South Jersey residents can view a collection of rare artwork by Surrealists Salvador Dali and Joan Miro when Ocean Galleries in Stone Harbor opens its limited-run exhibition Thursday, March 28, featuring the two Spanish masters.
"Poetic Visions: Dali and Miro" includes graphic works, lithographs, etchings and sculptures by the two artists, as well as works by other noteworthy visionaries such as Pablo Picasso.
The exhibition runs through April 6. The gallery will host special guest receptions 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 29 and 30, and April 5 and 6.
Dali (1904-1989) and Miro (1893-1983) are considered two of the world's most revered and respected artists and top names in the Surrealist movement. The Surrealists, known for their new ways of thinking and seeing the world, looked to the unconscious mind and world of dreams to challenge the status quo ways of thinking with irrational, dreamlike, daring, and shocking art, says Kim Miller, owner of Ocean Galleries.
"This (exhibition) has been an exciting process ... both in learning more about the artists and their similarities, as well as of seeing the breathtaking, historic artwork we will be fortunate enough to have in our gallery for the show," Miller says.
While the show is free and open to the public, the exhibit also provides collectors with the opportunity to acquire artwork, Miller says. Ocean Galleries is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays.
The exhibition will remain on display through May 19.
Ocean Galleries is located at 9618 Third Ave., in Stone Harbor. For more information call 609-368-7777 or go to OceanGalleries.com
•A watercolor workshop by Earl B. Lewis, award-winning painter and book illustrator, will take place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6 at The Noyes Museum Gallery at Kramer Hall, 30 Front St., Hammonton. Registration deadline is March 29; $125 for museum members and $150 for nonmembers. Call 609-652-8848 or go to NoyesMuseum.org/classes.html
•"Women in the Arts Juried Art Exhibit" on view through Wednesday, April 3, at Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. Winners are: Jane Whiting, first place; Pam Scribner, second-place; Cathy DeMarco, third place. Honorable mentions: Betsy Naumchick, Mary Ann Kline, Robin D'Adamo, Cathy Rodricks, Deb Spinella, and Kelly Hunt. Admission to the gallery is free. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays; 1 to 6 p.m. Thursdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Fridays; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Go to HammontonArtsCener.org
•The Noyes Museum Shop in Hammonton, in conjunction with the Hammonton Arts District, presents "Paint Downtown Hammonton: The Sixth annual Plein Air Event," starting 9 a.m. April 6. Concluding the day of outdoor painting, submissions will be juried at the Hammonton Art Center. A reception will follow from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The top 25 paintings will be selected for an exhibition at the Hammonton Arts Center, on view April 10 through 27. Call 609-561-8006 or go to NoyesMuseum.org
•Stockton's Visual Arts Senior Exhibition runs April 7 through May 3 at the Stockton College Art Gallery, located on the main campus, adjacent to the Performing Arts Center, Jimmie Leeds Road, in Galloway Township. An opening reception to meet the artists will be held 1 to 3 p.m. April 14. Twenty-three New Jersey students concentrating in painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, visual communication and graphic design will participate in the exhibition. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public. Hours are noon to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Call 609-652-4214 or go to Stockton.edu/ArtGallery
•The Hammonton Arts Center will host a workshop by Salem County watercolor artist Alex Alampi 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20. The HAC is located at 219 Bellevue Ave. Registration fee for the workshop is $75. Go to HammontonArtsCenter.org
•Hammonton artist Sam Moffa will exhibit at the Hammonton Branch of the Atlantic County Library System throughout April. The library is located at 451 Egg Harbor Road. The gallery, curated by the Hammonton Arts Center, can be viewed during regular library hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Call the library at 609-561-2264 or the Hammonton Arts Center at 609-567-5360 or go to HammontonArtsCenter.org
•The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College hosts four winter exhibits: "The Art of Conflict," through April 21; "Earl B. Lewis: National Treasure," through May 19; "Pat Witt: Art Spirit," through May 26; "Prints from The Noyes Collection: Jerome Kaplan, Hulda D. Robbins, Benton Spruance," through May 12. 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. Call 609-652-8848 or go to NoyesMuseum.org
•"Spring is Just Around the Corner," original oils by local artist Thelma Snyder, on exhibit through April 30 in the second floor gallery of Latz's By the Bay Restaurant, 801 Bay Ave., Somers Point. All works are for sale. Call 609-788-8838 or go to LatzsByTheBay.com. Information also is available at Great Bay Gallery, 829 Bay Ave. Call 609-653-4991 or go to GreatBayArtGallery.com.
•The Atlantic City Arts Commission and The Noyes Museum of Art of Richard Stockton College invite artists to the DoArtAC.com Boardwalk Art Show, taking place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 7 on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Applications can be downloaded at NoyesMuseum.org or AtlanticCityArt.orgor DoArtAC.com. The deadline for applications is July 1.
Cape May County
•The Ocean City Fine Arts League is accepting entries for its April "Rain, Mist & Fog" competition and exhibition. Entries can be dropped off Friday and Saturday, March 29 and 30, and Monday and Tuesday, April 1 and 2, at the gallery at 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. The exhibition opens with a "Meet The Artist" reception and awards presentation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 12. Call 609-814-0308 or go to OceanCityFineArtsLeague.org
•Susan Hannah Rau exhibit of works, through March, at Ocean City Arts Center, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City. All works for sale. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Call 609-399-7628 or go to OceanCityArtsCenter.org
•Jewelry maker Barbara Colosi and photographer/mosaic artist Lori Erdley are featured in March at the Lower Township Library, located at 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas. Both are members of the Cape May Artists Cooperative Gallery. Also featured are works of advanced art students from Lower Cape May Regional High School studying under artist Patricia Neville. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays; and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. Call 609-886-8999.
•The Cape May Artists Cooperative Gallery highlights four of its members in March: painter Catherine Bosna, jewelry maker Barbara Colosi, mosaic artist Lori Erdley and photographer Christine Peck. The gallery is located at the West End Garage and is open Fridays through Mondays. Call 609-770-8261.
•"Celebrating Community Service: Black Fraternal, Social and Civic Organizations of Cape May County," a new exhibit at Carriage House Gallery, runs through April 14. The gallery is located on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May. Call 609-884-5404 or go to CapeMayMac.org
•The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Art hosts "Associate Artists Exhibition I" in the North Gallery, and "Dumpster Duet" in the Witt Gallery. Both exhibits can be viewed through April 14. The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts is located at 22 N. High St., Millville. Hours are: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays to Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays. Call 856-327-4500.
•Three artists from the Pine Shores Art Association will exhibit their works in March and April at the Stafford Library, 129 N. Main Street, Manahawkin. The artists are Elaine Biddulph, Giorgio Donnarumma and Robert Heyer. Art is available for purchase through the artists. Call Pine Shores at 609-597-3557 or the library at 609-597-3381.
•The Art House Gallery's spring exhibition, "No Man is an Island," will be on view April 20 through May 26, with an opening reception scheduled for April 20. The Art House Gallery is located at 182 North Main St., Manahawkin. Call 609-978-4ART or go to ArtHouseGallery.net
•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 PineShoresArtAssociation.org
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