Matawan Gallery Opening

Matawan Space to Create and Present Opening | Curated by Donna Kessinger

Monday, November 13, 5-8pm

Matawan Studios
60 Main St. 
Matawan, NJ
(down the driveway to the left of Jonathan Ron Liquors)

Nearest Trains: NJ Transit to Alberdeen/Matawan

Opening Reception: Monday, November 13, 5-8pm
The Chashama Collection will be on view from November 13 - December 15, 2017.

Chashama opens a new space for artists in Matawan, NJ, with 11 artist workspaces and two presentation spaces! Join us for the Opening Reception, featuring the Chashama Collection on view, curated by Donna Kessinger, music by Kortez Robinson, tours of the studios, refreshments, and more!
Applications are now open for workspaces and presentation space at the Matawan Studios. First month's rent FREE! Apply here.

Find out more information about our Space to Create and Present programs

Works from the Chashama Collection by Rachel Weiss, Suzanne Meehan, Brent Birnbaum, Nathan Wasserbauer, Mathew Wilson, Gertrude Berg, Linda Nicholas, Stephen Holding, Shannon Bupp, Sydell Glasser, Jamie Harris, Janusz Jaworksi, Ghislaine Sabati, Josh Hartley, Rebecca Hodel, Elizabeth Tisdale, Sheryl Oppenheim, Monika Zarazeczna, Monica Song, Michael Watson, and Kate Rusek.

About the Artists
Donna Kessinger is an independent curator and the manager of the Matawan Studio space. To set up an appointment to view the space, email

Kortez Robinson, a fine artist residing in Freehold, NJ, has been a DJ since 1984. His love of music transcends genres, but is rooted in Soul and House music. As a visual artist, he uses mixed media collage, acrylic, and watercolor, and works with paper, wood, and found objects. Exhibiting vibrant colors, intentional shapes, and provocative topics, Kortez's subject matter comes through vividly using bright colors and bold lines. DJ Kortez most often plays at clubs, but also enjoys playing art functions, store events and in other alternative venues. "There is a freedom that comes when you aren't pressured to keep people on the dance floor". DJ Kortez states that those moments are his favorites as a DJ; when he is able to take guests on a more cerebral journey. 

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