On Thursday, May 31, 2012, over 200 people attended the free Opening Reception for the Spring/Summer 2012 Exhibit at the Atrium Gallery which is located on Floors 2-5 of the Morris County Administration and Records Building, 10 Court Street in Morristown.
Left: Detail from Mef Gannon’s mixed media art quilt, She Dreams.
L-R: Linda Aldrich’s colored pen/ink, Reclamation; Joe Terrone’s oil, Evening’s Quiet; detail from Theresa Kubert’s watercolor, Flower Girls; detail from Virginia Puskar’s watercolor, Rockland View.
Embracing a very wide variety of subject matter (landscapes, portraits, abstracts, sculpture, etc.) and media (oil, acrylic, collage, photography, pen and ink, mixed media, etc.), the artworks highlight the creative energies of artists whose 217 works by 72 artists are displayed on the four floors of the Gallery. On the fifth floor, the Blackwell Street Center for the Arts is showcasing 43 works by artists Linda Aldrich, Peggy Dressell, David Gruol, Mary Guidetti, Annette Hanna, John Power, Joe Terrone, and Nora Winn.
L-R: Pat Albee’s mixed media, Mushrooms; Carol Manochio’s oil, 42nd St. Evening Rush; Susan Kadar’s oil, Storm Warnings over Normandy; Joe Wallace’s photo, Tell Me a Story.
On the third and fourth floors, the Art Association in Roxbury is presenting 103 works by artists Pat Albee, Marjorie Barrett, Dolores Bruzzi, Carol Campbell, Martin Chapkosky, Jean Davidson, Dee DeJuilio, Jerily DeWorken, Elmer Dey, Dorothy Fleming, Theresa Fleming, Terri Forester, Joseph Gilligan, Caroline Goldsmith, Rose M. Goldstein, Connie Lucas Halliwell, Nina Harlan, Daniel Herczak, Susan Kadar, June Knopf, Theresa Kubert, Donna Kusama, Annette Lange, Ruth Long, Anastasia Mancuso, Rose Mandala, Carol Manochio, Linda Olinger, Karen Paz, Jack Quinn, Lorraine Robertson, Leina’ala Schwartz, Doris Schwindt, Joyce Sciacca, Liza J. Smith-Simpson, Wendy Stamer, Roberta Tarnacki, Antoinette Troy, Norman Volz, Joe Wallace, and Joan Winter.
The second floor features 71 works by member artists of the Myhelan Artists Network, including art by Judi Case, Elmer Dey, Buel Ecker, Holly Fazelat, Abi Fellows, Mef Gannon, Kim Griswold, Kathleen Kirchner, Jean Leigh, Kristina Lloyd, Parvathi Kumar, Gail Mardfin, Sher Weston Stec, Shirley Supp, John Tetz, Marianne Trent. In the atrium stairwell area between the second and third floors, you can view some of artist John Tetz’s fascinating mobiles, Feather Pieces and wall-mounted Totems.
L-R: Shirley Supp’s acrylic on canvas on Indian Rug, The Ancestors: Elmer Dey’s mixed media, Rainbow Connection; Gail Mardfin’s acrylic, Daffodil Hill.
Viewers enjoyed refreshments and the chance to meet many of the artists. Click on MorristownGreen.com for additional coverage of the opening reception, with brief interviews of artists John Tetz, Annette Hanna and Sher Weston Stec in front of their works.
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 May 18 through September 5, 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.