War is bloodshed and death. And according to one famous quote by an American general, war is hell. For some, the pathos of war also is art.
"The Art of Conflict" exhibit, currently on view at The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, features artists whose work confronts the themes of identity in war, conflict and displacement. Through various media, the represented artists capture how lives have been changed in places around the world due to various forms of conflict.
Included in the exhibit is award-winning graphic designer and artist Rajie Cook, who spent 10 years of service on the Task Force for the Middle East. Cook uses art to express his concerns for human rights and the tragic conditions that exist in the Middle East. Cook uses Joseph Cornell-style boxes as his preferred medium. Cornell (1903-1972) was an American artist and sculptor who created boxed assemblages created from found objects.
Other artists in the exhibit are painter Veru Narula, with his submission "To Be or Not to Be in Iraq"; painter David Keefe, who served in the United States Marine Corps and completed a tour of duty in the Middle East; and Rhonda Wall's series entitled "As the World Turns Now."
Also, Chris Arendt, Jan Barry and Drew Cameron, Jim Fallon, Justin Jacobs, Sarah Mess and Eli Wright contribute their works from Combat Paper N.J., a special program at the Printmaking Center of New Jersey that gives veterans the opportunity to reintegrate into society by making paper from their military uniforms and communicating their stories on the paper through art.
The exhibition ends its run April 21.
The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College is located at 733 Lily Lake Road, in the Oceanville section of Galloway Township. Admission: $5 adults, $4 seniors and students, museum members, children 6 and younger and Stockton students have free admission. For more information go to NoyesMuseum.org or call 609-652-8848.
•Life Drawing & Painting open sessions will be held 7 to 10 p.m. on the second and fourth Fridays of the month, beginning May 10, at the Noyes Studios: Hammonton, located at 15 Horton St., Hammonton. The non-instructional sessions cost $10 per session, pre-registration required. Call 609-561-8006 or go to NoyesMuseum.org
•A watercolor workshop by Earl B. Lewis, award-winning painter and book illustrator, will take place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at The Noyes Museum Gallery at Kramer Hall, 30 Front St., Hammonton. Registration deadline is March 29; $125 for museum members and $150 for nonmembers. Call 609-652-8848 or go to NoyesMuseum.org/classes.html
•The Noyes Museum Shop in Hammonton, in conjunction with the Hammonton Arts District, presents "Paint Downtown Hammonton: The Sixth annual Plein Air Event," starting 9 a.m. Saturday, April 6. Concluding the day of outdoor painting, submissions will be juried at the Hammonton Art Center. A reception will follow from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The top 25 paintings will be selected for an exhibition at the Hammonton Arts Center, on view Wednesday, April 10, through April 27. Call 609-561-8006 or go to NoyesMuseum.org
•Stockton's Visual Arts Senior Exhibition runs through May 3 at the Stockton College Art Gallery, located on the main campus, adjacent to the Performing Arts Center, Jimmie Leeds Road, in Galloway Township. An opening reception to meet the artists will be held 1 to 3 p.m. April 14. Twenty-three New Jersey students concentrating in painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, visual communication and graphic design will participate in the exhibition. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public. Hours are noon to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Call 609-652-4214 or go to Stockton.edu/ArtGallery
•The Hammonton Arts Center will host a workshop by Salem County watercolor artist Alex Alampi, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20. The HAC is located at 219 Bellevue Ave. Registration fee for the workshop is $75. Go to HammontonArtsCenter.org
•Hammonton artist Sam Moffa will exhibit at the Hammonton Branch of the Atlantic County Library System throughout April. The library is located at 451 Egg Harbor Road. The gallery, curated by the Hammonton Arts Center, can be viewed during regular library hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Call the library at 609-561-2264 or the Hammonton Arts Center at 609-567-5360 or go to HammontonArtsCenter.org
•The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College hosts four winter exhibits: "The Art of Conflict," through April 21; "Earl B. Lewis: National Treasure," through May 19; "Pat Witt: Art Spirit," through May 26; "Prints from The Noyes Collection: Jerome Kaplan, Hulda D. Robbins, Benton Spruance," through May 12. The Noyes is located at 733 Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, until 8 p.m. Thursdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. Call 609-652-8848 or go to NoyesMuseum.org
•"Spring is Just Around the Corner," original oils by local artist Thelma Snyder, on exhibit through April 30 in the second floor gallery of Latz's By the Bay Restaurant, 801 Bay Ave., Somers Point. All works are for sale. Call 609-788-8838 or go to LatzsByTheBay.com. Information also is available at Great Bay Gallery, 829 Bay Ave. Call 609-653-4991 or go to GreatBayArtGallery.com.
•The Atlantic City Arts Commission and The Noyes Museum of Art of Richard Stockton College invite artists to the DoArtAC.com Boardwalk Art Show, taking place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 7 on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Applications can be downloaded at NoyesMuseum.org or Atlantic
CityArt.orgor DoArtAC.com. The deadline for applications is July 1.
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•The April exhibition "Rain, Mist & Fog," of the Ocean City Fine Arts Leage opens with a "Meet The Artist" reception and awards presentation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 12. The OCFAL gallery is located at 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. Call 609-814-0308 or go to OceanCityFineArtsLeague.org
•"Poetic Visions: Dali and Miro" includes graphic works, lithographs, etchings and sculptures by Salvador Dali and Joan Miro, through May 19, at Ocean Galleries, 9618 Third Ave., in Stone Harbor. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. Call 609-368-7777 or go to OceanGalleries.com
•"Celebrating Community Service: Black Fraternal, Social and Civic Organizations of Cape May County," a new exhibit at Carriage House Gallery, runs through April 14. The gallery is located on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May. Call 609-884-5404 or go to CapeMayMac.org
•The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Art hosts "Associate Artists Exhibition I" in the North Gallery, and "Dumpster Duet" in the Witt Gallery. Both exhibits can be viewed through April 14. The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts is located at 22 N. High St., Millville. Hours are: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays to Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays. Call 856-327-4500.
•Three artists from the Pine Shores Art Association will exhibit their works through April at the Stafford Library, 129 N. Main Street, Manahawkin. The artists are Elaine Biddulph, Giorgio Donnarumma and Robert Heyer. Art is available for purchase through the artists. Call Pine Shores at 609-597-3557 or the library at 609-597-3381.
•The Art House Gallery's spring exhibition, "No Man is an Island," will be on view April 20 through May 26, with an opening reception scheduled for April 20. The Art House Gallery is located at 182 North Main St., Manahawkin. Call 609-978-4ART or go to ArtHouseGallery.net
•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 PineShoresArtAssociation.org
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