Media Release

Debbie Raia
UpFront Exhibition Space
31 Jersey Avenue
Port Jervis, NY 12771
Phone: 845-856-2727

July 6, 2009

(Port Jervis) UpFront Exhibition Space

Steven Paul Riddle and Barbara A.G. Riddle have joined Debbie Raia and Gordon Graff at the UpFront Exhibition Space as Managing Directors. Steven is an award winning artist as well as a former business banker and Barbara is an artist and as well as an experienced gallery development professional. They have operated two previous galleries; Studio Sfumato, an art studio and gallery for developmentally disabled outsider artists and owners of Studio Chi Rho, a successful event driven art gallery in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Steven said, "We feel honored to participate with Debbie and Gordon in the continued success of UpFront, the areas premier art gallery." Debbie and Gordon who in addition to owning the Twenty Seven Gallery located on Front Street, are tireless leaders in the effort to make downtown Port Jervis a vibrant shopping and cultural district" Join Debbie and Gordon in welcoming Steven and Barbara at UpFront's next show, Saturday August 8th between 5pm and 9pm.

UpFront Exhibition Space is a full service Contemporary Art Gallery and Event Space designed by Gordon Graff, who creates original and exciting found object art and Debbie Raia a leader in the downtown development effort, as a top notch venue for emerging artists to exhibit their work. Art collectors and art appreciators alike can enjoy monthly events always featuring outstanding art, culinary delights, Mellissa merlot, exciting music, and unique entertainment.

a snapshot of grand opening night

a snapshot of grand opening night
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