Jill DeFelice, Painter and Writer, Featured in Jersey Shore Magazine

Glider, on page 33 of Jersey Shore Magazine, Spring 2017

Congratulations to Jill DeFelice for having both her painting and short story, featured in the Spring 2017 edition of Jersey Shore Magazine! Glider, the featured painting on page 33 of the magazine (also shown here) was recently sold at StudioYU's Culture, Art and Wine Exhibition at Unionville Vineyards. When she needs to shift gears from her painting, she turns to writing to enrich her creativity. "The Wreck of the John Minturn" can be read on page 64, published as a Jersey Shore historical fiction. Enjoy!

Open StudioYU Art Show: March 2017

Indulge your senses and join us every Thursday to Sunday, the entire month of March, for an international art exhibition, live artists’ demos, special sale of artwork directly from the artists, raffles / giveaways, live music (see HVV calendar), brick oven pizza, and plenty of award-winning wines, while surrounded by fun and friendly company. From Latin American to Chinese American, and everything in between, we are celebrating cross cultural experiences through art, painted by citizens of the world. In this premier event, StudioYU and Hopewell Valley Vineyards have teamed up to bring together artists who would otherwise never meet, and they have opened up their studio to the general public as they paint on site in a 75 acre vineyard in the heart of New Jersey.

Each featured artist provides a distinctly unique commentary that feeds into the broader vision and international experience of StudioYU. DeFelice (left) captures her experiences of extensive world travel on canvas with a desire to transcend traditional ethnic identities. Bensliman (2nd from the left), a Tunisian social artist and designer, expresses her cultural roots through recycled materials and doodles. Ramos (2nd from the right) communicates ideas and emotions through daring colors reminiscent of Latin America. J. Yu (right), StudioYU’s founder, beautifully intermingles east and west cultures within pieces that merge Asian brush techniques with western mediums. Their demo dates and details of this event is located at www.studioyu.org/events.

StudioYU was founded in 2015 with a dream of existing in a more collaborative, interactive, and culturally-vibrant art world. Through an online platform that selects noteworthy, yet underrepresented international artists, the organization works to enable these artists to collaborate without borders and reach a wider community of art-lovers and art-seekers. This Open StudioYU Art Show is a step towards creating this reality. Be a part of the cross-cultural experience this March and support StudioYU’s vision for building international, social, and cultural awareness in the arts. Visit www.StudioYU.org for more information about StudioYU’s mission and join us in bringing the community together.

There will be an opening reception on March 2, 6-9pm at Hopewell Valley Vineyard on 46 Yard Rd. in Pennington, NJ. All are welcome to attend this public event. This exhibition provides an experience like no other, in which influence is drawn from a spectrum of geographic locations ranging from Hong Kong to Ecuador. Mark your calendar today!

STUDIO YU Love ‘n Spring Art Show

Looking for the ideal gift for Valentine's Day or simply want to spring into action after the long winter? Treat yourself and your loved ones to an international art exhibition, live artists’ demos, special sale of artwork directly from the artists, and plenty of award-winning wines for the entire months of February and March. This exhibition, inspired by the theme of love and spring, is presented by two international artists. Open studio weekends will also provide an opportunity to meet the artists as they paint on site. Demo dates and details of this event are located at www.studioyu.org/events.

StudioYU was founded in 2015 with a dream of existing in a more collaborative, interactive, and culturally-vibrant art world. Through an online platform that discovers noteworthy, yet underrepresented, artists the organization works to enable international artists to connect with the global community of art-lovers and art-seekers. The Love 'n Spring Art Show is a step towards creating this reality. Be a part of the cross-cultural experience this coming spring and support StudioYU’s vision for building international, social, and cultural awareness in the arts. Visit www.StudioYU.org for more information, and to partner with living artists in bringing the community together.  

All are welcome to attend this public event. The exhibition and art sale will run 7-days a week, from February 1 to March 31, 12pm to 5pm, at Unionville Vineyards, so mark your calendar today and see you at 9 Rocktown Rd. Ringoes, New Jersey 08551.

January 25: Jill DeFelice Solo Exhibition and Lecture at Surf City Library

All are welcome to join Jill for her solo exhibition at Surf City Library! She will be showing her work from China and Cambodia and lecturing on the changes in China from her perspective. See you there starting 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 25.

Image captured from Jill's previous exhibitions and only partially representative of her coming exhibition. Please visit library website for directions and our Artists page for Jill's bio.