BERNARDSVILLE, NJ _ Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery has put a callout for donations of baby monitors that will be used by COVID-19 patients to communicate with nurses at Morristown Medical Center.
The art gallery at 5 Morristown Road (Route 202) is closed for now, but Studio 7 director Kathleen Palmer said the monitors are being collected in a box in the entrance to 35 Olcott Square in Bernardsville, a blue house with parking in the back.
The foyer is open 24 hours, seven days a week, and the collection is ongoing, she said.
The baby monitors must be working, clean and in a plastic bag, she said. Studio 7 will be responsible for transporting the monitors for the hospital, which will test each monitor to determine if it is compatible with the hospital's communicaitons system.
"As we have heard, our health care system needs vast amounts of equipment during this time," Palmer said. "I applaud Morristown [hospital] for finding this way to supplement what they have," she said.
"Enjoy this special time with your family and stay well," Palmer said in an email sent out to art patrons.
Virtual art tour
Although Studio 7 at 5 Morristown Road remains closed until the threat of Covid-19 is over, the gallery sent out a selection of artwork for patrons to enjoy during their time at home. Those selections are attached to this article.
Gallery 7's exhibition of artist James Fiorentino, "Portraits of Preservation" was originally scheduled to be open from March until May. The exhibit has been extended, and a new reception date will be set. Fiorentino's exhibit celebrates the D & R Greenway Land Trust, according to Studio 7.