Perhaps it is dangerous to title an exhibit Spaces/Places.
Last summer, I was fortunate to have been invited by Gallery Verde owners Joanna Tully and Tasha O’Neill to be a jurer for a show, Space/Places. The open call to artists brought in wonderful submissions to this gallery the women had built up in Kingston, adjacent to the popular Momo brothers’ restaurant Eno Terra. Joanna and Tasha, photographic artists, poured their love into this gallery, hosting one-of-a-kind exhibits.
It was difficult to winnow down, but winnow we did, and the accepted artists were most excited. Then, along came Hurricane Irene, filling the space the women had outfitted so nicely with flood water. Sadly, the gallery closed before Spaces/Places ever opened.
The two women have gone back to being full-time artists, and now Sheila Geisler and Bob Schwanke, curator and director of Art Way Gallery in Plainsboro, have resuscitated the show. Spaces/Placesfinally has its own space, and the opening reception is this Friday, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m.
Because Art Way Gallery, located in Princeton Alliance Church, has more wall space, Sheila and Bob have expanded the show to include three series: “Still Life Series” by Jeffery Yuan, “Foliage” by Mary Leck and “Faces of Carnevale” by Natalie Morawsky. Dr. Leck, Biology Professor Emeritus, Rider University, and champion for the Hamilton-Trenton-Bordentown Marsh, will give a talk at the opening. Hope to see you there!