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The White House in Oakhurst Presents an Exhibition of Tea and Art

Sunday, February 12th 2017 @ 8:45 PM

Oakhurst, NJ - By bringing together the talent of several up and coming artists, The White House in Oakhurst plans an exhibit to celebrate art, love, passion, and tea.

For the Love of Tea, opens February 15 at Gallery 45 at The White House in Oakhurst, is a special exhibit showcasing the artistic passions and talents of Ruby Silvious, Mil Wexler Kobrinski, and Kirsten Kristensen. Inspired by the tea bag paintings of Ruby Silvious, the exhibit features an array of her work alongside a collection of ceramic tea pots and sets by New Jersey native Mil Wexler Kobrinski.

Ruby Silvious, a mixed media artist and graphic designer from Hudson Valley, New York, recently published a book titled 363 Days of Tea. Following her journey to create art with one reused bag of tea every day, the book chronicles her life mug by mug, and day by day. After experiencing Ruby’s artwork firsthand at the Atlantic Gallery in Chelsea, White House owner Kirsten Kristensen felt moved to showcase Ruby’s work. Kirsten believed Ruby’s passion, and the underlying environmental theme of repurposing used tea bags as art, would be a perfect fit for The White House.

Exhibiting with Ruby will be local artist Mil Wexler Kobrinski. A passionate philanthropist, Mil has been a fixture of the Monmouth County art community and served as a mentor to many local artists. Influenced by her studies of history, anthropology, and philosophy, Mil’s ceramic tea pots and tea sets are all handmade and display a wide variety of styles and artistic technique.

Though owner Kirsten Kristensen’s art takes the form of fresh expertly brewed tea, on display during the exhibit will be her collection of antique and historic tea tins. Like the many unique and special teas available at The White House, For the Love of Tea promises to be the perfect blend of culture, community, and history. And, of course, tea.

Exhibit runs from February 15 – April 15. Open during business hours Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 11 am – 6 pm or by appointment.

Special teabag art workshop and book signing by Ruby Silvious Saturday, February 18 from 3 to 5 pm at the Gallery. Refreshments served. FREE admission. 

Special teapot making workshop by Mil Wexler Kobrinski, Wednesday, March 15 from 3 – 5 pm at the Gallery. Refreshments served. FREE admission.

Contact information:

Kirsten Kristensen, owner
Gallery 45 at The White House in Oakhurst, 45 Monmouth Rd. Oakhurst, NJ 07755, tel. 732-483-4600. 

Ruby Silvious, www.rubysilvious.com
Mil Wexler Kobrinski, www.milwexler.com
Kirsten Kristensen, www.tea4u.com

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