Friday, August 14, 2015

JUMP again - a forum for new world culture. A blog by Ray Grist

Omni Contemporary Art Gallery closed its exhibition season on Saturday, July 25, 2015.  Located in Freeport, NY, the 7th coolest town in the US, according to the travel website, Matador Network, and reported by CBS on February 26, 2015. Omni Contemporary Art Gallery is devoted to the work of contemporary painters, sculptors, photographers, and mixed-media artists. Omni Contemporary brings to Nassau County a new and exciting venue for artists, art lovers, and collectors.  The gallery features fine art of the highest standards. 

This latest exhibition features the works of three artists:

Lauren Chenault -  Upon graduation Lauren Chenault treated herself to a camera and was quickly smitten by the photo bug. Her focus is landscapes, the ocean, and beach.  Lauren says, “it's calming here (the beach) and I feel that I can never take the same photo twice.” Lauren grew up in north Massapequa.  She says,  “I want to be the best that I can, and stand out from the rest.” Lauren has not formally studied photography, but is mostly self-taught.

Ray Grist has exhibited his works in museums and galleries from Alaska to Bombay.  His paintings and prints are included in numerous public and private collections both in the US and abroad.


Thurston H. Randall Jr. attended the High School of Art and Design, studied design at Pratt, and spent 2 years at the  NYU Film Intensives program. He has been creating digital works of art during the last 13 years. 

Lauren Chenault

Ray Grist

Thurston Randall