Ocean Galleries in Stone Harbor kicks off the summer exhibit season with a collection of Impressionism artwork over Memorial Day weekend featuring the artwork of Alexandre and Emmanuel Renoir, the great grandsons of Pierre-Auguste Rernoir.
"Renoir: A Legacy" opens Thursday, May 23, and runs through June 2.
The limited run exhibit includes a rare collection of oil paintings, lithographs, etchings and drypoints by the featured artists, as well as selected works from the Master himself, Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Works by Impressionist artists Camille Pissarro, Mary Cassatt, Paul C�zanne, Jean Vollet, Edgar Degas and others are included in the exhibit.
The gallery will host open receptions with both Alexandre and Emmanuel Renoir from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 24, Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26. As a special feature, Alexandre Renoir will paint for visitors during the receptions. Additionally, both Alexandre and Emmanuel will provide curatorial lectures and insight into the collection of paintings by the Renoir family.
"We are delighted to welcome Alexandre and Emmanuel to the gallery," said Kim Miller, owner of Ocean Galleries. "It is amazing to hear firsthand knowledge of their great-grandfather's artwork as well as stories about the Renoir family. Alexandre and Emmanuel have inherited the family passion and talent for extraordinary art."
Born in Cagnes Sur Mer in the south of France, Alexandre Renoir grew up surrounded by art and artists. In addition to his formal education, he also attended classes at the Alberta Museum on Aboriginal Arts and Crafts, garnering experience in sculpture, pottery, woodworking, stone carving, commercial art, photography and painting. His first serious artistic venture was with jewelry design, gemology, and goldsmithing. His drawing abilities didn't emerge, however, until years later when his brother gave him some drawing paper and challenged him to draw with charcoal.
Emmanuel Renoir was born in Monaco. His early years were greatly influenced by his grandfather Claude, "Coco," who was a painter, sculptor and potter. Although Emmanuel's artistic career started early, only recently, did he decide to commit to his creative side full time.
Admission to Ocean Galleries is free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily during the summer season. Call 609-368-7777 or visit OceanGalleries.com
•The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township, will hold its summer season opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. June 7, for its new exhibitions: Victorian New Jersey: Photographs by Guillermo Thorn; Fred Noyes: Selections from the Permanent Collection; Wild Worlds: Lori Field, Brian Meunier, Sally McInerney; and Margery Amdur. $5 adults, $4 students and seniors, members free. 609-652-8848 or NoyesMuseum.org
•"Belles, Beaches, and Boardwalks: 19th Century Photography," slide lecture by Kate Ogden, 11 a.m. June 12, at The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township, in conjunction with the exhibit "Victorian New Jersey: Photographs by Guillermo Thorn." Regular admission applies. 609-652-8848 or Noyesmuseum.org
•"Lavanderia: The Art of the Clothesline," runs to June 22 at Great Bay Gallery, 829 Bay Ave., Somers Point. The exhibit, by Bala Cynwyd resident Ellensue Spicer-Jacobson, is a photographic tribute to the Italian approach to hanging laundry. A free "Meet the Photographer" reception will be held 2 to 4 p.m. June 2 and open to the public. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; summer hours starting June 26: 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, 3 to 9 p.m. Saturdays. 609-653-4991 or GreatBayArtGallery.com
•The Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton, is calling for entries for its Juried Exhibit of Floral Art, running June 4 - 29. The exhibit is open to all artists. Entry forms available at the HAC gallery or HammontonArtsCenter.org
•The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College hosts the following exhibits: "Pat Witt: Art Spirit," through May 26; "Victorian New Jersey: Photographs by Guillermo Thorn," to Sept. 2, with an opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. June 7; "Celebrating Fred Noyes," May 27-Sept. 23; "Wild Worlds: Lori Field, Brian Meunier, Sally McInerney," May 31-Sept. 2; Margery Amdur, June 7-Sept. 8. 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. 609-652-8848 or NoyesMuseum.org
•Peter Ehlinger will exhibit at the Hammonton Branch of the Atlantic County Library System throughout May. The library is located at 451 Egg Harbor Road. Ehlinger works in watercolors with pen and ink and the majority of his works are Asian-influenced. 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. 609-561-2264 or 609-567-5360 or HammontonArtsCenter.org
• The 17th Annual Juried Exhibit of Fine Art runs to June 1, at Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. Awards were given to: George Perez, Vineland, first place; Debra Miller, Hammonton, second place; John Irwin, Folsom, third place. Admission to the gallery is free. Hours are: 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday; 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday (open to 8 p.m. on Third Thursday); 1 to 5 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 609-561-8006 or HammontonArtsCenter.org
•Artist Giovanni Casadei will conduct "Alla Prima" Landscape Oil Painting Workshop 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 8, 9 at Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. The class is recommended for intermediate students. Registration fee $200. Go to HammontonArtsCenter.org
•Deb Spinella exhibits oils and pastels in, "An Artist's Journey: Looking Up and Beyond," running through July, in the upstairs gallery of Latz's By the Bay Restaurant, 801 Bay Ave., Somers Point. 609-788-8838 or LatzsByTheBay.com; or Great Bay Gallery at 609-653-4991, GreatBayArtGallery.com
•"Sum of All Parts," featuring the sculptures of six different artists, runs to July 28 at The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, Kramer Hall campus, 30 Front St., Hammonton. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays; 1 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. 609-652-8848 or NoyesMuseum.org
•The Accent Gallery and the William Ris Gallery collaborated on a new exhibit that can be viewed through the summer in the Surgical Pavilion Public Gallery of Shore Medical Center in Somers Point. Contact William Ris Gallery at 609-368-6361.
