OP Marketplace 2022

Who doesn’t want to give or get unique, handmade useful gifts for the holiday? And to boot, they’re all very reasonably priced.
Hope you can make it.

Fall Arts Classes

Register now! Learn new techniques and methods in visual and performing arts! See below for a list of courses. Classes are in person and taught by local performers and artists. Visit JerseyShoreArtsCenter.coursestorm.com to register for classes.

Performing Arts Classes
• Absolute Beginner Choreography
• Absolute Beginner Latin Dance
• Adult Hip Hop
• Cardio Mix for Active Seniors
• Gentle Flow Chair Yoga
• Grounding Yoga for Self Love
• On-Camera Performance
• Stage Performance (vocal/acting)

Visual Arts Classes
• Drawing – Beginner to Intermediate
• Fun with Abstract Painting
• Mixed Media – Creating
Something Special
• Watercolor Studio – Mornings
• Watercolor Studio – Evenings

New Pictures: Opening Reception

Four New Jersey photographers push the envelopes of photography with their images. Jumping off from a leaf, a landscape, a portrait, or a previous project, each photographer injects their unique vision to create interesting imagery. There is a mix of representational and abstract images in the exhibit. Many have never been seen before. Join Brian Hallas, Amy Krick-Frank, Geanna Merola, Dug Smith, and Curator Ellen Martin as they celebrate the opening of the exhibit.
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Oyster Point Hotel, 146 Bodman Place, Red Bank, NJ.
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It’s a free event and everyone is invited. The show will run through Monday, October 31, 2022.

WOMEN’S HISTORY: PASSION AND POWER – works by Julie Dzikiewicz

Women’s History: Passion and Power features the work of Julie Dzikiewicz a Virginia-based artist. Dzikiewicz works in ancient encaustic technique using melted wax as paint. The wax is layered and re-fired to create luminous, stained-glass effects and three-dimensional texture. She also incorporates lights and other media to develop depth and richness. Dzikiewicz’s choice of subject is unflinching, using large powerful images to depict her subjects which include themes of violence, racism, and misogyny. “My studio is on the site of the Occoquan prison, which once held and imprisoned Suffragists who picketted the White House. Inspired by this history, this series of work tells the stories of the Suffragists and modern women who work to advance Women’s Rights.”

Julie Dzikiewicz has been a professional artist since 2009. Her work has been shown in galleries, museums, and exhibitions in Virginia, DC, Maryland, New York, Canada, and elsewhere. Her work recently won the Robert J. Alphonzo award from the 7th Annual International Fl3tch3r Exhibit: Socially and Politically Engaged Art at the Reece Museum. She currently has a studio in the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia.

Opening Reception/Artist’s Talk: September 21 from 6-8 pm. Please register here for the opening.

Art Fair For The Sea – Volunteer Park Neptune (Shark River Hills)

Art For Sea and Neptune Township present Art Fair For The Sea on Saturday, July 30, 2022. The event will include live music beginning at 11:30 with Andy & Dee Dee followed by Tommy B & The Deep Blue Sea at 1:30. We will have 40+ arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, children’s drawing classes and intro kayaking classes (both require pre-t pre registration with Neptune Recreation). Proceeds from our silent auction and 50/50 raffle will go to support four ocean conservation groups: Clean Ocean Action, NY NJ Baykeeper, The LIttoral Society and The Wetlands Institute. The Event is free and designed to be fun for all ages.

Come Back, Little Sheba by William Inge

First Avenue Playhouse presents William Inge’s award winning play, “Come Back, Little Sheba is story of marital frustration which erupts in violence. Doc and Lola had an indiscreet affair and, compelled to marry her, he gave up his medical studies, forfeited his future and settled down to a life of quiet desperation with the simple, homey Lola, who lost the child but has remained Doc’s steadfast if slatternly wife. Now a chiropractor and recovering alcoholic, Doc’s sobriety is tested when Marie, a young college student becomes their boarder bringing new life and long-dormant hostilities to the surface of Doc and Lola’s troubled marriage.

Opening Geanna Merola “Window Works”

Geanna Merola lived on Elizabeth Street in New York City for 17 years. During that time, she photographed the windows of the shops that lined the downtown streets, and eventually found her way to the lighting district in Lower Manhattan. Being drawn to patterns and the layering of imagery, she started recording the dream-like imagery of the hanging crystal lamps visible through the large glass panes. Geanna Merola, “Window Works” will open at the Oyster Point Gallery on Friday, June 3rd, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. There will be an artist talk on Sunday, 6/26 at 3:00 pm.

OPENING NIGHT : Elysia Forsyth: “At War With Myself: Mind vs Heart” Artist Exhibition

The Jersey Shore Arts Center welcomes Elysia Forsyth’s most recent art exhibition, “At War with Myself: Mind vs. Heart,” in the Main Lobby from May 7th to July 17th. Opening night is Friday, May 13th, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Opening night and Elysia Forsyth’s exhibition is free and open to the public as part of the nonprofit mission to provide Jersey Shore communities with accessible cultural engagement in the arts.
For more information, visit JerseyShoreArtsCenter.org.

Elysia Forsyth: “At War With Myself: Mind vs Heart” Artist Exhibition

The Jersey Shore Arts Center welcomes Elysia Forsyth’s most recent art exhibition, “At War with Myself: Mind vs. Heart,” in the Main Lobby from May 7th to July 17th. Opening night is Friday, May 13th, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Opening night and Elysia Forsyth’s exhibition is free and open to the public as part of the nonprofit mission to provide Jersey Shore communities with accessible cultural engagement in the arts.
For more information, visit JerseyShoreArtsCenter.org.

“Can Do!” Sculpture by Seward Johnson

This sculpture, “Can Do!” is on loan from The Seward Johnson Atelier. This first ever installation in our building is a cooperative endeavor between the two organizations in celebration of Women’s Empowerment Month. “Can Do!” By Seward Johnson ©2015, The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc.