NJ Ferrari Maserati

Around Town
Raritan Bay Medical Center Begins New Construction
Firefly at the White Sands Opening Night
Renaissance Pilates Now Open
Ask The Experts
AskThe Expert - Stacy Lynn Costa MA, Ed.S.
Ask the Experts: DicksteinAssociatesAgency, LLC
Ask the Experts: Giulio Caruso, DC Total Care Chiropractic and Rehab, P.C.
Bay Wellness
Bay Wellness - Don't Forget
Bay Wellness - Welcome to our newest issue
Bay Wellness - Genital Warts
Best Bets
The Guide 2014 - Coastal Plumbing Supply Co.
Best Bet - Rejuvenate Center for Medical Aesthetics
The Guide 2014 - Richmond Tile and Bath
Black Book
Cover Story
Jessica Silverman - Model Behavior
In Good Company - Walt Hameline
Talking Family and Football with NFL Network’s Melissa Stark
Daytripper
DayTripper: Princeton
Day Tripper - Balloon Flights
Day Tripper - Staten Island Ferry Adventure
Eats
Eats: Eagle Oaks
Eats: Park Avenue Bistro
Eats: Mumford's Culinary Center
Etc
Etc - School Daze
ETC - Beach Bias
Etc - Turkey Day
Fall Guide
Fall Guide - Kids Enrichment
Fall Guide - Museums
Fall Guide - Kids Activity
Featured Artist
Featured Artist - Grace Your Space
Featured Artist - Franco Minervini
Featured Artist - Molly Gaston Johnson
Gift Guide
Gift Guide - Nevada Exchange Trading Post Outlet
Best Bet - Elite Dental of Staten Island
Gift Guide - Distinctive Pools
Health Talk
Health Talk - Michael Ginsberg
Health Talk - Gym Spa
Health Talk - Hiren Patel, M.D., DABR
Health, Wellness & Beauty
Health - Studio 455 Hair Salon
Health - Air Doctors, Inc.
Health - Retina Consultants
Homes
Richard and Nancy Cohen
Intimate & Inviting
A Family Home by Design - The Trupiano's
Letter
Spring has Sprung!
Letter to Colts Neck: Falling Into Good Times
Warm Winter Wishes
Living in Colts Neck
Impeccable Style
La Bella Vita!
It's All in the Details
Newsletter Articles
A First for Everything - Kim Guadagno
The Home - Viscon Builders Gallery
Health - DeForte Dentistry
Our Picks
Company Profile - Marshall P. Allegra
Health - Restorative Health Alliance
Company Profile - Steven A. Morgan, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
People On The Move
People On The Move - Tamara Markowitz
People On The Move - Jim Quirk
People On The Move: Jackie Mercandetti
Summer Guide
Summer Guide 2014 - Our Jersey Shore
Weigh In - What Annoys You Most About The Beach?
Summer Fun - Summer 2014
The Bay
The Bay - Could I Have Diabetes and Not Even Know it?
The Bay - Welcome to the Premiere
The Bay - National Stroke Awareness Month
The Guide
The Guide 2014 - Angelina’s Ristorante
The Guide 2014 - We Got Lites
The Guide 2014 - Red Bank River Center
The Home Guide
The Home Guide - Total Sound Entertainment
The Home Guide - AIR DOCTORS, INC.
The Home - Signature Kitchens of New York, Inc.
Weigh In
Weigh In - What did you want to be when you grew up?
Weigh In: If Hollywood came knocking...
Weigh In - “What do you like least or most about Facebook?

People On The Move - Laura Brunetti
03/04/2010 - By Tobi D. Tesoriero

People On The Move - Laura Brunetti

AN ARTFUL ANGEL



Laura Brunetti has combined her passion for art and her passion for helping children. Owner of the Laura Brunetti Gallery and L'Estrella Studio in Colts Neck, Laura found her passion for art in 2002 while on vacation in Massachusetts. It was while she was  hiking and painting that she had that “aha” moment and knew that art was her passion and calling. Upon her return home Laura nurtured her new love by taking water painting classes at the Art Alliance in Red Bank with Marge Fister on Friday mornings.

Laura continued expressing herself through art. She was dedicated to following her passion. In 2003, Laura took the next step in her artistic journey opening her studio at 5 Lake Drive in Colts Neck. During that same year she met with 15 other artists in Spain.  They traveled through the country and painted scenes in that country. Then, in December 2003, at the urging of a friend she entered the Colts Neck Library Art Show. She sold her first piece at that show!

Next, Laura attended and graduated from the Western School of Feng Shui. She utilizes the skills and knowledge she attained through that program to place art in her clients' homes to the utmost advantage. As part of the program students were asked to find  their life purpose. Laura pondered and defined her life purpose as “To utilize my good fortune and positive energy to help those in need.” Laura says after she defined her purpose it caused her to focus on how she could use art to help others. She decided she would use her art to give to charity.

Laura is certainly remaining true to her mission and purpose. She has two galleries, one in New Jersey and the other in Florida. She has partnered with artist Josignacio in the galleries and in her charity endeavors. One such program is “Traveling Canvas.”  Laura features Josignacio’s work at charity functions. He was featured in art shows at 629 Asbury and at Pier Village. The events raised money for Prevention First and for Monmouth Medical’s General Children’s Psychiatric Section. Laura sells the artwork at  shows such as these and asks patrons to make the check out to charity. Laura has held events and art shows for many different charities. She has raised funds for Colliers Youth Service. She also will create programs and participate in activities with the  children. For instance, at Collier’s she had the children do fabric painting, then the next year she arranged for African drummers to perform there, and then she made instruments with the children. “Those kinds of programs make the kids feel so special,” she  shares.

At other times and events Laura has arranged for yoga teachers to come in for the kids as well as hired DJs for fun times. She tries to stay hands on and does not only do fund raising. She also opens her studio up to children.

Laura also started an art camp. She has conducted programs at many locations, such as the beach, and invites the children to her studio and even set up parades for the children. She has worked with Monmouth Cares. She also volunteers at the School of  Social Work at her alma mater, Monmouth University. She has orchestrated a mural program for an international youth group and runs a fund raising golf outing for the cause.

This dynamo is truly involved in so many organizations and charitable initiatives that we cannot possibly detail them all! She has worked with kids in placing art installations at train stations, has hosted park programs...the list just goes on and on.

And, if her work with children was not enough, Laura is also involved with horse charities. She volunteers for “Re-run,” an organization that finds homes for retired race horses. She has arranged a golf tournament for them and also events for the art created by the horses themselves where they (the horses) paint with their tails!

She also paints angels to aid people in their healing. The angels are particularly near and dear to Laura’s heart.



To check in on upcoming events and fundraisers as well as view some of Laura’s art work and poetry please visit Laura’s website at www.lestrellastudio.com.




STATS

FAVORITE RESTAURANT

The Palm, Miami

FAVORITE MUSICIAN
Josh Groban

FAVORITE MOVIE
The Birdcage

PET PEEVE
not giving a child a chance

THREE PEOPLE YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH
Bono, my mother, and father




Advertisers

Eagle OaksThe Grove At Shrewsbury




Powered by eDirectory™