Art Notes June 14

Jun 14, 2017
Artwork by: Eric Milliken ‘Street Portrait: Philendo Castile'’by artist Eric Milliken is part of the ‘Works on Paper’ exhibit now at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences.

Bowls, Platters and Magic: The m.t. burton gallery, 1816 Long Beach Blvd. in Surf City, has two exhibits opening: “Farm to Table,” with bowls and platters by 10 contemporary ceramicists, and painter Gwenn Seemel’s solo show, “Empathetic Magic.”

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Paper Works: The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences exhibits “Works on Paper: National Juried Competition” through June 26 in the Blai Gallery with a lecture by Whitney Museum assistant curator Jane Panetta on June 18 from 5 to 6 p.m. followed by a reception.The show features more than 60 artworks of all mediums with the caveat they must be on paper or made of paper.

Every Saturday through the summer, join Dallas Koenig in the ceramics studio from 1 to 5 p.m. All ages and levels of experience are welcome. To work with clay is $35 plus cost of clay; to paint available finished ceramics during a “Fire Me Up” session is $15 per object.

Jeff Ruemli teaches two six-week wheel-throwing and hand-building workshops: morning sessions from 9:30 to 12:30 on Thursdays and evening sessions from 5:30 to 8:30 on Wednesdays. To register for classes, go to or call 609-494-1241.

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Realism: The Thomas Rutledge Artist Guild offers gouache, charcoal, pen and ink and watercolor workshops or private lessons in West Creek. Call 609-290-1039 for more information.

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In the Libraries: The Long Beach Island branch of the Ocean County Library, at 217 South Central Ave. in Surf City, hosts a preview of works of local artists who are participating in the upcoming LBI Artists Open Studio Tour. The LBI Artist Open Gallery and Studio Tour is a free, self-guided tour of local studios and galleries held at various locations throughout Long Beach Island on June 24 and 25.

In the Stafford Library, Mike Amato, Harriet Fink, Mike Lipton and Dick Tarcznsky show their work.

In the Little Egg Harbor branch, find photographs by Linda Reddington and Frank Jackson through the month of June. The LEH branch is seeking teen art for two exhibits in July and August. Contact for more info.

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Seniors on Exhibit: The 41st annual Ocean County Senior Citizens Art Exhibit is at Ocean County College’s Grunin Center Gallery from June 10 to July 6. Seniors compete for prizes in the categories of acrylic painting, craft, digital/computer art, drawing, mixed media, oil painting, pastel, photography, print, sculpture and watercolor.

The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts Gallery is open whenever the OCC main campus in Toms River is in session.

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PSAA: Pine Shores Art Association artists Joyce Ecochard and Ed Rennar hold an opening reception on Saturday, June 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. The artists exhibit during the month of June.

Pine Shores Art Association offers children’s and teens’ summer art classes. Mary Walker-Baptiste and Lou Baptiste teach children ages 6 to 12 on four Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon beginning July 11; the cost is $55. Thomas Rutledge teaches teens ages 13 to 18 on four Saturdays from 4 to 6 p.m. starting July 8; the cost is $50. Send checks to Lou Baptiste, 56 Brigantine Blvd. ,Waretown, N.J. 08758. For more information, call 609-242-0799.

Workshops in collage, watercolor, gouache, tempera, oil and pastels are offered at the Manahawkin gallery, 94 Stafford Ave. Kim Cesaretti teaches a two-day acrylic workshop on June 20 and 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Pat Morgan teaches a two-day workshop, “Watercolor Flowers,” on June 26 and 27 from 9 a.m to 3:30 p.m. Jason Ward teaches a two-day oil and acrylic workshop on June 29 and 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and again on July 6 and 7.

Most classes are $75 for nonmembers, $50 for members. Sign up at or call 609-597-3557 for more info.

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.

PSAA artists exhibit works at the Tuckerton Seaport in the tradition of fishing, crabbing, clamming and the second theme is the American flag.

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Art Chat: Artists meet at 10:15 a.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Tuckerton Seaport Hunting Shanty for encouragement, news and support. Bring old or new works for discussion, and your coffee and treats. All are welcome.

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History Paintings: The Ocean County Historical Society and Museum, 26 Hadley Ave. in Toms River, is exhibiting paintings by Arthur Stevens, Tuesdays and Thursdays and the first Saturday of each month from 1 to 3:30 p.m. through September.

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Nesting: Birdland Gallery Art, located in Artifacts and Company, corner of Centre Street and Bay Avenue in Beach Haven, hosts a solo exhibition of paintings by Elizabeth Sabine through June 19. —P.J.

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