Hammonton Arts Center

219 Bellevue Avenue, Hammonton, NJ 08037 ( Tel: 609 - 567 - 5360 )

April: Sheila Sporkin-Edel


During the month of April, watercolor originals and prints will be on display at the Hammonton Library. They are for sale at reasonable prices.The artist is Sheila Sporkin-Edel and resides in Smithville, NJ. She has studied at the Galloway and Hammonton Cultural Arts Centers, among others. April 22nd, she will offer an
Open House from 6-7:30pm at the library. Light refreshments are offered.

The public is welcome.

Artist Statement:
Painting is a healing tool.  Studies show that art induces a feel good sensation direct to the brain.
I watched my mother drawing cartoon figures at four years old, and we all felt good.  That feeling continued as I started my first ?art book?.  As an adult, my career and children took up most of my time.  But I was beginning to study shamanism, and realized that we are all connected.  I retired the end of 2004 and began my formal art lessons.  Mary Archibald was very influential in my development.  When I tore up a watercolor that I didn?t like, she said once you paint, it?s not yours, it belongs to the world.  She encouraged me to display my art and not to be hard on  myself.  When I?m in that ?art bubble? nothing else matters.  My mind is in another place, the same feeling as I have when doing anything I love, i.e., skiing, horseback riding, watching the waves at the beach.  Serenity belongs to each of us.  You only have to find your special place and painting does it for me.

 Exhibit at the Atlantic County West Library - Hammonton

A new exhibit is hung every month

If you are a HAC member and interested in exhibiting your artworks at the Hammonton Library, please contact Roseann Metrinko at her email address for signing up for one of the available months. 

Roseann Metrinko
HAC Special Exhibit Coordinator


Upcoming Events

Monday, Apr 21 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, Apr 21 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, Apr 24 at 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, Apr 28 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM