2014-04-25 / Community

Rockaway Artist Remembered

By Dan Guarino

YYY Fine Art Studio is honoring longtime Rockaway artist and fixture Chris Preston, nicknamed ‘Blu’, with an exhibition of his works. The solo exhibition, titled “Shades and Shapes of Blu,” will bring together a number of the works created by Preston, who died earlier this year. Organized by Preston’s close friends, and curated and hosted by well-known Rockaway photographer and artist, Yuri Yurov, it is described as “the event that Chris and Yuri had hoped for, and now it can be realized.” “Shades and Shapes of Blu” will have an opening reception at the YYY Fine Arts Studio at 502 Main Street, in Boonton, New Jersey, featuring Preston’s multimedia artwork and live music. It will take place between 6 and 11 p.m. on Saturday, May 3. All artworks will available for purchase through a silent auction. Proceeds will go to the Foundation for Art Education in Chris Preston’s name.

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