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Three gallery exhibitions opening in January at Monmouth University
originally published: 01/12/2018
(WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- The Center for the Arts at Monmouth University has announced three new exhibitions opening this month in the on-campus galleries. On display in the Pollak Gallery from January 13 through February 19 is Conserve Wildlife Foundation’s Rare Wildlife Revealed: The James Fiorentino Traveling Art Exhibition. The youngest artist ever inducted into the prestigious New York Society of Illustrators, New Jersey native James Fiorentino uses his self-taught watercolor expression to paint some of the most recognized faces in the world, from sports icons and presidents to Nobel Prize winners and CEOs.
Fiorentino's award-winning art is showcased in museums, galleries, and private collections across the globe. In this exhibit, he uses his trademark detail and realism in watercolor to paint New Jersey’s most endangered and vulnerable wildlife species. His evocative artwork inspires viewers through his life-like depictions of rare wildlife in their natural surroundings. His paintings truly bring wildlife to life on paper, and in doing so, his art helps to educate and engage viewers about the precipitous declines that many of these species have undergone. This exhibition is presented in partnership with Conserve Wildlife Foundation. There will be an opening reception on February 9 from 7-9 pm.
The second exhibit, Maunderings by Tonya D. Lee, will be housed in the Rotary Ice House Gallery starting January 16. Lee's work explores the abstraction of nature and environment through shapes, patterns, moments and pauses – and her compositions marry digital and analog technologies. Her intention is to explore the aesthetic oppositions of rigidity and gesture, where form and color exist as object and subject. Lee is an independent artist, as well as an Art and Design faculty member at Monmouth University. Her exhibit will run through March 23. An opening reception for Maunderings is slated for February 2 from 7 to 9 pm.
In Rechnitz Hall's DiMattio Gallery, Joseph Coscia Jr.'s exhibition Oceanids will be on view starting January 16. Oceanids are nymphs in Greek mythology that watch over fresh water, rain, clouds, lakes and more. As the Chief Photographer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Coscia has photographed a variety of classical sculptures in different settings and seasons. He focuses on the qualities of light on sculpture in changing conditions, and his technique allows his work to appear suspended in time. His recent work draws on Man Ray’s solarization techniques. This effect reverses the shadow areas and transforms the sense of weight and volume of the objects, so that they appear suspended in air or water. The forms are evocative of earthly creatures or fossils. Coscia's exhibit will be on display through March 11. An opening reception will be held January 26 from 7 to 9 pm.
All gallery events are free and open to the public. For more information about these events and all Monmouth University Center for the Arts events visit www.monmouth.edu/MCA
The Walsh Gallery Presents "Seeing Red"
(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- The Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University’s South Orange campus presents “Seeing Red” from September 4 through October 20, 2018. The exhibit examines the many artistic, cultural, political and religious connotations of the color red using books, works on paper, religious items, textiles and artworks of various mediums.
BSB Gallery presents "Love Is The Message" an exhibit by Jamel Shabazz
(TRENTON, NJ) -- BSB Gallery presents "Love Is The Message" - an exhibit by Jamel Shabazz from August 9 through September 22, 2018. The exhibit highlights the works of documentary, fashion, and street photographer Jamel Shabazz from 1980-2018. A special opening reception with the artist is planned for August 25th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Shabazz is also scheduled to conduct an Artist Talk on Saturday, September 8 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.
Ocean Galleries Welcomes Autumn de Forest Over Labor Day Weekend
(STONE HARBOR, NJ) -- Autumn de Forest has been professionally painting since she was five-years-old, has been called a child prodigy, artistic genius, and an outstanding role model, and has garnered accolades across the globe for her artwork and philanthropic passion, including an award from The Vatican. Ocean Galleries will welcome Autumn de Forest back to Stone Harbor over Labor Day weekend with an all new collection of paintings.
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 Sound of the Times: The Michael Molnar Collection at The Red Mill Museum Village
(CLINTON, NJ) -- The Red Mill Museum Village has a new exhibit highlighting the radio, one of the most important inventions of the 20th century. The Sound of the Times: The Michael Molnar Collection is on loan to the museum. The exhibit showcases a collection of antique and vintage radios. Visitors can listen to a radio from over 70 years ago, hearing the sounds of the time. Ever wonder how was radio different from today? Try to tune a radio from a hundred years ago and find out for yourself!
Fossils And Boomers At Morris Museum
You won’t find many places where Billy Joel and Erin Brokovich rub shoulders with ancient shark teeth and fossilized raindrops.
But such is life — for at least the next few weeks — at the Morris Museum in Morristown, where you can take two very different trips through American history in two separate exhibits.
"Tastefully South Jersey" at Perkins Center For The Arts
“You learn something new every day…”
Well, maybe not EVERY day but, while researching for JerseyArts.com features, I regularly learn something new.
For example, I have known about Perkins Center for the Arts for a very long time. I’ve been to many exhibitions, participated in classes, and enjoyed several of the DeCafe Concerts over the years.
But, prior to talking with Perkins’ Associate Director Diane Felcyn and Folklife Center Director, Karen Abdul-Malik (better known to many as Queen Nur), I had no idea that Perkins has a Folklife Center.
Inside NJ Stage Magazine: Issue 49
(BELMAR, NJ) -- New Jersey Stage magazine Issue 49 has been released with Garden State singer-songwriter Bruce Tunkel as its cover story. The issue contains a mix of features on music, film, theatre, dance, comedy, and art. It is available for free at www.NJArtsMag.com
From Brooklyn To Around The World
Jersey native Anthony D’Amato is one of our favorite artists. His music has taken him around the world and when we saw some of his photographs, we asked if we could run them in the magazine. All of the photos shown here are available as fine art prints from his website: www.anthonydamatomusic.com/photography/ - visit our magazine version for several more photos from Anthony.
Can Camden Turn Lemons Into Lemonade?
On July 18, the City of Camden was named as one of the 14 finalists for the 2018 Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Public Art Challenge. The Challenge encourages mayors to partner with artists, elevating the value of including the creative sector when developing solutions to significant urban issues. The program supports temporary public art projects that celebrate creativity, enhance urban identity, encourage public-private collaborations, and strengthen local economies.