Thursday, January 25, 2007

Opening night

One of my favorite moments during the opening of my show last Thursday was when I caught the eye of an eight year old girl who shyly told me that, at first, she didn't see anything but shapes in my pictures. Then suddenly, she saw "a phone pole" and "a building, and a car"!

After a solid year alone in the studio, the pleasure of hearing the reactions of viewers is immensely gratifying.

The entire evening was electrifying for me, with waves of people coming in the door and so many gracious comments and perceptive questions. Thank you to everyone who came as well as to all those who have shown an interest in the work online.

Special thanks to:

Christina Neuman for the masterful job of curating and hanging my paintings and Joel Kershner's photographs.

Kristen Baylis, Vitale's events coordinator for the great work in organizing all the details. The catering looked delicious (though I was too excited to try any of that sushi!) the wine flowed, and the warmth and buzz were palpable.

Nicholas Vasi for the website and beautiful invitations.

Most of all, deep thanks to Mr. Richard Caturano for his extraordinary vision and patronage of the arts.

Richard Caturano

Professor of Studio Art at UMass Boston, Wilfredo Chiesa

Mr. Caturano with art dealer, Sunne Savage

Peter Hensley and Suzanne Renna

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Urban Abstract: Julia Hensley at Vitale, Caturano Gallery

Vitale, Caturano & Company

Julia Hensley
Joel Kershner
Urban Abstract

Thursday January 18, 2007
80 City Square, Charlestown
5:30pm — 7:30pm

R.S.V.P. to Kristen Baylis
617.241.1440 or

Gallery is open by appointment

View the show at

I will be in Boston for the opening. I'd love to see you there!

Please email me at with comments or questions about the work or contact the gallery at

Price range is under $3000 for all works.

Julia Hensley
Hot Day Bremerton
20 x 16"
Oil on Panel

Julia Hensley
Red Sky Lake City
20 x 16"
Oil on Panel

Julia Hensley
14th & Leary
20 x 16"
Oil on Panel