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Newark Arts Alliance presents Greek Tales Retold: Art by Carole Huber

Jan 08, 2016 12:34PM ● By Steven Hoffman

The Newark Arts Alliance (NAA) is presenting “Greek Tales Retold,” a solo exhibition featuring the art of Newark resident Carole Huber, on view now through Jan. 30. In 17 abstract works, Huber explores timeless Greek stories of heroism, suffering, lust, and ecstasy. Hera, Poseidon, Ares, and other Greek gods appear, along with depictions of the sack of Troy and the story of Leda and the swan. A majority of the works are painted silk, rounded out by pieces done in acrylic, oil, and mixed media on canvas. A handout is available in the exhibition gallery to provide background on the Greek myths that inspired the works.

The Newark Arts Alliance will celebrate the exhibition with a reception on Friday, Jan. 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Carole Huber will offer a Gallery Talk at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the sources of her inspiration and the creation of the works. Light fare and drinks will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

“My ambition in these paintings is to make Greek myths resonate in surprising ways for people who have always loved them, and to introduce them to people who have yet to visit them,” Huber said.

Huber is an oil painter who has shown in the Mid-Atlantic region and has paintings held in many

private collections. She has a BA in Art and a PhD in English Literature. She teaches at the Newark Arts Alliance and through Kennett Design, and she previously taught at the Gilbert W. Perry Center for the Arts in Middletown, where she was co-director of the Hudson Contemporary Gallery. About 20 years ago she founded the “plein air” group at University of Delaware’s Center for Life-Long Learning in Wilmington, Del. Recently she has shown paintings on silk and hand-painted silk scarves at Blue Streak Gallery in Wilmington and Mala Galleria in Kennett Square. She has her studio at Art Space on Main in Elkton, MD.

The Newark Arts Alliance is located in Market East Plaza at 276 East Main Street, Suite 102, Newark,

Delaware 19711. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., with extended hours on

Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. For more information about the Newark Arts Alliance,

call 302-266-7266, e-mail, or visit

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