Artwork by Stephen D’Amato On Display at Cranford Library
Longtime Cranford resident and local artist Stephen D’Amato will have some of his work on display at the Cranford NJ Public Library throughout the month of December. In addition to having painted many familiar locations in town, many of which were on display at the library last December, D’Amato will be exhibiting paintings of various Jersey Shore locations that he has created over the last decade. The Jersey Shore has always been a familiar and inspirational source of D’Amato’s creativity, and a part of his personal life. While most of the paintings are watercolors, such as the scenes he has painted including Asbury Park, Ocean Grove, Sea Girt, and Wildwood Crest, there is also an oil painting of the beach at Cape May. The show was planned months before Hurricane Sandy hit the shores, and while there were some reservations about showing this series in the wake of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy it was decided to go forth with this display, with the thought that many would enjoy seeing the beauty of the shore areas and be inspired by it during these post-storm recovery times.
That’s what art is supposed to do, right? Make you introspective? Conjure up emotion? It might be good for the soul to see some artwork of the Jersey Shore pre-storm, and remind ourselves of how it will, with work and dedication, be once again. So come on… head over and check out the exhibit! Artwork by Stephen D’Amato On Display at Cranford Library
The Cranford Public Library is located at 224 Walnut Ave. and is open Monday to Wednesday from 10AM to 8PM, Thursday and Friday from 10AM to 5PM, and Saturday from 10AM to 4PM. For more information about Mr. D’Amato and his work, visit his web site at stephendamato.blogspot.com.