Spirituality of the Mandala Exhibit at Nails in the Wall September 21st

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International exhibit Spirituality of the Mandala, Reality in the Round with Opening and Reception Saturday, September 21, 2-5pm will mark the beginning of the Fall Exhibition Season at Nails in the Wall, the Gallery @ St. Luke's, 17 Oak Ave., Metuchen, NJ.

Forty pieces of art by twenty-four artists from across the country and around the world are included, work in a variety of media, from film to drawing, collage to ceramic, wood and metal sculpture, fused glass, painting and photography. The Mandala exhibit continues the gallery's interest in showing work that relates strongly to the spiritual element of our humanity without being connected to one specific belief system

According to Gallery Director Linda LaStella, "The round' has been an underlying form with healing and spiritual connections in every culture, in every religion, from the very earliest of recorded human time. Some artists today continue to work within that format and in that spirit. Choosing to develop an exhibit focused on the mandala, the gallery invites viewers to recognize through the art the commonality of their quest as spiritual persons, an expressed goal of the gallery."

Highlighting the mandala form as a part of living religious practice, a rangoli will be created on the gallery floor by a local Indian artist. Her family creates them regularly in their home as part of their Diwali celebration, an event which serendipitously falls within the course of the exhibit. Spirituality of the Mandala remains on view until December 31.

Other New Jersey artists with work in the exhibit include Amy Brooks, Metuchen; Pam Shore, Metuchen; Anne Spence, Milford; Joy Kreves, Ewing; Bernadette Calnon-Buote, Moorestown; Dennis X. Murray, Verona; Lauren Curtis, Somerset; MarianeTrent, Chester; Maxine Snow, Red Bank, and Clarisa Marin, West Deptford.

Artist Fiona Stolze who lives and works in Bristol, England, has sent three of her luscious silk paintings (http://fionastolze.com) and Monika Mori, an award-winning Austrian artist will have a four-part acrylic in the show. (http://www.mori-art.at)

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