Saturday, May 30, 2015

Dare to Fly Opening Night

Tonight the Boatworks hosted the opening reception for the Dare to Fly exhibition, in which all pieces explore the theme of flight, either literally or figuratively.  Also, all the work is created by youthful artists, with most in the age range of 10 to 15.  

A total of 61 artworks were submitted to this show, which fills both the front and back galleries.  And that includes space above the heads of the viewers, which should be no surprise in a show about flying.

Mediums represented in this exhibition include painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, plaster, paper mache, printmaking, and plastic sealing tape.

As always, we had a pretty big crowd, over 100 people came through the Boatworks during the reception.

During the reception all in attendance could vote for their favorite piece, and initial awards were given for two categories:

Best 2D Work
Flying Above the City
Jordan Donzelli
Howell MS South

Best 3D Work
Paper and Wire
Hannah Bates
 Knollwood (Fair Haven)

On the last day of the exhibition, votes were tallied and the Best-of Show by viewer's choice went to:

Flying in Space from a Trampoline
Pen and Ink
Izzy Dobbins
Howell MS South

In addition, the show committee gave awards to several teachers for their efforts to get their students involved:
Classroom Award

Aaron Weber
Schroth School/Ladacin

Teacher Memberships

Candice Arey
Sea Girt Elementary

Michael Ryan
Wall Intermediate

Diane Elenski
Howell MS South

Amy Lepping
Forrestdale School Rumson

Meanwhile come see the show for yourself and vote for the Best in Show before it ends on June 12th.  The gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday for the summer, with extra late hours on Fridays and Saturdays.  Admission is free.

This exhibition is sponsored by the Friendly Sons of Shillelagh of the Jersey Shore.

1 comment:

Belmar Super Store said...

I will see this and really interested. i think is a awesome.