“The heart, like the mind, has a memory.  And in it are kept the most precious keepsakes.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

On Friday, May 12th, 2017 we’re excited to open a new show  – “Keepsake,” featuring new works by resident artist Zoe Bean.  Comprised of over 70 pen and ink drawings on paper, “Keepsake” is Zoe Bean’s first solo show in over 4 years.  A self described collector, Zoe juxtaposes everyday objects, oddities, and personal memorabilia to create feelings of nostalgia.  “Keepsake”  is a collection of seemingly simple objects that house bittersweet memories, a reflection of the cures for a homesick heart.

Zoe Bean is a long time resident artist at Eight of Swords, known for whimsical subject matter and her hyper detailed mark making style. Zoe studied photography and painting earning a BFA from University of Illinois, and an MFA from Pratt Institute.  She began tattooing in 2007 and quickly fell in love with the medium.  She lives in NJ with her husband, the artist Sweety, her son Emmet, her Dog Margot Tenenbaum and her cat Suki Saperstein.

Take this opportunity to view and purchase beautiful new artwork from a local artist. The opening reception will be open from 7-11pm and hosts free admission with an open bar sponsored by Flying Dog Brewery and Sailor Jerry Rum.