April is traditionally the month of renewal, rebirth and Earth Day, and Harbor Gallery in Cape May is celebrating with the opening of a new exhibit, "Live Green," by local artists Susan Zipper and Pam Huber.

A reception to meet the artists and kick off the month-long exhibit will be held 6 p.m. Friday, April 6. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited.

Zipper's mosaic artwork is a reflection of her "living green" philosophy. She likes to incorporate old furniture, scraps, and bits and pieces of glass and ceramics in her one-of-a-kind pieces. Her creative instincts awaken when she finds trashed items that might otherwise wind up in the landfill, she notes.

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Huber, who also uses many different materials to create her mosaics, says her creativity is sparked more by stones and shells from the beach, melifori, broken pottery and stained glass.

All of the exhibited works by the two artists are for sale, with a portion of the proceeds supporting the Nature Center of Cape May.

Harbor Gallery is located inside the Trucksess Welcome Center on the campus of the Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., which is one of 10 centers operated by New Jersey Audubon. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays in April. Call 609-884-2736.

Atlantic County

•Judith R. Watson will exhibit her "Works on Clay" throughout the month of April at the Atlantic County West Library, 451 Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton. The exhibit is sponsored by the Hammonton Arts Center. Go to www.hammontonartscenter.org

•4th Annual Plein Air Competition, Saturday, April 7, sponsored by Hammonton Arts Center Noyes Museum of Art/Hammonton, register 7 to 9 a.m. at Noyes Gallery, 5 South Second St., Hammonton, entry fee $30. Works judged by Mary Cantone, director of William Ris Gallery, Stone Harbor. Go to www.hammontonartscenter.org

•The Hammonton Arts Center, at 219 Bellevue Ave., will participate in Downtown Hammonton's Third Thursday event on April 19 with an interactive art project reflecting the theme "Once Upon A Time, A Fairy Tale Evening." Activities take place from 6 to 9 p.m. The gallery will also host a reception for Focal Point's juried photography exhibit. Call 609-457-4892 or go to www.hammontonartscenter.org

•"Katherine Stanek and Julia Levitina: Of Myths, Metal and Mortar," a sculpture exhibit, can be viewed at The Noyes Museum of Art of Richard Stockton College through April 22. The gallery is located on Lily Lake Road, off Route 9, in the Oceanville section of Galloway Township. Hours are: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, with extended hours Thursdays until 8 p.m.; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $5 adults, $4 for students and seniors. Call 609-652-8848 or go to www.noyesmuseum.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. Tuesdays through Fridays, and by appointment Mondays and Saturdays. Admission is free, donations are accepted. Call 609-704-5495 or go to www.aahmsng.org

•"Alice: Into the Looking Glass," exhibition of 20 different artists based on the literary works of Lewis Carroll, runs through May 20 at The Noyes Museum of Art, Lily Lake Road, Oceanville section of Galloway Township. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, with extended hours to 8 p.m. Thursdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. 609-652-8848 or go to www.noyesmuseum.org

Cape May County

•The exhibit, "The Language of Flowers," by artist Dori Spector, opens April 6 at William Ris Gallery, 9400 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. Call 609-368-6361 or go to www.williamris.com

•Ocean City Arts Center presents its annual Juried Photography Show through April 30 at the Arts Center, 1735 Simpson Ave., on the second floor of the Community Center. Call 609-399-7628 or go to www.oceancityartscenter.org

•The Lower Township Library, 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas, will feature three members of the Cape May Artists Cooperative during the month of April. Patricia Neville's paintings and slab built pottery pieces will be featured along with Betty Campbell's pastels and Jody Swope's mixed media constructions. The library is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays; and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. Call 609-886-8999.

•The Cape May Artists Cooperative will feature the work of Robin Hippel and Christine Peck in its gallery at the West End Garage through Friday, April 6. Call 609-770-8261.

•The Cape May Artists Cooperative will feature the work of photographer Anita Roth and jewelry artist Cindy Mahoney in its gallery at the West End Garage from Saturday, April 7, through May 4. A reception to meet the artists will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. April 15. The Artists Cooperative Gallery is open Fridays through Mondays. Call 609-770-8261.

•"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. Both exhibits open Saturdays through April 14; Sunday April 15; Mondays through Thursdays, through April 12. Admission is free and gallery hours vary. Call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278.

•The Performing Arts Center of Middle Township will exhibit works of the winners of the county's 11th annual National Arts Program from April 17 to May 10. The exhibit will formally open with a reception 7 to 9 p.m. April 17. The art may be viewed by the public at regular box office hours during the week or on the nights of performances.

Items for Art Gallery should be sent two weeks in advance to ldrake@pressofac.com or mailed to Lucia C. Drake, The Press of City, 11 Devins Lane, Pleasantville, N.J. 08232.

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