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MUGA Group art show showcases decade of artistic critique and cooperation


Six local artists, known collectively as the “MUGA Group,” have been evolving their stylistically diverse talents in tandem for more than a decade. They now have a new art show opening on July 3, at the Green Building Center, 67 Bridge St., Lambertville, N.J.

The name of the Group (pronounced moo’-gah) is derived from a Zen term meaning literally “no self” – i.e., to let go of one’s conscious mind and allow nature to flow through unimpeded. The goal of this technique is for the artist to explore and create in the present moment, with no attachment to any future outcome.

MUGA Group artists whose work will be featured in the show are JoAnn Goodwin, Armor Keller, Kay King, Leslie Ross Stephens, Patricia Tieman and Janine Wade.

Meeting periodically to share information, critique each other’s work, and exhibit together, MUGA Group members have been dedicated to fostering growth in one another. Each artist brings a unique style to the table, ranging from abstract experimental acrylic works, to dreamy oils on linen, to bucolic pastel landscapes.

The MUGA Group’s diverse creations create an intriguing mix of styles that enhance one another when shown together.

The MUGA Group’s show runs through Dec. 31. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and noon 4 p.m. Sundays. The official opening reception will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 13.

The exhibit will change over time as the artists plan to rotate in new works periodically over the course of the show.

The MUGA Group show marks the next chapter in the Green Building Center’s on-going support for the local arts community. Work by the MUGA Group will be displayed in the Center’s showroom, gallery and offices. Additional information about the show can be found on the Green Building Center and Simply Sustainable LLC social media pages. You can find additional information at

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