Striking photographs of majestic birds and delicate, nature-inspired oil paintings by Kearny residents Nicole Zanetakos and Ben Faresich will line the halls of the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission’s (NJMC) Flyway Gallery this winter.
The exhibit, “The Inspiration of Daedalus,” runs from Monday, Dec. 9, through Friday, Feb. 28. A reception is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In Greek mythology, Daedalus was a skillful craftsman, artisan, architect and inventor.
Zanetakos and Faresich are long-time visitors to DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst, the home of the NJMC, and have found inspiration for many of their works at the park.
“The Inspiration of Daedalus” includes Ben’s photographs of bird life from the Galapagos Islands (including the Magnificent Frigatebird (above) and Nicole’s expressive oil paintings and found wood objects.
The pair has recently curated several group exhibits and had their own works shown at galleries and studios in Hoboken, Newark and Miami.
The Flyway Gallery is located in the Meadowlands Environment Center in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst 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.
Directions to DeKorte Park can be found in the “About Us” section of the NJMC’s website, at www.njmeadowlands.gov, or by calling 201-777-2431.