October 3 Art Notes
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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Artists Reception: The Noyes Museum of Art’s reception for the four new fall exhibits is Oct. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. 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. On Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 10 to 11 a.m., artist Pat Brentano will give a talk about the exhibit. “Feast for the Eyes,” an exhibit presenting food as cultural expression, runs through Jan. 13. On Friday, Oct. 5, at 3:30 p.m., artist Sandra Bloodworth will discuss her series of meal-inspired paintings, “Intimate Feast.” The annual Noyes Signature Artists show of 30 established and emerging artists continues through Nov. 25, and “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.
Learn about being a Noyes Museum volunteer from Education Director Saskia Schmidt on Wednesday, Oct.10, from 10 to 11 a.m.
Bring your mat and meditate during this week’s “Museum at Night” event, Thursday, Oct.4, from 5 to 8 p.m.; refreshments will be served, and admission is free.
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, plus Magician Chad Juros. Food vendors. regular admission applies.
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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.
In the gallery find the annual Philadelphia Print Center exhibit, which highlights the work of four outstanding landscape photographers: James B. Abbott, Robert Asman, Mike Froio and David Freese. The show continues through Nov. 1.
Call 609-494-1241 or view the fall catalog of classes at lbifoundation.org.
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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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Historical Art: The Long Beach Island Historical Association Museum hosts an art show of historical sites by local artists at the museum in Beach Haven, continuing through September. Artwork depicts historic houses in the borough, and artists donate a portion of their sales to the museum. Call 609-492-0700 for hours and information.
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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. An artist’s reception is planned for Saturday, Oct. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
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.
An art lecture on 19th-century American artist Winslow Homer will be held at the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library on Monday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. This is a free event.
For more information, visit pineshoresartassociation.org or call 609-597-3557.
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Dashing: Artist Barbara Maxwell is the featured artist for October at the Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave. Like some Impressionist painters, Maxwell breaks her subjects into colored dots and dashes for a shimmering surface. HAC member artists show in “Taking it to the Streets,” group show. Call 609 567-5360. —P.J.