As an artist, educator, writer and lecturer, Curlee Raven Holton is aware of the fact that there are areas of human life that many find uncomfortable to look at.

His latest solo exhibit at The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College in Galloway Township, explores these concerns for humanity, the African-American experience and contemporary issues.

“In the Shadow of Contemplation,” opening Friday, Jan. 24, is a collection of prints, paintings and drawings that span several decades.

The exhibit represents personal and universal struggles, which the artist presents through dramatic use of color, symbolism and figurative representations, according to gallery notes.

Holton is a master printmaker and has taught printmaking and African-American art history at Lafayette College since 1991.

He is also founding director of the Experimental Printmaking Institute at Lafayette College.

The artist has exhibited his work professionally for more than 25 years, both nationally and internationally, including The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art and Egypt’s international Biennale.

An opening reception with the artist in attendance is scheduled 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, and the public is invited. The show runs through May 18.

The Noyes will host an Artist Talk with Holton on April 1, with a time still to be determined. He will also lead a Teacher’s Workshop at The Noyes on April 2.

The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College is located at 733 Lily Lake Road, in the Oceanville section of Galloway Township. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays, with extended hours Thursdays until 8 p.m.; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for students and seniors.

For more information call 609-652-8848 or go to NoyesMuseum.org

Atlantic County

The Hammonton Arts Center announces the winners for its “All Media Juried Exhibit.” First place: Peter Ehlinger, of Haddonfield, “Homage to Tiffany;” Second place: Gary Moore, Hammonton, “Steel Ride;” Third Place: Robin D’Adamo, Somers Point, “Nor’easter.” The public is invited to view the exhibit through March 1 at the HAC Gallery, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m Saturdays. All works available for purchase. Go to HammontonArtsCenter.org

Somers Point artist Carol Zerbe will exhibit her collection of watercolors entitled “Light and Location,” Feb. 1 to April 30, in the second-level gallery of Latz’s By the Bay Restaurant, 801 Bay Ave., Somers Point. A reception to meet the artist will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, with light refreshments. The exhibit is free and open to the public. All of the works are for sale. Information: 609-788-8838 or LatzsByTheBay.com or contact Great Bay Gallery, 829 Bay Ave., Somers Point, 609-653-4991 or GreatBayArtGallery.com

Meed Barnett, a member of the Hammonton Arts Center, will exhibit her work throughout the month of February at the Hammonton Branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 451 Egg Harbor Road Hammonton. The works can be viewed during regular library hours. Go to HammontonArtsCenter.org

John Irwin is the Hammonton Arts Center featured artist of the month for the February. His award winning watercolors are on exhibit at the HAC Gallery, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. Go to HammontonArtsCenter.org

“Imagination Creations,” children’s art class for ages 5 to 12, offered 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, 733 Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township. Cost: $5 child, $5 adult, includes materials. Registration deadline Jan. 24. 609-652-8848 or go to

Spring Art Classes by Hammonton Arts Center 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton, currently registering. Go to HammontonArtsCenter.org

Robert V. Ryan is featured in a solo exhibit through Friday, Jan. 24, at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton College, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City. The show is presented by the Atlantic City Arts Center. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, Wednesdays through Sundays. Admission is free. 609-626-3805.

n Roseann Metrinko and Richard Bailey, members of the Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., will exhibit their work throughout the month of January at the Hammonton Branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 451 Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton. The exhibit can be viwed during regular library hours. Go to HammontonArtsCenter.org

Current exhibits at the Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College: “John Pierce Barnes (1893-1954),” runs through Sunday, Jan. 26; “Eric Schultz: Man and the Machine,” through May 11; “Curlee Raven Holton: In the Shadow of Contemplation,” Friday, Jan. 24, through May 18; “Fabio Mazzieri: Memory of Material,” Jan. 31 through May 4; “Peggy Fox and Nancy Staub Laughlin,” Feb. 7 through April 6. 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 go to NoyesMuseum.org

Holtzman Gallery, 5301 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor, hosts its first solo artist exhibition featuring the works of artist Lance Balderson. The show runs through February. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; and Sundays by appointment. 609-822-8482 or go to HoltzmanGallery.com

“Baby It’s Cold Outside,” the latest exhibit from artists at the Galloway Cultural Arts Center, runs through March 15. Works can be seen at the Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Branch, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, during regular library hours. The GCAC is conducting a membership drive. Information: 609-342-7435 or info@gallowayculturalarts.org

The Art Gallery at Shore Medical Center, located on the second floor of the Surgical Pavilion, in Somers Point, showcases the works from a trio of local artists: Paul Harrington, of Linwood; Katherine Mott, of Somers Point; and Frank Smith, of Ocean City. Free parking will be available in Shore’s self-park garage located along Medical Center Way. The works will hang in the gallery until spring. For more information about the Shore Medical Center Art Gallery call 609-653-3250.

Cape May County

The Ocean City Fine Arts League is accepting submissions for the February “Hues of Yellow” competition and exhibition. Entries can be dropped off through Feb. 5 at the Art on Asbury gallery, 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. A reception and awards presentation takes place Friday, Feb. 14, and the show runs through the end of February. Information: 609-814-0308 or go to OceanCityFineArtsLeague.org

n Photographer Kevin Husta of Hammonton brings his photographs of the docked SS United States passenger ship to the Ocean City Arts Center throughout February. A “Meet the Artist” reception will be held 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 7. The Ocean City Arts Center is located in the Community Center at 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City. 609-399-7628 or go to OceanCityArtsCenter.org

Artist Wanda Kline exhibits her work at the Ocean City Arts Center through Jan. 31. The Ocean City Arts Center is located in the 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. Go to OceanCityArtsCenter.org

n An exhibit of new works by local artist David Ahlsted runs through March at William Ris Gallery, 9400 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. The exhibit is titled, “Birds At Home.” Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays through Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. 609-368-6361 or go to WilliamRis.com

Ocean County

The Pine Shores Art Association exhibits works by Marilyn Flagler to Jan. 28. In addition to watercolor and pen and ink drawings, Flagler recently starting working in oils and pastels. The PSAA gallery is located at 94 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin. 609-597-3557 or go to PineShoresArtAssociation.org

n February Pastel Workshop, with Linda Coulter, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 6, 13, Pine Shores Art Association, 94 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin, $50 members, $75 nonmembers, all levels welcome. 609-294-3165.

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