As a little girl, Allison Heyman used to watch her grandmother, Mays Landing photographer Judith Heyman, as she took pictures of people and places. Inspired, she grew up to follow her grandmother's art form.
Today the two women are both members of the Focal Point photography group of the Hammonton Arts Center. Their works are part of a joint exhibit on display through the rest of the month at the Hammonton Branch of the Atlantic County Library System.
Judith Heyman, who belongs to multiple photo clubs and has won numerous awards, says she loves to travel and take portraits of people she meets. Allison Heyman shares the family passion of travel, capturing her favorite scenes and locations on film.
The gallery at the library rotates exhibits on a monthly basis and is sponsored by the HAC.
The library is located at 451 Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For more information call the library at 609-561-2264 or the Hammonton Arts Center at 609-567-5360 or go to www.hammontonartscenter.org.
•Doctors' with Hidden Talents art show, featuring artistic creations by area physicians, on display through December, Milton and Betty Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate, includes fine arts, photography, ceramics, pen and ink drawings, sculpture, many items for sale. 609-335-6390 or 609-822-1167, ext. 122, or www.jccatlantic.org
•The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, Associate Artists Exhibit, on display through Jan. 6. The museum is located at 733 Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township. Admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors and students. Stockton students receive free admission. www.noyesmuseum.org or 609-652-8848.
•The Hammonton Arts Center juried exhibit of fine art, Hammonton Arts Center Gallery, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. The "Capture the Light" runs through Dec. 29. A reception and awards presentation will be held 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14. Refreshments will be served. Artists wishing to submit works can contact the gallery at www.hammontonartscenter.org
•Currently on exhibit at The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, located at 733 Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township: "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. Call 609-652-8848 or go to www.noyesmuseum.org
•"101 Quilts," new exhibit at the African American Heritage Museum of Southern NJ, runs to Dec. 15. The museum is located at the Martin Luther King Center, 661 Jackson Road, Newtonville. Admission is free, donations accepted. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays by appointment. Call 609-704-5495 or go to www.aahmsng.org
•A new exhibit by Phyllis C. London, "18 Collected Images," featuring watercolors, acrylics and giclee prints, can be seen through December in the upstairs gallery of Latz's By The Bay Restaurant, 801 Bay Ave., Somers Point. Call 609-788-8838 or go to www.LatzsByTheBay.com. Call Great Bay Gallery at 609-653-4991.
•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 oceancityfineartsleague.org
Cape May County
•Ocean City Arts Center winter classes begin Jan. 7. To view list of available classes call 609-399-7628 or go to www.oceancityartscenter.org. The Ocean City Arts Center is located at 1735 Simpson Ave. The center will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 18, through Jan. 1.
•Oil paintings by Rosalie Hettenbach displayed at A Ca Mia restaurant, 524 Washington Street Mall, Cape May, through December. Call 609-465-6008.
•"Holiday Artists Marketplace," to Dec. 22, at Harbor Gallery, located at the Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., featuring works with a focus on nature. All art is original and for sale, with a portion of sales supporting the Nature Center. 609- 898-8848.
•"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 www.williamris.com
Cumberland County and West
•Gallery 50, Inc., 50 East Commerce St., Bridgeton, "Holiday Shoppe" featuring more than 70 artists and crafters, on display through Dec. 28, main gallery. The window exhibit is "Mummers on Parade," a collection of Mummer's costumes from Fralinger String Band member John Wernega. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Call 856- 575-0090 or go to www.gallery50.org
•""Samantha Palmeri: New Paintings," on exhibit to Dec. 31, at the Art House Gallery, located at 182 N. Main St., Manahawkin. The gallery is open year round. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Call 609-978-4278 or go to www.arthousegallery.net
•"Anthony Migliaccio & Plein Air Paintings," Ocean County College Arts & Community Center Gallery, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, through January. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public. Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday; 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 www.pineshoresartassociation.org
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