Nails in the Wall Gallery, the new Metuchen exhibition space sponsored by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, will open its inaugural show, One Stream, Many Wells, Saturday, September 22, 2-­5pm. This is a formal gallery, housed in a completely re-­?done area of the education wing, with new flooring, new walls, fresh paint, new ceiling and very special gallery lighting, designed to present the true colors of the pieces exhibited.

One Stream, Many Wells is an effort to reach out to the visual arts community in all its diversity of faith traditions, and invite artists to share their personal vision of God’s presence among us. The response was tremendous, with submissions coming from all over the U.S. and Europe. The 21 artists with work selected include artists from France, Colorado, California, North & South Carolina, Maryland, Massachusetts, Indiana, West Virginia, New York, as well as seven from NJ.
Award-­?winning artists in nearly every media are represented, from the large and powerful silver gelatin photographs of Nancy Ori of Berkeley Heights, NJ, to the delicate mixed-­?media work of L.A. artist Karen Frimkess-­?Wolff. Ceramic wall sculpture by Lisa Westheimer of West Orange is included as well as large traditional paintings by Claudia Overton of Boulder, CO and NYC artist Deborah Dorsey. Each in his/her own media addresses the significant issue: How is God present.
Several of the distant out-­?of-­?state artists are making arrangements to be present at the Opening.
This small parish has always been a supporter and “home” of the arts, mounting impressive theater productions dating back to the 1980’s. This, their first foray into creating a permanent space for exhibiting visual art, originated with the Interim Pastor, Rev. Barbara Crafton, herself an internationally respected writer and speaker.
Gallery Director, Linda Vonderschmidt-­?LaStella notes, “I believe genuine art is intimately connected with spirituality, My hope is that this show establishes Nails in the Wall as an ‘issue-­?based’ gallery that exhibits high-­?quality art, a place that pulses with life and offers the entire local community a place of thoughtful reflection. I am personally delighted with the resonance of this first show. It is a wonderful statement about both our commitment to a high level of artistic quality and the direction the gallery hopes to take.”
For further information, please contact:
Linda Vonderschmidt-­?LaStella
242 Amboy Ave. Metuchen, NJ 08840
732.906.4137 EarthsongsCeramicStudio@gmail.com

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