Flyway Gallery: August’s Artist

Melissa maiorano 001    Local landscapes and landmarks as captured by painter Melissa Maiorano will line the walls of the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission’s (NJMC) Flyway Gallery during August.

   The exhibit, “Treasures in the Marsh: Paintings by Melissa Maiorano,” runs from Sunday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 30. A reception for the artist is scheduled for noon to 2 p.m., on Aug. 2.

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   A Bayonne resident who has also lived along the Jersey Shore, Maiorano says her work is greatly influenced by local cityscapes, landmarks and shorelines. Maiorano’s work has been exhibited at several local sites, including the Atlantic Gallery in Manhattan and the Rotunda Gallery in Jersey City.

   Her 20-foot-long panorama of the Manhattan skyline, commissioned by the City of Bayonne after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, is now on display in Bayonne City Hall.

   In addition to painting, Maiorano has illustrated two children’s books: “Harry Wesley Spencer’s Boots” by Lois Kerr and “Grandmother’s Gift” by Carole Salyer. Maiorano received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Parsons School of Design, in New York City.

   The NJMC created the Flyway Gallery to help foster the cultural identity of the Meadowlands District by providing a space to showcase the talent of local artists. Recent exhibits have featured works in digital media by Carlstadt resident Maria M. Walker, nature paintings by Fair Lawn resident David Buckbinder and North Bergen resident Lissanne Lake, and photographs by Melissa Buesing and Jonathan Glick, both of Rutherford.

   The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. The gallery is located within DeKorte Park, at the Meadowlands EnvironmentCenter, in Lyndhurst.

   For information on the exhibit, please call (201) 460-8300 or visit Directions to the park are available in the “About Us” section of the NJMC’s Web site, at

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