Monday, January 4, 2010

The Sun highlights Jellies Invasion at the Hamilton Gallery on January 8

The Sun's Christy Zuccarini writes about the Hamilton Gallery's Jelly Invasion on Friday January 8, 2010, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Ms. Zuccarini writes:

Inspired by the National Aquarium’s ever popular Jellies Invasion: Oceans Out of Balance, artists in Hamilton-Lauraville have come together to create a body of work that explores the impact of jellyfish on our aquatic ecosystems. An opening reception, sponsored by Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street, Inc., will be held at the Hamilton Art Gallery on Friday, January 8, from 6-9 p.m.

"The intended message is that the jellies, though graceful and beautiful, are an indicator that the oceans are out of balance. Much of the artwork shows the absolute beauty of the creatures, while our gallery window will depict the relationship between our trash and the abundance of jellies in our waters. We, humans, are the cause of the problem," explains Regina Lansinger, Director of Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street, Inc.

On the night of the opening, light refreshments will be provided by the local restaurants and pubs of Hamilton and Lauraville on Harford Road. In addition, Nancy Hotchkiss, Senior Director of Visitor Experience and Education at the National Aquarium, and Susan Rothrock, Director of Strategic Marketing, will be present to share information about Jellies Invasion.

Hamilton Art Gallery is located at 2927 Hamilton Avenue. Artwork will remain on exhibit in the gallery as well as in local restaurants and storefronts throughout the month of January.

2927 Hamilton Avenue
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