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JPO: Keep Drawing in Class

Newton Roux Art Gallery Presents Artist JPO

Newton Roux Gallery is a contemporary art space in Bedford Square in downtown Westport focused on emerging realist and abstract painters. Its next solo exhibition "Keep Drawing During Class" features 14 works by NYC based artist JPO and runs from May 9th - June 29th, 2019. The opening reception will be held on Friday, May 9th from 6pm to 8pm and is open to the public. All are welcome to come and meet the artist in person and enjoy complimentary wine and beer while viewing JPO’s work.

From JPO’s artist’s statement: “This show is a message to our youth to stay creative as much as they can and not to let anybody take that away from them. With my use of a wide color pallet and a child like take on art I try to inspire everyone to pick up their medium of choice and create! Most of the works in this show are snapshots of never before seen worlds full of characters and creatures of all kind straight out of my subconscious. I hope everyone enjoys viewing the show as much as I did creating it. All pieces are for sale through the gallery by appointment.

Newton Roux Gallery, at 14 Elm Street, occupies the 2nd floor corridor connecting Barbour and Whip Salon in the new Bedford Square retail complex in downtown Westport. The entrance is at the top of the stairs across the street from The Spotted Horse. Owners Amy Pal and Kevin Manley created the gallery to help promote talented emerging local artists, create synergies between the gallery and surrounding Bedford Square and Church Lane merchants, and make the buying process transparent and easy for collectors while leveraging an underutilized space with natural foot traffic. The gallery is open during the normal business hours of Bedford Square, or by appointment. For more information visit our site, email, or call 203-403-0863.

Artist’s Biography- JPO

John Paul Ogrodnick better known as JPO is a Visual artist based out of New York City known for his vibrant and elusive painting style. JPO translates raw emotions into colorful, powerful and expressive works of art while visually connecting concepts of human perception. JPO’s passion for the arts emerged at a young age, for he was inspired by the eclectic tastes of his father and sister, who introduced him to improvisational styles of music and meditation. JPO draws much of his inspiration from his zeal to the practice of meditation. When he paints, he channels his third eye.

His work has been shown in galleries across the country and his murals, painted on famous walls in New York city. JPO has also collaborated with such brands as: GAP, MTV, The NBA, The Grammys, Lululemon and Saks Fifth Ave.


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