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1978 Maplewood Arts Center
1978 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Gallery Hours During Exhibitions:
Saturday & Sunday, 2-5pm

A Different Perspective

with Larry McKim, Peter Arakawa and Vivian McDuffie

20th Century master Wassily Kandinsky said

"Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for colours, and that you be a true poet."

McKim, Arakawa and Mc Duffie are all graduates of Rutgers University, each is represented in major public and private collections, such as, The Newark Museum,The New Jersey State Museum in Trenton and the James E. Lewis Museum of Art in Baltimore, MD. They share a passion for teaching. All are artists who approach their craft with spirit of spontaneity and discovery.

McKim has said of his own work,

“Imagery for all my work is abstract, however it is not inspired only by basic geometric shapes. I also imply the human form, animal and plant shapes and landscape”.

Join us as we experience visual poetry of three of New Jersey's most gifted abstractionists Larry McKim, Peter Arakawa and Vivian McDuffie.


Curated by Onnie Strother

View Photos from the Show >>>>

Vivian McDuffie

Opening Times

March 30th - April 28th, 2013

Hours : Saturday and Sundays, 2-5pm

Opening Reception : Saturday March 30th 2-5pm

Closing Reception : Sunday April 28th 2-5pm

Peter Arakawa

Schedule a Workshop

Workshops, discussions and school trips will be offered for students and community groups. To schedule contact 973-960-6988 or ostrothero@aol.com

Larry McKim : "Diametric", acrylic on canvas, 48x48"


See more Work by

Larry McKim : www.larrymckim.com
Peter Arakawa : www.peterarakawa.com