Two sculptors - one working in concrete, the other in terra cotta and bronze - join for an exhibition of sculpture at the Noyes Museum of Art of Richard Stockton College in Galloway Township.
The opening reception for "Katherine Stanek and Julia Levitina: Of Myths, Metal and Mortar," is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3. Both artists will be present to meet visitors and discuss their works.
Stanek and Levitina each sculpt, cast and finish their own work. Together they have exhibited across the globe from Turkey to the Ukraine, and Paris.
Stanek is a sought-after cement casting instructor who spent many years developing her technique to use concrete as a medium for her sculptures. Most of her works now use a combination of cements, aggregates and pigments. She has exhibited in galleries and sculpture gardens throughout the northeastern United States and has been recognized in "Sculpture Review," the magazine of The National Sculpture Society.
Levitina begins her works in clay and then casts in terra cotta and bronze. Born in the Ukraine and now living in Philadelphia, she has exhibited internationally in numerous galleries such as the Eugeen Van Mieghem Museum in Antwerp, Belgium, the City Hall of Odessa in Ukraine, and the Atelier Poussin in Paris. She has also been recognized with several awards for her work, including the Gloria Medal for meritorious body of work from the National Sculpture Society.
The exhibition is on display through April 22.
The Noyes Museum of Art is located on Lily Lake Road, off Route 9, in the Oceanville section of Galloway Township. For information and hours call 609-652-8848 or go to www.noyesmuseum.org
•The Juried 3-D Art Show by the Hammonton Arts Center runs Monday, Feb. 6 to 21. For information call 609-567-5360 or go to www.hammontonartscenter.org
•The Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton, exhibits "La Vita Bella: One Artist's Journey Through Italy" by Marie Natale, Tuesday, Feb. 7 through March 3. A meet-the-artist and opening reception will take place 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 16. For more information on the exhibit and the Hammonton Arts Center go to www.hammontonartscenter.org
•"Stealing Home: How Jackie Robinson Changed America" exhibit at The African American Heritage Museum of Southern NJ runs through May. The museum is located at the Martin Luther King Center, 661 Jackson Road, Newtonville, Buena Vista Township. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and by appointment Mondays and Saturdays. Admission is free, donations are accepted. For information call 609-704-5495 or go to www.aahmsng.org
•"Atlantic City Portraits of a People" photo exhibit runs through February at the Free Public Library in celebration of Black History Month. The exhibit features photos of six of the city's influential African-American couples and also 100-year-old charcoal portraits of the Pettijohn family. Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3115, for exhibit-viewing hours.
•The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey's new Art Gallery presents its inaugural exhibition through Feb. 22, with new work by the Visual Arts faculty and recent paintings by David Ahlsted. The gallery is located in L-wing, adjacent to the Performing Arts Center, and is free and open to the public. For information call 609-652-4214 or go to www.stockton.edu/artgallery
•"Claiming Citizenship: African Americans and New Deal Photography," traveling photography exhibit, through Feb. 28, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, first floor of the College Library (E-Wing of main campus), Galloway Township.
•"Simply Seasons ... From Life and Studio," oil landscapes by painter Chuck Law, will be on exhibit through March 31 in "The Studio" gallery at Latz's By the Bay, 801 Bay Ave., Somers Point. The event is part of an ongoing partnership between the restaurant and Great Bay Gallery to present exhibits by local artists. For more information call 609-788-8838 or go to www.LatzsByTheBay.com. For Great Bay Gallery hours call 609-653-4991 or www.greatbayartgallery.com
•A special exhibition of images relating to Richard Stockton College of New Jersey's 40th Anniversary of Teaching is on display in hallways near F-Wing and the College Library, and adjacent to Alton Auditorium (A-Wing) on the Galloway Township campus. The exhibit will be on display through Aug. 2012. For more information, visit www.stockton.edu.
Cape May County
•"Sister Act II," featuring artists Catherine and Mia Bosna, is on exhibit throughSaturday, Feb. 4, at the Mad Batter Restaurant art gallery, in the Carroll Villa Hotel, 19 Jackson St., Cape May. All of the works on display are for sale. For hours and information call 609-884-5970.
•Advanced art students from Lower Cape May Regional High School present the third annual student art show "Portrayal of a Portrait," on display through February at The Mad Batter Restaurant, 19 Jackson St., Cape May. There will be an opening reception to meet the student artists and teacher Patricia Neville from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 12.
