September 13, 2023

Poetry Talk-Gallery Walk at D&R Greenway

POETRY TALK-GALLERY WALK: D&R Greenway Land Trust will host events on September 21 and 24 related to the Garden State Watercolor Society’s 53rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition, “Migration: Movement for Survival,” on view through September 24.

Garden State Watercolor Society’s (GSWS) 53rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition, “Migration: Movement for Survival,” continues at D&R Greenway Land Trust through September 24. For the exhibition, GSWS artists created their art to contemplate migration and change — a growing phenomenon in today’s world. Whether figurative or abstract, realistic or fanciful, the art will inspire viewers to think and reflect on the state of the world’s people, wildlife, and climate.

The exhibition is also online at

Poetry workshops, led by local poets in partnership with D&R Greenway, will culminate in the Poetry Talk-Gallery Walk being presented on September 21. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and poetry reading of selected works is slated to begin at 7 p.m. Following that is a Gallery Walk hosted by GSWS from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. No preregistration is required. Light refreshments will be served.

An artist demonstration by award-winning GSWS artist Ann Greene will take place on September 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. as a culmination of the exhibition.

In addition, GSWS’ 5th annual art installation, “Going, Going, Gone…,” is on view in D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center lobby. For this display, “Fifty-three GSWS artists created 123 beautiful small works that call attention to New Jersey species identified by NJDEP as in greatest need of our conservation efforts,” said Tess Fields, president of GSWS. “Artists submitted paintings of animals using a designated color scheme. GSWS is proud to partner with the D&R Greenway Land Trust to inform and inspire people into action.”

D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Johnson Education Center is at One Preservation Place. The public is invited to visit the art galleries on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (609) 924-4646 or visit