“Gimmee Shelter” Exhibition Opens At Arts Guild New Jersey

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RAHWAY — Gimme Shelter, an exhibition featuring art about houses and homes, opens today at Arts Guild New Jersey. The show, which addresses a subject that resonates even more strongly in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene and her path of property devastation, runs through Oct. 13. An opening reception will be held this afternoon from 1-4 p.m. at Arts Guild New Jersey, 1670 Irving Street in Rahway. It is free to the public and wheelchair accessible.

The artists gathered together for the “Gimme Shelter” art exhibition have created artworks, both two- and three-dimensional, in many styles and mediums. They approach the ideas of house and home for the metaphorical content of the nature of the places built for us to live in and the dwelling it becomes when we reside in that structure. These works in many cases become metaphor for loneliness and alienation, repetition and conformity, grandiose behavior, posturing or exaggerated sense of self, according to Lawrence Cappiello, the executive director of Arts Guild New Jersey and curator of the show.

The artists featured in the exhibition include Neal Korn, Francesca Azzara, Susan Evans Grove, Pam Cooper, Michael Wiley, Roslyn Rose, Sheila Ross, Leonard Merlo and Judy Richardson.

The gallery is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. and Monday-Thursday by appointment, during office hours. For more information, call 1-732-381-7511, visit www.agnj.org or email artsguild1670@verizon.net.

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