Morris Arts To Open “Common Ground” Exhibit At Gallery

Morris Arts will host a free opening reception for the Gallery exhibit entitled “Common Ground.”

For this occasion, the Exhibition Committee of Morris Arts and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, with guest curator, Jeanne Brasile, selected works by six outstanding New Jersey artists, including Alaine Becker ofSouth Orange; Dominant Dansby of Jersey City; Dahlia Elsayed of Palisades Park; Heejung Kim of Bogota; Mel Leipzig of Trenton and Alex Piccirillo of Nutley.

As Curator, Brasile states, “There are many sayings in many cultures that note the importance of the collective. Unfortunately, in difficult times such as now, we tend to focus on the things that divide us…This group exhibition, Common Ground endeavors to express the interconnectedness of the human experience through a variety of artistic impressions.”

The public is invited to view this exciting exhibit and to meet the artists at the free opening reception set for Wed., March 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. their Gallery, a distinctive space located on the third floor of the LEED certified “green” building. Refreshments will be served.

Morris Arts gratefully acknowledges sponsorship for this exhibit by Morris Arts, which is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1973 dedicated to building community through the arts. Using the arts to inspire, connect and engage, Morris Arts serves as a resource for Morris County with a special focus on arts programming in the schools and in the community, arts advocacy, and support of the Morris Area community of artists and arts organizations. The New Jersey State Council on the Arts has awarded Morris Arts a “Citation of Excellence” and designated it as a “Major Service Organization” in recognition of its “solid history of service excellence, substantial activity and broad public service.”

The exhibit is open to the public Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment, and will remain on display until August 24. Visit or call (973) 285-5115 for additional information, including the exhibit catalogue which contains details and sale prices for all works. The Gallery at 14 Maple is a barrier-free facility. Individuals needing special accommodation should contact Kadie Dempsey at (973) 285-5115, x 17 or

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