Artist of the Month

Community Blood Services will exhibit the work of Hawthorne artists T.V.-Tommy Vision and Christine Auda throughout the month of November.

The 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 p.m.

Auda 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.

In 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 Wise.

Auda creates figures, animals and abstract works punctuated with personality and expression.

“I 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.

T.V. 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.

His pieces can be viewed online at, while Auda’s can be seen at

Visitors 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.

Artists wishing to display their work at the center can call MaryAnn Siniscalchi, manager of volunteer services, at (201) 251-3719.

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