Successful debut for Lane & Kane

From left, Elizabeth Revels, visiting from Alabama; Katie Jackette, of Warren, NJ; and ZEBU arts coordinator Danielle Merzatta, in front of an untitled painting by James Lane.

“The walls are so stark without art,” explained Bill Oliver, owner of ZEBU Forno, a restaurant/café in Morristown, NJ, “and this art is fantastic.”

Oliver was talking with guests at the opening reception, held Sunday, April 1, at ZEBU for “Lane & Kane,” a special exhibition of art by James Lane and Ellen Kane, both artists in Matheny’s Arts Access Program.

Lane and Kane were present at the opening of the exhibition, which will be up for the entire month of April. Both are abstract artists with distinctive styles that have developed and matured through the years.

Arts Access enables artists with disabilities to create fine art, assisted by professional artist-facilitators. Through the unique Arts Access methodology, they and many other artists are able to pursue their creative passions, no longer feeling defined by their disabilities but rather defining themselves by their achievements.

Ellen Kane in front of her painting, “Half Circle.”