Morris County and Morristown NJ offers much in the way of historic getaways, cultural heritage, parks and recreation, wedding and banquet facilities, meeting spaces, cultural venues and events.
The Morris Museum, the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Revolutionary War sites and Morristown National Historical Park are just a few of the world class attractions that we have to offer travelers to New Jersey. Ideally located 25 miles west of New York City, Morris County makes a perfect location for a diverse vacation with your family.
On May 2, 2012 from 6-8pm, the Arts Council of the Morris Area will hold an opening reception for its latest juried exhibition entitled disconnected, featuring 48 works by 36 artists who live or work in New Jersey. Curated by Jonathan Greene, the exhibit showcases these artists’ visual commentaries about how people, places and things can today be uniquely connected, disconnected or both at the same time. The works utilize a wide variety of media, including vinyl laminate, oil, acrylic, graphite, fabric collage, photo encaustic, pencil/wax crayon, ceramic raku, charcoal, wood, Scrabble tile mosaic, and more. “With humor, whimsy, and poignancy, these works inspire us to think about our contemporary world and the way we connect (or don’t) with others,” said Anne Aronovitch, Executive Director of the Arts Council.
Participating artists include Eva Albert (Somerset), Peter Aldrich (Boonton Township), Laurie Arends (Randolph), Francesca Azzara (Westfield), Kiyomi Baird (Far Hills), Rob Barth (Lafayette), Amy Becker (Madison), Richard Bedkowski (Morristown), Ron Brown (South Orange), Lisa Cerny (Morristown), Jill Cliffer Baratta (Tenafly), Joanne Connolly (South Orange), Lyman Dally (South Orange), EJ Davis (Chatham), Ellen Denuto (Denville), Lorraine DeProspo (Montclair), Alphonso Dunn (Hackensack), Fran Eber (Chatham), Michael S. Fenton (Morris Plains), Lisa Ficarelli–Halpern (Shrewsbury), Marla Fontanez (South Orange), Robert Gagauf (Montville), Colleen Gahrmann (Spotswood), George Garbeck (Township of Washington), Joseph Holtzman (Montville), Kathryn Keller (Springfield), Neal Korn (Union), Ted Largman (Morris Township), Susan Lisbin (Orange), Deborrah Markette (West Orange), Don Myles (Belvidere), Monique Sarfity (Jersey City), Miriam Stern (Teaneck), Shirley Supp (Great Meadows), Heidi Sussman (West Orange), Michael Wiley (Ewing). The public is invited to see this thought-provoking exhibit, and to meet the artists and the curator, at the free opening reception on May 2nd from 6-8pm at the Gallery at 14 Maple, a distinctive space located on the 3rd floor of the LEED certified “green” building at 14 Maple Avenue in Morristown, NJ.
The Arts Council gratefully acknowledges sponsorship for this exhibit by TD Bank, with additional support from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.
The exhibit is open to the public Mondays-Thursdays from 10am to 4pm and on Fridays from 10am to 1pm and by appointment, and will remain on display until September 5, 2012. Visit www.morrisarts.org or call (973) 285-5115 for additional information.
The Arts Council of the Morris Area is a private not-for-profit organization founded in 1973 and long dedicated to enriching the community through the arts. It fulfills its mission to bring the arts to the center of community life through arts education, arts programming, arts advocacy and support for artists and arts organizations. The New Jersey State Council on the Arts has awarded the Arts Council of the Morris Area a “Citation of Excellence” and designated it as a “Major Service Organization” in recognition of its “solid history of service excellence, substantial activity and broad public service.”
The Gallery at 14 Maple is a barrier-free facility. Individuals needing special accommodation should contact Kadie Dempsey at (973) 285-5115, x 17 or firstname.lastname@example.org.