Twelve independent resident artists of the Hammonton Artist Studios are featured in the month-long invitational exhibit, "The New Artists in Town," opening Friday, Jan. 4, at the Hammonton Arts Center.

An opening reception for the exhibit takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments for the evening will be provided by Atlantic Cape Community College's Culinary School.

The Hammonton Artist Studios is the newest art space located in the downtown business section that houses professional and emerging artists from the region. The artists work in their spaces, which are open to the public for studio tours on Third Thursdays.

Resident artists whose work will be displayed during the exhibit are Charles Arsenault, painting; Liz Azzolina, painting; Lauren Marie Birchtold, illustration; Stephen Garrity, painting and assemblage; Diane Grimes, painting and video; Amy Iverson, jewelry and painting; Brenda Kele, ceramics; E.B. Lewis, illustration; Glynnis Reed, photo collage and mixed media; John Toothman, painting/mixed media and jewelry; Nicole Rae Vivirito, painting; and Patricia Walker, painting.

The exhibit continues through Jan. 30.

The Hammonton Arts Center is located at 219 Bellevue Ave. Call 609-567-5360 or go to or call the Noyes Museum Shop in Hammonton at 609-561-8006.

Atlantic County

•The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, 733 Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township, presents an artist talk 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10 by professional photographer Bill Horin. He will present examples of work and discuss his techniques for lighting and composition. Admission: $5 adults, $4 seniors and students, Stockton students free. Call 609-652-8848 or go to

•The award-winning scenic photography of Leslie LoSasso will exhibit through January at the Hammonton Branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 451 Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton. LoSasso is a member of "Focal Point" photography group of the Hammonton Arts Center. Library hours are 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

•Stan Sperlack pastel workshop, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 19, Hammonton Arts Center 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton, for students from beginner to advance. Fee for the workshop is $95. Registration forms available at the HAC Gallery or

•Currently on exhibit at The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, located at 733 Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township: Associate Artists Exhibit, through SundayJan. 6; "Feast for the Eyes: The Art of Food," through Jan. 13; "Dendrology: The Nature of Trees," through Jan. 20; "Finding Home: Seth Camm," through Jan. 27. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, with extended hours until 8 p.m. Thursdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. Stockton students receive free admission. 609-652-8848 or go to

•Artwork by members of the Ocean City Fine Arts League is exhibited at Shore Medical Center's Surgical Pavilion through March 2013. In addition to the Art on Asbury works, a special wall is dedicated to the artwork created by the Arc of Atlantic County students and their teachers. The surgical pavilion gallery is located on the medical center's second-floor lobby, on the corner of Brighton and Bay avenues, in Somers Point. Call the Ocean City Fine Arts League at 609-814-0308 or go to

Cape May County

•"Celebrating Community Service: Black Fraternal, Social and Civic Organizations of Cape May County," a new exhibit at Carriage House Gallery, runs Jan. 19 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

•Ocean City Arts Center will host an exhibition of new paintings to mark the 100th anniversary of the Ocean City Fishing Club, kicking off with an artists' reception 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 11, at the Arts Center gallery, 735 Simpson Ave. The exhibit runs through January. Paintings are for sale. Go to

•Ocean City Arts Center winter classes begin Monday, Jan. 7. To view list of available classes call 609-399-7628 or go to The Ocean City Arts Center is located at 1735 Simpson Ave.

•"Nature and Art," the final show of the 2012 season at William Ris Gallery, on exhibit through January. Featuring works by painters Glenn Redderow, Kim Weiland, Anthony Rudisill, David Ahlsted, Paula Waterman, Stan Sperlak and Ron Orlando. The gallery is located at 9400 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. Call 609-368-6361 or go to

Ocean County

•"Anthony Migliaccio & Plein Air Paintings," exhibits Tuesday, Jan. 8, to Jan. 31, at Ocean County College Arts & Community Center Gallery, main campus, College Drive, Toms River. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public. Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays when classes are in session. Call 732-255-0500.

•Artists from Pine Shores Art Association exhibit through January at the Stafford Library, 129 N. Main St., Manahawkin. Art is available for purchase. Call Pine Shores at 609-597-3557 or the library at 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. Call 609-597-3557 or

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