The Rev. Melissa Hall has a bone to pick.
River bones, to be exact.
On Nov. 10, the former Morristown artist, poet and priest displayed her River Bones Collection as part of the Hoboken Artists Studio Tour.
Sponsored by Hoboken, the annual tour features hundreds of artists exhibiting throughout the city. Hall’s work was featured at the Monroe Center for the Arts, the show’s largest venue. Located in a former Levalor Blinds factory, the multi-disciplinary art center is home to visual and performing artists, fashion and jewelry designers, photographers and film companies.
Hall’s exhibit name reflected her artwork: paintings on driftwood collected from the shore of the Hudson River in Hoboken. The display also featured paintings on canvas and whimsical creations in other media, including a necktie-adorned chair labeled “Tired” and a house where each “room” lifted out to reveal an old photograph and an imagined story about its inhabitants.
Hall is former assistant rector at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and, previously, interim rector at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer. For the past three years, she was among the featured poets at MorristownGreen.com’s Wordplay.
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