Characters of myths and legends, painted with a dark twist are the subject of “Victor Grasso: Fable,” the newest exhibit by artist Victor Grasso currently on view at The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College in Galloway Township.
Grasso, known for his signature photorealistic style, will present an artist’s talk from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 26, at the gallery.
Of his new body of work, Grasso says in his artist’s notes, “Fable is both our fear and our lust. It is immediately appealing, stealing the air from one’s lungs as the paintings seduce the psyche.”
The 13 oil paintings in the exhibit are described as “dark, contemporary and slick.” Myths and legends such as Crazy Horse, Icarus and Aphrodite are represented, but Grasso’s interpretations of them are from a different viewpoint.
Viewers are invited to an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4, with the artist in attendance. The exhibit runs to Jan. 5, 2014.
The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College is located at 733 Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township. Hours are: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with extended hours until 8 p.m. Thursdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. 609-652-8848 or NoyesMuseum.org
Ocean City Fine Arts League announces the winners of its September tree-themed show: First place: Marilyn Brent, of Linwood; Second place: Patricia Boyd, of Avalon; Honorable mentions: Wanda Kline, Ocean City; Deb Spinella, Mays Landing; Diane Brown, Somers Point, and Karen Haverland, Northfield. All art is for sale and supports local artists. The show hangs through September. The gallery is located at 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. Hours are: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday. Information call 609-814-0308 or go to OceanCityFineArtsLeague.org
Mary Catherine DeMarco will exhibit her art work through October at the Hammonton Branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 451 Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton. Demarco is a founding member of the Hammonton Arts Center. The exhibit can be viewed during regular library hours. 609-561-2264.
Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton, announced the winners for the “Drawing & 3 Dimensional Recycled Art Juried Exhibit,” on display to Sept. 28. The exhibit is free and open to the public and all artwork is available for purchase. First Place: Dominic Martelli, Sicklerville; Second Place: Charles Branigan, Greenbank; Third Place: George Perez, Vineland; Honorable Mentions: June Mahana and Lynne Norick. HammontonAartsCenter.org
Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton, is accepting entries for its October 2013 Annual Juried Photography Exhibit. The exhibit is open to all artists. All work must be hand delivered to the Hammonton Arts Center by Saturday, Sept. 28 during gallery hours. For Information go to HammontonArtsCenter.org
Accent Gallery and 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 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 go to 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 go to LatzsByTheBay.com; or 609-653-4991 or go to GreatBayArtGallery.com
The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College presents its “Signature Artists” exhibit through Nov. 24, with an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4. The annual exhibition showcases the work of 30 artists throughout the region in mixed media, painting, sculpture, ceramics and fiber compositions. 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
Cape May County
“The Artful Shore” photography exhibit by Kathy Fallon opens Sept. 26 with an artist’s reception beginning 6 p.m. at The Saltwater Cafe, at South Jersey Marina on Schellenger’s Landing, Cape May. The exhibit is a partnership with Gail Pierson Gallery. The public is invited and light refreshments will be served. For information regarding hours contact the cafe at 609-884-2403.
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 go to SomaGallery.net
The Ocean City Arts Center will accept entries for its Annual Juried Art Show Oct. 14 to 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
The Lower Township Library, 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas, will feature the work of local artist Catherine Bosna during the month of September. The library is a branch of the Cape May County Library system, open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. 609-886-8999.
The Cape May Artists Cooperative Gallery features three of its members’ work during the month of September. Sharing the spotlight are artists Barbara Colosi with porcelain painting and handmade jewelry, Eliza Dietz with wearable art, and photographer Joe Evangelista. The Artists’ Coop is located in the West End Garage, 484 W. Perry St., Cape May. Call 609-770-8261 for information.
Painters Patricia Neville and Linda Pendrak, both members of the Cape May Artists’ Cooperative Gallery, exhibit works during the month of September at The Mad Batter Restaurant, in the Carroll Villa Hotel, 19 Jackson St., Cape May. The restaurant is open daily. For information call 609-884-5970.
Photographs and mixed media works by Glynnis Reed are exhibited at the Ocean City Arts Center, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City, to Sept. 30. The Center is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 609-399-7628 or OceanCityArtsCenter.org
“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. A reception for the participating artists will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 27. 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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