POWER OF SQUARES: SALUTE TO WOMEN IN THE ARTS
Mixed Media and Paintings
WHEN: On display February 1-26; Meet the Artists Reception, Sunday, Feb. 5, 1-3 PM
WHERE: Waltuch Gallery of the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly
Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday, 9 AM – 10 PM; Friday and Sunday, 9 AM – 5 PM; closed Saturday and Jewish holidays. Admission is free and open to the community. For more information contact Ophrah Listokin, Waltuch Gallery Director, at 201.408.1408 or visit the JCC website at www.jccotp.org.
The exhibit will highlight varied motifs, ranging from narratives to landscapes with simple or intricate designs, which reflect expressions of “possibility” limited to the “Power of Squares.”
Artist Dorothy Perron and a seed group of other dedicated artists created Salute to Women in the Arts in May 1974. The goal was to establish an organization that would formally represent “women in the arts” in their native Northern New Jersey. The group, which has grown exponentially over the years, includes performing and literary arts, as well as visual arts. In November 2009, Salute became an affiliate of the Art Center of Northern New Jersey and now encourages men to join. (Left: Blue River by Ruth Neustadter)
Though based in Northern New Jersey, Salute has expanded throughout the metropolitan area with members from Rockland County and Manhattan. It sponsors public exhibits on a variety of themes and features “Neighborhood Groups” where members can meet, network, attend workshops and critique each other’s work. It also offers scholarships to deserving high school students who are interested in pursuing studies in arts. (Right: Who Deems Themselves as Worthy, by Roberta Millman Ide)