Posted Thursday, October 1st, 2015
On Friday, Oct.2, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., join Morris Arts – meet the artists and view the artworks – at the free opening reception of the Fall/Winter 2015-16 Exhibit at the Atrium Art Gallery, located on Floors 2-5 of the Morris County Administration and Records Building on 10 Court Street in Morristown.
|Elaine Kurie’s oil, Glass Bottle with Wheat|
“It is especially exciting to have this show’s opening this week as we celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month 2015 in Morris County,’’ said Morris County Freeholder Director Kathy DeFillippo.
“This is a great use of space in the county government building, which allows so many of our county residents to see a great variety of remarkable art year round. We encourage our residents, especially students, to visit and get a first-hand look at this work.’’
On the fifth floor, viewers can marvel at contemporary realist artist Elaine Kurie’s ability to capture texture, light and line with astounding precision and elegance in her oils, while prizewinning contemporary impressionist Fran Wood’s oils and watercolors shimmer with energy and emotional connection to their subject matter.
|Fran Wood’s oil, French Connection|
By contrast, the forceful, dramatic and vibrant oil/acrylic and mixed media paintings by Mitchell Rosenzweig splash the 4th floor with vivid color, abstract forms and highlight his three dimensional, multi-layered approach to painting.
|Double Dome, oil and acrylic by Mitchell Rosenzweig
The Atrium area of the 3rd floor features Sharon Pitts’ elegantly refined, subtle hued and distinctively large-scale watercolors while, the 3rd floor Hallway area features works by photographer Peter Tilgner who creates thought-provoking photo art by merging “the unplanned” and combining “images of everyday people, places and things into content driven images.”
The 3rd floor Elevator Lobby features works by Christine Wagner, whose works feature bright basic colors, both linear geometric and fluid organic forms, and evoke both Mondrian and Miro.
|Christine Wagner’s Composition VII, gouache and ink on paper|
On the 2nd floor, Janet Boltax’s moving and penetrating series, Aging in America, features intriguing oil portraits and accompanying interviews with each painting’s subject – capturing, in both words and images, the richness of long lives.
|Janet Boltax’s oil, Arno Roland|
Most works are available for sale, with details and pricing provided in the free catalogues found in the elevator lobby areas on floors 2-5. The Atrium Art Gallery is free and open to the public during business hours, 8am-5pm on Mondays-Fridays.
The exhibit remains in place until January 7, 2016.
As of January 2008, at the request of the County Administrator’s Office and the Morris County Board of Freeholders, Morris Arts assumed oversight for planning exhibitions at the Atrium Art Gallery.
The Atrium Gallery offers 4 to 5 exhibits per year which showcase works in varied media by a wide variety of artists, including African-American artists, high school students throughout the county (in a professionally juried show), emerging and established individual professional artists, artists with disabilities, Latin American artists, and member artists of various art associations within the county.
The Gallery also includes a unique, multi-story open Atrium stairwell area which has allowed the inclusion For more information, contact Dr. Lynn L. Siebert at [email protected] or by phone at (973) 285-5115, ext. 10.
For more information on the arts in Morris County, visit: http://www.morrisarts.org/