Blood Services will exhibit the work of Hawthorne
artists T.V.-Tommy Vision and Christine Auda
throughout the month of November.
display will be in the reception area and
donor canteen of the Bergen Community Regional
Blood Center, 970 Linwood Avenue West, Paramus.
The center is open Monday through Friday,
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2
is a self-taught digital artist whose work
has been showcased in galleries, museums and
private collections. T.V., also a self-taught
artist, creates mixed media mosaics with images
evoked by his daydreams, nightmares and fantasies.
His work can be seen in galleries in New York
City, Hoboken and Pompton Lakes in New Jersey.
the late 1980s, Auda began her career as a
professional jewelry designer, crossing over
to digital art in 1999. She was an award winner
in the prestigious 2001 Macroworld Expo digital
art contest, and her winning piece “Trae”
was published in the book Secrets of Award-Winning
Digital Artists by Jeremy Sutton and Daryl
creates figures, animals and abstract works
punctuated with personality and expression.
allow my subconscious to play out the scene
on the computer instead of meticulously planning
ahead. The result is often unexpected, even
to me,” Auda says.
uses broken tile, stones, sea glass, river
rocks, seashells, coins, stained glass, broken
dishes and other materials, which he has found
during his travels to 22 countries, in his
mosaics. He builds his frames from plywood
and scrap woods, then glues on the various
pieces, filling in the spaces with a mixture
of sanded grout and concrete to complete mosaic
pictures similar to jigsaw puzzles.
pieces can be viewed online at www.edlingallery.com,
while Auda’s can be seen at www.artcrawl.com.
to the exhibit can help alleviate the severe
blood shortage by donating blood at the same
time. To be eligible to donate you must be
between the ages of 17 and 76. Walk-ins are
welcome. For an appointment, call (201) 251-3703
or, in New York, call (866) 228-1500.
wishing to display their work at the center
can call MaryAnn Siniscalchi, manager of volunteer
services, at (201) 251-3719.