“Flowers” Exhibition Opening

“Flowers” – works by Pat Dunigan and Monica Loncola will be opening Friday, July 8th from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank, NJ. The reception is a free event and we hope you can join us to meet the artists and curator Ellen Martin.

The two artists paint the same subject using different styles. Dunigan’s flowers are created in acrylic paintings that are free-wheeling, large, and gestural while Loncola’s are diminutive oil paintings with controlled brushstrokes. All of the work is beautiful.

“It was just time to offer a light and happy theme at the hotel, with gorgeous paintings of a subject that everyone can relate to,” says Martin.

Monica Loncola received her BFA in Studio Arts from Rosemont College and continued her studies at the Art Students League in NYC, among other institutions. Pat Dunigan got a teaching degree and studied languages and fine arts at Skidmore where she received her BS.

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.

The Petrified Forest

Come see the amazing cast of Classic Radio Road Show perform a radio play version of what was Humphrey Bogart’s first major screen role. The Petrified Forest is set in the Arizona desert’s “Petrified Forest” at the Black Mesa BBQ and gas station. A disillusioned English writer traveling to the west coast falls in love with a young waitress there. She dreams of leaving the isolation of the desert to study art in France. But when Duke Mantee arrives with his gang, their lives are changed forever. Sherwood’s philosophical drama explores many themes that are current today, such as women’s rights and the environment.

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.

Women Playwrights at Night

Join us for a special evening of “Playwrights at Night” during Women’s Empowerment Month! 3 local women playwrights will have table readings of their works in progress with Q&A to follow. Save your seat with an $8 donation now or donate at the door.

Playwrights At Night

Beginning March 31st, the Jersey Shore Arts Center will offer an Intro to Playwriting class on Thursday nights at 7:00 pm. This is the first and most basic class, so it is perfect for anyone who would like to learn to write a play. Intro to Playwriting will run until May 5th.
Anyone who is interested should check out the website at www.jerseyshoreartscenter.org.
The JSAC will also offer a short play reading program on Wednesday nights beginning April 6th. The program is free but a donation is requested. Readings will run all summer.

The World Walk gallery art show

The Brookdale Graphic Design department is excited to announce that they will be hosting, in collaboration with the Global Citizen Project, the first Center for the Visual Arts Gallery (CVA) art exhibit of the Spring Semester 2022. The exhibit will feature the photography of Tom Turcich documenting his 7-plus year walk around the world with his dog Savannah. The exhibition is named after Tom’s journey, “The World Walk.”

Over the better part of the past decade, Tom’s tale has gained a viral following. Most recently of note, he appeared on the Netflix tv show “Worn Stories.” However, his desire to begin this undertaking was not born from the pursuit of fame; rather, quite the contrary. Tom’s decision to set off on this journey was spurred by the sudden passing of his close friend Annmarie. In this moment of darkness, he realized the ephemeral nature of existence. It became clear that he wanted to dedicate the next chapter of his life to see the world and all the culture it had to offer.

His journey began as an open-ended tale in search of finding more. Nevertheless, his photos and words have been woven together over the years to form a scrapbook of global culture. In that manner, Tom’s narrative now reflects Brookdale’s Global Citizens Project’s theme this year by literally and figuratively transcending borders and division. Even at a glance, it becomes clear that his experiences across the globe are ones filled with overwhelming amounts of love and positivity.

Please join us virtually for a reception and Q & A with the Artist on February 10th. The exhibit will run for four weeks beginning on January 24. All are welcome!