Saturday, October 26, 2019

Cornucopia of Color in Belmar

A few days ago a new show came to the Boatworks, and tonight was the official opening.  The show is called Cornucopia of Color, and that title is certainly true.  This exhibition is organized by committee chairs Eileen Petruch and Rupa DasGupta. No specific medium, though it seems painting dominates, but there are examples of collage, photography, drawing, fibers, and mixed media.  No specific subject either.  What it all has in common is an abundance of color.  The proposal indicates that reds, yellows, and oranges of autumn were the inspiration for the show theme, but were not a requirement, and artists will do what they are going to do, so any color you can think of can be found on these walls.  In any case, it's a cure for gray days of autumn, such as the one we had today.  

The show fills both the front and back galleries, almost 60 works total.  The reception had a slightly earlier than usual start time, due to a musical event happening a little later, but we still got a pretty good crowd.

The crowd was eventually bolstered by the arrival of some of the artists connected to the show in the Lounge gallery, which was also quite colorful.  The artists were youthful, members of the Boys and Girls club of Monmouth County, located Asbury Park.  Curated by Donna Mechura, the over 40 works include a wide variety of media, such as painting, collage, mixed media, cut paper, and collage.  If you are going to come see the main show, you may as well check out the side gallery and see these colorful works.

If you have a desire to get out of the gray and into the color, stop by the Boatworks between now and November 23rd, when this show comes down.  As always, admission is free.

In connection with this show, there will be a Salon event on Saturday Nov 9, from 3 to 5 pm.  All participants are invited to come and present their piece(s) from the show to all who are in attendance. This event is free and open to the public. So if you want to know more about this Cornucopia of Color and want to get in out of the cold, be sure to stop by.