Former Morristown artist makes her ‘bones’ in Hoboken

The Rev. Melissa Hall paints scenes of Hoboken on "river bones," driftwood found in Hoboken along the shores of the Hudson River. Sharon Sheridan photo
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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.

The Rev. Melissa Hall paints scenes of Hoboken on "river bones," driftwood found in Hoboken along the shores of the Hudson River. Sharon Sheridan photo
The Rev. Melissa Hall paints scenes of Hoboken on “river bones,” driftwood found in Hoboken along the shores of the Hudson River. Sharon Sheridan photo

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.

Some "bones" seem a little perturbed by their resurrection from the Hudson River. Sharon Sheridan photo
Some “bones” seem a little perturbed by their resurrection from the Hudson River. Sharon Sheridan photo

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.

For more information about Hall’s artwork, e-mail riverbonescollection@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rev. Melissa Hall displayed her River Bones Collection as part of the Hoboken Artists Studio Tour on Nov. 10. Sharon Sheridan photo
The Rev. Melissa Hall displayed her River Bones Collection as part of the Hoboken Artists Studio Tour on Nov. 10. Sharon Sheridan photo
The Rev. Melissa Hall, fourth from left, shows visitors her River Bones Collection. Sharon Sheridan photo
The Rev. Melissa Hall, fourth from left, shows visitors her River Bones Collection. Sharon Sheridan photo
A house built on driftwood is full of 'Family Secrets' in the River Bone Collection. Sharon Sheridan photo
A house built on driftwood is full of ‘Family Secrets’ in the Rev. Melissa Hall’s River Bones Collection. Sharon Sheridan photo
A visitor checks out the 'Family Secrets.' Sharon Sheridan photo
A visitor checks out the ‘Family Secrets.’ Sharon Sheridan photo
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