Mixed Media Artwork Titled "Over The Bridge"

MILLVILLE, NJ (May 26, 2016)  – Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center will host a new exhibition, Over the Bridge, in the Gallery of Fine Craft from May 28 to June 26, 2016.  The show features contemporary works made by fifteen artists living and working in the Philadelphia region.  Participating artists are:  Philippa Beardsley, Christine Belton, Justin Joseph Bursk, Danielle Bursk, Zbigniew Chojnacki, Meagan Corrado, Denise Fike, Marguerita C. Hagan, Rebecca Jacoby, Amy Lemaire, Jim Loewer, Abby Elizabeth Schmidt, Katie VanVliet, Kathleen Vaccaro, and Marie Weaver.

Inspired by the 2016 special exhibitions in the Museum of American Glass From the Ground Up: Archaeology, Artisans, and Everyday Life and Mine Moonlight: Artists Working in Philadelphia’s River Wards, the Over the Bridge show in the Gallery features a variety of mixed media works.  The artwork includes wide-ranging two-dimensional work, glass art, sculpture showcasing different materials, ceramics, mosaic work, and other techniques and materials.  All of the work on display is available for purchase.

“A Philadelphia-focused show is new and different for the Gallery at WheatonArts,” said Gallery Manager Noele Alampi. “Many of the Over the Bridge artists are new to WheatonArts, but with connections to Philadelphia because of the current special exhibitions in the Museum of American Glass, it made sense.  With all three exhibits, we’re really bridging the gap between the New Jersey and Philadelphia contemporary arts scene.”

An opening reception will be held on Sunday, June 5, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Gallery of Fine Craft at WheatonArts.  Several of the participating artists will be in attendance.  From the May 28 opening to June 26 closing, the show can be experienced by WheatonArts visitors from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.  For more information about WheatonArts, call 1-800-998-4552 or 856-825-6800, or visit online at Please submit requests for press images to

WheatonArts strives to ensure the accessibility of its exhibitions, events and programs to all persons with disabilities. Please 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, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey Cultural Trust. WheatonArts receives general operating support from the New Jersey Historical Commission, Division of Cultural Affairs in the New Jersey Department of State, and is supported in part by 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 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.

Get a PDF of the Over the Bridge news release.