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Sculpture exhibit at WheatonArts runs through Sept. 1


By On Deck Staff

The Gallery of Fine Craft at WheatonArts will host the third annual “Highwater Sculpture Invitational 2008,” July 19 through September 1.
Curated by artists Michelle Post and Dave Carrow, the show’s purpose is to introduce new artists and their work to the community.
“All invited sculptors are people we have worked with professionally or who we have come to know and respect over the past 25-plus years in our dealings with the art scene in Central Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania and most recently in South Jersey,” Post said.
The sculpture exhibited will vary widely in style—some using recognizable images, symbols and subject matter, and others being more non-objective/abstract.
Some pieces are sophisticated, and intended to be taken seriously, while others have a humorous or whimsical nature.
Techniques and materials that include modeled forms, cast bronze, aluminum, glass and paper, carved and fabricated stone, constructions of wood, Styrofoam, metal or clay and mixed media works, should provide great variety and interest to audiences.
“What ties all the artists together is that they are all technically proficient in their work,” said Carrow. “They have practiced their craft, worked through the problems, and the results are mature and seasoned works of art.”
Post and Carrow have both worked for many years at the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture in Hamilton, where they established relationships with many of the artists that are invited to exhibit.
The Johnson Atelier was a sculpture production facility that drew countless number of artists to learn and work with the common bond of making art. The JA closed in 2005 and left a void in the production of sculpture in New Jersey.
The Gallery of Fine Craft will have an opening reception for the exhibit on July 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
The Gallery of Fine Craft and the other WheatonArts museum stores are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is free to shop and stroll at WheatonArts except during outdoor special events.
WheatonArts, 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. An admission ticket is required to visit the Museum of American Glass, Down Jersey Folklife Center, and the Ceramic, Glass, Flameworking and Woodcarving Studios.
For more information about the exhibit call 800-998-4552 or 856-825-6800, extension 155, or visit
To learn about WheatonArts visit
WheatonArts strives to make exhibits, events, and programs accessible to all visitors. Provide two weeks notice to accommodate needs. Patrons with hearing and speech disabilities may contact WheatonArts through the New Jersey Relay Service (TRS) 800-852-7899 or by dialing 711.

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