Atrium Gallery opened Fall/Winter Exhibit on September 19, 2014

Approximately 200 people joined Morris Arts on Friday, September 19, 2014,  at the free Opening Reception for the show at the Atrium Gallery, located on Floors 2-5 of the Morris County Administration and Records Building, 10 Court Street in Morristown.

Embracing a wide variety of subject matter (contemporary, cyperpunk, veteran experiences, African motifs, etc.) and media (oil, acrylic, cement, glass, crystals, electronic components, paper made from military uniforms, etc.), the  artworks highlight the creative energies of 36 artists whose 191 works are displayed on the four floors of the Gallery. Organically inspired, vividly colored paintings by Carlos Frias grace the fifth floor along with the powerfully dynamic impasto oils by Chris Kappmeier.  Highly varied and intricate contemporary works in multiple media by Seven X Seven (from the Power of Eleven Arts Collective, including artists Pauline Chernichaw, Penny Dell, Sandra Frech, Alice Harrison, Valerie Mankoff, Nancy Egol Nikkal, and Ruth Bauer Neustadteroccupy the fourth floor. The PO7/11 artists will also hold a participatory Q&A program at 7pm on the night of the opening, on the 4th floor.

Above: Carlos Frias’ work, Honeycomb.


L-R: Chris Kappmeier’s oil, C.P.Yangs, NYC Alice Harrison’s collage, Your Story 1; Ruth Bauer Neustadter’s multimedia work, Primus.

The third floor atrium and elevator lobby areas features prints by Combat Paper, showcasing powerful artworks by 25 veterans ( from Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan) who express their combat experiences through various printmaking processes (lino-cuts, silkscreens, etc.) which print images onto “combat paper” (paper handmade from soldier/artists’ military uniforms). John Tetz’ inspired, O-themed “feather piece” mobile floats in the stairwell between third and fourth floors. The third floor hallway features the intensely colorful and vibrant, African-inspired works by partner artists Béatrice Lebreton (French) and Ibou Ndoye (Senegalese), including works from their Elementiks series (pictorially representing Air, Earth, Water and Fire) as well as Ndoye’s intricate, traditional/contemporary Senegalese reverse paintings on glass. The dramatic contemporary, cyberpunk oils on steel (with electronic components and crystals) paintings, drawings and paintings on canvas by Michael Hanna fill the second floor.








L-R: Jim Fallon’s silkscreen on combat paper, Orphan’s Opus ’68; Chris Arendt’s silkscreen on combat paper,  How to Make Combat Paper; Béatrice Lebreton’s painting, Earth I; Michael Hanna’s oil on steel, electronic components and crystals, Hydra Crane.

Morris Arts 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 8:30am –4:30pm on Mondays-Fridays. The exhibit will run through January 7, 2015.

Click HERE to see the catalogue for this show.

Click HERE  to see Ralph Bellantoni’s article on the exhibit from the Daily Record’s TGIF and HERE  for post-opening writeup from 

For additional information about the show, contact Dr. Lynn L. Siebert, Gallery Director, and Director of Arts Participation & Communication for Morris Arts, (973) 285-5115, ext. 10 or

Most works are available for sale, with details and pricing provided in the free catalogues found in the elevator lobby areas on floors 2-5. The Atrium Art Gallery is free and open to the public during business hours, 8:30am-4:30pm on Mondays-Fridays and will be open from 7pm-midnight at First Night Morris County on New Year’s Eve. The exhibit remains in place until January 7, 2015.


docent led tours on W,Th,Sundays at Macculloch

During Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays in July, there will be docent-led tours from 1-4pm. Enjoy the period rooms, learn the history of the Macculloch family and of W. Parsons Todd, the philanthropist who transformed this family home into a museum with a superb collection of fine English and American decorative arts.

The Ladies of Cool

Starring national and international star Kathy Kosins, a multimedia concert that salutes the artistry of female jazz legends Anita O’Day, June Christy, Chris Carter and Julie London, including historical facts, stories and, of course, the songs themselves.

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

A Nest of Tories:  The American vs. American Battle of Fort Lee, 1781

Exhibit Lecture, Sunday, July 13 at 2 PM  “A Nest of Tories”: The American vs. American Battle of Fort Lee, 1781 presented by Todd W. Braisted – the American Revolution was as much a civil war as anything else.  This lecture  focuses on Fort Lee and its strong Loyalist claims.  Admission $7,  for Non members, $5 for seniors and students & $3 for Members.  Advance registration recommended:  call 973-377-2982

wheelchair Accessible

Tot Tours: Music Machines and Living Dolls

Enjoy music in the Guinness Gallery and then make a noisemaker.  Tot tours is a fun and enriching program for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.  Activities incude a nini gallery tour and an art project.  Preregistration is not required.  Tours last about 30 minutes and begin promptly at 10:00 am  The museum opens early exclusively for this program.

Tot Tours: Art Adventures

Look for different types of art throughout the museum and then make a watercolor painting.

Tot tou5rs is a fun and enriching program for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.  Activities include a mini gallery tour and an art project.  Preregistration is not required.  Tours last about 30 minutes and begin promptly at 10:00am.
The museum opens early exclusively for this program.

On the Edge: Second Annual County College of Morris High School Photo Competition

Enjoy a one-day pop-up exhibition, organized by County College of Morris Photo Club, featuring the High School winners from Northern New Jersey (Essex, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Union, somerset, Sussex, and Warren counties).  To enter your photos now through April 5 , 2014, please join the Facebook group “CCM PHOTO CLUB Competition”  and visit

Email             with any questions about how to enter your photos

Masterwork Chorus: Rejoice in the Lamb

The Masterwork Chorus presents Rejoice in the Lamb at 8pm on Saturday, May 17 at Calvary Episcopal Church, 31 Woodland Ave., Summit. This performance marks the kickoff of the Chorus’ concert tour of Germany where they will share the stage with Frankfurt-based host choir, Caecilien Chor. Conducted by Music Director Andrew Megill and Associate Director Sun Min Lee with award-winning organist Daniel Stipe, featured works include Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, Vierne’s Messe Solennelle, Foss’ Behold! I Build An House and variety of spirituals. Solos will be performed by lead singers from the Chorus; Jocelyn Lieberfarb (soprano), Mary Pat Finucane (alto), Eric Schaefer (tenor) and PEter Tamburro, III (Bass).

Wheelchair accessible

Parking is available across the street from the Church.

Tickets are available online at and at the door.

Opera at Florham’s Vocal Competition, April 27th

Opera at Florham presents its 26th annual Vocal Competition established by Violetta DuPont to benefit singers, 21-35 years of age, who are pursuing a career in opera. This event honors our devoted, generous and dedicated benefactor, Violetta DuPont. enjoy a delicious lunch followed by music from a former Vocal Competition winner!

Luncheon at 12:30 pm in the Hartmann Lounge (the Mansion)
Vocal Competition 3pm – Lenfell Hall (the Mansion)
Fancy desserts at intermission

For tickets, send a check to
Opera at Florham
PO box 343
Convent Station, NJ 07961


Purchase tickets online at

Phone: (973) 443-8620
In resience at Fairleigh Dickinson University, 285 Madison Ave., Madison, NJ 07940