WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Arts Council (WOAC) will present “Artists of the Oranges” by Jim Horton from Aug. 17 to Sept.14, at the West Orange Arts Center, located at 551 Valley Road. A reception will take place on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 2 to 5 p.m., and the art will be on view until Saturday, Sept. 14. 

“Artists of the Oranges” is an exhibit of digital portraits of working artists on-location in their creative environments or studios as seen through the lens of Jim Horton of Jim Horton Photography in West Orange (www.jim-horton-photo.com). Horton photographed 15 women and men working in a variety of media and invited them to provide a sample of their work to be placed next to their portraits.

Participating artists are as follows:

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Reinaldo “Rey” Arvelo. Oil on paper.
Carol Black-Lemon. Acrylics and mixed media.
Sarah Canfield. Oil, pastel, photography and mixed media.
Ronald Freeman. Charcoal, oil, pastels, watercolor and ink.
Kathleen Heron. Drawing, mixed media, assemblage and painting.
George Kopp. Photography.
Kevin Lai. Fashion design.
Beverly McCutcheon. Mixed media collage.
Denis Orloff. Acrylics and watercolors.
Amelia Panico. Photography and book arts.
Heidi Sussman. Mixed media – photography, encaustics, acrylics.
April Tracey. Digital printmaking.
Jennie Traill Schaeffer. Oils and watercolors.
Ann Vollum. Stitchery.
Amy Wax. Graphite pencil on white paper.

“This exhibit celebrates the artist next door and the vibrant art scene in the Oranges,” said Horton.  “It was a pleasure to meet these talented individuals, to learn about their work and to photograph them in their studios. I hope visitors to the exhibit will come away with a new appreciation for the creativity and craft surrounding them.” 

Gallery hours are Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 2 to 4 p.m. and by appointment.

For more information, visit www.woarts.org.