This Week in the Arts: Ocean City Fine Arts League celebrates founder's birth with exhibit

‘Bay Fishing,’ by Joe Kardonne, is among the works by the late artist on display during his 100th birthday celebration at Ocean City Fine Arts League.

The Ocean City Fine Arts League will celebrate what would have been founder Joe Kardonne's 100th birthday Saturday, Oct. 1, with a special exhibit at its gallery on Asbury Avenue.

The free event takes place 4 to 7 p.m.

Kardonne, a prominent local abstract artist who died in 2005, donated his artwork to the OCFAL. These paintings will be on display and for sale at a 50-percent discount that day, says current OCFAL President Rae Jaffe. The show also will honor the memory of co-founder James Penland, an avant-garde artist and arts entrepreneur who died in August. There will be a special display of Penland's work on site through Tuesday, Oct. 4.

This memorial celebration and tribute will include door prizes for all who attend, refreshments, a special birthday cake, prizes, games and storytelling contests.

The Ocean City Fine Arts League gallery is located at 608 Asbury Ave. Admission is free. For more information, call 609-814-0308 or

Atlantic County

•The Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., will host an opening reception for the Juried Fine Crafts Exhibit Oct. 6. The event is free. On Oct. 7, the public is invited to participate in an open studio where they can watch and create as artists work. For more information visit

•Victoria Papale will present a free lecture 7 p.m. 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.

•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 works of landscape and nature photographer Albert Horner will be on exhibit through Oct. 10 at Casciano Coffee Bar & Sweetery, 212 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. 609-561-2600 or

•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. 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

•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

•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.

Cape May County

•"Renoir - The Great Grandson's Homage to the Impressionism Master," remains on display at Ocean Galleries through Monday, Oct. 3. The exhibition features artwork of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, along with original works and a unique family perspective offered by his great-grandson, Alexandre Renoir. The collection of Impressionistic artwork also includes pieces by Paul Cezanne Camille Pissarro, H. Claude Pissarro and more. Ocean Galleries is located at 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor. Hours: 10 a.m to 10 p.m. daily. 609-368-7777.

•Cape May Artists Cooperative will feature the work of members Eliza Dietz, Barbara Hoepp and Anita Roth through 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 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. 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

•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

•"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.

•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

•Rowan University Art Gallery presents "Groundbreaking: The Women of the Sylvia Sleigh Collection" through Saturday, Oct. 1. The gallery is located on the lower level of Westby Hall on the university campus, Route 322 in Glassboro. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays (to 7 p.m. Wednesdays); and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 856-256-4521 or

•"Japanese Ceremonial Dolls" exhibit can be viewed through Monday, Oct. 3, at the Education/Folklife Center at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville. The exhibition is included in the price of admission to WheatonArts, $10 adults, $9 seniors, $7 students, children five and younger free. Hours: Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800 or

•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

•"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

Ocean County

•Professor Kate Nearpass Ogden of Stockton College 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. 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 on the library's gallery walls 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

Items for Art Gallery should be sent two weeks in advance to or mailed to Lucia C. Drake, The Press of City, 11 Devins Lane, Pleasantville, N.J. 08232.

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