Current Exhibition 



THE GALLERY SPACE, 1670 Irving St Rahway, NJ

City of Rahway/ Department of Recreation

Contact: Lawrence Cappiello

(732) 827-2210



Rahway.  The City of Rahway Department of Recreation & Senior Services Presents IN SEARCH OF SUPERHEROES, An Art Exhibit featuring artworks that focus on popular Superheroes at The GALLERY SPACE, 1670 Irving St., Rahway, NJ from November 8-December 6, 2020.

There will be an Opening Reception on Sunday, November 8 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. This is open to the public and admission is Free.

This Art Exhibit is Made possible by funds from the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

If you are an avid fan of movies and TV, you must be aware that for the past twenty hears or more, Superheroes have been the focus of many of the greatest box office hits and highest rated TV shows. It would seem that, internationally, Superheroes (and Villains) have caught hold of the popular imagination. There appears to be a tremendous worldwide interest in seeing beings, human or not, who can protect individuals or the entire world from harm or destruction. They are the modern-day equivalent of the gods of ancient times gifted with amazing abilities

“far beyond those of mortal men and women”.


IN SEARCH OF SUPERHEROES features artworks portraying many of these extraordinary beings, some as a tribute, others for purposes of social commentary, some simply for the delight of rendering their image. It includes artworks by: Ray Arcadio, Mauro Balcazar, Lawrence Cappiello, Marco DaPaz, Dino Gravato,

Mr J, Dean Nisenbaum, Rob Plater, Lance Rautzhan, Kristian Sacca,

and XploreFreedom.

During these days of the Covid-19 Pandemic and world problems, we have seen the appearance of workers, frequently ignored or considered insignificant, who, with great risk to themselves, have treated this disease, kept the food supplies coming to us, picked our crops and in many other ways allowed the rest of us to survive during a difficult time. These people are the true modern heroes of our world, and this exhibit is dedicated to them.



Art Exhibit:


The GALLERY SPACE, 1670 Irving St., Rahway, NJ

November 8-December 6, 2020.

Opening on Sunday, November 8 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

Closing Reception: Sunday Dec 6  1:00-4:00pm

open to the public and admission is Free.

For Information:

Contact: Lawrence Cappiello

(732) 827-2210

WITH GRACE & GRIT art Exhibit runs from March 15- April 10, 2020. There will be an Opening Reception on Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Admission is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.


The NJ Photography Forum Members who were selected for this Exhibit are:

Ruth Brown, Jamin Chen, Ken Curtis, Kent Fairfield, Theresa Hood, Parvathi Kumar, John  Markanich, Charlann Meluso, Nancy Ori, Phyllis Raffelson, Lynn Ronan, Tom Stillman, Heidi Sussman and Ray Yaros     


Nancy Ori, a founder of The NJ Photography Forum states: “In honor of Women’s History Month, this exhibit is about mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters and friends. It was not limited to submissions from only women. It involves imagery with the central focus on women.


This is a story about how female family traits, fashion trends, objects, emotions, likenesses, and behaviors of the women around us helped to influence our own personal growth. The show includes photographs the subjects of which are universal things that will connect with the audience and help them think about the women in their own lives. The exhibit will highlight some of the complexities of being a woman with a balance of all the joys and struggles within the family structure that a female was the central part of in some way. 


Candid and formal portraits that explore expressions, gestures, and body language, or images that celebrate or highlight diversity, beauty standards, or gender issues are all inspirations for the featured artworks.


From aprons and rubber gloves to the modern workplace and shared housework, women have come through history wearing many hats.”

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The Gallery Space, 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, New Jersey 07065

Mayor Raymond A. Giacobbe and the Rahway City Council