Rahway exhibit features work by blind New Jersey artists

An upcoming art exhibit in Rahway will prove the adage that a true artist “paints not what they see, but what they feel.”

Limited Sight/Unlimited Vision showcases the work of six New Jersey artists who are blind or have low vision: Tamilah Alexander, Aaron Elmowitz, Jon Gabry, Alicia Liptscher, Narcissa Lopez and Diane Robinson.

The exhibit will be displayed June 5-25, in the lobby of RSI Bank, 1500 Irving St., in the heart of Rahway Arts District, with an opening reception Friday, June 5 from 4-7 p.m.

Exhibit and reception are admission-free and open to the public; the exhibit can be viewed during regular bank hours, Monday through Saturday. For daily exhibit hours, see www.rsibanking.com or call 732-388-1800.

Limited Sight/Unlimited Vision is presented by Union County Performing Arts Center & LuceGroup with funding from William G. & Helen C. Hoffman Foundation, Caleb C. Pruden Trust and RSI Bank.

“Limited Sight / Unlimited Vision presents an exceptional collation of art from a very unique creative perspective,” said Lawrence E. McCullough, executive director of Union County Performing Arts Center. “As Henry Ward Beecher said, ‘Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.'”

The exhibit will also premiere a 40-minute video produced by award-winning filmmaker Jim Luce that highlights each artist and explores how the visually impaired engage in the creative process and connect to the world.

On Saturday, June 6, from 11 a.m. to noon, artist/art instructor Sandra Frank will offer a free workshop titled Helping the Visually Impaired Enjoy the Creative Process: An Art Instruction Workshop for Parents, Teachers and Caregivers. The workshop takes place at Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamilton St., Rahway, and outlines simple, fun techniques and materials that can be used by those who care for or teach individuals who are blind or have limited vision. Participants must call 732-499-8226 to reserve a spot.

RSI Bank prides itself on the community in which it serves. RSI Bank is the oldest mutual savings bank, serving the residents of New Jersey since 1851.

For details on all Union County Performing Arts Center events, call the UCPAC box office at 732-499-8226 or go online to www.ucpac.org.

Upcoming at Union County Performing Arts Center:
May 29-31 – Mystic Vision Players presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream, UCPAC Loft.

May 29, 8 p.m. – UCPAC Film Series presents Asbury Short Film Concert, UCPAC Mainstage.

May 30, 8 p.m. – UCPAC Film Series presents Wings (1927) with Bernie Anderson, organist, UCPAC Mainstage.

June 6, 8 p.m. – Split Level Concerts presents Dayna Kurtz, UCPAC Loft.

July 31-Aug. 9 – Fearless Productions presents American Idiot, Hamilton Stage.

Sept. 19 – Split Level Concerts presents Michael McDermott, UCPAC Loft.

Oct. 3 – Comedian Lisa Lampanelli, UCPAC Mainstage.

For all showtimes and tickets, call Union County Performing Arts Center box office at 732- 499-8226 or go online to www.ucpac.org.


By Suburban News
on May 20, 2015 at 4:39 PM