public. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 5 pm.

One of the highlights of the show (see image above) is “City Lights III”, a 2009  oil on canvas, 48” x 60”.  The program contains the following recap of the artist’s work: “For painter Ben Georgia, abstraction offers the possibility of a fresh mode of communication. Georgia seeks a language that surpasses representation and the fleeting concerns of the moment, reaching towards expressing the emotional depths of human experience.”

Mr. Georgia will be exhibiting at the WSOAE Spring Show, beginning Memorial Day Weekend, May 25th.