Contemporary artist Karen Eve Friedland will show her work at an Open Studio on next Saturday and Sunday, November 8 and 9 at her Victorian home in Prospect Park South.   The event will be held from noon to 5pm at 190 Marlborough Road.

Friedland’s paintings, expressionistic in style, are created with strong, vivid colors and energetic movement that impart a joyful feeling, making viewers’ spirits soar.  Paintings in acrylic, mixed media and pastel, Friedland’s artwork is abstract and abstracted representation.  “Having a major sale of more than 30 paintings to a non-profit earlier in the year has left me with room to explore new artistic avenues and challenges and I look forward to sharing them with my neighbors and the larger New York community,” Friedland said.

Residing in the landmark district of Prospect Park South, the historic home provides an interesting juxtaposition to the contemporary art. “Showing my work in this home setting allows visitors to more easily visualize what the art would look like in their own home,” remarked Friedland.

The artist has been an active member of the art community in Brooklyn and is the founder of the Flatbush Artists Studio Tour.  An adopted Brooklynite, the artist pays tribute to her borough by including a Brooklyn Bridge symbol hidden in each painting. To add to the enjoyment, a contest will be held for those who find the Brooklyn Bridge in the paintings.

The admission is free and refreshments will be served. The Open Studio is a show and sale. The “Q” train Beverly Road station is nearby and parking is available. Friedland’s art can be seen online at www.ArtistKaren.com. For more information, email karenart99@yahoo.com or phone 718 826 1261.