Tuesday evening, most of the artists who have work in the Rotunda Gallery inaugural show gathered to hang their work. Mike Bransfield, of the new Gallery Board, and I marked spots for anchors and John from DPW did a solid job of installing them. The hanging was really wonderful. Most people brought family members.
Basically this first exhibit includes a single piece of work by each artist who has volunteered on the Junebug Committee,13 in all.
This first exhibit will hang until Sept. 30. The next exhibit will open Monday, Oct. 5. The plan is for the exhibits to be Seasonal; these first two are "invitational's". The real rhythm and schedule will begin Jan., 2010.
We will prepare a prospectus with all the details about applying in the next week or so for anyone interested in exhibiting at the Rotunda gallery. Basically, we are asking that all submissions come to us by mid-September. The Board will do a review in early October and set the schedule for the coming year.
Bios for the 13 Exhibiting Artists:
Kim Adlerman is a local children's book artist and author. Her critically acclaimed three-dimensional style often contains natural objects. Kim's artwork can regularly be seen at banks, restaurants, and galleries throughout
Amy Brooks is the owner, artist and designer of Paradise Custom Stained Glass. Her work ranges from traditional stained glass to contemporary fused and slumped pieces. She loves to combine techniques and styles to custom create paradise for each patron.
Michael Bransfield and his family have been residents of Metuchen for the past 12 years. He was one of the founding members of the Metuchen Art Works gallery. His colorful paintings combine elements of representation and abstraction where the image is discovered in the act of painting. Michael has shown extensively, most recently at The Monmouth Museum and The Noyes Museum in The NJ Arts Annual Exhibition.
Ellis Eisner has been making art for over 40 years. She is a professional Art Therapist, and has been practicing for the past 10 years, since earning her Masters Degree in 1999 from
David Glasofer has been a commercial and family photographer in Metuchen for over 20 years. His studio is at the south end of
Mark Harris is an Internationally exhibiting photographer involved in various Metuchen and Edison Arts Organizations. He is a proponent of traditional film and chemical-based black and white photography. His images are mostly abstract in nature although he also works with photographs of people.
ChenFang Lei was born in 1963 in
Mallory Leonard is an Art Education student at
Lauren Rabinowitz, aka THE CARTOON GODDESS, has been working as an illustrator and designer for over 25 years. She is also a graphic arts educator. She has lectured, taught classes, given workshops, presentations and seminars for illustrators, cartoonists, animators and designers at various universities and institutions of higher education.
Karen Rutherford attended California College of Arts and Crafts in 1963-64. Karen graduated from Chico State College (
Linda Vonderschmidt-LaStella, co-owner of Earthsongs Works in Clay & member of the Cultural Arts Commission, likes to describe herself as an "arts activist". Her ceramic installations can be found in residences & corporate spaces both here and abroad.
Mickey Waring is currently Art Director and Art Teacher at the
Lynda Woodworth, a proud Metuchen resident, has been an oil painter for the past several years and is a regular student at the