The exhibit, “Welcome to Our World: Artwork by Children with Different Needs,” runs from Wednesday, Sept. 2 through Tuesday, Sept. 29.
A reception for the artists is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Sunday, Sept. 27.
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Putting the Pieces Together is a Lyndhurst-based support group that serves children with autism and other special needs throughout northern New Jersey. The organization meets weekly and sponsors guest speakers, holiday celebrations, group trips and other events.
Some of the children whose work is on display are non-verbal and use art as a means of communication.
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 landscape paintings by Melissa Maiorano of Bayonne, works in digital media by Carlstadt resident Maria M. Walker, nature paintings by North Bergen resident Lissanne Lake, and photographs by Rutherford’s Melissa Buesing and Jonathan Glick.
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 Environment Center, in Lyndhurst. For information on the exhibit, please call (201) 460-8300 or visit www.njmeadowlands.gov/ec.
Directions to the park are available in the “About Us” section of the NJMC’s Web site, at www.njmeadowlands.gov.