Brooklyn-based artist Gregory William Frux paints both urban landscape and wilderness scenes, the latter inspired by mountaineering. His landscapes range from Northeastern United States’ forests, to Rocky Mountains, desert California, Alaska, Yukon and Bolivian Andes. He served as artist-in-residence in Glacier, Joshua Tree and Death Valley National Parks and worked as artist aboard ships in Antarctica and Arctic Norway. Frux’s painting have been exhibited at Lincoln Center, the Cordova Historical Museum, the Coney Island Museum, the Salmagundi Club, Long Island University, Brooklyn College, offices of HBO and the United States Embassies in Ethiopia and Madagascar. He was the first American to show at the Kyrgyz National Museum of Art. The Library of Congress, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, NYC Department of Education and National Park Service own his work. To see Gregory’s work, visit his Web site http://frux.net.
People around the globe rallied to aid Haitians after the terrible earthquake of January 12th. In Brooklyn, New York, with its large Haitian population, the disaster was deeply felt. Throughout the boroughs and New York City, dozens of fundraisers and benefits were held within days after the tragedy. The Tabla Rasa Gallery was one of the first, and the simplicity of its event stood out from the crowd, enabling it to raise more than $11,000 for Haitian relief efforts in just one day.