As fate would have it, the curator of Galleria Deptford saw DoN‘s work @ Alden Cole‘s gallery – light being (Larry Angel) – and loved it. Pauline Jonas invited DoN to the Deptford Municipal Building to discuss showing art in their space; public spaces such as the lobby and wide halls with long walls are equipped with a professional hanging system and lighting which easily displaying various sized work. The current exhibit is by The Cafe Artists. the fate part is Deptford is DoN‘s home town, graduating from Deptford High School with a Most Artistic award in 1971.
Tony Parisi @ Galleria Deptford.
Currently the gallery is showing a group show by the Cafe Artists – Grace Arden, Simone Avitello, Carol Goneau, Brielle Herquet, Kimberly Huth, Jeanne Jablonski, Karen S. Moore, Jan Narducci, Tony Parisi, Diane Paul, Kathryn Roberson, Jack Tanier, Bonnie Williams and Penny Wise.
Diane Paul & Brielle Herquet of The Cafe Artists @ Galleria Deptford.
Art in public spaces not only reinforces the state of cultural development in a community it serves as metaphor for what the community is seeing, being and living. Artists groups such as the Cafe Artists, who meet monthly at the Deptford Barnes & Noble, invigorate the comunity through visual art.
Jack Tanier, Four Seasons, Fall, oil.
The Cafe Artists honored one of their own recently departed member, Jack Tanier, with a show of his works; impressionistic landscapes strewn with the rubble of human encroachment on the environment or the earth reclaining it’s own. The art in the lobby is show on easles which can be moved to accomodate Court House crowds, then moved back into place; it’s so beautiful that an artist get’s to be remembered and cherished for lifetime achievement and dedication to art.
Jack Tanier paintings outside the courtroom of the Deptford Municipal Building.
The Galleria Deptford, 1011 Cooper Street, Deptford, NJ – DoN‘s show is in December!