Afia Dash, a local artist and designer, has opened her new showroom, design space, and art gallery at 56 Coryell Street in Lambertville.
Afia is a long time artist having recently relocated to Hunterdon County with her family and menagerie of animals. Born and raised in New York City, Afia brings a strong cultural and metropolitan influence to her art and design projects. Retro Rock-n-Roll and Heavy Metal music serve as muse for her leather accessories.
Her media include acrylics and spray paint on canvas, as well as leather. Her paintings have been described as bold, often tribal, with intense colors emanating power and freedom.
Her handbags can only be defined as stunning and luxurious, crafted by hand in New Jersey, with leather and other exotic skins. Her jewelry offerings include necklaces and related pieces that seek to capture the color and power of unique gemstones and settings.
56 Coryell in itself is quite an inspiring and charming space. Vintage tin ceilings and eclectic wood flooring harken back to a pre-war, New York vibe which called out to Afia immediately when viewing the space. It is nestled among gorgeous Victorian inspired residences, as well as some of Lambertville’s finest established businesses. Coryell Street is quite special indeed.
The grand opening is set for September 23, 2016 at 7pm. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be available. This is truly a unique addition to the artist communities of Lambertville and New Hope and should not be missed.