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Art Gallery

Art Gallery

Paul Guirguis

May 1 – June 30

I am Paul Guirguis

As a son of Austrian and Egyptian immigrants coupled with the influences of Brazillian and French Québécois, I was influenced by a larger world view and had the privilege to travel and experience these cultures.

I resided in Australia for a few years, which allowed me to attend the grand opening of the Sidney Opera House; which altered my view of art. I believe art is something that creates an emotional response, an emotion that creates chills, one that captures our souls.

I studied and trained in oils under royal portrait artist R.W. Cowan. As his apprentice, I had the opportunity to work on portraits of royalty and celebrities such as Mikhail Gorbachev, President and First Lady Ronald and Nancy Regan, Queen Elizabeth II, Pope John II and many others. My education continued, studying applications of Venetian murals, antique chalks, restoration art, lacquers, gilding, airbrush, and many other forms of mediums.

I have a deep emotion of pride when I create a piece of art. It is the “muse upon me” I feel almost manic ecstasy, it’s likened to the mad scientist in his castle as lightning strikes, “It’s alive, It’s alive! It is the best feeling of happiness akin to love.

My greatest joys in life are the “love of art, and the art of love.”

Lowell Schmidt

May 1 – June 30

Lowell Schmidt is a retired graphic designer who operated his own studio in New Jersey for over 50 years. After graduating from The Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts with a degree in Ad Design, Lowell worked for various ad agencies in Newark, creating ads, technical illustrations, logos, and package designs.

In 1960, Lowell founded his own graphic design studio, Lowell Schmidt Art Services, Inc., which served national and local clients such as AT&T, Foodtown, Sandler & Worth, Hanita, Keyes Martin ad agency and many others. In 1979, Lowell was elected President of the NJ Art Directors Club and served a 1 year term. In addition, Lowell’s love of golf led to an opportunity to manage the art production for the 1980 US Open Golf tournament program and poster at Baltusrol CC in New Jersey

In 1990, Lowell started “The Jersey Golfer” magazine, which he published for 17 years. After retiring and moving to Florida in 2016, Lowell returned to his artistic roots and began painting once again. He has since displayed some of his pieces locally in Boynton Beach, showcasing his continued passion for creative expression. Despite his retirement from graphic design, Lowell’s artistic talents continue to flourish and inspire others.

Artistic Journeys Art Reception

Wednesday, June 21 @ 6 pm

Come and meet the Paul Guirguis and Lowell Schmidt, the current artists on exhibit. They will talk briefly about their artistic processes and then guide visitors on a tour of their exhibit. Light refreshments will be served.