Art Notes Jan. 9

Jan 09, 2019
Photo by: ToniAnn Eisman ‘A to Z’ geometric painting by ToniAnn Eisman is part of her one-woman display at the Little Egg Harbor branch of the Ocean County Library. 

Artist Reception: The Pine Shores Art Association willl hold a reception on Sunday, Jan. 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. for artist Kim Cesaretti. Her solo show continues through January.

The Manahawkin gallery on Stafford Ave. is open to the public on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

Registration forms for activities and classes are available at the gallery or online at, or call 609-488-5838 for more information.

Tuesday evening “Do Your Own Pastels” sessions is taking a break till after the holidays. Ongoing portrait sessions are open to all artists for a nominal model fee on Sunday, 1 to 3 p.m., and Monday, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday is life drawing (undraped model) from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. is a “do your own thing” session; artists meet and create their own work. Afterward is “Artists Helping Artists” from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.; drop in with your supplies for some friendly assistance.

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Beach Haven Proud: The next exhibit in the new Beach Haven Municipal Hall is a Winter/History exhibit. Paintings with a winter theme will be exhibited along with museum artifacts. Contact Suzi Hoffman at to submit for this show or for more information. The show will run through April and will be available for viewing in the first-floor hall during normal business hours, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Going Wild: The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences presents a Wildlife Photography Exhibition from Jan. 19 through the end of March. Nineteen New Jersey photographers, including many from our area, present images capturing the habitats surrounding the ocean, maritime forests, marshlands, Pine Barrens, and the variety of wildlife that make them their home.

A potluck reception is planned for Feb. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Local photographers in the exhibit include Ben Wurst, Jim Verhagen, Ryan Morrill and Christopher Smith, as well as pinelands images and video by Albert Horner.

The LBIF is open six days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Mondays.

Ceramic studio manager Jeff Ruemeli teaches wheel throwing and hand-building techniques during two eight-week sessions either Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ,from Jan. 15 to March 5 or Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., from Jan. 17 to March 7. Cost is $245 plus the cost of the clay. Register at

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Abstract Artist: Waretown artist Sheila Grabarsky has joined the stable of artists at m.t. burton gallery in Surf City. Grabarsky’s colorful abstracts meld perfectly with the pottery on display. Pottery classes with Matt Burton (Tuesdays, 9:30 to 11 a.m.) and Kerry Hilton (Fridays, 1 to 3 p.m.) are available through the off-season. Also drop in on Saturday and Sunday for a 90-minute lesson including materials for $40. Call 609-494-0006 for more information.

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In the Libraries: In the Little Egg Harbor branch of the Ocean County Library, ToniAnn Eisman creates abstractions using geometric architectural spaces as inspiration.

Artists are invited to participate in a show at the Island branch of the Ocean County Library during the month of February. The Great John Mathis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in partnership with the Friends of the Island library is sponsoring an art exhibit celebrating “The 100th Anniversary of the Women’s Right to Vote and Women’s Suffrage.” The art exhibit will be held in the library meeting room and in the showcase at the library entrance. The showcase will offer the opportunity to include small works and sculpture. Contact Cathleen Engelsen at 609-494-5079 or at with your art ideas, titles and value of work. Artists can drop off their work on Jan. 29 between 1 and 2 p.m.; a reception is planned for Feb. 2 at 1 p.m.

The Island branch is located at 217 Central Ave. in Surf City.

The next Art Chat at the Tuckerton branch of the Ocean County Library is Thursday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m.

A group of 13 Pine Shores Art Association artists exhibits at the Stafford branch. —P.J.

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