Mary Catherine DeMarco, a founding member of the Hammonton Arts Center, exhibits her latest multi-media works through October at the Hammonton Branch of the Atlantic County Library System.
A self-taught artist, DeMarco often combines photography, computer graphics and printmaking in her paintings.
“As an artist I go where the wind of inspiration leads me,” DeMarco states in her artist’s notes. “When I think of myself as an artist, I do not so much think of a particular media, but the fact that it is in my very soul to be creative. I can’t think of a time in my life that I was not expressing myself through written or visual media.”
Besides her career as an artist, DeMarco is also an art teacher and currently teaches Graphic Design, TV Production and Mass Media at Vineland High School.
Inspired by artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Marc Chagall, DeMarco said many of her works are filled with images that she did not realize she was painting. She invites viewers to take a second look at her art, maybe by moving back a step or two from the canvas.
“You will not see everything there on your first glance,” she writes.
The Hammonton Art Center is a member of the South Jersey Cultural Alliance and partners with the county library system by curating monthly exhibits highlighting member artists.
The Hammonton Branch of the library is located at 451 S. Egg Harbor Road, and the artwork can be viewed during regular library hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday.
For more information contact the library at 609-561-2264 or HammontonArtsCenter.org
The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College holds its Fall Season Opening Reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4, for its newest exhibitions: The Noyes Signature Artist Exhibition; Victor Grasso: Fable; Noise@Noyes: MOVIS; and John Pierce Barnes (1893-1954); plus a special site-specific installation by Karen Guancione. The public is invited to meet many of the artists while enjoying refreshments and live music. The Noyes is located at 733 Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township. Hours are: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, with extended hours to 8 p.m. Thursdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. 609-652-8848 or NoyesMuseum.org
Rae Jaffe is the featured artist at the new exhibit at Latz’s By the Bay Restaurant, 801 Bay Ave., Somers Point, running through Oct. 31. Information: 609-788-8838 or LatzsByTheBay.com; or 609-653-4991 or GreatBayArtGallery.com
The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College presents “Sacred Earth Designs,” an exhibition of photographic artwork by Liz Wuillermin, running to Nov. 17 at the Gallery at Seaview Resort, 401 South New York Road, Galloway Township. The Gallery at Seaview is free and open daily to the public. 855-894-8698 or noyesmuseum.org
Current exhibits at the Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College: “Signature Artist Exhibition,” runs through Nov. 24; “Victor Grasso: Fable,” runs through Jan. 5, 2014; “Noise@Noise: MOVIS,” runs through Jan. 12, 2014; “John Pierce Barnes (1893-1954),” runs through Jan. 26. The Noyes is located at 733 Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township. Hours are: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, with extended hours to 8 p.m. Thursdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. 609-652-8848 or NoyesMuseum.org
Cape May County
The Ocean City Fine Arts League opens its October show, “Abstract & Surreal,” with a meet the artist reception and awards presentation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11, at the Art on Asbury Gallery, 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. The event is free and light refreshment will be served. The exhibit runs through the end of October. The gallery is open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 609-814-0308 or OceanCityFineArtsLeague.org
Three new solo exhibits by Samuel Donovan, Penny Beck and Stan Sperlak open Oct. 5 at SOMA NewArt Gallery, located at 31 Perry St., Carpenters Square Mall, Cape May. The public is invited to an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, with extended hours to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 609-898-7488 or SomaGallery.net
The Ocean City Arts Center will accept entries for its Annual Juried Art Show, Oct. 14-29. All work may be for sale and will hang in the gallery throughout November. An awards ceremony, free and open to the public, will be held 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 8. Information: 609-399-7628 or OceanCityArtsCenter.org
Watercolor artist Marie Natale will hold a “Painting Animals in Watercolor” workshop Nov. 2, at Gloucester County College in Sewell. Class size is limited. Fees include breakfast and lunch. Information: 856-848-6424.
“The Paintings of Glenn Rudderow: Reflections on Nature,” solo exhibition and sale, to Oct. 6, at WheatonArts and Cultural Center, 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville, WheatonArts.org
The Jersey State Council on the Arts “Visual Arts Fellowship Showcase Exhibition 2013” runs through Nov. 1 at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, 120 Long Beach Blvd., Loveladies, Long Beach Island. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 609-494-1241 or LBIFoundation.org
Unshredded Nostalgia, 323 S. Main St., Route 9, Barnegat, announces its next poster exhibit, “Military, Movie and Theater: Pre-1930’s,” on Veteran’s Day weekend, Nov. 9. The exhibit runs through December. More than 75 posters are included in the display. Unshredded Nostalgia gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 609-660-2626 or 800-872-9990 or UnshreddedNostalgia.com
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. 609-597-3557 or PineShoresArtAssociation.org
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