Opens Thursday, March 7, 6-8pm
On view March 7-28, 2024

Friends new and old are invited to join us for this month’s First Thursday Open House event, when we keep our lights on late and throw our doors open to celebrate the newest work in our galleries. Stop in to say hello, relax with a glass of wine on the rooftop terrace, tour the third floor artist studios and see the just-installed exhibitions in the Sanger, XOJ, Zabar Project and Zabar Lobby Galleries. Books & Books is the next stop, where you can browse the latest titles and catch up with old friends.

Vessel Series: I’mmigration

Lauren P McAloon

Sanger Gallery

Ask any local creative whose work they respect most, and they’re likely to name Lauren McAloon. The longtime sculptor – known for her exquisitely balanced compositions using found materials, wood, metal and ceramics – is enjoying a period of explosive creativity. The abstracted shapes of boats are a recurring theme, evoking both the near universality of immigration stories in our backgrounds and a scorching critique of historical and contemporary politics, in which so many have made such dangerous crossings.

sponsored by M. Stratton Architecture


Magic Tree House Book Series

Salvatore Murdocca

XOJ Gallery

Dive back into the time-traveling adventures in the “Magic Tree House” book series through the original sketches and paintings by Sal Murdocca in all their vivid detail.

sponsored by Team Spottswood Vazquez

Abstract shapes in blue, red, orange, brown and black squiggle and interact across a canvas.


Dan Bar

Zabar Project Gallery

At first glance, the canvases are filled with what appear to be brightly colored shapes. Upon further inspection we notice cartoon-like creatures, in constant pursuit of each other.

sponsored by Marino Construction Group


Gone Fishin’

Dave Dunn

Zabar Lobby Gallery

Dunn invests his metal constructions with whimsy and primordial dark mystery using repurposed tools, found metal pieces or modern steel implements.

sponsored by The Angling Company