•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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•"Artful Escape: A Collection of Photographs by Frank Smith," will exhibit through June 2, at Accent Gallery, 956 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. An artist's reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 25 and the public is invited. Hours are: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. 609-398-3577 or AccentGallery.com
•Plein air painter Mary Ann Kline exhibits her landscapes at the Ocean City Arts Center in May. The Ocean City Arts Center is located at 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. 609-399-7628.
•The Ocean City Fine Arts League exhibits its May show, "Shadows," throughout May. The gallery is located at 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. 609-814-0308 or OceanCityFineArtsLeague.org
•SOMA NewArt Gallery opens its 2013 exhibition season with three solo exhibits by Marie Natale, Leslie Martel and Carol King Hood. The exhibit runs to June 9. The gallery is located at Carpenters Square Mall, 31 Perry St., Cape May. Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily beginning May 24. 609-898-7488 or SomaNewArtGallery.net
•The William Ris Gallery, 9400 Second Ave., Stone Harbor, opens its 2013 exhibition season June 29 with a reception for artists John Safrit, Jeff Gola and Judith Rosenthal. 609-368-6361 or WilliamRis.com
•"Offering," a new concrete sculpture by artist Katherine Stanek, can be viewed through the summer on the grounds of Saint Mary's Episcopal Church, 9425 Third Ave., Stone Harbor. The placement of the sculpture is the result of a collaboration between Stanek, the William Ris Gallery which represents the artist, and the church.
•"Recent Paintings," a series of works by South Jersey painter Amanda McCutcheon, on exhibit to Friday, May 24, at Gallery 50, Inc., 50 East Commerce St., Bridgeton. 856-575-0090 or Gallery50.org
•Exhibits running to June 16 at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, 22 N. High St., Millville: North Gallery - solo show by Jeff Downey featuring 2-D action paintings with 3-D paper sculptures; Witt Gallery - glass artist Max Lefko-Everette; Artists' Alcove - works by Doris Botts and Marianne Bagliani. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays to Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, extended to 9 p.m. Third Fridays. 856-327-4500 or RRCArts.com
•The Art House Gallery, 182 North Main St., Manahawkin, hosts its final exhibition, "Three Artists," from June 1-30, with an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. June 1. The three main gallery spaces will each have a solo showing of local art: contemporary handcrafted furniture by John Richie in Gallery I; monotypes by Diane Tomash in Gallery II; and paintings by Samantha Palmeri in Gallery III. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. 609-978-4ART or ArtHouseGallery.net
•"No Man is an Island," on view through May 26, at The Art House Gallery, located at 182 North Main St., Manahawkin. 609-978-4ART or ArtHouseGallery.net
•Mother and daughter artists Alison and Tara Amelchenko exhibit their works to May 31 at Ocean County College Arts and Community Center Gallery, main campus, College Drive, Toms River. Admission to the gallery is free. Upcoming exhibits: Ocean County Senior Citizens Art Exhibit, June 1 to 26; Salomon Kodoche, July 1 to Aug. 30. Gallery hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays when classes are in session. 732-255-0500.
•Pine Shores Art Association May-June exhibit features artists Harriet Fink, Lee Fricke and Rosemary Glass. The exhibit can be seen at the Stafford Library, 129 N. Main St., Manahawkin. 609-596-3557 or 609-597-3381.
•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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