Over 160 people attended the Opening Reception for the Arts Council’s latest juried exhibition entitled Giving Voice, featuring 34 works by 25 artists who live or work in New Jersey. Curated by Margaret O’Reilly, Curator of Fine Art at the New Jersey State Museum, the exhibit showcases these artists’ unique and creative interpretations of the theme, Giving Voice. This exhibition celebrates and is in conjunction with the 14th biennial Dodge Poetry Festival, North America’s largest poetry event, which takes place on October 11-14, 2012.
An overarching theme of the Festival, the process of “giving voice” allows the individual to bring his or her individual experience (their “voice”) to the words of a poem. In keeping with that theme, artists were invited to submit a visual interpretation/response to this excerpt from the poem entitled “Time’s Passage” by Fernando Pessoa (which is also quoted on the 2012 Dodge Poetry Festival poster):
I was brought up by Imagination,
I always travelled by her hand,
And thus I always loved, hated, spoke, thought,
Having every day this window before me,
Every hour being mine in this way.
Artists featured in this exhibit include: Danielle Austen, Willie Baez, Kiyomi Baird, Serena Bocchino, Vincent Buchinsky, Fred Cole, Pasquale Cuppari, Liz Demaree, Buel Ecker, Dan Fenelon, Carlos Frias, Kathryn Keller, Jessica Lawrence, Allan Luisi, Karen Lundquist, Patricia Malarcher, Elaine Provost, Larry Ross, Wayne Charles Roth, Kiyoko Sakai, Fausto Sevila, Jen Soma, Sandra Styer, John Tetz and Linnea L. Tober.
L-R: Enjoying the Opening Reception: Sponsors Mr. & Mrs. Geoff Price; Photographer Danielle Austen in front of her work Daisy Dome; Artist Pasquale Cuppari with his work Fuori Dell’Ombra; Artist Elaine Provost with her work, Dark Passage; Exhibit Curator Margaret O’Reilly, Curator of Fine Arts, NJ State Museum;
The public is invited to view the exhibit at Gallery at 14 Maple, a distinctive space located on the 3rd floor of the LEED certified “green” building at 14 Maple Avenue in Morristown, NJ.
L-R: Carlos Frias’ Seeds; Karen Lundquist, My Pegasus; Larry Roth’s Silent Revelation; Dan Fenelon’s Super Dreams.
The Arts Council gratefully acknowledges sponsorship for this exhibit by The Morristown CraftMarket which takes place October 19-21, 2012 at the Morristown Armory, 430 Western Ave., Morristown, NJ. Show hours are Fri. 10/19 from 5pm-9pm; Sat., 10/20 from 10am-6pm; and Sun., 10/21 from 10am-5pm. Visit www.morristowncraftmarket.org for more details. The Arts Council gratefully acknowledges additional support from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Visit www.grdodge.org for more information on the Dodge Poetry Festival.
Click HERE to see the exhibition catalogue.
The exhibit is open to the public Mondays-Thursdays from 10am to 4pm, on Fridays from 10am to 1pm and by appointment, and will remain on display until March 1, 2013. Visit www.morrisarts.org or call (973) 285-5115 for additional information, including the exhibit catalogue which contains details and sale prices for all works.