•The Second Sunday Gallery Walk featuring area artisans takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 12 in Cape May. The monthly event is a partnership of the Artists Co-op, Gail Pierson Gallery, Splash and the Mad Batter Restaurant. The public is invited to take the walking tour and meet the artists at each venue. Maps are provided and light refreshments will be served at each gallery. For more information call 609-770-8261.
•Members of the Cape May County Art League will exhibit their works at Kindle Auto Plaza from Feb. 17 to 20. An artists reception will be held on opening night from 6 to 9 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Kindle Auto Plaza is located at 525 Stone Harbor Blvd., Cape May Court House. For information call 888-826-3596 or go to capemaycountyartleague.com
•"Schools for the Colored," a collection of 50 photographs by Wendel White, Distinguished Professor of Art at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, along with a photo exhibit of Cape May's Franklin Street School, is on exhibit at Carriage House Gallery, 1048 Washington St., Cape May. White and representatives from the Center for Community Arts will particpate in a free panel discussion 4 p.m. Feb. 19. Both exhibits open Saturdays through April 14; Sundays Feb. 19, April 1, 15; Monday Feb. 20; and Monday through Thursday, April 2-12. Admission is free and gallery hours vary. Call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278.
•"Sheet Music Covers, A Decorative Art," graphics and artwork from World War I and World War II era sheet-music covers, new exhibit at Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum, Historic Hangar No. 1, Cape May Airport, 500 Forrestal Road. $10 adults, $8 children, free for age 3 and younger. Call 609-886-8787.
Cumberland County and West
•Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Glasstown Road, Millville, offers free admission to the Museum of American Glass during its winter operating schedule in February and March. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The current exhibit is: "Pioneers of American Studio Glass: Edris Eckhardt, Maurice Heaton, Frances and Michael Higgins." For information about WheatonArts, call 800-998-4552 or 856-825-6800 or visit www.wheatonarts.org
•Four new exhibitions are displayed at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts through Feb. 11. The North Gallery features artists currently working and trying to better their artistic careers; the Witt Gallery exhibits the RRCA's sixteen juried Center Artists; the Associate Artist Alcove has work from Rik Viola; and the Atrium features 6th-, 7th- and 8th-grade students from the EXCEL program in Bridgeton. The RRCA is located at 22 N. High St., Bridgeton. For more information go to www.
rrcarts.com or call 856-327-4500.
•"Willie Cole: Deep Impressions," will exhibit at Rowan University Art Gallery to March 10. It is also the first ever public art gallery survey of Cole's work in South Jersey. A curator and artist talk will be offered Sunday, Feb. 21. Rowan University Art Gallery is located on the lower level of Westby Hall on the university campus, Route 322 in Glassboro. Admission is free and open to the public. Call 856-256-4521 or go to www.rowan.edu/fpa/artgallery.
•The Pine Shores Art Association's annual Student Art Show opens Feb. 6 with a reception from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the PSAA gallery, located at 94 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin. The show is the only opportunity to see art work created in the workshops and classes offered through the year. A monthly membership meeting and pastel demonstration by Lee Wagner follows the reception. The gallery is open to the public through February from 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays, 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, and 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays. For information call 609-597-3557 or go to www.pineshoresartasso
•Pine Shores Art Association, 94 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin, weekly open studio sessions: Sundays: Portraits, 1 to 3 p.m.; Mondays: Portraits, 7 to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays: Artists Helping Artists, 7 to 9 p.m.; Wednesdays: "Do Your Own Thing" 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Thursdays: Life Drawing, 7 to 9 p.m. Call 609-597-3557 or www.pineshore
•Ocean County College Arts & Community Center Gallery, located on the Main Campus, College Drive, in Toms River, offers the following exhibits, free and open to the public: through Feb. 10 - Ali Botein Furrevig, prints of original oils; Feb. 13-March 16 - Ocean County Teen Arts Festival Exhibit; April 2-30 - Photography of Hutch Martin; May 7-31- Artist Judi Gilden & Students. For information call 732-255-0500.
•Professor Lisa Festa, of Georgian Court University, will speak on the topic, "Master Artist Vincent Van Gogh, Expressionist and Visionary," 7 p.m. March 26 at Stafford Library, 129 N. Main St., Manahawkin. Preceding the lecture will be an artists reception from 6 to 7 p.m. to honor three exhibiting artists from Pine Shores Art Association: Pat Johnson, Brad Thomas and Carol Neugebauer. For information call the library at 609-597-3381.
Items for Art Gallery should be sent two weeks in advance to email@example.com or mailed to Lucia C. Drake, The Press of Atlantic City, 11 Devins Lane, Pleasantville, N.J. 08232.