“Navesink River Schooldays” Exhibit
New Jersey Artist James Schalk Featured
Teaneck, NJ (August 10, 2006) — New Jersey artist James Schalk, inspired by the Two Rivers area of New Jersey, will exhibit his representational landscapes at FDU’s Weiner Library from September 10-October 6.
Schalk, a graduate of Pratt Institute and Fairleigh Dickinson, spent 25 years as a graphic artist in the corporate world and some of the graphic elements in his paintings echo his professional background.
“I do not want my work to be too sophisticated, but rather to let things take their course naturally and not become too serious,” he said. “I think of my work as kind of Neo-American primitive realism. “ Recently, more human figures have been introduced in his landscapes. “I find,” he said, “that this helps the work express my appreciation for this beautiful area of New Jersey between the Navesink and Shewsbury rivers.”
Since 2000, Schalk has focused on producing fine art. His solo exhibit at the Weiner Library is free and open to the public during regular library hours. On Sunday, September 10, the opening reception for the artist will be held from 2-4 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
For further information, call 201 692 2608. The Weiner Library is located on River Road, Teaneck, between Route 4 and Cedar Lane. Library hours are: Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-10 p.m.