Riverdale YM-YWHA

Gallery 18



Irma Kramer and Moshe I. Margalit Show





Two members of the Riverdale Art Association will present classical paintings at gallery 18 in July.


Moshe I. Margalit has been a resident of Riverdale for over 40 years. Originally from Jerusalem, he started painting after retiring from his business over 10 years ago. He enjoys developing his artistic talents by painting at the 92nd Street Y and at the Riverdale Y.


The exhibit will also feature Irma Kramer’s silk paintings and hand-painted silk scarves, in July.  Kramer has taught her unique painting techniques to many local groups at different schools and workshops.


Admission to this exhibit is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be open from July 1st through 31st with an artist reception on July 12th 1:00 – 3:30pm.




Hal Katz, Maria Formoso, Fuat Baran and Joan O'Brien




Riverdale Art Sampler


Hal Katz four pen and ink drawings have been added to the current exhibition in gallery 18. Watercolorist Maria Formoso and photographer Joan O'Brien have a joint exhibition on display at Gallery 18 May 31st through June 30th. Both artists feature botanical elements and nature in their work.


Riverdalian Fuat Baran who has been going to Cape Cod for nearly two decades and has photographed its lovely beaches in all seasons.


Maria Formoso is a Cuban native. A long time resident of Riverdale and a member of The Riverdale Art Association. She is a graduate from the Botanical Garden in New York City where she received a certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration. She has been an exhibiting artist and an award winner watercolorist in New York City with Women in the Arts Foundation and other groups. She recently won an Honorary Prize for a drawing and a Second Prize for her watercolor at a Community Sponsor Show in Rowayton Art Gallery in Connecticut.  

Joan O’Brien was born in Brooklyn and is a retired teacher and school psychologist. She is also a long time Riverdalian and a member of The Riverdale Art Association. She has exhibited widely in the New York area. She won first, second, third and honorary awards for her nature photographs at various exhibits in the Bronx and Westchester.


You are invited to our artist’s reception on Sunday, June 14th between 1:00 and 3:00pm. 


If you are interested in learning more about shows at Gallery 18,
please email our Gallery Coordinator, Joyce Dutka with GALLERY 18 in the subject line.

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