Enthusiastic crowds greeted the Opening of the Fall/Winter 2011 Exhibit at the Atrium Gallery on Thursday, September 22, 2011. Located on floors 2-5 of the Morris County Administration and Records Building, 10 Court Street in Morristown, the gallery exhibit includes 200 works by 39 artists – embracing a wide variety of media (acrylic, collage, photography, mixed media, watercolor, pastel, etc.) and artistic styles (from realistic and abstract to surrealism).
The Fall-Winter 2011 Exhibit Catalogue contains information on the artists, the works and their prices.
Ruth Bauer Neustadter’s multimedia work, Contiguity
L-R: Isabelle Pizzano’s acrylic, Chinese Connection; Alice Harrison’s Les Aimants 3; Dawn Benko’s photograph, Icescape.
On the fifth floor, Isabella Pizzano’s striking acrylics, watercolors and collages and Theodosia A.G. Tamborlane’s oils grace the walls while the fourth floor showcases 61 oil, multimedia, acrylic, mixed media, and collage works by the 8 artists of The Power Of Nine group (Alice Harrison, Ruth Bauer Neudstadter, Nancy Egol Nikkal, Dail Fried, Sandra Frech, Valerie Lewis Mankoff, and Ann Winston Brown). On the 3rd floor, nature photographers Dawn Benko and Danielle Austen offer 40 unique views of nature with their Wild New Jersey exhibit. In the 2nd floor atrium area, 36 intriguing and highly varied works by 19 artists of Arts Unbound include pieces by Jerry Monahan, Beverly Kohn, Colleen Creedon, Generations, Tracy Reinhardt, Justin Cahna, Dashir Johnson, Ellen Angelastro, Mary Drylewicz, Chantee Ricks, Ronaldo Byrd, Tom Wade, Amy Charmatz, Jon Gabry, Stefanie Garwin, Nina Palumbo, Brad Friedman, Lindsey Dickerman and Emily Konopinski..Finely rendered pastels, watercolors and collages by the mother/son team of Maria and Mark De Mos enliven the 2nd floor hall area while David Derr’s whimsical surrealistic paintings add dash to the 2nd floor elevator lobby..
L-R: Nina Palumbo’s acrylic, Young Picasso; Ellen Reinkraut’s Lakes and Lilacs; Tom Wade’s acrylic, King Arbor; Amy Charmatz’s acrylic, Hard to Be Me .
Finally, in the atrium stairwell area between the second and third floors, artist John Tetz’s fascinating mobiles, Feather Pieces, float in the air currents.
The Arts Council of the Morris Area manages the Atrium 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 Gallery will also be open on the evenings of December 6, from 5-8pm (as part of Art Around the Park), and on New Year’s Eve, from 7pm-midnight (as part of First Night Morris County). This exhibit will run from September 22, 2011 through January 13, 2012. 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.