Photography and watercolors depicting the changing seasons by Bergen County residents Chris Peters (left) and Bonnie Heilman (right) will line the halls of the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) Flyway Gallery today through Friday, Jan. 27.
The photo at right was taken yesterday as the artists' hung their works in the gallery.
A reception for the artists is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The “Four Seasons” centers on North Jersey, the Jersey Shore and New England. Heilman’s paintings include tranquil lake settings and roaring waves crashing down onto shorelines.(Above, Heilman's "Autumn by the Lake."
Heilman, of Ridgefield Park, has painted throughout her life and is thrilled that she can now devote more time to her craft after recently retiring from the cosmetics industry. Like Peters, Heilman is moved by everyday settings, as well as cherished memories.
The Flyway Gallery is located in the Meadowlands Environment Center in DeKorte Park and is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, excluding holidays. DeKorte Park encompasses one-square-mile of wetlands, nature trails and water views and is a great place for bird watching and enjoying nature in general.