‘Inclusive’ work

Deptford Galleria exhibit features photos by local artists

Joseph Metz/The Sun
A few of the photographs featured in the exhibit include some with nature themes. The show will continue through the end of the year.

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A photography exhibit sponsored by Galleria Deptford – its first since COVID – and an artist’s reception were held at the township municipal building on Nov. 19.

Dozens of photos with a variety of themes were on display on both floors of the municipal building and will remain there through the end of the year.

“All the pieces today are all photographs,” said Marandia Kinsky, an event organizer. “Some of them have been manipulated and others are straight photographs. We usually do artwork; we do it (the reception) every other month. It’s a lot of fun and it’s usually done on Sundays.”

Themes include nature, illustrated by foxes and birds in the wild; landscapes such as Cape May’s beaches; and architectural photos that include the Philadelphia skyline at dawn. One notable piece is a black-and-white photograph showing a reenactment of the Revolutionary War’s Battle of Red Bank in National Park.

“They’re beautiful,” Kinsky said of the photos, calling the reenactment photo “amazing.” “We have an artist upstairs who did more of an anime type photography, which we want. We want everyone to be their own inclusive artist.”

All of the exhibit photographs were taken by area artists and available to buy, with proceeds going to the featured artists.

“We do local artists,” Kinsky explained. “We love having the local artists come show their work. This (Galleria Deptford) is a nonprofit, so all the proceeds go to the artists. We don’t take any kind of commission or cut. Everything is local.”

According to Kinsky, 200 to 300 people came through the exhibit. On top of viewing art, they also heard live music from a local band.

The show is among return exhibits at the Galleria since it reopened in the fall of 2022, after a brief COVID hiatus.

“We definitely want to keep local artists standing and get them recognized,” Kinsky noted.

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