By Marie Pfeifer
An eclectic selection of landscapes, portraits, abstracts, and sculpture in a wide variety of media, such as oil, acrylic, collage, photography, pen and ink, and mixed media can be viewed on floors two through five at the Morris County Administration Building.
It’s all part of the Spring/Summer Exhibit at the Atrium Gallery, an exhibition curated by the Arts Council of the Morris Area. The exhibit highlights the creative energies of artists whose 218 works are displayed on four floors of the gallery.
The building’s architecture features an open stairwell that showcases artist John Tetz’s eye-catching mobiles and totems, depicting the Letter O. Tetz, a retired engineer, said he began working with words in the 1950s.
“I simplified the words and split them into individual letters, finally finding my way to the Letter O. The Letter O allows me to experiment with color combinations,” he said at a May 31 opening reception.
Not to be missed is the Myhelan (mah HAY lon) Artists Network exhibit on the second floor, showing the work of 19 artists. Sher Weston Stec, photographer, exhibits an edgy collection of “Hipstamatic” digital prints created with her iPod Touch.
Jean Davidson, former president of the Art Association of Roxbury (AAR), is a versatile artist who works with pastels, watercolor and photography as well as print making. Davidson’s art is among 104 works presented by the AAR.
Annette Hanna is one of the 43 artists from the Blackwell Street Center for the Arts, located on the fifth floor. She uses the medium of oil and pastel to portray her figure and portrait collection of dancers.
“While I am painting I like the challenge of picking up the vibe of what my live models are thinking about. Because I like people, I enjoy talking with the model. The work is between the model and me, and it becomes a little more intense,” she said.
The exhibition can be seen at the Atrium Gallery, Morris County Administration and Records Building, 10 Court Street, Morristown, during regular business hours, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday through September 5th.