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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
Sunday, Dec 09, 2018


MUSIC

CHINA CRISIS @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 6:00pm

Sensational Soul Cruisers Holiday Show @ iPlay America, Freehold - 4:00pm

Scott, Garner, Gray, Says Jimmy Baldwin @ Victoria Theater @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 7:00pm

The GLEN MILLER ORCHESTRA @ The Newton Theatre, Newton - 3:00pm

The Weight Band – Featuring members of The Band and Levon Helm Band @ South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), South Orange - 7:30pm

The Met Opera: Marnie (Encore) @ Pollak Theatre @ Monmouth University, West Long Branch - 1:00pm







THEATRE

Elf, The Musical @ Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven - 2:00pm

A Christmas Story @ Pax Amicus Castle Theatre, Budd Lake - 2:00pm

An Actor's Carol @ Cape May Stage, Cape May - 3:00pm

Seussical @ CDC Theatre, Cranford - 2:00pm

Peter Pan @ Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Deal Park - 1:00pm and 5:00pm

Annie: The Musical @ Centenary Stage Company - Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, Hackettstown - 2:00pm

Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn @ Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn - 1:30pm and 7:00pm

A Wonderful Life @ Broadway Theatre of Pitman, Pitman - 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Junie B. Jones The Musical at Black Box PAC @ Black Box PAC, Teaneck - 11:00am

A Charlie Brown Christmas @ Studio Playhouse Upper Montclair, Upper Montclair - 1:30pm and 3:30pm


KIDS

Breakfast with Santa @ iPlay America, Freehold - 9:30am

PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” @ Prudential Hall @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 10:00am and 2:00pm and 6:00pm


MISC

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 2:00pm

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