The Architects League of Northern New Jersey, a local section of the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ), has announced that the organization will be hosting its second Annual Group Exhibit from July 9 to 27, during which Architects League members will display original art and architectural work.
The exhibit will be on display at The Stable, located at 259 North Maple Ave. in Ridgewood, N.J., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Architects League will host an opening reception for the 2012 exhibit on July 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. to which the public is invited and at which refreshments will be served. Examples of the art and architecture work include architectural plans, sketches, renderings, models and photographs.
“The purpose of the event is twofold,” said Ralph Rosenberg, AIA, senior design associate at NK Architects and chair of the event. “One: this is a great way of increasing public awareness of who we are and what architects do. And two: this allows us to showcase and share our projects with our peers without judgment or competition.”
“It’s an opportunity and venue for architects to let down their guards and show what they have been working on, how they work, and show their personalities and common interests outside of the office,” he continued.
The Stable, where the exhibit will be held, is an old barn that was renovated and now houses Ridgewood’s Parks and Recreation department. The Stable also doubles as a gallery for the display of fine art.
During the opening reception, the Architects League will also be showing “The Fountainhead,” a 1945 movie based on the best-selling book of the same name by Ayn Rand. The classic movie, which stars Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal, focuses on a young architect who chooses to struggle in obscurity rather than compromise his artistic and personal vision.
Last year’s exhibit, which was held at the Art Center of Northern New Jersey in New Milford, N.J., had about 45 pieces from roughly 30 participants.
For more information about the Architects League of Northern New Jersey’s 2012 Group Exhibit, please E-mail Ralph Rosenberg at [email protected]