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1978 Friends Exhibit

January 31, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Gallery 1978 Celebrates its Friends each year with an exhibit of the art of its members, professional and non-professional alike.

This year the exhibit is honoring our great friend and mentor, Fran Willner.
Fran passed on in December at 96 but her incredible spirit lingers on. She was enthralled by society’s discarded objects. Fran repurposed them to create accessible, magical art that brought smiles to all. Her “can do” spirit inspired the generations of artists she taught and with whom she collaborated. Fran called herself a “thing finder.” We call her our inspiration.

Because of the Friends of 1978 support, Gallery 1978 can provide public programs connected to its exhibits, offer workshops for special needs guests, lead community art projects such at the Maplewood 4th of July, produce extensive exhibits such as Promises, Promises that explored human trafficking and the annual Black History Month Exhibit, this year celebrating gallerist Vicktor Davson.

1978 Celebrates its Friends Exhibit opens January 11 & closes February 1
The gallery is located at 1978 Springfield Ave. at the corner of Broadview. Hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 5 PM.
All questions regarding the exhibit can be directed to


January 31, 2015
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


1978 Arts Center
1978 Springfield Ave.
Maplewood, 07040 United States
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