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New Somerville Art Gallery Makes a Splash on Division Street

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"Conception" is the inaugural exhibition at Gallery on Division in Somervillle, Sept. 14-Oct. 28. Credits: Courtesy Gallery on Division
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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Gallery on Division, the new fine art gallery located 0n Division Street will host a reception for its opening show, “Conception,” on Thursday, Sept.14. 

The group exhibition showcases the works of eight artists and coincides with Arts on Division’s Annual Art Festival, a four-day celebration of the arts in Downtown Somerville.

“Conception” will run through Oct. 28 and includes the works of: Lauryn Ahearn (mixed media painting), Aida Birritteri (watercolor), Laurel Oswald Clark (charcoal on wood panels), Wendy Letven (painting and paper works), Andrew Molinaro (forged metal), Cynthia Murray (acrylic on canvas), Meaghan Paice (mixed media painting), and Pat Proniewski (oil on canvas). 

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“It has been a dream of ours to open a fine art gallery and share our family’s love of art with the community,” said Gallery on Division’s founder, Ian Cairl. “We’re excited to showcase emerging and established artists and offer a venue for friends and neighbors to experience, connect with, and invest in the arts.”

Cairl grew up immersed in the arts. His mother, a fine artist herself, practiced and communed with locally and internationally known artists throughout her life. After studying art in France and New York City, she settled in Neshanic Station and became a member of the Printmaking Council of New Jersey, the Somerset Art Association, and the Hunterdon Art Center.

His father, a true renaissance man, was drawn to music and theater and performed in Off Broadway musicals, managed theater companies, played the piano, and worked with stained glass and gemstones.

Decades of work as a fine woodworking craftsman has bolstered Cairl’s commitment to supporting art and craft, and the passion is a family affair. His children play various roles in the new gallery and the family's other Somerville establishment, Three Hearts Home, a specialty home and gift boutique which also features handcrafted work by independent designers across the United States and fair trade artisans around the globe.

Many of the artists will be present at the opening reception from 6-9 p.m. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday – Thursday, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call 908-393-7070 or visit www.galleryondivision.com . 

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