“To think of shadows is a serious thing.” ~ Victor Hugo
By April W. Klimley, Art Critic
The July 4th weekend is a great time for gallery hopping. Many new exhibitions opened their doors last weekend, and I’m going to give you a run down on some of the most interesting—and provocative. The wide variety of artwork may surprise you, and some of it may even shock you.
A good place to start is at AJ Dillon gallery in Atlantic Highlands. The gallery has an exhibition that has been running all month called “Stars and Stripes Forever.” It ends on July 4th, but is well worth squeezing into your schedule.
Gallery owner Frank Leahy asked local artists to come up with their own interpretation of the American flag, or what they think of when they ponder the American flag. One interpretation that grabbed my attention was a large America flag hung sideways with Jimi Hendrix face painted on it. It’s called Don’t Tread on Red by Jana Moriarty. You’ll find it hanging in a place of distinction—a pillar-like wall to the right as you walk in the gallery.admin | Filed under: April W. Klimley, Art, Opinion | Tags: AJ Dillon Gallery, April Klimley, April W. Klimley, April's Art Column, Art, ArtSea Gallery, Atlantic Highlands, Brookdale Community College, Dan Jacobson, Elle, Gotham Lounge, Hunter McKee, Jana Moriarty, Joel Levinson, Lambs and Wolves salon, Lincroft, Lizzi Schippert, Michael Shepherd, Mil Korbrinski, Red Bank, Sea Bright, triCityNews, William Higgins | Comments Off on “Shock and Awe” Permeates the July Shore Fine Arts Scene
August 4-August 10
Monday, August 4
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Tuesday, August 5 & Wednesday, August 6
INDOOR MOVIE-OCEAN TWP
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED
Tuesday, August 5
DINNER AT THE OG PAVILION
4:30 PM -7:00 PM
Ocean Grove Auditorium Pavilion
Cost $12 per person.
Fish ‘n Chips or Chicken Nuggets Dinner
Tuesday, August 5
OUTDOOR MOVIE–RED BANK
8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Riverside Gardens Park
Be sure and take a visit to Guild of Creative Art to see the David Levy & Annette Margulies Exhibit: Abstraction: Expressive? Precisely!
now appearing until June 25, 2014
The diverse nature of Abstraction is revealed in the art of Annette Margulies and David Levy; heart-felt, cerebral, and a feast for the eye.
The Belmar Arts Council is primarily a volunteer organization that is housed in a building located at the corner of 7th Avenue and River Road near the railroad tracks in the Borough of Belmar.
It is dedicated to improving the quality of life for our residents, visitors and neighbors by helping the arts to flourish and offering diverse and exciting experiences in both the visual and performing arts for people of all ages
in a quaint coffee-house atmosphere.