PictureThe new home of the Julie Zener Gallery.

The Julie Zener Gallery is on the move, as the art industry veteran heads in May to a larger space around the corner at 18 East Blithedale Ave. #12, most recently the home of the Office Hours store, which closed last month.

Zener, who has been in the art industry since 1997 as a gallery owner, dealer, curator and manager and co-founder of Zener Art Group, says she was looking for a space that could be an event venue for exclusive pop up/trunk shows for local designers and independent business owners, as well as a place where she can continue showcasing innovative art and offering onsite art consulting, custom printing and framing.

“I am very happy to be moving and really love the new space as I hope it will generate more foot traffic and visibility!” Zener says.

The move comes eight months after Zener opened her own gallery in the space at 23 Sunnyside Ave., where she opened the Zener Schon Contemporary Art with Tara Schon in 2014, and a bit more than a year after they decided to go “beyond the walls” and close the gallery to focus on other facets of their business.

Zener is hosting an opening celebration party on Thursday, May 10, from 6-8pm. Her gallery at 23 Sunnyside currently features the work of Francisco Valverde (as seen above right), whose eight new works are “oozing with color. Using resin and pigment, the background is first created and then each drip is skillfully poured on top of the background creating a vibrant and dramatic drip foreground which appear like colorful icicles,” Zener says. That show runs through April 25.

The 411: Julie Zener Gallery is moving from 23 Sunnyside Ave. to 18 East Blithedale Ave., Suite 12 – the former home of Office Hours. An opening celebration party is set for Thursday, May 10, from 6-8pm. MORE INFO.

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