Art Notes Oct.19
Retrospective: The works of Paul Dresher, an artist whose works span 60 years starting with his poignant drawings of the liberation of Nazi death camps after World War II, is at the North End Trilogy gallery October 28-30 with a gallery reception on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 2 to 5 p.m. North End Trilogy is located at Fourth Street and Broadway in Barnegat Light.
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Island Life: The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies presents an “Island Life” event with an exhibition of plein air paintings executed by local artists over the summer on display through Oct. 24.
Call 609-494-1241 for more information.
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Pine Shores Art Association Notes: Last chance to view the “PSAA Portrait Show” on display in the association’s Manahawkin gallery through Oct. 26; viewing times are Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. The annual Art Harvest Show begins Oct. 30.
PSAA institutes a new “Art Chat” social gathering (bring your coffee and something to nibble on) at the Tuckerton Seaport in the former Scojo’s restaurant on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 10:15 a.m. The purpose is to talk shop, do a show and tell, and get feedback. Do not bring art supplies; this is not an active painting workshop.
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.
PSAA offers workshops open to all artists in collage, watercolor, gouache, tempera, oil and pastels. To register for classes, send info and check made out to PSAA to Kathy Crocker, 103 First Ave., Tuckerton, N.J. 08087. Call 609-294-3165.
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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Fall Classes at Tuckerton Seaport: The Tuckerton Seaport offers a wealth of folk art classes. Master basket maker Mary May teaches how to weave a market basket on Nov. 12. Mark Bair returns with his Santa Carving two-day workshop on Nov. 12 and 13. Bair also presents a two-day workshop, “Block Printing Christmas Cards,” Nov. 19 and 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Using the technique of wood block printing, Bair will guide you through the process of designing, cutting the block, and printing a series of 12 holiday images to make into cards. Beginners and experienced students are all welcome; materials and tools will be provided; students are encouraged to bring their own images. Registration is required by Nov. 13.
For more info and to register, call Jaclyn at 609-296-8868.
PSAA members’ artwork is also on display at the Tuckerton Seaport. Ask to see the display free of charge, or pay admission and see all the Seaport has to offer.
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A Time for Change: Civil Rights in South Jersey: An exhibit that profiles the historic roles played by our region in the struggle for African-American civil rights is at the Bjork Library on the Stockton University main campus in Galloway through Dec. 15.
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Art on Inequality: Both amateur and professional New Jersey and Pennsylvania artists participate in the Noyes exhibition “Focus on Economic Inequality,” at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, Fairmount and Mississippi avenues in Atlantic City. The exhibition continues through Oct. 30 and is free and open to the public.
In addition at the Arts Garage, the African American Museum of Southern New Jersey exhibits its collection of John H. Johnson’s publications and history of the Negro Digest publisher whose magazines Ebony and Jet filled an entertainment and news magazine void for people of color. The exhibit runs through Dec. 30.
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In the Libraries: Six PSAA artists exhibit in the Little Egg Harbor branch of the Ocean County Library through October: Kathy Crocker, Chuck Sulkowski, Debbie Arrants, Ray Hayworth, Nadine Walther and Jill DeFelice.
Artists Joyce Ecochard, Nancy Camilleri, Mike Lipton and Mary Sinacore exhibit in the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library through October.
Photographer and musician Charlene Delanoy exhibits “Lyrical Images” at the Waretown branch of the Ocean County Library, also through October.
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Teen Arts: The New Jersey State Teen Arts Touring Exhibit and the works of internationally known photographer George Krause are on display in the Grunin Center on the Toms River campus of Ocean County College through October. The gallery is open when the college is in session.
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Engelsen Exhibits: The Noyes Gallery at Seaview Resort presents the paintings and prints of Surf City artist Cathleen Engelsen. In addition, works from the permanent collection of the Noyes are on view. The resort gallery, in Galloway, is free and open daily to the public. Call 855-894-8698 for more information. —P.J.