Local artist Catherine Bosna teams with her sister, illustrator Mia Bosna, for “Sister Act II,” a co-exhibit at the Mad Batter Restaurant art gallery in Cape May.
The show runs through Feb. 4. A free artist’s reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 8, and the public is invited to meet the sisters and talk about their work.
Catherine Bosna is a member of the Artists Co-operative Gallery and the Cape May County Art League. In addition to her “Wabi-Sabi Tea Party” collages, which consist of weathered boards, delicate teacups and plates, and various found objects, she will be showing a series of hand-painted antique windows from Cape May’s Victorian homes onto which she used enamel paint to apply a variety of “art nouveau” images. Also on display will be an example of Catherine’s custom-designed floorcloths.
Mia Bosna is a freelance illustrator and resides in Phoenixville, Pa. She will be exhibiting a variety of original watercolor paintings depicting seabirds and other wildlife images. Her watercolors have earned her numerous awards, including the Society of Illustrators in New York.
All of the works on display are for sale.
The Mad Batter art gallery is located inside the Mad Batter Restaurant & Bar at the Carroll Villa Hotel, 19 Jackson St., Cape May. For hours and information call 609-884-5970.
> Strathmere artist Greg Bennett exhibits at the William Ris Gallery, 9400 Second Ave., Stone Harbor, through January. For hours and information call 609-368-6361 or visit www.williamris.com
> ““Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art,” African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey, Martin Luther King Center, 661 Jackson Road, Newtonville, through Jan. 7, 2012. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, by appointment on Monday and Saturday. Admission is free, but donations accepted. Information: www.aahmsnj.org
> Seaview Resort in Galloway Township has unveiled a new exhibit in its 2,500 square foot satellite gallery in association with The Noyes Museum of Art of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. The exhibit, “Reflections of a Time and Place,” by watercolorist Marie Natale, will be on display through Jan. 8. The paintings exhibited represent locations in southern New Jersey, and all are for sale. Viewing in Seaview’s satellite gallery, 401 S. New York Road, is free. 609-652-1800.
> The Noyes Museum of Art of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey exhibits “Refuge: Robert Lach,” a work of larger-than-life nest installations, through Jan. 8; and “Paul Stankard: Poetry in Glass,” to Jan. 22 . The gallery is located on Lily Lake Road, off Route 9, in 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
> Cheryl Knowles-Harrigan will exhibit her work throughout January at the Atlantic County West Library, 451 Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton. The exhibit is sponsored by the Hammonton Arts Center. For information visit www.hammontonartscenter.org
> The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey’s new Art Gallery presents its inaugural exhibitions Jan. 17-Feb. 22, with new work by the Visual Arts faculty and recent paintings by David Ahlsted. A reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 1. 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 www.stockton.edu/artgallery
> A special exhibition of images relating to Richard Stockton College of New Jersey’s 40th Anniversary of Teaching is on display in hallways near F-Wing and the College Library, and adjacent to Alton Auditorium (A-Wing) on the Galloway Township campus. The exhibit will be on display through Aug. 2012. For more information, visit www.stockton.edu and click on the 40th Anniversary and Reaching 40 icons on the main home page.
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> “Sheet Music Covers, A Decorative Art,” graphics and artwork from World War I and World War II era sheet music covers, new exhibit at Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum, Historic Hangar No. 1, Cape May Airport, 500 Forrestal Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 609-886-8787.
> Local artist Christine Lockwood McPartland will exhibit her paintings Jan. 2-31 at the Ocean City Arts Center, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City. A “Meet the Artist” reception will be held 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 13. The center is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. For information call 609-399-7628 or visit www.oceancityartscenter.org
> “Schools for the Colored,” an exhibit of 50 photographs by Wendel White, Distinguished Professor of Art at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, along with a photo exhibit of Cape May’s Franklin Street School, opens Jan. 14 at Carriage House Gallery, 1048 Washington St., Cape May. A free opening reception will be held 4 p.m. Jan. 16. White and representatives from the Center for Community Arts will particpate in a free panel discussion 4 p.m. Feb. 19. Both exhibits open Saturdays Jan. 14-April 14; Sundays Feb. 19, April 1, 15; Monday Feb. 20; and Monday through Thursday, April 2-12. Admission is free and gallery hours vary. Call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278.
> The Ocean City Fine Arts League hosts an exhibit through January featuring artists who volunteered their time throughout the year to judge OCFAL shows. A “Meet the Artists” reception takes place 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at the gallery, located at 608 Asbury Ave. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Call 609-814-0308 or oceancityfineartsleague.org
> 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
> Pine Shores Art Association offers the following workshops and classes for January: Drawing by Tom Rutledge — Fridays, Jan. 6-27, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., $50 members, $75 nonmembers; Pen and ink by Lee Fricke — Jan. 10, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., $25 members, $50 nonmembers; Watercolor by Pat Morgan — Jan. 17 & 24, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., $50 members, $75 nonmembers; Pastel (on-going) by Linda Coulter — Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., $20 members, $22 nonmembers (walk-ins welcome). Call 609-597-3557 or www.pineshoresartassociation.org
> The Ocean County Library will present “80’s Rock Show,” an exhibit of rock star portraits by local artist Patti Shouldice, through January in its second floor gallery, located at 101 Washington St., Toms River. A free reception to meet the artist takes place 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 12. Information call 732-349-6200, ext. 5112, or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org
> Local photographer Jeff Sayre’s “Beauty at the Shore” photo exhibit hangs through January in the McConnell Gallery of the Ocean County Libray, 101 Washington St., Toms River. This exhibit is free and open to the public. Call 732-349-6200, ext. 5112, or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org
Items for Art Gallery should be sent two weeks in advance to email@example.com or mailed to Lucia C. Drake, The Press of City, 11 Devins Lane, Pleasantville, N.J. 08232.