"Read My Diary"~An Art Book by Eric Pelka Just Published with Mixed Media Illustrations Inspired by Life in New York City

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Eric Pelka has announced the release of his book, My Diary. In this work, Pelka merges art and life--letting them flow into each other. Color and expression burst from each page, giving insights into the private world of artist Eric Pelka, and into our own world as well.

Eric Pelka has announced the release of his book, My Diary. In this work, Pelka merges art and life--letting them flow into each other. Color and expression burst from each page, giving insights into the private world of artist Eric Pelka, and into our own world as well.

Eric has exhibited in galleries in Italy, Japan, and the United States, and was part of a multimedia benefit for the New York Foundation of the Arts (NYFA) in 2004. His everyday life in New York City and its nuances also provides the inspiration behind My Diary.

“The city is filled with vast amounts of energy,” Eric says, “energy generated not only by the inhabitants, but also by the never-ending chain of events that cause us all to cross paths with so many different people. My art not only reflects on these constrained conditions created by artificial constructs, but also considers that I must integrate this with the harmony and tranquility I experience in nature in order to lead a full and meaningful life.”

In order to help others lead a full, joyful life, Eric has partnered with City Harvest, a food rescue organization with this book. By purchasing “My Diary” through Amazon.com or online subscription, 15% of each sale will be donated to charity.

The creative process “involves recognizing how much some people suffer in the city, and doing what I can to make things better,” Eric believes. “In the barrage of so many action filled moments and experiences, we have the choice to either confront life's challenges directly or to filter out information we do not want to enter our minds. For me, acknowledging people who suffer is far more important than filtering them out.”

“I create art about New York City and the nature by which it is encompassed, inspired by the fact that so much is happening and can be absorbed in any given moment. I capture as much as I can of this interaction and offer the results to you in My Diary.”

Testimonials:

"I live to create fantastical realities, to mix nature with neon abstraction. Eric Pelka takes me to a world where I find comfort. I feel at home in his paintings.” -- Artie Hach. Visual Director, Patricia Field, New York, NY

"Eric captures New York City in a serious, but playful way in his jewel like art book My Diary. Living in California now, I really get a sense of the New York I know and love, while looking at Eric's bold, yet affectionate, interpretations of my favorite city!" -- Nancy Vicknair, Arts Publicist, San Francisco, CA

About Eric Pelka: Eric Pelka's work is influenced by the portrayal of unexpected feelings from our conscious and subconscious minds. Born 1973 in Cleveland, OH, he’s lived in NYC since 1992. He attended the Fashion Institute of Technology and currently works out of his studio in Brooklyn, NY.

7.5 x 10 Paperback or 8 x 10 Hardcover 138 COLOR IMAGES-142 Pages
Now it is possible to peek inside Eric’s diary for free. View the first ten pages of art and writing at http://www.ericpelka.com Buy My Diary in either paperback ($36.49) or hardcover ($65.00) (*Does not include tax and shipping.)
http://www.amazon.com/ and 15% of the proceeds will go to Food Rescue Organization.
Or, for $100*, you can obtain your own autographed, hardback My Diary. For your personally autographed copy, contact the mydiary(at)ericpelka(dot)com

Eric will be making author appearances and book signings around town, the first place being Patricia Field’s Boutique located at 302 Bowery (between Bleeker and Houston) NY, NY 10012 212.966.4066, Sunday June 13th, 2010 from 2PM-6PM. There will be a Food Drive as well and auction of his new painting: “A Berry Jam Festival Moment at The Grand Park.” Proceeds to charity, check his website for up to date events. http://www.ericpelka.com or http://patriciafield.blogspot.com .

For more information contact Ramsey El-Taieb: mydiary(at)ericpelka(dot)com
Copies available for review, contact mydiary(at)ericpelka(dot)com
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