Sunday, April 26, 2009

We're proud to announce that two of our nature club members are exhibiting their work as part of Salem County's 'Arts in Bloom'.

Salem County Nature Club Member, Sina Kurman, will be exhibiting her wood carvings, including wildlife sculptures, at the home of Molly Sanger Carpenter,465 Kings Highway, Mannington. The detail of Sina's carving has to be seen to be appreciated. The feet of her ducks are so perfectly carved that you expect the duck to walk off of the table. Her work is so lifelike that I witnessed a taxidermist bet $100 that her merganser was stuffed not carved. When he touched the duck he willing paid the bet, shaking his head in amazement.

Salem County Nature Club Member Alex Alampi will be exhibiting his work at his "Studio of Fine Art", 157 Harrisonville Lake Road, Pilesgrove. The theme of the his transparent water color paintings and prints is, Our Rural Heritage. Alex's work captures the quickly disappearing South Jersey way of life. It speaks of a simpler time. He produces beautiful art work that tugs at our heart as we remember how New Jersey used to be. A farmer told me that only one thing kept Alex's painting of Dale Smith Crossing the Cows from being perfect. You couldn't smell the cows. After staring at the painting for a while he said, "that painting sure makes you remember exactly how it was."

Arts in Bloom will take place on Sat. May 30th and Sun. May 31st. For more details call(856) 935-7510 ext. 8532 or go to