Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

PUBLIC OPENING ON FRIDAY IN THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT ATRIUM IN MORRISTOWN

On Friday, May 20, from 6:30-9 p.m., Morris Arts invites the public to attend the opening reception for the new Spring/Summer 2016 Exhibit at the Atrium Gallery, which is located in the Morris County Administration and Records Building in Morristown.

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(top) Alex Bigotti’s oil on canvas, alla prima, Motley Crue; (l/r) Robert Peterson’s photograph, New Orleans Openings; Mary D. Guidetti-McColl’s pastel, View of Lyon

The show features 200 works by member artists from the HUB Camera Club, ARTsee, the Blackwell Street Center for the Arts, the Myhelan Artists Network, and the Drew Art Association.

Liz Young’s acrylic on canvas, Tree1

Liz Young’s acrylic on canvas, Tree1

The exhibit showcases the creative talents of 85 artists working in wide variety of media, including oil, acrylic, collage, multimedia, colored pencil, paper, encaustic, watercolor, photography and others.

Morris Arts manages the Atrium Art Gallery, selecting artists and scheduling exhibits on behalf of the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, who provide the gallery space.

“The freeholder board is once again excited to participate in the latest art show in our gallery space, and featuring the efforts of many very talented young people from across Morris County,’’ said Freeholder Director Kathy DeFillippo. “We urge the public to come and take a look at the fine work that is being displayed, which is on exhibit for free viewing.’’

“This exhibit is a veritable feast for the eyes, highlighting the unique visions and techniques of the 85 participating artists drawn from 5 different artists’ organizations,’’ said Lynn Siebert, Director of Arts Participation & Communications for Morris Arts.

“The variety is exceptional – ranging from photographs, watercolors, oils, acrylics and multimedia works to the “fabulous fakes” on the 5th floor, which offer meticulous reproductions of 4 centuries of famous paintings. Indulge your mind and your eyes, meet the artists, and see the wonderful art at the Friday opening for the Spring-Summer Exhibit of the Atrium Gallery.”

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(l/r) Luz H. Gallo’s acrylic, Rufous Capped Warbler; Celeste Fondaco’s version (oil) of Vermeer’s Girl with a Red Hat; (center) Lia Wagner’s mixed media on MDF, Berlin Blue; (bottom) Celia Shaflucas’ version (oil) of Cezanne’s Glass and Apples.

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The Atrium Gallery, located on the 2nd to 5th  floors at 10 Court Street, is free and open to the public during business hours, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Mondays-Fridays. The exhibit will run from May 20 through Sept. 1.

For additional information about the show, contact Lynn Siebert, Gallery Director, and Director of Arts Participation & Communication for Morris Arts, 973-285-5115, ext. 10 or [email protected]  10 Court Street.

Morris Arts is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1973 dedicated to building community through the arts. Using the arts to inspire, connect and engage, Morris Arts serves as a resource for Morris County with a special focus on arts programming in schools and in the community, arts advocacy and support of the Morris Area community of artists and arts organizations. For more information, visit: http://www.morrisarts.org/

Get more information on some of the featured participating groups:

Myhelan Artists Network: https://www.facebook.com/myhelanartistsnetwork/

ARTsee: http://artseetour.com/

Hub Camera Club: http://www.hubcameraclub.org/

Blackwell Street Center for the Arts: http://www.blackwell-st-artists.org/