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

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

originally published: 2018-03-13 00:00:00

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Saturday, Jun 23, 2018


White Denim @ House of Independents, Asbury Park - 7:30pm

WICKED HOLLOW @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

Parsonsfield @ Hopewell Theater, Hopewell - 8:00pm

Under the Streetlamp @ The Levoy Theatre, Millville - 8:00pm

Memories: A Tribute to Barbra @ Broadway Theatre of Pitman, Pitman - 8:00pm

Princeton Festival Baroque Chamber Ensemble @ The Princeton Abbey, Princeton - 5:00pm

Rockland Bergen Music Festival @ German Masonic Park, Tappan - 11:00am

Big Jon Atkinson and Dean Shot @ Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton - 7:30pm


DLT Presents Leading Ladies @ Dover Little Theatre, Dover - 8:00pm

The Last 5 Years @ Eagle Theatre, Hammonton - 3:00pm and 8:00pm

Half Time @ Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn - 1:30pm and 8:00pm

DIRTY DANCING @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 2:00pm and 8:00pm

Wizard of Oz Auditions @ The Newton Theatre, Newton - 12:00pm

Phoenix Productions Presents: In the Heights @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 8:00pm

HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical @ Black Box PAC, Teaneck - 9:30pm


Anthony DeVito, Greg Stone, James Mattern @ Tropicana Casino and Resort, Atlantic City - 9:00pm


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