Ocean Galleries Opens Exhibition Featuring Alexandre Renoir Today

Ocean Galleries Opens Exhibition Featuring Alexandre Renoir Today

Alexandre Renoir, the great grandson of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, is the featured artist over Memorial Day weekend as Ocean Galleries (9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ) hosts a collection of his most recent paintings. "Renoir: Broader Horizons" opens today, May 23, 2014 and runs through Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the Stone Harbor location of Ocean Galleries.

During the three-day exhibition, guests can enjoy intimate receptions with Alexandre Renoir from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM on Friday, May 23 and Saturday, May 24, as well as 12:00 PM until 3:00 PM on Sunday, May 25. Throughout the weekend, Alexandre Renoir will share his artistic talents as he paints during the receptions.

"We are very excited to welcome back our friend and legendary artist, Alexandre Renoir," said gallery owner, Kim Miller. "Since his last visit, Alexandre has explored new subject matter, such as landscapes and seascapes. The results are breathtaking!"

Alexandre Renoir's interest in art started at a young age, having grown up immersed in the Renoir family and the magnificent Impressionism artwork of his great-grandfather, Pierre-Auguste Renoir. His great-grandfather has been largely credited for developing the Impressionistic style, which has since become one of the more popular and beloved art forms.

Alexandre was artistically trained at various arts-oriented schools, including the Virginia Park School for the Artistically Gifted and the Victoria School for the Arts and Performance, where he graduated in 1993. In addition to his formal education, he also attended classes at the Alberta Museum on Aboriginal Arts and Crafts, garnering experience in sculpture, pottery, woodworking, stone carving, commercial art, photography, and painting.

Although immersed in the arts and culture of his environment, Alexandre remained primarily an onlooker until his drawing abilities were tapped by his brother during a visit to La Jolla, CA. Alexandre began to draw with charcoal and the results were impressive. From the first sheet, Alexandre could naturally draw in various styles; his charcoal drawings are created with a sense of ease and grace that is reminiscent of the beauty and charm of the Impressionist period.

Alexandre's works currently reside in private collections in numerous cities throughout North America, Asia, and Europe. His work has been featured in the Tennessee State Museum exhibition "Strokes of Genius." Additionally, Alexandre was awarded the artist of the year award at the Renoir Museum, Cagnes Sur Mer.

For his Ocean Galleries exhibition, Alexandre Renoir brings with him several new paintings created specifically for the Stone Harbor showing, including "Bay's Edge" and "Last Ligh,t, featuring gorgeous terrain scenes of both land and sea.

The "Renoir: Broader Horizons" exhibition will include original paintings, graphic works, and etchings by featured artist Alexandre Renoir. The Renoir exhibition will be at Ocean Galleries (9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor) Friday, Mary 23 through Sunday, May 25, 2014. The Stone Harbor gallery will host guest receptions with Alexandre Renoir from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM on Friday, May 23 and Saturday, May 24, and from 12:00 PM until 3:00 PM on Sunday, May 25.

The Stone Harbor gallery is open from 10:00 AM until 10:00 PM daily during the summer season. For more or directions, call 609-368-7777 or visit www.oceangalleries.com