Nature photographer Christine Peck, who is just as comfortable behind a lens as she is a computer screen, will introduce new works she created in pop-art motifs during this month's exhibit at the Cape May Artists Cooperative gallery, opening Friday, Oct. 7.
Peck, who lives in Cape May Court House, enjoys traveling and recording those travels with her photography.
"I like photography more than any other medium because of the technology that can be used with photographs," she says.
Some of the pieces on display from a new trip to California include views from the Griffith Observatory and Big Sur. Peck produces each piece herself, from the printing to the framing.
Along with Peck, the Artists Co-op also will exhibit metal-smith jeweler Phil Dietz, who specializes in designing with keshi pearls, and fabric artist Lisa Bernstein, whose speciality is turning old, unwanted sweaters into wearable art such as hats or messenger bags.
The public can meet the featured artists from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, during a reception at the gallery. The reception is part of the city-wide Second Sunday Gallery Walk, a partnership of the Artists Co-op, Gail Pierson Gallery, Splash, SOMA NewArt Gallery, Spiritcatcher Gallery and Mad Batter Restaurant. Light refreshments will be served at each gallery.
The Artists Co-op is located in the West End Garage, 484 W. Perry St., Cape May, where walking maps to each destination gallery are available. For more information, call 609-770-8261.
•"Nearly Naked," a new, monthly series of live drawing sessions with models, will begin at Firewaters Bar at Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City. The kick-off event will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, and feature pinup-style costumes for Halloween. There is an entry fee of $10, and artists should bring their own materials. A light buffet also will be served to all who participate. Reservations required. Call Sue Daly at 609-641-5330 or e-mail email@example.com
•"Refuge: Robert Lach," a work of larger-than-life nest installations, will be on display Friday, Oct. 7, to Jan. 8 at the Noyes Museum of Art of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, located in Galloway Township. An opening reception with the artist in attendance is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28. Regular admission, members and Stockton students free. 609-652-8848 or www.noyesmuseum.org
•The Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., will host an opening reception for the Juried Fine Crafts Exhibit Thursday, Oct. 6. The event is free. On Friday, Oct. 7, the public is invited to participate in an open studio where they can watch and create as artists work. www.hammontonartscenter.org
•Victoria Papale will present a free lecture 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, at the Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. Her talk and demonstration will be on "Tetrachromy," a painting technique used by the artists of the Classic and Hellenistic periods in Greece. The lecture also is an introduction to the Nov. 12 workshop "Portraiture in the Four Earth Tones," conducted by Papale. Tuition for the Nov. 12 workshop is $65 nonmembers, $60 members. www.hammontonartscenter.org
•The works of landscape and nature photographer Albert Horner will be on exhibit through Monday, Oct. 10, at Casciano Coffee Bar & Sweetery, 212 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. 609-561-2600 or www.cascianocoffee.com
•Artist Donna Elias will be showing her work and signing prints and posters of her watercolor painting, "The 2011 Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey," Oct. 15 and 16 at Absecon Lighthouse, 31 S. Rhode Island Ave., Atlantic City, in celebration of Lighthouse Challenge weekend. http://www.lighthousechallengenj.org" target= "_blank">www.lighthousechallengenj.org
•Robin D'Adamo will exhibit her work throughout October at the Atlantic County West Library, 451 Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton. The exhibit is sponsored by the Hammonton Arts Center. D'Adamo currently teaches art at Pleasantville High School. For library hours, call 609-561-2264.
•The Atlantic City Art Center will show the works of Peter Echlinger, J. Michael Smith and Michael Waters through Oct 22. A meet-the-artists reception will be held 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. The Art Center is located on Garden Pier at New Jersey Avenue and the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Free admission. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 609-347-5837.
