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1978 Maplewood Arts Center
1978 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

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

What's Beneath?

Drawing is an expansive art term, encompassing many styles, methods and media with one fairly consistent characteristic: drawing involves the direct hand of the artist.

Objects created by the act of drawing are not necessarily limited to impressions made upon a surface. While the suggestion of the artist's marks maybe evident, it is often what's beneath the surface of the image that captivates and engages the viewer to connect with the artwork.

What's beneath can cue the viewer towards what is driving the artist to create. Perhaps it is an obsession, a line of inquiry, or even a reaction to extrinsic or intrinsic factors.
What's beneath can be layers of metaphor based on that individual artist's personal journey.
What's beneath can draw the viewer closer into a work of art to decipher, question and respond to the artist's intent.

Participating Artists

Sybil Archibald
Denise Hardie
Yvette Lucas
Sarah Petruziello
Patricia Toltl
Cynthia Smith Weiss

Sarah Petruziello

Patricia Toltl

Opening Times

May 1st - 29th, 2016
Opening Reception, Sunday May 1st 2-5pm

Open Saturdays and Sundays 2-5pm

Cynthia Weiss

FREE Trace Monotype Demo

Saturday, May 22nd from 2:30-4 pm

Cynthia Smith Weiss and Denise Hardie will be offering a free demonstration on their techniques  for incorporating mixed media with their printing to create one-of-a-kind pieces. This demonstration will show the use of image layers, collage, and watercolor.

Sybil Archibald

Yvette Lucas working with people from the Wae Center doing print makeing during What's Beneath show