Time: February 3, 2018 from 2pm to 5pm
Location: Nails in the Wall, the Gallery at St. Luke's
Street: 17 Oak Ave.
Website or Map: http://www.nailsinthewall.org
Event Type: gallery, opening
Organized By: Linda Vonderschmidt-LaStella
Latest Activity: Jan 17, 2018
“ANGELS, Wild and Winsome,” the exhibit at Nails in the Wall, the Gallery at St. Luke’s, 17 Oak Ave., Metuchen, with its Opening and Artists’ Reception Saturday, February 3, will bring together images of those spirit figures from all over the U.S. and as far away as Dresden, Germany.
“But what is a particular joy to us is the inclusion of four Metuchen artists in this exhibit,” acknowledges Director Linda LaStella. “While the gallery does work to bring high-quality fine contemporary art into the community of Metuchen, we are also very interested to be a venue where the excellent work of our local artists can be showcased within that broader group.“
To support its mission, now beginning its sixth season, the Gallery has been awarded an Arts Grant by Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission. Up to this point, Nails in the Wall has been funded by a stipend sponsorship from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on whose property the gallery is housed, and several fundraisers a year in conjunction with programming associated with the exhibits. The $2000 grant will help fund all three 2018 “Wild and Winsome” Exhibits.
The exhibit “ANGELS, Wild and Winsome” includes 33 pieces of work in diverse media from 24 artists. One of the most complex pieces is the sculpture “Unwilling Clarity” by Teaneck artist Anthony Santella. The 6’x7’ painted wooden sculpture presents the Angel of the Book of Revelations, striking and somewhat fearsome. While most authentic pieces of art come from the artist’s core, the work in this show especially flows from a very personal resonance with experiences connecting the artist with the spiritual. Several artists will speak about the work as part of the Opening presentation.
As with previous exhibits, the Opening will be carried via FB Live as a way to outreach especially to those artists who live at a great distance. Visitors will be interviewed and carried there, along with the prepared talks by invited artists.
In addition to presenting the art, Nails in the Wall is delighted to continue to have the support of the Metuchen Inn as an “art partner” for the event, providing all of the refreshments. Furthermore, The Westerhoff School of Music and Art will provide live music during the Opening, to create a truly multi-faceted art experience.
The Opening, 2pm to 5pm, is Saturday, February 3, with the prepared, spoken presentations beginning at 3pm. Visit the gallery website (www.nailsinthewall.org) for more information. Questions or concerns can be directed to Gallery Director, 732.322.6512 or Director@nailsinthewall.org.