Last night was a great opportunity to meet some of the other exhibiting artists at the Noyes Museum. The exhibit is The Aftermath, and runs until January 11, 2015. The exhibit curated by Doug Ferrari. From the surge of debris, raw materials, and emotions left by the hurricane, the artists in this exhibit discovered new channels for their creativity. This exhibition is a look at how seventeen artists have responded to the devastation of Superstorm Sandy.
The moderator was Doug Ferrari, seen on the left; sitting next to him is yours truly; then, Maggie Fischer Brown, Mike McLaughlin, and Joanie Gagnon San Chirico and Richard Buntzen. The evening was informative, heartfelt, and fun! A special thanks to Dorrie Papademetriou, Director of Exhibitions & Collections at the Noyes Museum and Doug Ferrari.
I also wanted to share this image with you. This piece, Surge, is the traditional Court House Steps quilt. This quilt is inspired by a fisherman friend and his experience on his scallop boat during Hurricane Sandy. Because of insurance policies and regulations, he had to stay on his boat during the super storm. That kind of courage and dedication was mind blowing. I asked him about the huge tidal waves he must of seen crashing into land. He replied that the water didn’t come crashing in, instead it rose and surged like a bath tub overflowing and spilling all over. After hearing his story, I made this piece. This photo is of him and his wife.
For more about the exhibit, please read this review: CLICK HERE.
The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College is located at 733 Lily Lake Road in Oceanville (Galloway TWP.), NJ, 08231. Their telephone number is (609) 652-8848 and their website is http://www.noyesmuseum.org/visitors.html. The hours are Monday through Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Thursday until 8:00 PM & Sunday noon to 5:00 PM