A reception for the “Corresponding Women” exhibit in the Atlantic Cape Community College Art Gallery will be held 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14. It is free and open to the public.
Artists Cheryl Crews and Barbara Maxwell are exhibiting drawings and paintings as well as an artistic installation of their daily correspondence. They have written more than 3,000 letters to each other for the past four years. In their letters, they share personal insights and inspirations with illustrations, sketches, fragrant herbs and the hand-written word. Both artists graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art in the 1960s, however, they didn’t meet each other until four years ago.
The artistic letter installation consists of over 1,500 letters, strung with over 700 yards of red ribbon cascading from the air. Over the past year, Crews, an adjunct instructor, and Maxwell have held stringing bees and potluck events at art centers and galleries throughout South Jersey, where writers, artists and art lovers came and helped them string together the installation.
The exhibit is on display through Dec. 5. The Atlantic Cape Art Gallery is located inside the William Spangler Library, D-Building. Gallery hours are Monday and Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., Tuesday 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m., Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Saturday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
For more information, contact Joyce Hagen, gallery coordinator, at email@example.com.