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Visit the Atrium Art Gallery at Chester Borough Town Hall located at 50 North Road in Chester, New Jersey. Featuring local artists in a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional media including painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, and more. The Atrium Art Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8AM to 5PM, except holidays. Follow us on Facebook and sign up for our newsletter at the top of this page for up-to-date information about gallery openings and new exhibits.  


Jane Biron

“SUMMER 2023”
May 16, 2023 – September 15, 2023
Opening reception – Tuesday, May 16, 2023, 6-7PM

I haven’t ever not been an artist. I remember drawing murals on the walls of our home with crayons. Now I use paint. Early on I got my hands on my father’s Brownie camera and began taking family photos. As a teenager, my brother built me a darkroom. My fascination with images and capturing moments in time perpetuates to this day. I am never without a camera. I spent six years in Art Schools in the late 60’s and early 70’s – Ringling School of Art, School ofVisual Arts, and Art Students League – only changing institutions in an attempt to study with the best teachers available at the time – Chuck Close, Brice Marden, Mel Bochner, Will Barnet, etc.

My goal was to have the most well-rounded education possible.

I draw. I paint. I sculpt. I take photographs. I sew. I weave. One thing leads to another. I enjoy rituals and one of my favorites is photographing reflective sunsets. You can spot me

most nights on the bridge over the Black River, awaiting the perfect moment, as the most vivid colors appear. I am obsessed with capturing nature’s wild and yet subtle changes. SUMMER 2023 is composed of some of my most recent paintings of bonfires. Currently several of my bonfire paintings are on display at the Noyes Museum in Atlantic City. One of the paintings was chosen as the show announcement flyer, poster, and catalog cover photo for the New Jersey Arts Annual 2023.

I love the colors of flames and smoke as they ascend through a sunset. The name bonfire says it all for me – luminosity, brilliance, vivacity of imagination.

When I teach my desire is to share information with enthusiasm. I wouldn’t call my methods orthodox, but if students are willing to pay attention to what I offer, they can definitely benefit. I consider myself a visiting artist, more so than a teacher. I have “enlightened” children at Camp Blue Ridge in Pennsylvania and at the Hunterdon Museum in New Jersey. And for three years I have instructed adults at Chester Borough’s Field House where I’ll be again this coming fall beginning on September 19, 2023.

For more information visit JaneBiron.com.

If you have any questions about the Atrium Art Gallery please contact Lisa Gurzo, Recreation Director @ recreation@chesterborough.org.