Morristown art walk at 6 pm: Six venues, a bus and dinner

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What  a difference a month makes.

Art Around the Park, take two, is scheduled for 6 o’clock tonight, March 1, four weeks after wintry weather postponed the event.

The forecast looks much better this time. Six art venues will be open until 8 pm, with free admission, followed by a $25 prix fixe dinner at the Hyatt Morristown for those who wish to discuss what they have seen.

All the venues are within easy walking distance of each other. A free shuttle bus from Broadway Elite also will make the rounds.

The tour will showcase exhibitions at the Simon Gallery; Gallery Egan; the Gallery at 14 Maple, which is curated by the Arts Council of the Morris Area; and the Hyatt’s Eclectic Grill. New venues are the lobby of the Gensler architectural firm at 10 Park Place, and the Atrium Gallery at 10 Court Street.

At 14 Maple, the Arts Council will unveil its new juried show, Humble Beginnings, featuring 31 artists who live or work in New Jersey using “humble” media ranging from crayons to paper cups.

A sampler from Humble Beginnings; click icon below for captions.

“It is remarkable to see the high quality and creativity inspired not only by the theme of this exhibit but also by the very basic, art-making materials themselves,” Anne Aronovitch, executive director of the Arts Council, said in a statement.

Patterned after art walks in Philadelphia, Art Around the Park aims to make Morristown an arts hub for New Jersey.

Gallery Egan will feature Kimberly Martin, an abstract expressionist from Philadelphia. David Moore is on display at the Simon Gallery.

The Gensler exhibition, curated by Harry Simon, consists of  “hard-line geometric abstractions” by Philadelphia artist Matthew Craig. Memories of Russell, curated by Art in the Atrium at the Atrium Gallery, features works by 37 African-American artists. During  Art Around the Park, parking is free in the garage below the  Atrium Gallery building. The entrance is on Schuyler Place.

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Art Around the Park, for Feb. 1, 2011
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