"Life is Beautiful" a juried visual art exhibit sponsored b the Edison Arts Society, opened on Sunday, March 19 at the historic Metuchen Inn, 434 Middlesex Avenue in Metuchen.  A huge crowd attended to enjoy the art and refreshments supplied by the Metuchen Inn. 

The prestigious President's Award was given to Leonard Mesonas for his watercolor entitled "A Vase of Tulips".  The Blue Ribbon went to Ray Skibinski stunning pen/ink watercolor entitled "Dried Arrangement."

Fernando Silva's stunning watercolor 'A View from Kearny, NJ" was awarded the red ribbon.  The white award went to Arlene Carallo's oil entitled 'Speckled"  and the pink award was given to Rick Bachman's photograph entitled "Dreaming Monks". 

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This exhibit at the Metuchen Inn will be available for viewing until May 15.  Many of the pieces are for sale.  For information regarding purchase of any of the art, call:  732.548.9134.

Gloria S. Dittman, President of the Edison Art Society was thrilled with the public's response to the exhibit.  "This is one of the best collections that we have offered to the public.  I wish to thank Alison Paolello who is an art teacher at J. P. Stevens High School and whose credentials are so impressive for judging the exhibit.  Also, our sincere thanks to Debra Biderman, second violinist in the NJSO, for providing such beautiful music during the opening.

Dittman noted that this year the Edison Arts Society is sponsoring one artist shows throughout the year at the EAS Gallery on the 3rd floor of the Edison Municipal Building in Edison.  On Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 at 6:30 pm we will exhibit the art work of various high school students.  All are invited and light refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call:  732.548.9134