Color is Joyful Exhibit at 14 Maple Gallery extended with closing reception Oct. 12

Join Morris Arts from 6-8pm on October 12, 2023 for a free closing reception of Color is Joyful,  the twenty-sixth exhibit in the Gallery at 14 Maple which has recently been extended until Monday, October 23, 2023.

Originally opened on March 9th, the exhibit features 27 works by five New Jersey artists chosen by guest curator, Professor Beatrice M.  Mady. The art is on display in the distinctive space located on the 3rd floor of the LEED certified “green” building at 14 Maple Ave., Morristown.

Color is Joyful features works by artists Diane English (Jersey City), Andrea Epstein (Berkeley Heights), PE Pinkman (Bayonne), James Pustorino (Bayonne) and Vincent Salvati (Roselle Park).          

Spotlighting swirling colors, abstract shapes, movement and layered imagery, this fascinating exhibit delights the viewer with its passion, energy, unfettered playfulness and the sheer buoyancy of the vibrantly colored artworks.

Inspired by artist David Hockney, Curator Beatrice Mady offers insights regarding the genesis of the exhibit’s theme and the importance of color in our lives:

            In this moment of grayness with political mayhem, global climate change, the tridemic and the like, I felt a need to bring some joy into the world. Art can and does do this, not merely for the artist creator, but for the viewer, often in a deeply profound way.

            Color is a powerful communication tool used to influence mood or even increase   metabolism. The power of color is inescapable. In this exhibition, I have brought together  five artists who use color as their primary tool of expression. They are passionate. Their  work exudes a sense of delight in an unabashed and free way. Their work amuses us  and we cannot help but smile and feel lighter when we look at the work.”

She adds,

            Color is not just something we see, but also something that we feel. It is a wavelength of light. Color has a physical effect on our bodies and psyche. Wassily Kandinsky said, “Color is a power which directly influences the soul.” These artists open the door to our mind’s eye and allow us to take a journey into a blissful state of being.

Photos from the opening reception:

Morris Arts gratefully acknowledges support for this exhibit from





Free visitation to the gallery exhibit is by appointment only. Please schedule an appointment here. The exhibit will remain on display until October 23, 2023. Visit or call (973) 285-5115, x18  for additional information. The exhibit catalogue, posted online, contains details and sale prices for the works. The Gallery at 14 Maple is a barrier-free facility. Individuals needing special accommodation should contact Cyndall Brice at (973) 285-5115, x 18 or