Mixed Media Artist Ruth Bauer Neustadter Celebrates Women's History Month With Performance, YES WE CAN!

In celebration of Women's History Month, mixed media artist Ruth Bauer Neustadter presents the program, Yes We Can!, featuring women artists in dance, music and theater, at the Ceres Gallery, located at 527 West 27th Street #201 in New York City, on Wednesday, March 15 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). The event is free and open to the public.

The program features an evening of modern dance, singing, theater and poetry. Noted dancers scheduled to perform are Claire Porter, Nai-Ni Chen and Lynn Needle. Bauer Neustadter will perform with dancers from the Center for Modern Dance Education, with choreography by Elissa Machlin.

Other performers are: Marsha Heller (oboe); Sarah Davol (English Horn); singer, songwriter and guitarist Rhonda Schuster; and actress, singer and keyboard player Beth Falcone. The music Wedding Song, composed by Judith Shatin Allen, will be played. Bauer Neustadter will show paintings, with felted sculpture by artist Susan Kaplow.

Solo Exhibition

Ruth Bauer Neustadter's solo exhibition, "Go Figure", is on display at the Ceres Gallery through Saturday, March 25, 2017. The exhibition features the artist's expressionistic, bold, textured and sensual figurative work, many created from recyclable materials.

The public is invited to attend an Opening Reception on Thursday, March 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the gallery. The artist will be available to discuss her work and answer questions. The exhibition may also be viewed during the gallery's hours Tuesday to Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Several pieces from Go Figure were exhibited at the Pine Gallery in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. Bauer Neustadter 's work has been presented extensively at several museums, including the Montclair, Hunterdon, Jersey City, and Newark museums, as well the Belskie Museum of Arts & Science, and Bergen Museum of Art and Science. Her work has also been featured at the George Segal Gallery at Montclair State University, the Piermont Fine Arts Gallery, Prince Street Gallery, Sylvia Wald Po Kim Gallery, New Century Artists, NAWA Gallery and the Venezuelan Consulate in New York City. Collectors from Sweden, Italy, Canada, and the United States have purchased her work.

Bauer Neustadter studied with luminary fine arts teachers Nicki Orbach, Michael Dillon, Joe Terrone, and Miriam Beerman. She received a bachelor of arts in dance from Bennington College and studied with Merce Cunningham, Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham, and Charles Weidman. An active member of the arts community, she serves on the boards of directors of the Center for Modern Dance Education, Hackensack Cultural Arts Board, and Salute to Women in Arts.

"The sense of dynamic movement in Neustadter's artworks may come from her background in dance. She has also done choreography and her larger woven pieces have served as props or settings for performance pieces." --Eileen Watkins, Weekend Guide and Arts Entertainment, Newark Star-Ledger.

Her work may be viewed online at www.ruthbauerneustadter.com. For further information about the exhibition and the reception, contact the Ceres Gallery at (212) 947-6100 and visit www.ceresgallery.org.

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