LBIF Fall Festival Is SundayOctober Art Notes
Fall Festival: The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences presents its fall festival on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Carve or paint a pumpkin, or build a life-size scarecrow and then enter it to win prizes. Spooky music, face painting and fun are to be expected. Fee, $20 per scarecrow (bring your old clothes to dress it in); pumpkin prices vary per size; face painting, $5.
Local Artist Opportunity: Carve or decorate a pumpkin and enter it in the LBIF Pumpkin Contest on display in the gallery from Oct. 14 to 28. Call 609-494-1241 Ext. 102 to participate.
In the gallery find the annual Philadelphia Print Center exhibit, highlighting the work of four outstanding landscape photographers: James B. Abbott, Robert Asman, Mike Froio and David Freese. The show continues through Nov. 1.
Saturday morning oil and acrylic painting sessions with Karen Smith continue through December. Daily fee, $40, fee for 8 weeks, $165; members get a discount. Sunday morning drawing sessions with Jason Ward start Oct. 7 through Nov. 11. Fee for six-week session is $120. Daily fee is $30; members get a discount.
Call 609-494-1241 for more information or view the fall catalog of classes at lbifoundation.org.
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Scary Stuff: “Kentucky Monster Myths and Legends,” woodcuts by artist Derrick Riley, are on exhibit at the Art House Gallery in Manahawkin through Nov. 3. A cast of characters has been created that includes Lizard Man, Lightning Jack, Lake Monsters, Mummies and Gravediggers. Call 609-978-4278.
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Noyes Museum: Enjoy an afternoon of acoustic music in the Noyes Museum, Galloway Township, on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. with musical group “Hofenakus.” There are four new exhibits at the Noyes: Artists offer their interpretations of trees as integral to our environment and as metaphors for human concerns in the first exhibit, “Dendrology: the Nature of Trees.” Themes of deforestation, growth, interdependence and sustainability are presented in a variety of media. “Feast for the Eyes,” which runs through Jan. 13, is an exhibit presenting food as cultural expression. The annual Noyes Signature Artists show of 30 established and emerging artists continues through Nov. 25. “Finding Home: Seth Camm,” portraits of Atlantic City Rescue Mission residents focusing attention on the plight of the homeless, is on exhibit through Jan. 27.
Every Monday the Noyes offers Brown Bag Lunch Tours of the exhibits from noon to 1 p.m. with regular admission.
This week’s “Museum at Night” event is the 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off. Come raise a spoon in salute to the Noyes’ chili teams, Thursday, Oct. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Mark your calendars for Family Fun Day, Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event offers pumpkin painting, a Halloween costume parade, arts and crafts, face painting, touch tank and nature trail, food vendors, plus magician Chad Juros. Regular admission applies.
Nosferatu at the Noyes: Drop in for a screening of the silent, classic German horror film “Nosferatu” at the Noyes Museum satellite gallery in Hammonton, Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. The film is free but seating is limited; call 609-561-8006 to register. Also, same night, a “Ghosts of Hammonton” tour leaves the museum at 7 p.m., or get a map and take a self-guided tour.
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Autumn Show: “Envisioned,” a group show by faculty and recent graduates of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, is at the Summer Pop Up Gallery at Michael Ryan Architects in Loveladies on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 30. Call 609-978-4278.
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Senior Drop-In: Artist Pat Morgan facilitates watercolor sessions for seniors at the Long Beach Island branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bring your own materials and photos to work from. Morgan will give a short demo; this is not a class. Call 609-494-2480 for more information.
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Man of Many Faces: The portraits of pastel artist Tom Doyle are on display at the Pine Shores Art Association’s gallery on Stafford Avenue in Manahawkin. Doyle created four of the famous “Breck Girl” portraits in the 1960s, and creates sensitive portraits from models during the PSAA portrait sessions. Gallery hours are Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ellen Gavin teaches oil painting on two Thursdays, Oct. 11 and 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fee: $50/members, $75/nonmembers.
Linda Coulter teaches pastel every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fee is $20/members, $22/nonmembers. Walk-ins are welcome for this ongoing class.
Registration is being taken for the Children’s After School Art Classes taught by Mary Walker-Baptiste and Lou Baptiste, four Tuesdays, Oct. 9-30, from 4 to 6 p.m.
For more information, visit pineshoresartassociation.org or call 609-597-3557. —P.J.