“Hooked On New Jersey” Rug Exhibit At The Barron Arts Center

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WOODBRIDGE – Jersey girls celebrate their unique heritage at the Barron Arts Center at the exhibition “Hooked on New Jersey,” an exhibit opening on Friday, Sept. 24. The Barron Arts Center is located at 582 Rahway Avenue in Woodbridge. The public is invited to attend the opening reception on Sunday, Sept. 26 from 2-4 p.m.

Hooked on New Jersey, is a collection of hand hooked rugs, created to celebrate the best of the Garden State. The rugs have been designed around people, places or things that make New Jersey appealing and unique, such as the “Sandy Hook Lighthouse,” “George Washington Crossing the Delaware,” “Rutt’s Hut”(home of the famous hot dog),  “Lucy” (the six story Margate elephant), and the always mysterious and intriguing “Jersey Devil”. All styles are represented from traditional fine cut, to wide cut primitive, dull and dark, light and bright, plus proddy and embellished rugs.

The rugs were first introduced as the “Jersey Girls Challenge” at an exhibit in Oldwick, NJ in 2009. The exhibition, sponsored by the Alice Beatty Chapter of the Association of Traditional Hooking Artists, received rave reviews by those in attendance.


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