Noyes Museum’s Landscapes of the Mind opens
On March 17, the Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University at Kramer Hall had an open reception of an exhibit called Landscapes of the Mind, which focused on different landscapes, and different views of art itself.
The gallery, located at 30 Front Street was made possible by the Noyes Museum of Art and the Regional Center for Women. The Regional Center for Women is a non-profit that allows for promoting established artists. The Noyes Museum of Art hosted the event, and had many framed pictures on the wall up for sale by the respected artists. Refreshments and snacks were served at the event, as well as having live music play.
Katherine Fraser, Fran Gallun, Linda Dublin Garfield, Mary Putman, Christine Stoughton, Susan Foley Urban and Valetta Valetta were the featured artists at the exhibit. Their works included pieces such as “Depth” by Fran Gallun which featured a collage of vintage photos and acrylics, and “Conversation” by Katherine Fraser which is an oil painting. The art displayed showed depth in the landscapes, while also leaving viewers to ponder the depth of mind.
Nick Zebrowski, the professional services specialist of Stockton’s Kramer Hall, was at the gallery helping people, while also admiring the art.
“The art is beautiful … I like when they have artwork on the wall,” Zebrowski said.
Urban’s work caught Zebrowski’s eyes, with small collections such as Elemental Landscape, which featured eight artworks in the collection. Urban’s work was on a smaller scale than other artists featured, but nonetheless impressive noted Zebrowski.
Gallun, a Philadelphia native, was at the event showing off her artwork. The artwork was vibrant, and made with what looked to be just tiny strips of paper. The art however, was made from other pieces of art according to Gallun.
“It’s old photographs and also my old artwork, so I get a kick out of that … a lot of things happened by accident … I was working on something else and cutting little strips to even out a piece, and those little strips … I just loved them. I glued them down on cardboard that had some paint on it … the cutting of the narrow bands, a lot of it started there,” Gallun said.
Gallun’s collection of artwork was on full display, with seven pieces in the gallery. Using old photographs and strips from her other older pieces, Gallun hopes to show a new perspective and provide depth in her work, with literal layers in her pieces.
“I feel there’s a lot of hidden layers in everyone and everything, so that feels good to me, to talk about that or represent that … there’s stories underneath everything and anything,” Gallun said.
Showing depth was the focus of the event, with many pieces providing in-depth artworks, and dedicated time to the art. The works featured interesting and new ways to look at landscapes, broadening the idea of what is defined as landscape art. For more information on the exhibit and the artworks, visit the Noyes Museum of Art’s website, noyesmuseum.org.