Vacant space turned into gallery for artists in West Cape May
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Vacant space turned into gallery for artists in West Cape May

WEST CAPE MAY — In an out-of-the-way corner of a strip of businesses by the marshes along Park Boulevard, the owner has opened some space for art. For the second summer, Sylvia Baer plans to offer space to local artists in one of the units of the shopping and storage center at 600 Park Blvd., calling it West Cape May Arts Space. Last year was the first time the space had been available. This year, it’s been expanded, with three small rooms, two for paintings and a third for sculpture, ceramics, mixed media or other kinds of three-dimensional pieces. Baer, who is a poet, said she is involved with a local arts group and found many talented artists have a difficult time finding places to show their work. She had a unit open in Park Center, which she operates with her husband, and decided to use this as a gallery space. Artists apply for the space. Those she chooses can display for two weeks, with no fees or commissions. The project began in the middle of last summer and was set to open for Memorial Day weekend. On a recent visit to the unit, pottery artist Gail Pfeifer, of […]

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