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Venetian Pop Art Comes to Crown Heights

The Creative Soul Gallery of Crown Heights has announced the grand opening of its first solo art show, featuring the powerfully vibrant works of Italian artist David Ariel de Guglielmi.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, June 12, from 8:30pm to 10:00pm at the Creative Soul gallery – 386 Kingston Ave. Brooklyn, NY.

Refreshments will be provided.

The reception is free and open to the general public. Artworks and prints will be for sale.

The show is of particular significance to the Creative Soul. Yitzchok Moully, the founder of the Creative Soul, met David on a trip to the Jewish Ghetto of Italy. That meeting led to the creation of the Creative soul.

Moully describes David’s work as “filled with a love of G-d and his people, full of life, vibrancy, and meaning.” “David’s work is an expression of his passion for his Judaism and his desire to share it with everyone who comes his way,” he said.

Following a serious car accident, David – already an internationally successful artist –  began looking deeper into his Jewish faith. Enamored with what he found, David became a practicing Jew, but dropped his artistic career. Eventually, he discovered a way of melding his two identities, and his artwork blossomed again, this time with Jewish themes. David currently shows his artwork in his gallery in the Jewish Ghetto of Venice, Italy, This is his first show in the U.S.

Guglielmi asked Moully to represent him in New York, which led to the acclaimed group show ‘Chassidim of Color’ in September of 2011 that eventually evolved into what is currently The Creative Soul.

The Creative Soul has been exploring and celebrating Judaism through the arts for over 3 years through pop-up shows in temporary spaces. This is the first solo show in its new, permanent location.

Located at 386 Kingston, the Creative Soul Gallery focuses on Contemporary Chassidic Art.

The show will be on display from June 12 – 29. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday 11am through 3pm and by appointment. For more information on the art show and the Creative Soul visit or call 908 448 1417.



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