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Monmouth Museum’s NJ Emerging Artists Series presents Michael P. Short:
Intentional Drift

originally published: 08/07/2018

Monmouth Museum’s NJ Emerging Artists Series presents Michael P. Short: Intentional Drift(LINCROFT, NJ) -- Michael P. Short will be a featured artist in Monmouth Museum’s New Jersey Emerging Artists Series, on exhibit at the Museum from August 17 – September 16, 2018. Short is a Monmouth Beach, New Jersey based artist who said Intentional Drift began with the forging of materials gathered from hikes and, exploring local beaches, many recovered in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

“The ocean is an undeniable force that never ceases to inspire and humble me. It comes down to finding, collecting, salvaging and re-imagining materials cast adrift. At first, I saw beach-combing as a means to an end, but the more time I spend collecting, the more I realize it is an integral part of what I am trying to achieve. The rhythm and patterns of nature pose a symbolic template that I find endlessly engaging. Much of my work focuses on the use of the battered edges and subtle natural colors found in the debris along the beach. The use of repetition and patterns echoes the cycle of the tides and the passing of time, while binding the materials serves to evoke the notion of repair and the mending of a primitive nature. My work is about preservation and rejuvenation of materials that were seemingly lost and forgotten, only to be rediscovered and celebrated again as art.”

Intentional Drift will open on Friday, August 17 with a reception from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the Nilson Gallery at the Museum.  Short’s Gallery Talk will be held on Wednesday, September 12th from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Both the opening reception and gallery talk are free and open to the public.

Short grew up in Monmouth Beach, NJ. He studied art at Cabrillo College, Santa Cruz, The Atlanta College of Art, Georgia and philosophy at Hunter College in NYC. While in Atlanta he worked in the film industry as a set painter. After moving back to New Jersey in the early 90s, he began a decorative painting business, drawing on skills from art school, set painting and house painting. Short’s intention for this exhibition is to direct attention to our obsession with “new things” and the careless discarding of anything that may require restoration or preservation. His repurposing and recycling of materials is meant to inspire the viewer and challenge them to do the same. Short still lives in Monmouth beach with his wife Tara and two sons, Dylan and Brendan. 

Since 2007 the Monmouth Museum has presented the work of NJ emerging artists through its popular series, The New Jersey Emerging Artists Series.  The Series consists of six annual monthly solo exhibitions to showcase the new work of NJ artists who have not previously held one-person exhibitions in our State.  The Nilson Gallery in the Monmouth Museum provides a unique and exciting opportunity for these artists to exhibit their work. Selected artists are guided through the exhibition process, provided promotional materials and give an Artist’s Talk during their exhibition, offering the public insight into their artistic process.  All Opening Receptions & Gallery Talks are free and open to the public.  The artists selected for this Series represent the diversity of talent in the State and demonstrate creativity in a wide variety of media.



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The Monmouth Museum, founded in 1963 as a Museum of Ideas, presents changing art, history and science exhibitions to educate and entertain while providing a destination for creative expression and life-long learning to the diverse community it serves. The museum is located at 765 Newman Springs Road in Lincroft, New Jersey.





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Saturday, Aug 18, 2018


MUSIC

90s By Nature Dance Party @ House of Independents, Asbury Park - 10:00pm

BALLYHOO! @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 7:30pm

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists @ Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park - 9:00pm

THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 5:00pm

ZEBRA @ The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park - 9:00pm

Blake Shelton @ Hard Rock Live Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City, Atlantic City - 8:00pm

Legendary Beatles Recording Engineer Geoff Emerick @ The Vault at Victor Records , Berlin - 8:00pm


HAIR in Concert @ Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Deal Park - 10:00pm

AMERICAN IDOL: LIVE! 2018 @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 7:30pm

Billy Walton Band with Joe D'Angelo @ Hopewell Theater, Hopewell - 8:00pm

REMEMBERING THE KING @ The Strand Theater, Lakewood - 7:00pm

Funky Feat @ The Levoy Theatre, Millville - 8:00pm

Fuel (20th Anniversary Tour) w/ Ropetree, New Theory @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville - 6:00pm

Ronnie Penque’s Panama Dead @ Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton - 7:30pm







THEATRE

Saturday Night Fever @ Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven - 8:00pm

The Lion In Winter @ Cape May Stage, Cape May - 8:00pm

Fern Hill @ New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch - 3:00pm and 8:00pm

Bob Goss and his Silver Sizzles @ Broadway Theatre of Pitman, Pitman - 8:00pm

Shakespeare in the Park' Twelfth Night & Macbeth @ Various Bergen County Parks, Teaneck - 7:00pm



COMEDY

HASAN MINHAJ: BEFORE THE STORM @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 7:00pm and 9:30pm

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