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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Plainfield artist Maria Mijares in group show opening today

One of a panel of three views of the Costa Concordia
cruise ship disaster.

Plainfield artist Maria Mijares is one of twenty artists whose group show 'Sea Life' opens today at Bound Brook's Hamilton Street Gallery.

The artists have all mounted pieces concerned with the seas and human society and culture. Maria has completed a three-panel painting featuring the cruise ship Costa Concordia which was grounded and sank within a few hundred yards of a small town on the Italian coast.

Maria is well-known for her large scale works and public art, especially the installations at New Jersey Transit's new Secaucus station which opened a few years back. You may also have seen her works displayed in her home, which she has graciously opened to several Van Wyck Brooks Historic District house tours.

For those whose memory of art and artists goes back, Maria tells me that old friends from the TWEED Gallery days are also part of the show -- Brian McCormack and Joan Sonnenfeld.

Today's opening reception is from 2:00 - 6:00 PM; the show runs through August 9.

Hamilton Street Gallery
6 Hamilton Street
Bound Brook, New Jersey
(732) 748-2092
Thursday: Noon - 5 | Friday: 5:30 - 8 | Saturday: 1 - 5

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