Vanishing Worlds Opening POSTPONED, Morris Arts’ Gallery at 14 Maple temporarily closed

URGENT NOTE: Morris Arts has POSTPONED the Thursday, March 12, opening reception for the Gallery at 14 Maple’s new Vanishing Worlds exhibit.

Out of an abundance of caution regarding public gatherings in tight spaces, we made the decision to postpone the opening reception of Vanishing Worlds – scheduled for Thursday evening, March 12th. We will  reschedule when the Covid-19 situation has settled down. Similarly, the Gallery at 14 Maple will be closed until further notice.

Guest curator Yvette Lucas selected works created by nine outstanding artists (painting, mixed media, photography, and sculpture) for display at the Gallery, a distinctive space located on the 3rd floor of the LEED certified “green” building at 14 Maple Ave., Morristown.


To view a catalogue of the show, click HERE.

The exhibit features works by a diverse and distinguished group of New Jersey artists, including Susan Ahlstrom (Stirling), Janet Boltax (Montclair), Kate Dodd (Orange), Robert F. Lach (Orange), Diane Savona (Passaic), Onnie Strother (East Orange), Bill Westheimer (West Orange), Lisa G Westheimer (West Orange) and Philemona Williamson (Montclair). Each artist brings a unique perspective to the theme of Vanishing Worlds, whether confronting species extinction, lost libraries of the ancient world, disappearing professions, obsolete technologies, vanishing childhood or the gradual vanishings associated with aging. All are rendered with creative, imaginative and intriguing insights that makes the viewer reflect on the fleeting nature of existence and the inexorable march of time.

Here are some views of the exhibit:

Guest Curator Yvette Lucas adds the following insight about the exhibit:
This exhibit explores the ways that we experience transition and change, loss and growth through memories, mistakes, achievements, and time. By viewing these worlds that the exhibiting artists have revealed, we may be witnesses to those places or moments that have been lost or will be lost in future times. Change is inevitable but how we respond to it is a choice.

Additionally, at the opening reception, the winners of the Ehlers and Coladarci Arts Scholarships (violinist Ryan Nguyen and visual artist Emma Schaberg, respectively) will be introduced and recognized for their exceptional achievements.

Morris Arts gratefully acknowledges support for this exhibit from  The exhibit is open to the public Monday-Friday from 10am to 4pm and by appointment, and will remain on display until August 20, 2020. Visit or call (973) 285-5115 for additional information, including the exhibit catalogue which contains details and sale prices for all works. The Gallery at 14 Maple is a barrier-free facility. Individuals needing special accommodation should contact Kaity DeLaura at (973) 285-5115, x 14 or