Maplewood's own Mary Jane Van Zeijts launches a great art show this week at the South Orange Performing Arts Center, with a free reception there tonight.
See the notice below:
Art by Mary Jane Van Zeijts
On display MON, MAR 6 through SUN, APR 30, 2017
FREE Gallery Reception: Tonight 7-9PM
As a lover of nature, you will find Mary Jane Van Zeijts in search of
the perfect light. Her pastel images are both luminescent and moody, a
juxtaposition she catches in a seemingly effortless manner. Van Zeijts’
drawings, that contain both impressionistic and abstract elements, have a
distinct feel of an oil painting. Her use of color transports you to
that exact moment in time.
Mary Jane Van Zeijts received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the
Maryland Institute College of Art where her concentration was in drawing
and printmaking. She earned a Master of Arts in Education with honors
from New York University and has taught both publicly and privately
while exhibiting widely.
A professional artist with experience in several mediums, she is at
present exploring pastel as a means to express her feelings through the
subject matter that moves her. Going into nature for inspiration and
ideas, Van Zeijts lays the foundation for her work outdoors and finishes
each piece in the studio. In December 2015, Van Zeijts opened STUDIO
268 in Setauket, New York where she teaches and shows her work as well
as the works of local artists. Van Zeijts’ award-winning work can be
found in both public and private collections.