LOCAL, INTERNATIONAL MULTI-MEDIA & PRINT ARTIST EXHIBITS ONE DAY ONLY AT ODETTE’S TO BENEFIT NEW HOPE ARTS CENTER

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LOCAL, INTERNATIONAL MULTI-MEDIA & PRINT ARTIST EXHIBITS ONE DAY ONLY AT ODETTE’S TO BENEFIT NEW HOPE ARTS CENTER

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LOCAL, INTERNATIONAL MULTI-MEDIA & PRINT ARTIST EXHIBITS ONE DAY ONLY AT ODETTE’S TO BENEFIT NEW HOPE ARTS CENTER

 

With over twenty-one, original works of art, plus two videos on show, Artist Chee Bravo Joins the Monthly Featured Artist Series, Benefitting theMission of the New Hope Arts Center

New Hope, PA (5/6/21) – Opening Tuesday, May 18th at 6 pm, Artist Chee Bravo joins the early trail of fellow artists Pearl Mintzer and Gordon Haas, who have been featured in a monthly exhibit series at Odette’s River House.  In addition to her over 21 original artworks on display, Bravo will unveil her most significant print piece to date, “Les Demoiselles du New Hope – LOVE,” a “28 x 37” silkscreen, inspired by Picasso’s “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” and the famed mannequin graveyard at Love Saves the Day (LSD) at Bridge & Main Streets in New Hope, PA.  The series launched in March 2021 and serves as a new initiative to support the New Hope Arts Center through art sale proceeds from Odette’s.  The Artist Series at Odette’s is open to the public, and discounted parking can be secured in advance by phone at 215-682-2022 or by email at [email protected]. More information can be found at www.riverhousenewhope.com/happenings/new-hope-artist-series/.

Bravo’s opening public reception occurs in the Rhapsody Ballroom on the 18th from 6 to 8 pm.  Guests additionally will have an opportunity to partake in a 50/50 raffle for $20 per person, further benefiting the New Hope Arts Center.  Each 50/50 ticket holder will receive a complimentary glass of wine and the chance to win Bravo’s smaller silkscreen.  Chee Bravo’s selected work during the series will be available for purchase exclusively at Odette’s on May 18th.

Odette’s organizers state: “offering this monthly Artist Series is our way to pay homage to the fabric of the community as well as the fascinating history of Odette hosting a social hub for the artist community.  This initiative is just a great way to help us celebrate the joy and spirit of Odette and her talented neighbors.”  

More about Chee Bravo:
Chee Bravo is a printmaker and multimedia artist. Born and raised in the culturally diverse islands of Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies. Her portrait series is influenced by her printmaking, photography, and graphic design training. She creates portraits of people in their environments by creating digital collages, which are then recreated on canvas or paper through acrylics, mixed media, or silkscreen. Her journey began with capturing portraits of the New York subway performers and has grown to include people and performers from her travels and recently of local performers in and around her hometown, Trenton, NJ.

She received her B.F.A. in printmaking at the Florida International University (F.I.U.) in Miami. Her works can be found in the Trenton City Museum permanent collection, the F.I.U. permanent collection, the Brooklyn Art Library, Frontline Arts (formerly the Printmaking Center of N.J.), and private collections. Throughout her graphic design and fine art careers, she has been recognized with several awards – The Betty Laird award and National awards in the advertising sector, including a prestigious Addy award.

She has exhibited nationally and internationally. She participates in fundraising efforts for several local A.I.R.s, including the New Hope/Lambertville Jim Hamilton Shadfest Scholarship and Artworks Trenton.  jcheebravo.com & Instagram #cheebravo

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