a chilled but humid evening, a modestly sized group of art lovers
converged upon The Antoine Dutot Museum and Gallery in Delaware
Water Gap, PA on Friday July 8th to experience an Artist's
Reception which shared the work of Melissa Perhamus with them. The
exhibit is titled, “Mergence” and it's aptly named as the work
immediately creates a sense of gathering unto oneself all the
elements that makes us whole. One cannot help but to be enchanted by
the colors illuminating from each piece as they flow within the space
of their frames and whirl into the realm of the dreams that dwell
beyond their ever-expanding boundaries.
placement of maps found within the work symbolized the stations we've
found ourselves paused within during the course of our lives as well
as the undiscovered destinations we incomprehensibly chase after. The
ghostly trees that are often sighted in Ms. Perhamus' work reminds us
of the age long travelers who have seen these roads before and gives
us a sense of belonging as we thoughtfully comprehend our
impermanence. The conversations inspired during the exhibit populated
the gallery with their joy and introspection. You'll find more
photographs taken during the Artist's Reception in The Not Just
Another Pic On The Wall Gallery at
Perhamus was born in Oneida, NY. When she
was 7, her family moved to Perry, NY where she had an experience that
ignited a passion for the arts. She pursued this passion throughout
high school and won a number of awards while a student there. She
later went on to earn a BA in Studio Art from SUNY Potsdam. Ms.
has lived in the Lehigh Valley, PA for nearly 20 years now and
believes we are an integral part of the natural world and she seeks
to convey this reality to us through her art so we can
reestablish this connection. You can learn more about Melissa
Perhamus and her work by exploring her Facebook Page at
or her Website at www.melissaperhamusart.com.
The Antoine Dutot Museum and Gallery originated as a
brick school house built c. 1850 by Antoine Dutot who founded the
town of Dutotsville before it was renamed to Delaware Water Gap, PA.
In addition to the exhibitions presented at the gallery, the museum
offers tours and educational opportunities for those who would like
to learn more about the area. The Mergence
Exhibition featuring the work of Melissa Perhamus will be on display
until July 24th.
The Dutot's next Exhibition will feature the work of Corine Barton.
An Artist's Reception is scheduled to be held on Friday July 29th
beginning at 7pm. The exhibit will continue to be on display until
until August 14th.
Please Explore The Antoine Dutot Museum and Gallery Facebook Page at
or their Website at www.dutotmuseum.com
for more information.