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Guests study the artwork in the “Places of Worship” exhibit at the Healthy West Orange Arts and Heritage Center at the Town of Oakland.

Oakland debuts “Places of Worship” exhibit

Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 |

Guests study the artwork in the “Places of Worship” exhibit at the Healthy West Orange Arts and Heritage Center at the Town of Oakland.

Will Setzer works on a digital touch-screen monitor with an airbrush pen to create his art.

Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 |

Will Setzer works on a digital touch-screen monitor with an airbrush pen to create his art.

Kathleen Warren’s pieces, including these two churches, are digitally altered photographs and sienna type prints in which she creates color from items such as coffee and turmeric.

Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 |

Kathleen Warren’s pieces, including these two churches, are digitally altered photographs and sienna type prints in which she creates color from items such as coffee and turmeric.

David Minichiello’s plein air paintings represent a church in Gotha (not shown) and a shrine and temple at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 |

David Minichiello’s plein air paintings represent a church in Gotha (not shown) and a shrine and temple at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Violeta Militaru frequently uses Madonna and child as her subjects.

Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 |

Violeta Militaru frequently uses Madonna and child as her subjects.

Oakland Town Commissioner Rick Polland was among the guests at the open house of the “Places of Worship” art exhibition.

Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 |

Oakland Town Commissioner Rick Polland was among the guests at the open house of the “Places of Worship” art exhibition.

Lori and Joseph Warren painted an Oakland church in the plein-air style. His is at top.

Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 |

Lori and Joseph Warren painted an Oakland church in the plein-air style. His is at top.

Guests study the artwork in the “Places of Worship” exhibit at the Healthy West Orange Arts and Heritage Center at the Town of Oakland.

Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 |

Guests study the artwork in the “Places of Worship” exhibit at the Healthy West Orange Arts and Heritage Center at the Town of Oakland.

Dennis Hood is a former Peace Corps volunteer in Tunisia and North Africa, where he garnered much of his artistic inspiration. The collage elements are photos of doors, and the stencil designs replicate pottery.

Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 |

Dennis Hood is a former Peace Corps volunteer in Tunisia and North Africa, where he garnered much of his artistic inspiration. The collage elements are photos of doors, and the stencil designs replicate pottery.

Diane Stapleton’s “We Are Witnesses” (top) and “Made New” are of mixed media: acrylic, charcoal, paper and letter stamping. These are part of a series of six pieces.

Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 |

Diane Stapleton’s “We Are Witnesses” (top) and “Made New” are of mixed media: acrylic, charcoal, paper and letter stamping. These are part of a series of six pieces.

Denise Vezza Maggiore likes to create portraits of people in their personal space during worship. These pieces in her “Eternity in Their Hearts” series include deep-space images as well.

Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 |

Denise Vezza Maggiore likes to create portraits of people in their personal space during worship. These pieces in her “Eternity in Their Hearts” series include deep-space images as well.

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