Art Notes October 11

Oct 11, 2017
Photo by: supplied Paint a pumpkin at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences.

Pun’kin Party: Paint a Pumpkin for a family fun night on Friday, Oct. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies. Choose your ceramic pumpkin and get as creative as you would like. Pieces will be glazed, fired and ready for pickup days following the event. The fee is $15 for each piece and includes all materials needed and firing.

All summer long, select artists painted LBI outdoors scenes in anticipation of the “Island Life: Plein Air Plus” exhibit, now at the LBIF through Oct. 23.

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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In the Libraries: Art history professor Lisa Festa presents a lecture, “The Art of World War I Images of Propaganda and Grief,” of German Expressionism at 6:50 on Monday, Oct. 25 at the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library in Manahawkin. At 6 p.m. meet Pine Shores Art Association artists Lee Fricke, Suzi Hoffman, Nancy Lang, Peggy Mahan, Ed Rennar and Linda Saladino, and view their works on display.

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.

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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