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Hudson County Community College to Exhibit Select Artwork from the Acclaimed Carrie Haddad Gallery

originally published: 03/13/2018

Hudson County Community College to Exhibit Select Artwork from the Acclaimed Carrie Haddad Gallery

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) --  Several unique works from the Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, New York will be exhibited at Hudson County Community College (HCCC) from Wednesday, March 14 through Saturday, April 21. The exhibit is open to the general public and there is no charge for admission.

The exhibit – Selections from Carrie Haddad Gallery – is curated by Linden Scheff and may be viewed in the College’s Dineen Hull Gallery located on the top floor at 71 Sip Avenue in Jersey City, just one block from the Journal Square PATH Transportation Center. 

Now in its 27th year, the Carrie Haddad Gallery represents professionally committed and emerging artists specializing in painting, sculpture, works on paper and various techniques in photography.  Selections from Carrie Haddad Gallery – celebrates the versatility of Ms. Haddad’s curating, a blend of figuration, abstraction and everything in between.  

Works by the following artists will be displayed:



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Mark Beard (also known as Bruce Sargeant) is a contemporary artist who merges late 19th century English style portraiture with American 1980s fashion photography. Bruce Sargeant is one of six invented artist persona channeled by Beard, who celebrates traditionally masculine themes such as athletics and exploration. Hudson County Community College is proud to have Beard’s work included in the College’s Foundation Art Collection.

Birgit Blyth is an innovative and prolific photographer who works in a darkroom yet uses no camera! Blyth has been experimenting with a technique known as chromoskedasic painting since the early 1990s. The unusual process involves the use of silver particles in black and white photographic paper to scatter light at different wavelengths when exposed. Birgit Blyth succeeds at keeping her work fresh using cutting-edge methods.

David Dew Bruner creates still lifes and figures drawn in graphite that channel the highly graphic influences of Giorgio Morandi, Diego Velasquez, and the Italian futurists like Giacomo Balla and Marcel Duchamp. Bruner pairs his works, which explore depth, movement, space and repetition, with vintage frames from his collection of refashioned mirror frames from the 1960s or hand-painted antique Italian frames. 

Kate Hamilton’s larger-than-life garments, which are made of sewn sailcloth, will be suspended from the ceiling for a breathtaking and thought-provoking display. Her giant “Baby Bonnet” and “Pussy-Bow Shirt” dance above the floor, familiar shapes presented in unprecedented scale, breaking the usual associations with clothing. With these works, Hamilton examines clothing’s role in the perception of femininity. 

James O’Shea’s painting success is two-fold – the skillful fluidity with which he can traverse mediums and palettes, and an innate ability to reconcile his perception of nature with what he creates on the canvas. Selections for this exhibit include a variety of oil, acrylic, and fresco-secco paintings framed in uniform white wooden shadow boxes. 

An artists’ reception for this exhibit will be held on Wednesday, April 4 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. The reception is open to the general public. 

The Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00am to 5:00pm and Tuesday from 11:00am to 8:00pm.  The Gallery is closed Sundays and holidays.

IMAGE: "Two Men with Painted Tile" by Mark Beard





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Event calendar
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018


MUSIC

Asbury Park Porchfest @ Booskerdoo, Asbury Park - 12:00pm

Carl Chesna & Co. @ Hotel Tides, Asbury Park - 1:00pm

Echoes @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

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

GRUPO NICHE @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 8:00pm

The History of Motown @ Englewood Public Library, Englewood - 7:00pm

Drake Bell @ iPlay America, Freehold - 7:00pm

Classic Stones Live feat. The Glimmer Twins @ The Levoy Theatre, Millville - 8:00pm

Opera Theatre of Montclair Presents Hansel and Gretel @ Central Presbyterian Church, Montclair - 4:00pm


Oscar D’León with Tony Vega and Los Hermanos Moreno @ Prudential Hall @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 8:00pm

SunDog Band at Duffy's Tavern, Paterson NJ @ Duffy's Tavern, Paterson NJ, Paterson - 9:00pm

Celtic Thunder X @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 8:00pm

Young Person's Concert @ River Dell Middle School Auditorium, River Edge - 1:00pm


Tigerman record release show for “Descend Into Savagery” @ Debonair Music Hall, Teaneck - 8:00pm

Hubby Jenkins @ Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton - 7:30pm







THEATRE

Souvenir @ Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven - 8:00pm

East Lynne Theater Company presents SILENT SKY @ First Presbyterian Church (Cape May), Cape May - 8:00pm

The Shuck @ Cape May Stage, Cape May - 3:00pm and 7:30pm

Incorruptible @ Ritz Theatre Company, Haddon Township - 8:00pm

West End Festival of the Arts- Theatre Brut Session 2 @ West End Arts Center, Long Branch - 2:00pm

Evita @ Broadway Theatre of Pitman, Pitman - 2:00pm and 8:00pm

Seuls en Scene French Theater Festival - "Claire, Anton et Eux" @ Class of 1970 Theatre, Whitman College, Princeton - 2:00pm and 8:00pm

HUMAN ERROR by Eric Pfeffinger @ West Windsor Arts Center, Princeton Junction - 8:00pm

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest @ Black Box PAC, Teaneck - 8:00pm

Assisted Living: The Musical @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 2:00pm

Brick City @ Premiere Stages at Kean University, Union - 3:00pm


DANCE

SWAN LAKE - THE ATLANTIC CITY BALLET @ The Strand Theater, Lakewood - 7:00pm

SOLE Defined @ Mainstage @ Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC), Rahway - 8:00pm


LITERATURE

Monthly Saturday Writing Retreats @ Tiferet Journal, Bernardsville - 9:00am

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