Sandy Exhibit On Display At The Casano Community Center Art Gallery
By Saul Qersdyn
Published: September 4, 2013 @ 6:00 AM EDT
“Roselle Park Remembers the Shore Before Hurricane Sandy” at the Casano Community Center Art Gallery is a group exhibit by seven Roselle Park residents depicting the days before the Jersey shore was impacted by Superstorm Sandy. The exhibit can be seen through October 11, 2013 and there will be a reception to meet the artists on Wednesday, September 18th between 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The artwork in this exhibit harkens back to the days of old-fashioned boardwalks, huge dunes, and the various playlands built over the sand. Themes presented in this exhibit range from quiet walks along the sand to children playing and spectacular sunsets – all captured in photographs and pastels.
Curator Leona M Seufert states that she conceived the topic for this exhibit because it comes so close to the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy hitting New Jersey. “I have seen lots of pictures of the destruction she brought. What I wanted to achieve was to share the good memories about the shore, images capturing moments that now just live on in our memories or photographs or artwork. Yes, the shore, our New Jersey playland, is almost rebuilt. Yes, as the commercials say ‘we are stronger than the storm’, but what was a part of our summers, especially for some growing up along the shore, the source of those images have been washed away. However, they will live on forever in the artwork created.”
The follow Roselle Park residents have contributed to this exhibit:
- Lynnor Bontigao
- Brenda Calinawan
- Nick Florio
- Liene Kilgishova
- Michele LoManto
- Leona M Seufert
- Rosalia Verdun
The Art Gallery is located in the Casano Community Center and is open from Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday till 5 p.m.