Excited to be invited to exhibit both MOONLIGHT SERENADE I and MOONLIGHT SERENADE II at
Midnight Serenade is a romantic reference to the silent music one hears/feels at midnight, middle of the night, the witching hour.
Midnight is the transition time from one day to the next – the moment when the date changes. In ancient Roman timekeeping, midnight was halfway between sunset and sunrise (i.e., solar midnight), varying according to the seasons. By clock time, midnight is the opposite of noon, differing from it by 12 hours.
In the Northern Hemisphere, "midnight" had an ancient geographic association with "north" (as did "noon" with "south" – see noon). Modern Polish and Belarusian preserve this association with its word for "midnight" (północ, поўнач – literally "half-night"), which also means "north".
Midnight marks the beginning and ending of each day in civil time throughout the world. It is the dividing point between one day and another. The witching time. With 12-hour time notation, authorities recommend avoiding confusion between noon and midnight by using "midnight", "12 midnight", "12 mi", or "12:00 midnight" and to use the notation "11.59 PM" instead of "midnight" in combination with a date, so that it is a clear which day is being referred to.
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Curatorial Statement: Time– “It may seem slippery and maddeningly abstract, but it’s also deeply intimate, infusing our every word and gesture.” – Alan Burdick, “The Secret Life Of Time”, New Yorker Magazine, 2016.
How does an artist tell, keep, use, waste, or pass time? What is an artist’s interpretation of physical, biological and psychological time? These are questions posed for, “About Time”, presented by the WheatonArts Gallery of Fine Craft and curated by Dave Carrow and Michelle Post of Millville, NJ. 24 artists, predominately sculptors, are making work specifically for this show. They were given no restraints or limitations in the creation of their entries.
Exhibit Curated by Michelle Post & Dave Carrow. Post and Carrow are both sculptors, art collectors, curators, and gardeners. All invited artists are people they have worked with professionally or whose artwork they have come to know and respect in Central Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania and most recently in South Jersey.