BRIELLE — The Brielle Library displayed work from the Laurelton Art Society on Oct. 21 from 1 – 3 p.m. The event was meant to showcase pieces from various artists from the society and potentially bring in new members.
The Reading Room of the building was decorated with paintings of all genres and styles, from contemporary watercolor to oil and acrylic. A longtable of food and drinks elegantly spread out was available for visitors, and the paintings were available for sale as well. Some were priced as high as $700.
Artists shared their stories of love for art and how they came to be professionals. Some members have been with the society since its inception in 1980. “When I was about eight or nine I was given a box of crayons and created something really good,” said artist and former society president Bob D’Imperio. “I’ve been a member since September of ‘86. That’s how far back I go. 38 years.”
Mr. D’Imperio had some of his work that focused on natural landscapes, such as his piece “A Winter Gathering”, on display on each wall of the Reading Room.
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