Joel Adas

BRAC Teaching Artist, Painting, 2010 - Present

I am a painter and live and work in Brooklyn, NY and Cape May, NJ. I studied painting at Rutgers University graduating with a BFA in 1992. I went on to get an MFA from SUNY Purchase in 1996 also in painting.

My work focuses mainly on nature and landscape. I am focused on trying to paint scenes that are as vibrant and alive as I can make them. I am fascinated by different times of day, light, weather and mood and how this can be conveyed in a landscape.

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Why I Teach:

Painting has been a passion of mine for my entire adult life. It has been my greatest pleasure as an educator to introduce children and teens to new artists and ways to work. My greatest hope is that they will continue this exploration on their own and with their parents. I strongly believe that will open up new worlds for them and the tools to realize their own
artistic vision.

Beach at Dusk I, 2020

Beach at Dusk II, 2020


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Bronx River Art Center
1087 E. Tremont Ave., Bronx, NY 10460
T (718) 589-5819

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Wednesday - Friday: 3 - 6 PM
Saturday: 12 - 5 PM
Gallery hours are only in effect during the
exhibition dates.

Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM

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DIRECTIONS TO CENTER:  By Train: Take #2 or #5 to West Farms Square/East Tremont. Walk one block east to Bronx Street. By Bus: Take #'s B9, 21, 36, 40, 42, or Q44 to East Tremont and Boston Road. By Car: Take Bruckner Expressway to Sheridan Expressway, and exit at East Tremont Ave. Turn left at the traffic light one block down onto East Tremont. Turn left after one block onto Bronx St. (Cross Bronx Expressway) towards Rosedale Ave, then exit. Turn left onto Rosedale Ave, then take a left onto Tremont Ave. Drive four blocks to West Farms Square.