In the Gallery November 7 - December 27

Jennifer Manzella
Three Generations of Artistic Women: Fran Silberfeld, Marcy Rosner, Brienne Rosner


Meet the Artists Reception

Thursday, November 9, 5-7pm, FREE

The Gallery Committee is excited to announce the next art exhibition at the Clubhouse. Join us for a very special exhibit of work by these brilliant local artists. Please plan to visit the exhibition during Club hours and join us at the Artists’ Opening Reception to experience the extraordinary creativity of these artists. Light refreshments will be served. 

The Artists’ Opening Reception will be held on November 9, 5-7pm. Members and artists are encouraged to invite friends and guests.  Mark your calendars for these exciting and stimulating exhibits! Cosmopolitan Club Members and their Guests, Artists and their Patrons are most welcome to attend. 

Club members and their guests can 
Artists and their guests can REGISTER HERE

Guests can email Reservations to make arrangements to view the exhibit during Club hours.

Jennifer Manzella: Exploring Nature and Urban Life Through Printmaking

Jennifer Manzella, an artist known for her unique blend of drawing, photography, and printmaking, offers a fresh perspective on the intersection of natural and urban environments. Her work delves into themes like place, home, and habitat, drawing inspiration from her diverse life experiences, including city living, suburban life, and a six-month Appalachian Trail thru-hike in 2003.

Printmaking is Manzella's chosen medium, serving as a conduit for her creative expression. Through printmaking, she transforms her observations into captivating visual narratives that encourage introspection.
Manzella's focuses on the dynamic interplay between nature and human civilization. It celebrates the beauty, resilience, and fragility of the landscapes we inhabit.

Her art benefits from her rich life experiences, lending authenticity and depth to her work. Manzella's willingness to embrace unpredictability and overcome technical challenges during the printmaking process leads to delightful surprises.
Jennifer Manzella's art challenges conventional perceptions of landscapes, inviting viewers to ponder the intricate relationship between nature and urban life. Her work provides a thought-provoking and visually engaging experience, encouraging contemplation of the world with which we coexist.

The Genealogy of Art: Three Generations of Artistic Women

Join us for this very special exhibition of art by Grandmother Fran Silberfeld, Mother Marcy Rosner and Daughter Brienne Rosner



Fran Silberfeld: In Memoriam (1922-2023)

Fran Silberfeld's artistic journey ignited during her time at Columbia University, where she cultivated a profound love for color and painting. Beyond her personal growth as an artist, Fran generously shared her knowledge by teaching painting and drawing in adult education programs, becoming a vital part of the local art community.

Her artistic contributions extended to numerous solo and group exhibitions at Newark, Trenton, Morris, and Whitney Museums, as well as various colleges and libraries. Fran was also instrumental as a founding pioneer and trustee of the Art Center of Northern New Jersey, where she helped foster artistic talent in her community.

Fran’s signature style was her abstract landscape paintings and pastels, reflecting her deep-seated connection to art. Her artistic spirit lives on through her daughter and granddaughter, who continue to carry the torch. This exhibition, celebrating three generations of Silberfeld/Rosner artists, pays tribute to Fran's enduring legacy and her unwavering commitment to the world of art. Though she is no longer with us, her vibrant spirit and artistic vision continue to inspire.

Marcy (Silberfeld) Rosner: Crafting Beauty from Shattered Pieces

For over two decades, Marcy Rosner has embarked on a creative journey, fashioning mosaics into intricate works of art. Her mosaic adventure commenced with workshops at Peters Valley School of Craft and the Perkins Center for the Arts, where she still regularly exhibits.  Marcy's mosaic masterpieces are also displayed at the Voorhees Art Center in New Jersey. Over time, her repertoire has expanded from functional pieces to encompass wall art and three-dimensional creations like guitars, shoes, and torsos.

Marcy's creative process is inherently organic, drawing inspiration from a multitude of sources. She scours flea markets and garage sales, seeking distinctive materials such as glass, china, and found objects to breathe life into her mosaics.
Custom commissions hold a special place in her heart. The challenge of repurposing cherished items into beautiful and practical creations, while honoring her clients' sentiments, fuels her artistic fire. The result? Delighted customers, knowing their cherished possessions have transformed into timeless art.

Marcy's art stands as a testament to her ability to unearth beauty in fragments, weaving them into enduring works of art.


Brienne Rosner: Mixed media art and jewelry inspired by patterns and nature

Brienne Rosner is a Boston University alumna, holding a BFA in Painting and a minor in Art History. She has made her mark in the art world through solo and group exhibitions, including noteworthy solo exhibitions at Cedar Crest College and engaging two-person shows at Allen’s Lane Art Center and East Stroudsburg University. Her artistic contributions can be found in prominent collections, such as the Boston Public Library and a permanent installation within Boston University's Metcalf Science Center. At the 40th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show, she garnered acclaim as the recipient of the Louise K. Binswanger Prize for Best Artist New to the Show.

In her artistic practice, Brienne Rosner delves into the realms of space, movement, and surface, employing an array of materials intricately layered to create her mixed-media works. Her art serves a dual purpose, functioning as both wall adornments and wearable pieces, bridging the gap between image and object. Employing traditional techniques in innovative ways, she meticulously carves and drills painted wood surfaces, employs thread and beads for stitching, utilizes gold leaf and crafted metallic elements, and ingeniously incorporates magnets, allowing portions of her creations to be detached and worn as jewelry.