July 18, 2018

“Wanderings & Wonderings” At Artists’ Gallery

“WANDERINGS & WONDERINGS”: Landscape paintings including “Autumn Memories” by Joe Kazimierczyk, above, and “Red Shed and American Boathouse” by Michael Schweigart, below, are featured in a joint exhibit at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville. It runs August 9 through September 2, with an opening reception on August 11 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville presents new landscape paintings by artists Joe Kazimierczyk and Michael Schweigart in an exhibition of their “Wanderings & Wonderings.” The exhibit runs August 9 through September 2, with an opening reception on Saturday, August 11, from 5 to 8 pm. 

In “Wanderings & Wonderings,” both artists express the sense of wonder and curiosity that they find along their travels and wanderings. Michael Schweigart’s inspiration comes from taking the road less traveled with his focus on what characterizes a region. Scenes of coastal Maine, parts of eastern Pennsylvania, and New Jersey make up his part in this show.

Joe Kazimierczyk gathers inspiration from his hiking trips as he wanders the forests and mountains of northern New Jersey. “The bulk of my work in this show is inspired by two of my favorite hiking destinations: the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and the Sourland Mountain, which is literally my back yard,” says Kazimierczyk, “It’s such a joy to watch these places change through the seasons and to capture that on canvas.”

While both artists are inspired by the landscape, each presents a unique perspective and way of seeing the world.

Schweigart combines technique and medium to create paintings that depict bucolic landscapes and seascapes. His works display texture and atmosphere, with a presence of man and a sense of place. He has been exhibiting his landscapes for more than three decades in galleries from New York City to South Jersey, Philadelphia, and the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C. His paintings have won awards and are included in many public and private collections. For more information and images, visit www.michaelschweigart.com.

Kazimierczyk has been exhibiting his work extensively for over 10 years. He is the recipient of many awards from the area’s most prestigious juried exhibitions, including Phillips’ Mill, Ellarslie, and Artsbridge. He has also shown his work in several featured solo shows throughout the region. For more information and images, visit www.joekaz.com

Artists’ Gallery is located at 18 Bridge Street in Lambertville. Hours are Thursday through Sunday, 11a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.LambertvilleArts.com