The nature photography of James Adam Taylor and his method of "photo transfers" is featured at the Ocean City Arts Center during February.

Taylor, a resident of Williamstown, began creating photo transfers while a student at Rowan University in 2003.

The process of photo transfers involves moving an image from its original surface to a secondary one, and Taylor makes use of materials such as birch wood and note paper in his finished products.

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For this exhibit, Taylor chose to highlight the outdoors with images of mountains, star-filled skies and various foliage.

"The subject matter I focused on for this show is what you may see if you were to travel this country to spend time in remote and rural places," Taylor noted.

All of the photographs are for sale and prices range from $100 to $600, with most pieces about $200.

The public is invited to meet Taylor and view his work at a free reception from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10. The exhibit remains in the gallery until Wednesday, Feb. 29.

The Arts Center is located in the Library Community Center, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. For more information call 609-399-7628 or go to

Atlantic County

•The annual African American Art Show featuring the works of Romare Bearden will be open to the public 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, in the Atrium of the Atlantic County Building (enter through the Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave.), Atlantic City. The free event features guest lecturer Dr. Teresa Reed, "Jazz and Blues in the Artistic Life of Romare Bearden," and live jazz music. For information call 609-576-9188.

•The Juried 3-D Art Show by the Hammonton Arts Center runs to Feb. 21. For information call 609-567-5360 or go to

•"Atlantic City Portraits of a People" photo exhibit runs through February at the Free Public Library in celebration of Black History Month. The exhibit features photos of six of the city's influential African-American couples and also 100-year-old charcoal portraits of the Pettijohn family. Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3115, for exhibit viewing hours.

•The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey's new Art Gallery presents its inaugural exhibition through Feb. 22, with new work by the Visual Arts faculty and recent paintings by David Ahlsted. The gallery is located in L-wing, adjacent to the Performing Arts Center, and is free and open to the public. For information call 609-652-4214 or go to

Cape May County

•Advanced art students from Lower Cape May Regional High School present the third-annual student art show, "Portrayal of a Portrait," on display through February at The Mad Batter Restaurant, 19 Jackson St., Cape May. There will be an opening reception to meet the student artists and teacher Patricia Neville from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 12.

•The Second Sunday Gallery Walk featuring area artisans takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 12 in Cape May. The monthly event is a partnership of the Artists Co-op, Gail Pierson Gallery, Splash and the Mad Batter Restaurant. The public is invited to take the walking tour and meet the artists at each venue. Maps are provided and light refreshments will be served at each gallery. For more information call 609-770-8261.

•Members of the Cape May County Art League will exhibit their works at Kindle Auto Plaza from Feb. 17 to 20. An artists reception will be held 6 to 9 p.m. opening night. Light refreshments will be served. Kindle Auto Plaza is located at 525 Stone Harbor Blvd., Cape May Court House. For information call 888-826-3596 or go to

Cumberland County and West

•Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Glasstown Road, Millville, offers free admission to the Museum of American Glass during its winter operating schedule in February and March. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The current exhibit is: "Pioneers of American Studio Glass: Edris Eckhardt, Maurice Heaton, Frances and Michael Higgins." For information about Wheaton Arts, call 800-998-4552 or 856-825-6800 or go to

•Four new exhibitions are displayed at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts through Saturday, Feb. 11. The Witt Gallery exhibits the RRCA's 16 juried Center Artists; the Associate Artist Alcove features work from Rik Viola; and the Atrium features students from the EXCEL program in Bridgeton. The RRCA is located at 22 N. High St., Bridgeton. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. For information go to or call 856-327-4500.

Ocean County

•The Pine Shores Art Association's annual Student Art Show exhibits through February at the PSAA gallery, located at 94 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin. The show is the only opportunity to see art work created in the workshops and classes offered through the year. The gallery is open to the public through February from 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays, 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, and 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays. For information call 609-597-3557 or

•Ocean County College Arts & Community Center Gallery, located on the Main Campus, College Drive, in Toms River, offers the following exhibits, free and open to the public: to Feb. 10 - Ali Botein Furrevig, prints of original oils; Feb. 13 to March 16 -Ocean County Teen Arts Festival Exhibit; April 2 to 30 - Photography of Hutch Martin; May 7 to 31- Artist Judi Gilden & Students. For information and hours call 732-255-0500.

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


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