Art Notes Oct. 4

Oct 04, 2017
Artwork by: John Creagh ‘Ship Bottom Bay Beach’ by John Creagh is one of the paintings in the ‘Island Life: Plein Air Plus’ exhibit at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences.

Island Life: All summer long, select artists painted LBI outdoors scenes in anticipation of the “Island Life: Plein Air Plus” exhibit, now at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences.

The Life Drawing class on Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with Victoria Ford has been extended to Oct. 13. The fee is $20.

Every Saturday, join Dallas Koenig in the ceramics studio from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees can be age 6 to adult and all levels of experience are welcome. Fee is $35 plus cost of clay; to paint available finished ceramics during a “Fire Me Up” session is $15 per object plus cost of piece. To register for classes, go to lbifoundation.org or call 609-494-1241.

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New Ceramics: The m.t. burton gallery in Surf City presents the wood-fired pottery of Joel Brown and Deb Heid through Oct. 10.

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Film at LBIF: The Manhattan Short Film Festival on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. at the LBI Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies features the 10 best films from 10 countries selected from 1,615 entries from 75 countries. It includes a film from New Zealand, “Do No Harm” by director Rosanne Liang that was a selection at the Lighthouse International Film Festival on LBI in June. Audiences will also be able to vote their preferences as these films go on to the Academy of Motion Pictures. Tickets at the door of the Foundation are $10.

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In the Libraries: At the Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library, view works by six Pine Shores Art Association artists: Lee Fricke, Suzi Hoffman, Nancy Lang, Peggy Mahan, Ed Rennar and Linda Saladino.

Oil paintings by Bud Sylvester are on display at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City.

Lee Fricke and Amy King have a show at the Little Egg Harbor branch through October.

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PSAA: Arguably the Pine Shores Art Association’s most popular exhibit is the “Fabulous Fakes” show, held once every two years. Artists pick a famous artist to copy or lampoon, showing their skills at mimicry or sense of humor. The show runs through Oct. 24.

The gallery is open Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m.

PSAA offers a bus trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Nov. 16 to see the “Old Masters Now Exhibit” of the 1917 Johnson collection. Cost is $65 for members, $70 for nonmembers. Contact Glenys Baulderstone at baulderstone@gmail.com or 609-294-0756.

PSAA offers low-cost workshops in collage, watercolor, gouache, tempera, oil and pastels. Children’s art classes for ages 6 to 12 with Mary Walker Baptiste and Lou Baptiste begins Oct. 3 for four Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. Cost is $55 and includes materials. Linda Ramsay’s two-day workshop with oils and acrylics is Oct. 12 and 13; fee is $50 for PSAA members, $75 for nonmembers.

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

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 “do your own thing”; artists meet and create their own work; afterwards is (another new time) Artists Helping Artists from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.; drop in with your supplies for some friendly assistance.

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Duck Stamp: The Tuckerton Seaport hosts an exhibit of children’s artwork in the form of the traveling Junior Duck Stamps in the Tucker’s Island Lighthouse. Artwork by PSAA artists is displayed in the Visitors Center.

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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.  —P.J.

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