Left: Detail from intricate embroidery, Flowers in the Window, by Natalia Margulis.
Embracing a wide variety of subject matter (landscapes, portraits, abstracts, etc.) and media (oil, acrylic, collage, photography, fabric/embroidery, etc.), the artworks highlight the creative energies of 12 artists whose 260 works are displayed on the four floors of the Gallery.
On the fifth floor, the exquisitely detailed seascapes of Dennis Joseph Yanoski share space with the intriguing, atmospheric multi-media oils of Robert Gagauf. The fifth floor stairwell features colorful art quilts by Victoria C. Craig and Wannetta Phillips of Javiwa & Jo while the elevator lobby includes a continuation of the photo/painting, joint exhibition by Laurie Harden and Pam Hasegawa which begins on the second floor.
L-R: Dennis Joseph Yanoski oil, Before Irene; Dorrie Rifkin’s watercolor, Da Subway-168 Street, Bronx, NY; Pam Hasegawa photo, Ethiopian Man; Robert Gagauf oil, Sin City.
L-R: Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern’s oil, Booty; Nina Nemeth’s liquid acrylic/collage, Into the Day; Laurie Harden’s oil, Warrior; Jyoti Godhani’s rendition of Georgia O’Keefe’s Oriental Poppies; art quilt by Victoria C. Craig.
The fourth floor features the brilliant cityscape watercolors of Dorrie Rifkin and vibrant landscapes and portraits in fluid acrylic/collage and drawing by Nina Nemeth. In the third floor Atrium area, Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern’s sly humor abounds in her silkscreens and oils while the Hallway area features the exquisitely detailed and intricate embroidered “paintings” by renowned Russian-born fabric artist Natalia Margulis. Artist Jyoti Godhani fills the third floor elevator lobby with “fabulous fakes”…her excellent renditions of classic works by Van Gogh, O’Keefe, Renoir and Munch. On the second floor, Around the World: Memorable Faces and Less-Traveled Places is the subject of the joint photo/painting exhibit by photographer Pam Hasegawa and painter Laurie Harden (which also continues in the elevator lobby of the fifth floor). In the atrium stairwell area between the second and third floors, John Tetz’s shows his fascinating mobiles, Feather Pieces and wall-mounted Totems.
Click on Fall-Winter Exhibit, 2012-13 catalogue to see the full catalogue of the exhibit.
The Arts Council of the Morris Area manages the Atrium Art Gallery, selecting artists and scheduling exhibits on behalf of the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The Atrium Gallery is free and open to the public during business hours, from 8am – 5pm on Mondays-Fridays. The exhibit will run from September 28, 2012 through January 11, 2013. It will be open on the evenings of December 14, from 5-8pm, for Art Around the Park and on December 31, 2012, from 7pm-midnight, for First Night Morris County. For additional information about the show, contact Dr. Lynn L. Siebert, Gallery Director, and Director of Arts Participation & Communication for the Arts Council of the Morris Area, (973) 285-5115, ext. 10 or Lsiebert@morrisarts.org.