Barron Arts Center Hosts Mind Pixels Exhibit

Raisin Mint House by Daina Krumins

WOODBRIDGE – Surealism is alive and well at the Barron Arts Center where they will host the unique exhibition “Mind Pixels,” opening on Saturday, Aug. 21. The Barron Arts Center is located at 582 Rahway Avenue in Woodbridge. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

The “Mind Pixels” exhibition features photomontages, sculpture and films by surrealistic artist Daina Krumins. The exhibit opens on Aug. 21 and runs until Sept. 15. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 2-4 p.m. The public is also invited to attend the opening reception on Sunday, Aug. 22 from 2-4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and reservations are suggested.


The Barron Arts Center will also present a showing of Ms. Krumins’ films on Thursday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. Three of her films — ”The Divine Miracle,” ”Babobilicons,” and ”Summer Light” — will be shown with a question and answer period to follow each film.

Krumins makes films that are part live action, part animation, but all surreal. The movies, which contain no narratives or dialogue, run less than 20 minutes each. She won the Silver Award at the Big Muddy Film Festival in Carbondale, Ill., and has been shown at the Athens International Film Festival, the Dallas Video Festival and other festivals around the world. Reservations are required for the film showing and can be made by calling The Barron Arts Center at 1-732-634-0413.

Water Spike by Daina Krumins

Krumins, a native of Westfield, graduated from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, and received a master’s degree in filmmaking from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia. In the early 1980s, she worked with Pat O’Neil, an experimental filmmaker and special-effects expert. One of her jobs was painting auras around Obi-Wan-Kenobi’s head in ”The Empire Strikes Back.”

This exhibition is sponsored by The Woodbridge Township Cultural Arts Commission chaired by Dr. Dolores Capraro Gioffre with support from The Woodbridge Township Arts Council and Mayor John E. McCormac.

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