RED BANK, NJ  – Robyn Ellenbogen, local artist, is unveiling her new exhibit entitled Mandalas for an Uncertain World, at Joel McFadden’s jewelry design studio’s Meet The Artist Reception on April 9 from 7 to 9 PM. Robyn’s work has a jewel-like quality, quite the complement to the atmosphere and artistic nature of McFadden’s custom jewelry studio. The viewer is immediately engaged in their vibrant color, pattern and texture.

Ms. Ellenbogen also consults as art instructor at The Arc of Monmouth’s self-directed Day of the Arts program at the Middletown Arts Center. She has shared her passion for art by offering art classes to groups of persons with developmental disabilities at The Arc’s Work Opportunity Center (WOC) in Long Branch and The Arc’s Red Horse Art Gallery in Freehold. Some of her students have had their art included in exhibits at the Red Horse Art Gallery in the Freehold Raceway Mall, and at the Middletown Arts Center. Ms. Ellenbogen has generously designated a portion of the sales of her work during her exhibit to be donated to the art program at the Work Opportunity Center. Over 150 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities work at WOC, performing many jobs for businesses throughout the state such as packaging, processing and assembly, and earn a paycheck for their work.

“Mandalas for an Uncertain World reflect and illuminate the inner and outer qualities of experience and our environmental nature. At a time when we question the viability of the earth’s future, Mandalas for an Uncertain World convey a spirit of unity and wholeness. They require no adherence to a specific belief system but suggest an antidote for these difficult times using contemplative images, rich in reference, form and pattern,” commented Ms. Ellenbogen. Robyn Ellenbogen’s digitally created mandalas are offered as archival inkjet prints. Mandalas for an Uncertain World is a print project from the 2+1=0 studio. Her work will be on view at McFadden’s Studio, from Saturday, April 9 through Wednesday, May 11. Joel McFadden Designs is located at 32 White Street in Red Bank. To view Robyn Ellenbogen’s work, visit www.robynellenbogen.com.

The Arc of Monmouth serves over 2,000 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families with vocational training, residential services, health care, supported employment, recreation, a private high school, self-directed services, adult training, education and advocacy. Call 732-493-1919 or visit www.arcofmonmouth.com for more information.