ASBURY PARK, NJ - Ellen Martin is pleased to be working with re|Bearth Art Supply owners Tim Sramowicz and Damien Hiller to open “The Martin Gallery at re|Bearth.” Says Martin, “I’m happy to be part of a vibrant and lively artistic community where my neighbors will be the likes of The Gallery 13, Art 629, The Parlor Gallery, Bird, Heaven and The Bull Dog Clip.”

The first gallery opening will be Saturday, March 5 from 6 – 9 p.m. and will feature the work of photographers Paul Guba and Rob Love, as well as the abstract and non-representational paintings of Ms. Martin. You are cordially invited to come and meet Paul Guba and Ellen Martin at the opening.

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Photography by Paul Guba

The Gallery is located in the re|Bearth Art Supply store on 535 Bangs Avenue, at Emory and catty-cornered from the newly-opened Asbury Blues. It’s closed on Monday, and open Tues. – Saturday from 10 – 9 and Sunday from 10 – 5. The number is 732-361-8615. There is limited street parking, and the public parking lot is one-half block away.

Since his early childhood Paul Guba was nurtured as an artist and is the third generation of a family of artists and artisans. His education in photography began early, continued at the prestigious program at Rochester Institute of Technology and was then refined by some of the finest commercial photographers in New York City. His work spans both the fine art and commercial venues. His latest series of images, “Life During Difficult Times,” are giclée prints that have been printed on luxurious archival fine art papers. These abstract winter landscapes demonstrate his appreciation of natural textures, subtle colors and Oriental letterforms. The images invite the viewers to find the faint signs of life that represent the hope that is always present but can at times be difficult for us to see.

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"Pathways" by ellen martin

Rob Love started taking photographs in the ‘70’s but didn’t get serious about it until the ‘80’s when he became founding editor for the magazine “Style,” which was produced in New Zealand and distributed throughout Australia. He was also Yachting Editor for Boating New Zealand, and developed his action photography skills all over the world covering major yachting events such as the America's Cup (Australia & the USA), Seoul Olympics, and the Admiral's Cup of England. Love gets immense pleasure from taking nature photographs. He finds the planet overwhelmingly beautiful, and is humbled by the skies. He is also fascinated by people and has recently started taking pictures of people in crowded situations.