Anita Peghini-Räber, local U.S.-Swiss naturalistic-expressionist painter, will share her art at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC, Friday to Sunday, Oct. 25 to 27, at the Javits Center North.
"This is huge," says Peghini-Räber, "getting to show in New York City means competing against the whole art world - every artist on the globe dreams of being in New York City sharing his or her work."
Anita Peghini-Räber's Gallery is conveniently located in the heart of Rehoboth Beach on 49 Baltimore Ave. "It is impressive to see collectors coming from all over the world to our small beach town. This year we noticed many new guests from New England. We were pleased to hear that the word of Rehoboth Beach as an eclectic art center spread north into the greater Boston, Mass. area. People appreciate spending leisure time at the beach while enjoying the artistic quality of the town. It is a plus that we can offer tax-free shopping,” Peghini-Räber says.
"Since summer has officially ended, it's time for us locals and visitors alike to really enjoy the beaches and the many artistic venues Rehoboth Beach has to offer. Let's celebrate the talents who help build our unique community; let's be grateful for the beautiful area we call home," she suggests. Peghini-Räber paints locally, depicting nature and local models. In her art, movement is key. Her paintings refuse to hold still. There is air and space surrounding her figures, allowing the subject matter to breath.
Unresolved outlines, a sketchy quality, aggressive application of paint and drawing lines create a kaleidoscopic effect entertaining the viewer - what came first and what comes next? Her art is difficult to pigeonhole, but her paintings still resonate with art history. They share something in common with the American Figurative Expressionist painters, such as Elaine and Willem de Kooning and Richard Diebenkorn, but also have the lyricism of Paul Cezanne, Henri Matisse or Egon Schiele. Peghini-Räber understands her paintings as immediate celebrations of form, of shape, of the human, and of the act of painting itself. Peghini-Räber's art is in the permanent collection of St. Andrew's School, Middletown and in the permanent collection of the Bigg's Museum in Dover.
The Javits Center North is located at 11th Avenue and 39th Street in New York City. The Contemporary Art Fair NYC runs from noon to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27.
Peghini-Räber shows her art and represents a few of the best regional artists in her upscale art gallery on Baltimore Avenue. Peghini-Räber also shares constructive and fun critiquing for a fee. On Fridays, 3 to 5 p.m., artists may bring in unfinished paintings; they will be energized to complete their work with joy. Pre-registration is required.
The gallery hosts monthly Argentine Tango DE Arte Milonga with a free introduction class in Argentine Tango taught by Alyssa Findlay from Tango Lewes at 8 p.m. The next social dance will take place Oct. 26.
The Peghini-Räber Gallery is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday. The gallery will also be open for Mosaic’s next Second Saturday ARTwalk, 6 to 9 p.m., Nov. 9. Refreshments will be served.