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River Queen celebrates seventh anniversary with new show



An oil portrait of “Miss Pumpkin” by Dot Bunn, part of her series of portraits of local drag queens.

River Queen Artisans Gallery, 8 Church St., Lambertville, N.J., celebrates its seventh birthday with a new show, “The Luck of the Artist,” opening with a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 23.

Running until June 24, the show features work from the gallery’s regular lineup of local artists, and includes a series of portraits from Bucks County artist and teacher, Dot Bunn. It also introduces the work of artist June Ponte to River Queen Artisans Gallery and displays a portion of the New Hope Celebrates LGBT area history exhibit.

Bunn’s still life painting, “Autumn Berry Vine,” was accepted into the Oil Painters of America 2017 National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils.

For this show, which will run during the New Hope Celebrates Pride Week, the gallery will include a series of portraits Bunn recently painted of local Drag Queens, along with preliminary drawings done prior to the paintings.

Ponte creates portraits of historic figures, as well as paintings laced with symbolism. She also creates jewelry and stained glass objects, including luminaries and lamps.

The gallery also will display some of the artifacts collected as part of New Hope Celebrates LGBT History Exhibition, as will the Bucks County Playhouse Visitors Center, Mechanic and S. Main streets, New Hope, and Factory Girls Bakery, 45 N. Main St., New Hope.

Call 609-397-2977 or visit the gallery online for information.

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