•Award-winning master watercolorist Alex Alampi returns to The Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 22, with a new workshop, "Working from Photographs." Tuition is $75 nonmembers, $70 HAC members. Registration forms are available at www.hammontonartscenter.org
•The Noyes Museum of Art of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey presents an exhibition of works from its Signature Artists through Nov. 27. The gallery is located on Lily Lake Road, off Route 9, Galloway Township. Admission is $4 adults, $3 seniors and students, free to museum members. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, until 8 p.m. Thursdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Closed all major holidays. 609-652-8848 or www.noyesmuseum.org
Cape May County
•Collage artist Lois Adam is the featured artist at the Ocean City Art Center through Oct. 30. A free meet-the-artist reception will be held 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 14. The Ocean City Arts Center is located at 1734 Simpson Ave., Ocean City. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. 609-399-7628 or www.oceancityartscenter
•The Ocean City Fine Arts Gallery presents the October competition and exhibition, themed: "Interiors," through Oct. 31. Featured are original works by local artisans. There will be a meet-the-artist reception and awards presentation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14, at the Gallery on Asbury Avenue. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free. 609-814-0308 or http://www.oceancityfineartsleague.org">www.oceancityfineartsleague.org
•Ocean Galleries welcomes Philadelphia-based artist William Ressler for a one-day exhibition noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, featuring paintings of local scenes on regional nautical charts. The nautical charts in the paintings feature the intercoastal waterways from Little Egg Inlet to Hereford Inlet. The show is free. Ocean Galleries is located at 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 609-368-8877 or http://www.oceangalleries.com/" target= "_blank">www.oceangalleries.com
•"Go Phillies!," original watercolor and giclee prints by artist David Coolidge, are showing and available for sale at William Ris Gallery, 9400 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. 609-368-6361.
•Cape May Artists Cooperative will feature the work of members Eliza Dietz, Barbara Hoepp and Anita Roth through Friday, Oct. 7. The Artists Co-op gallery is located at the West End Garage, 484 W. Perry St., Cape May, and is open daily. 609-770-8261.
•The Cape May County Art League's Annual Members Only Show will open Friday, Oct. 7, at the Mad Batter, 19 Jackson St., Cape May. The show will run through Nov. 8. An artists reception is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, during the Second Sunday Gallery Walk. 609-884-5970.
•"All About the Light," new pastel paintings by Stan Sperlak, runs to Oct. 17 at SOMA NewArt Gallery, located in Carpenters Square Mall, 31 Perry St., Cape May. Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 609-898-7488 or www.somagallery.net
•Matt Lively's "New York" exhibit will run through Oct. 30 at The Gail Pierson Gallery, 658 Washington St., Cape May. Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. 609-884-2585 or http://www.gailpiersongallery.com">www.gailpiersongallery.com
•"Celebrate Cape May - Watercolors by Marie Natale," special tribute to the history and legends of the Chalfonte Hotel, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through October, at the Chalfonte Hotel, 301 Howard St., Cape May. Admission is free. All art work available for purchase. www.chalfonte.com
•Sluice Creek Gallery will host the wildlife art exhibit, "Native Species," through Oct. 31, at its gallery in the Cape May Bird Observatory, 600 Route 47 N ., in Goshen. 609-861-0700.
Cumberland County and Points West
•Exhibits by The New Jersey American Artists Professional League Inc. and The Society of New Jersey Artists are featured at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts until Oct. 15. The RRCArts is located at 22 N. High St., Millville. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 856-327-4500 or visit http://www.rrcarts.com" target= "_blank">www.rrcarts.com
•"Cycles and Symbols: Nature in Glass," on display at the Museum of American Glass, WheatonArts, 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville, to Oct. 16. $10 adults, $9 seniors, $7 students, and free for children five and younger. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800 or http://www.wheatonarts.org/" target= "_blank">www.wheatonarts.org
•Stockton Professor Kate Nearpass Ogden will speak on the topic, "Abstract Expressionism-Willem De Kooning and Friends at the Museum of Modern Art," at a free lecture 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, at the Stafford Township Library. The lecture is sponsored by the Pine Shore Art Association. Preceding the lecture, at 6 p.m., is an artists reception to honor Glenys Baulderstone and Danny Ng, whose artwork will remain at the library's gallery during October. 609-597-3557 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 www.pineshoresartassociation.org
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