Video: ‘Pop-Up’ Art Show at the Morristown EcoCenter

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WORK OF ART: Laurily Merzatta, the youngest art patron to pop up at the Pop-Up Art Show, with Kadie Dempsey, who helped organize the three-day show at the Morristown EcoCenter. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
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It takes a village to raise a Pop-Up Art Show.

Thursday night’s kickoff of the three-day show at the proposed Morristown EcoCenter was a great example of the good things that can happen quickly when motivated people put their heads and hands together.

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WORK OF ART: Laurily Merzatta, the youngest art patron to pop up at the Pop-Up Art Show, with Kadie Dempsey, who helped organize the three-day exhibiton at the Morristown EcoCenter. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Paul Miller of Sustainable Morristown suggested a non-juried art show to Kadie Dempsey of the Arts Council of the Morris Area.

Kadie spread the word among her vast network of artists. Linda Mead and Susan Faiola joined the team. More than 20 artists agreed to supply more than 70 paintings and sculptures.

“It’s surprising how many showed up at the last minute,” Kadie said.

The Arts Council provided mounting scaffolds. Artist Dan Fenelon, Kadie’s husband, spent a marathon day installing everything. John Tetz scampered up a ladder to hang his delicate mobiles, which resemble SpaghettiO’s without the sauce.

At the appointed hour, the boys from Timeless Jazz and the Art of Play filled the former Mini Cooper dealership at 55 Bank St. with music.

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Chantal Diedrich and Linda Mead enjoy music at Pop-Up Art, at the Morristown EcoCenter. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Charles Caldwell, David Noonan (father and son), Greg Egan, Maria Lupo, Danielle and Chris Merzatta, Elaine Allen Smith, Robert Richardson and Valerie Coll are just a few of the artists whose works are on display through Saturday.

“It’s like there is this fantastic energy between artists,” Kadie said.

Tap into it tonight, April 29, and see for yourself.

And please come back to the EcoCenter on Tuesday, May 3, for MG Songwriters Night: The Magic Behind the Music.

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ART-ON-THE-SPOT: Artist Dan Fenelon creates a piece at the Pop-Up Art Show at the Morristown EcoCenter. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
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