Monday, January 12, 2009

The art of Portnoy

WOODBRIDGE - The Woodbridge Town Library will present the art of Herb Portnoy on display during the month of January.

A native of Boston, Portnoy graduated from the Vesper George Art School in Boston, library officials said in a statement.

Upon his graduation, he was employed as Advertising Manager for Stop & Shop Supermarkets at their Connecticut, Western Massachusetts, and New Jersey Divisions, the statement said. After 17 years with them, he started his own Advertising Agency in New Haven.

Portnoy is semi-retired, has four daughters and seven grandchildren. Portnoy studied watercolor and acrylics under well-known artist Lenny Moskowitz, and is a member of the Arts Council of New Haven.

Portnoy's specialty is portraits from photos.

"My passion is to execute on canvas, the colors (light and darks) I see, and create those colors on my pallet," Portnoy said in the statement, "there's nothing more satisfying, than a piece of art that the artist is pleased with."

The public is invited to attend a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 24 at the library. Refreshments will be served. This exhibit is free and open to the public. All are welcome to visit.

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