The best views of the old Ocean City bridge, which is currently being demolished, can be found inside the Ocean City Arts Center in the art of watercolorist Marie Natale and photographer Daniel Myers, which are currently on exhibit in the large gallery
Natale's prints, original paintings and notecards feature various interpretations of the landmark structure, spokeswoman Rosalyn Lifshin says, while photographer Myers' prints are available with real life scenes of the more-than-a-century-old bridge. All works are for sale and would make great Christmas purchases, Lifshin said.
The Ocean City Arts Center is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call 609-399-7628 or go to www.oceancityartscenter.org
•Somers Point artist Jane Petransky is exhibiting at "The Studio," on the second-level dining room of Latz's By the Bay Restaurant, 801 Bay Ave., Somers Point, through December. The exhibit includes works from the artist's "Seaview Series." For more information, call 609-788-8838 or go to www.LatzsByTheBay.com
•Victor Vilanti exhibits his work through December at the Atlantic County West Library, 451 Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton. It includes acrylic still-life paintings as well as landscapes. For info, go to
•The Noyes Museum of Art of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey highlights local artwork with its Associate Artist Exhibition, on view to Jan. 1. The gallery is located on Lily Lake Road, off Route 9, in Galloway Township. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, until 8 p.m. on Thursdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Closed on major holidays. Admission $4 adults, $3 senior adults and students. Call 609-652-8848 or go to www.noyesmuseum.org
•""Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art," African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey, Martin Luther King Center, 661 Jackson Road, Newtonville, through Jan. 7, 2012. Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, by appointment on Mondays and Saturdays. Admission is free, but donations accepted. Go to www.aahmsnj.org
•The Noyes Museum of Art of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey exhibits "Refuge: Robert Lach," a work of larger-than-life nest installations, through Jan. 8; and "Paul Stankard: Poetry in Glass," to Jan. 22 . The gallery is located on Lily Lake Road, off Route 9, in Galloway Township. Admission is $4 adults, $3 seniors and students, free to museum members. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, until 8 p.m. Thursdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Closed all major holidays. 609-652-8848 or www.noyesmuseum.org
•Seaview Resort in Galloway Township has a new exhibit, "Reflections of a Time and Place," by watercolorist Marie Natale, on display through Jan. 8. The paintings exhibited represent locations in southern New Jersey, and all are for sale in Seaview's satellite gallery, 401 S. New York Road, is free. 609-652-1800.
Cape May County
•"Cornucopia," a holiday exhibit and gift show, continues Thursday, Dec. 22, and Friday, Dec. 23 at Sluice Creek Gallery, at the Cape May Bird Observatory, 700 Route 47 N., Goshen. The show features crafts made by South Jersey artists and includes photography, painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry and folk carvings. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The gallery will re-open early January. Call 609-861-0700.
•The Ocean City Fine Arts League exhibits "Le Petite," in conjunction with Arc's annual exhibition and sale, through December at the Art on Asbury Gallery, 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. Call 609-814-0308 or go to
• "With Love for Our Children," an exhibit of high school, elementary school and pre-school art, will be featured in the Ocean City Arts Center's main gallery, at 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City, through December. Atlantic County and Cape May schools are participating in the show. For information call 609-399-7628.
• "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. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 609-886-8787.
•The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, 22 N. High St., Millville features the "Artful Giving" and other exhibits through Dec. 30. The RRCA is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, closed Dec. 24 and 25, New Years Eve. Call 856-327-4500 or go to www.rrcarts.com
• "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music," a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition, through Dec. 31, Museum of American Glass, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays (closed Christmas Day), $10 adults, $9 seniors, $7 students, all children 17 and younger admitted free on Sundays through Dec. 18. 856-825-6800, 800-998-4552, or go to www.wheatonarts.org
•Pine Shores Art Association, 94 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin: 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. 609-597-3557 or www.pineshoresartassociation.org
Items for Art Gallery should be sent two weeks in advance to email@example.com or mailed to Lucia C. Drake, The Press of City, 11 Devins Lane, Pleasantville, N.J. 08232.