May 17, 2023

“Three Artists, Three Viewpoints” at Gallery 14

“A PLACE FOR WORSHIP”: This photograph by Alina Marin-Bliach is featured in “Three Artists, Three Viewpoints,” her exhibition with Scott R. Hoerl and Samuel Vovsi, on view May 20 through June 18 at Gallery 14 Fine Art Photography in Hopewell. A Meet the Artists event is on Sunday, May 21 from 1 to 3 p.m.

The new exhibit at Gallery 14 Fine Art Photography in Hopewell will feature the works of gallery members Alina Marin-Bliach and Scott R. Hoerl, as well as guest artist Samuel Vovsi. They each have traveled extensively, and are presenting shots from their travels and in their own unique styles. The exhibit opens on May 20 and will be on view through June 18. A Meet the Artists event is on May 21 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Marin-Bliach’s exhibit, “Petra — The Rose-Red City,” follows her trip to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan into Petra, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Made famous by the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark, Petra was built directly into the surrounding sandstone by craftsmen that excavated the structures out of the stone. This exhibit is a photographic journey into a 2,000-year-old city that still stands. Overwhelmed by color, light, vastness, monuments, and a quieting presence, Marin-Bliach has chosen to show the work in a classic style of slightly toned black and white images. She explores the mystery that is Petra.

For “Portraits and Places,” Hoerl presents a non-traditional series of portraits focusing mainly on inanimate objects such as statuary, street art, headstones, and occasionally people. Once drawn to an image, he will photograph it but then alter it in ways that reflect what he saw in his mind’s eye. He may change or enhance colors, alter backgrounds, remove some elements, and add various overlays and textures, but always working in a way that pays homage to the original art piece.

In the Goodkind Gallery, Vovsi presents “Urban Dreamscapes,” a series of images taken in different places at different times which are brought together through a common theme of being in old European cities and towns. The purpose is to create urban scenes with a dreamy, mysterious, and sometimes even otherworldly feel, while at the same time bringing the viewer’s attention to the principal characters and the main essence of the pictures.

Gallery 14 Fine Art Photography is located at 14 Mercer Street in Hopewell. It is open on Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. or by appointment with email to For more information, visit