An artists' reception Friday will launch the latest art installation at Renaissance Church, of Summit, with Warren-based artist Monica Giglio contributing not only help in finding the artists for the show, but also her own featured work.
The church hosts regular art displays, which Giglio often helps produce. The current show is focused on the theme of human relationships—a perfect fit for Giglio's contribution: "Branching Out."
"'Branching Out' is a watercolor collage depicting hands of many colors interspersed with elements of the human face as well as tree branches," she said. "It represents the shelter, shade and growth we offer to each other."
Giglio said her role as producer of the shows stems from her own artistic endeavors and experience. She's known to the Warren and Watchung community as a local design professional, author of regular column in the Showcase Magazine called "Monica's Corner." Giglio gets regular commissions for her art, and currently has work on display in Uzbekistan as part of the U.S. Department of State's Federal Arts in Embassies program.
Her passion for fine art has led her to work with new and emerging artists, helping them develop their creativity and giving them a venue to display.
The current show is called "Us," and includes work by multiple artists from Summit, Chatham, Madison and other local towns.
The opening reception is scheduled for 8-9:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Renaissance Cafe, 2 Kent Place Blvd., Summit.