METUCHEN, NJ - The Edison Arts Society will hold an opening reception for its spring art show entitled “Travel with Art: Art Inspired by World Travel.” The gala opening will be held at the historic Metuchen Inn, 424 Middlesex Avenue, Metuchen, on Sunday, March 22 at 12 p.m.

Debbie Biederman, an esteemed violinist with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, will perform to welcome the artists and guests. The show will remain available for public viewing and sale until May 16.

“We're thrilled to have this exhibit at the prestigious Metuchen Inn. People will see a variety of artwork styles,” President of the EAS Gloria Dittman said. “Also, many photographic pieces will be on display.”

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Sam Garruto, who won First Place for his oil painting “Fall Color” at the EAS winter show at the Municipal Hall in Edison, will be returning to the spring show with his rich scenes done in oils. Garruto, who has been painting for over 50 years, uses a palatte knife for many of his stunning and colorful creations. Fernando Di Silva, who took second place in the winter show for “Brooklyn Bridge,” will display new pieces in his contemporary style.

Other artists who will be featured are Anjana Jose, Deborah Kmetz, Geeta Ravisetti, Janis McCracken, Jayant Shroff, Marc Falzon, Margaret Cohen, Maryann Martin, Nella Zadra, Ray Skibinski, Rick Bachman, Rita Brown, Steve Barcan, Theresa DeSalvio, Thomas Martin, Tonette Campbell, and Virginia Twayla.

“The artists are incredibly talented and have given us some of their best work,” Dittman added. “Most of the artwork is for sale, so come join us and enjoy talking to the artists while filling your hearts with the beauty of art created by our very own local artists.”

Upcoming Edison Arts Society Events

The next event that the EAS will be holding is a poetry reading on Wednesday, April 29 at the Oak Tree Presbyterian Church on Plainfield Road in Edison. The reading, which is open to the public free of charge, begins at 7 p.m.

On June 2 “Beautiful Harmonies,” a concert featuring singers Mara Levine, Caroline Cutroneo, and Barbara Novick will be held at the Jewish Community Center on Oak Tree Road. The concert will begin at 1:30 p.m. Make reservations early, tickets are limited, or call 732-494-3232 for further information.

The mission of the Edison Arts Society is to unite the greater community by showcasing local talent and enlightening the public on all forms of art including music, dance, drama, poetry, and art. For information about becoming a member of the EAS call 732-548-9134 or follow the Edison Arts Society on Facebook.