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Curated by: Lorena La Grassa

495 Prospect Avenue, Essex Green Shopping Center
West Orange, NJ 07052
February 20th, 2010 - March 20th, 2010
Opening: February 20th, 2010 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

United States
mixed-media, installation, video-art, conceptual, landscape, figurative, modern, sculpture


West Orange, New Jersey, January 5, 2010 - The New Jersey Arts Incubator is proud to present its second contemporary art exhibition TERRA curated by Lorena La Grassa.


This prestigious collective exhibition will be on view from February 20 through March 20 at the New Jersey Arts Incubator Gallery located at 495 Prospect Avenue, Essex Green Shopping Center, West Orange, NJ. Open Saturday and Sunday 1pm to 5pm and by appointment.

Meet the artists at a reception Saturday, February 20 from 6pm to 9pm.


The term Terra comes with different meanings - from planet Earth, to soil, from the land of origins to the land of ownership. From religious; Terra Mater (Mother Earth) or Tellus, or Gaia, a goddess personifying the Earth in Roman and Greek mythology, to scientific as Mother Nature with its ineluctable force.  Twenty selected artists explore the many prospectives related to this subject using a variety of media from 2-D, mixed media, 3-D installation and sculpture. This exhibition gives an overview of the concepts of Terra as a common ground that unites humanity with the consideration of the idea of Terra as a common gene between all cultures, religions and races.


Selected artists are: Krystle Lemonias, Susan Lisbin, Julie Joy Saypoff, Helaine Soller, Lisa G. Westheimer, Hollie Heller, Bill Westheimer, vanOs, Mike Malbrough, Sterling Brown, Jody Lee, Robert Lach, Mansa Mussa, Carol BlackLemon, Heidi Sussman, Doreen Valenza, Guerilla Galleries and Sue Karnet


Terra is a unique contemporary art exhibit that is part of the New Jersey Arts Incubator’s initiatives to provide visibility for local and non-local, established and emerging artists highlighting the important social role of art in the city of West Orange, Essex County, as well as the wider community of the state of New Jersey.