MILLVILLE, NJ – The new exhibit and sale in The Gallery of Fine Craft, “Lighten Up! Artists’ Interpretations of the Ubiquitous Lamp,” opens August 29 and continues through October 4.

The show’s curators, artists Michelle Post and Dave Carrow, are Millville, NJ residents. Twenty artists are participating. The only stipulation given to the artists when making their lamps was that it had a cord, could plug into a wall outlet and light up.

Post and Carrow explain, “As the world around us becomes more and more anxious and full of uncertainties, we find ourselves thrust into a darkness where our future seems more hopeless every day. Rising to the challenge of bursting through and penetrating this darkness come artists whose wit and imagination show us not to take life too seriously. With laughter comes healing, and with illumination comes peace.”

The participating artists are: Hank Adams, Dave Cann and Constance Bennett, Dave Carrow, Alden Cole, David Dempewolf and Yuka Yokoyama, Fred Kramer, Renee Kumar, Max Lefko-Everett, Chikako Ogawa, Ruthann Perry, Joanna Platt, Michelle Post, Wayne Russell, Eric Schultz, Karen Titus Smith, Barney Stone, Judy Tobie, Megan Uhaze, Ted Warschal, and Sally Willowbee.

The opening reception is September 13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in The Gallery of Fine Craft. Light refreshments will be available. No admission ticket is required to attend the reception or shop in the other WheatonArts museum stores.

For more information about the exhibit contact Noele Alampi, Gallery Floor Manager, at or call 856-825-6800 or 800-998-4552, extension 155.

WheatonArts is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., April through December. Open Labor Day. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Admission to the Museum of American Glass and Artists Studios: Adults $10.00, $9.00 Senior Adults and $7.00 Students. Children five and under are free. It is free to shop and stroll except during outdoor special events.

WheatonArts strives to make exhibits, events and programs accessible to all visitors. Provide two weeks notice for additional needs. Patrons with hearing and speech disabilities may contact WheatonArts through the New Jersey Relay Service (TRS) 800-852-7899 or by dialing 711.

Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, New Jersey Cultural Trust and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. WheatonArts receives general operating support from the New Jersey Historical Commission, Division of Cultural Affairs in the New Jersey Department of State. Additional funding provided through a grant from the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.

About WheatonArts

With a history spanning four decades, WheatonArts has earned regional, national and international recognition for its unique collections and programs. The Museum of American Glass, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, houses one of the most comprehensive collections of American glass in the country…from the first glass bottles made in America to celebrated works by Dale Chihuly and other contemporary artists who work in glass. Visitors experience the art of glassmaking, ceramics and flameworking in the Artists Studios. From April through December the Museum of American Glass and The Gallery of Fine Craft present special exhibitions. WheatonArts also offers traditional and multi-cultural programs, classes, workshops, performances and weekend festivals. The award-winning Museum Stores offer traditional and contemporary art and craft in all mediums.