ART+RAY Fine Art Gallery presents PEACE & WAR: STAND WITH UKRAINE, July 17

ART+RAY Fine Art Gallery will present Peace & War: Stand with Ukraine on Sunday, July 17 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The free event will feature the works of contemporary artist Ang-Ray, with a portion of all art sales benefiting RazomForUkraine.org, which provides humanitarian aid to the war in Ukraine. The ART+RAY gallery is located on the ground floor at 305 East 9th Street in the East Village.

“This exhibition will be a celebration of the art and diversity of the East Village. The works on display explore peace and war, conflict and the connections between people around the world,” Ang-Ray said. “It’s inspiring to see the people of New York, especially the East Village, coming together to help Ukraine. The artwork in this exhibit reflects that human spirit and we’re proud to donate 20% proceeds from all artwork sold on opening day at RazomForUkraine.org for the benefit of the Ukrainian people and refugees.”

Ang-Ray’s art consists of three different series: the Olympix, the Organic CP and the Portrait/Figurative. The Olympix series are works of art (acrylic and oil/rice paper on canvas) of interlocking multicolored ellipses that depict people of different colors and races connecting and creating understanding, tolerance and harmony. The Organic CP series includes mixed media oil paintings, monochrome prints and drawings exploring the connections between people and their environment and environments. The Portrait/Figurative series explores the complex set of personality traits in individuals – the good, the bad and the intersection – without judgement.

Born in Asia, on the island of Borneo, Ang-Ray was inspired to create art while traveling in Myanmar. In the village of Bagan, Ang-Ray was enchanted by the culture and the spiritual way of life of the community. He moved to Hong Kong and began to study Chinese calligraphy, oil painting, drawing and watercolor on rice paper. He continued his education in New York at the National Academy School of Fine Arts and later at the Art Students League Academy. Currently, New York is her home base.

Ang-Ray has previously exhibited works at the Hong Kong Convention Center, Cork Gallery, ARC Gallery Chelsea, National Academy Juried Show, Park Avenue Atrium, New York Public Library, Southampton Cultural Center and the East Hampton Artists Open Studio. .

ART+RAY Fine Art Gallery opened in New York’s East Village in July 2021 to exhibit, promote and support emerging local New York artists. The art gallery showcases the work of various artists from various backgrounds and artistic disciplines. In the summer and fall, the gallery’s Friday Night Live (FNL) group shows take place on the first Friday night of each month and feature the work of local New York artists, as well as DJs, musicians and more. artists.

William E. Bennett