Art Notes March 1
Irish Arts: The eighth annual Amergael Celebrate Irish Arts exhibit with the theme of “Shore to Shore,” focusing on Irish immigration and U.S. symbols related to immigration, opens at the Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City for the month of March.
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Meet Makers: The Makeshift Union is holding a potluck dinner on Friday, March 3, 6 p.m. at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies. There will be live music and two showings of the DIY network’s “Tiny House, Big Living” episode starring local Bunkerfish Design’s tiny houseboat. Free but bring a dish. For more information and to RSVP, go to bit.ly/makerspotluck17.org.
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LBIF: Noyes Arts Garage artists will exhibit at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences from March 3 through April 3.
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Art Chat: Artists meet the first and third Thursdays of each month at 10:15 a.m. at the Hunting Shanty of the Tuckerton Seaport in Tuckerton for encouragement, news and support. Bring old or new works for discussion and your coffee and treats. This is not a work session.
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PSAA: Pine Shores Art Association will hold an exhibit of the works of the late Connie Purvis as a memorial during the month of March with a reception planned for Saturday, March 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. Purvis was a talented photographer and artist who gave much of her time and talent to advance PSAA as a local artists’ space.
A bus trip to the Frick Collection in New York City to see the exhibit “Turner’s Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages through Time” is planned for Wednesday, April 19. Cost is $55 members and $60 nonmembers and includes bus, museum admission and audio guide. Make checks out to PSAA and send to Glenys Baulderstone, 22 Bradley Beach Way, Waretown, N.J. 08758.
PSAA offers workshops to all artists in collage, watercolor, gouache, tempera, oil and pastels at the PSAA gallery in Manahawkin. Classes starting in March: watercolor basics with June Merrifield, Fridays, March 3-25, $50 members; oil portraits with Joyce Lawrence, Tuesdays, March 7-28, $75 members; charcoal and pastels with Danny Ng, Thursdays, March 9 and 16, $50 members; two-day oil painting workshop with Jason Ward, March 30 and 31, $50 members. Nonmembers pay on average $25 more. To register, go to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-597-3557 for more information.
Ongoing pastel workshops with Linda Coulter continue from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays in the gallery. The fee is $20 per session; bring your own materials.
Ongoing portrait sessions are open to all artists for a nominal model fee, Sunday, 1 to 3 p.m., and Monday, 7 to 9 p.m. On Thursday is life drawing (undraped model), from 7 to 9 p.m. On Tuesday, 4 to 6 p.m., is Artists Helping Artists; drop in with your supplies for some friendly assistance. Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. is “do your own thing”; artists meet and create their own work.
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Mark Calendars: Students from Southern Regional, Pinelands Regional and Barnegat high schools as well as the Ocean County Vo-tech will be showcased in the 40th annual Ocean County Teen Arts Festival at the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts Gallery from March 8 through April 7. Admission to the gallery is free and it is open whenever the Ocean County College main campus in Toms River is in session.
In the Libraries: Tuckerton artist and world traveler Jill DeFelice exhibits her paintings in the Little Egg Harbor Branch of the Ocean County Library through February.
A group exhibit at the Stafford Branch for March and April includes artists Carol Neugebauer, Danny Ng, Chuck Sulkowski, Olga Choulindina, Mike Lipton and Casey Bell. —P.J.