Art Notes March 7

Mar 07, 2018
Artwork by: Tom Pickle ‘Polly's Dock’ by artist Tom Pickle is one of many works by the Pine Shores Art Association’s Artist of the Month.

Service Dog’s Life: The Lighthouse International Film Society and the Friends of the Southern Ocean County Animal Shelter present a viewing of the documentary film “Adele and Everything After,” at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences. The film chronicles the relationship between a heart patient, Marty Harris, and a service dog. Before the show, watch a demonstration by “Canine Partners for Life; a Skype Q. and A. session with Harris follows. Admission is $5; free for children and LIFS members.

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Irish Women: The theme for Amergael’s “Celebrate Irish Arts 2018” is “The Irish Woman,” now at the Long Beach Island branch of the Ocean County Library for the month of March.

Also in the Libraries: An art history lecture at the Stafford branch will be held on Monday, March 12, at 7 p.m. Professor Lisa Festa of Georgian Court University will focus on “The Art of Dutch Master: Rembrandt.” A reception for Pine Shores Art Association artists will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. before the lecture. PSAA artists Tom Troyano, Dorothy Siclare, Julianna Costa, Kathy Crocker and Nancy McCormick will exhibit at the Stafford branch through April.

The next Art Chat is held at the Tuckerton branch of the Ocean County Library on Thursday, March 15, at 10 a.m. Artists bring work to be critiqued or just to share. Free.

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Canvas and Cocktails: The popular painting party returns to the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences on Friday, March 16, at 7 p.m. Join instructor Abby Saiia for a fun night of creativity. BYO beverage and snacks. Fee of $30 per person includes materials.

The ceramics studio has reopened after renovations that included updating equipment and expanding classroom space. Weekly Saturday Drop-In Ceramics with Dallas Koenig continues, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn to make ceramics or practice your skill for a fee of $35, or paint fired bisque-ware for fee of $15 plus cost of piece.

Ongoing ceramics instruction by LBIF ceramic studio manager and artist Jeff Ruemeli starts March 15. Ruemeli teaches eight-week morning and evening wheel throwing and hand-building classes; $245 fee plus cost of clay.

To register for classes, go to or call 609-494-1241.

High Bar Harbor artist Linda Ramsay welcomes artists to drop in and paint on alternate Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for a $25 fee. The next session is March 13. Register at the LBIF desk. Easels and glass palettes are provided.

Twenty members of the Pine Shores Art Association display 71 paintings at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies through March 29.

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Artist of the Month: Tom Pickle has filled the Pine Shores Art Association’s gallery with watercolors and oil paintings of the sea and the shore through March 26. The Manahawkin gallery is open Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

Registration forms for activities and classes are available at the gallery or online at

A new “Do Your Own Pastels” session is held Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. Amanda Sapp is the monitor. 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. On 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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New Nude: Join other local artists for life drawing sessions at the Old Baptist Church in Manahawkin on Sunday, March 11, from 10 a.m. to noon. Study the undraped figure in a historic setting, with plenty of natural light and a creative and experienced fine art model. No instruction is offered; it’s just a casual gathering for artists of all skill levels to explore new styles or sharpen their techniques. This event is “BYOAS”: Bring Your Own Art Supplies – portable easels, hard boards, sketchbooks, canvases and paints, you name it. (Also consider bringing a drop cloth to protect your own space.)

This gathering, a first of its kind at the location, is a trial to see if there is enough interest to continue. There will be a model fee collection.

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Artrageous: An interactive art and music show, “Artrageous,” comes to Ocean County College’s Grunin Center on Saturday, March 24, at 8 p.m. A troupe of artists, musicians, singers and dancers presents a visual and sensory journey with tributes to artists, pop icons and musical genres that results in a gallery of fabulous paintings. Tickets range from $35 to $39, and a preshow dinner is an extra $25. Purchase tickets online at, call 732-255-0500 or visit the box office, Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and one hour prior to show time.

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Artist Opportunities: Applications are being taken for the Beach Haven Art Walk along Bay Avenue, planned for June 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact the or call Gen at 732-687-1343.

LBI Art Council: Members of the LBI Art Council are organizing the 2018 Open Studio Tour, proposed for June 30. Interested parties may contact  —P.J.

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