Current Exhibition 

RAHWAY. The City of Rahway presents THE BRIDGE, The Third Annual Art Exhibit celebrating the work of African American Artists. The Exhibit will be held at The Gallery Space, 1670 Irving Street, Rahway NJ (at the corner of Irving St. & Seminary Avenue). The exhibit runs from February 14-March 12, 2021.  There will be an Opening on Sunday February 14, 2021 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm Admission is Free to the Public.  Gallery Hours during show dates are Mon-Fri. 1:00-4:00pm. Masks are required and Social Distancing will be observed.

This exhibit features a wide variety of Artworks by: Malloy Marcial, Kirk Maynard, Anthony Gartmond, Troy Jones, Philip Robinson Jr. Yoland Skeete, Sunday Rebel (Jesse Wright) and Theda Sandiford.

ART is a bridge between people and culture.  In a world where there are so many divisions, it becomes imperative to find ways that we can all come to a greater understanding of the people around us.  Art provides insights into the experiences of the artist and the tone and tenor of their life. It also gives us ways to investigate the Culture of other people and how that culture interweaves with our own or gives us a broader point of view.

This Art Exhibit includes a wide range of artworks by veterans of the New Jersey Art Community, whose works have been frequently exhibited and, in some cases have been award winners. The artworks highlight daily life, social and at times political issues facing the African American community. There is representational and abstract art, paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures and collages in this varied mix.

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PRESS RELEASE

ART EXHIBIT

THE GALLERY SPACE, 1670 Irving St Rahway, NJ

City of Rahway/ Department of Recreation

Contact: Lawrence Cappiello

(732) 827-2210

lcappiello@cityofrahway.com

 

IN SEARCH OF SUPERHEROES ART EXHIBIT AT THE GALLERY SPACE RAHWAY IN NOVEMBER

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.

 

CALENDAR LISTING

Art Exhibit:

IN SEARCH OF SUPERHEROES,

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

lcappiello@cityofrahway.com

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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.”