Eastern Branch of Monmouth Library hosts programs for college bound students and job seekers next week

By Muriel Smith

SHREWSBURY – Programs for parents and college bound students on the application process for higher education and a support group for persons actively looking for jobs are both on tap at the Eastern Branch of the Monmouth County Library next week.

Christian Dapolito of Biondfinancial will present a program aiming at informing parents of the college application process, on Tuesday, May 22, from 7 to 8 p.m.

The session will include student preparation for ACT/SATs, understanding and applying for grants and scholarship, and searching for the right college to meet the student’s individual needs.  For further information on this program, call 866-941-8188.

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Posted: May 16th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Library, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Library Commission Recognizes Burry’s Leadership

The Monmouth County Library Commission honored Freeholder Director Lillian Burry for her ongoing support of the County Library system on Friday, October 20 during a ceremony at the Eastern Branch in Shrewsbury.

Commission Chairwoman Renee Swartz, Shrewbury Borough Mayor Donald Burden, a memer of the commission and Library Director Judi Tolchin presented Burry with a Certificate of Honor which declared that the Freeholder Director “is a continuing beacon leading Monmouth County residents to a place of recreation, education and continued cultural expansion.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 23rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Library Commission Recognizes Burry’s Leadership

The Shore Fine Art Scene Springs to Life

By April W. Klimley, Art Critic

April W. Klimley

April W. Klimley

April is certainly the cruelest month, as T.S Eliot wrote. Spring keeps peeking out followed by rainy and cold days here at the Shore. So, why not cheer yourself up by jumping into the Shore Art Circuit as it emerges from its winter torpor.

New exhibitions are emerging like the daffodils in your garden. Last weekend at least two galleries held openings. One was the A.J. Dillon Gallery of Art in Atlantic Highlands with an exhibit entitled “Art in Nature,” a theme appropriate to the season, despite the chill. The other was held in Red Bank. The Art Alliance held a juried member show with two themes–“Contrasts” and “Personalities.” The curator of the show was Michael Burrus Johnson who had several paintings displayed in the showcase front windows of the gallery.

As I strolled around the small gallery gleaming with a wide variety of styles, Bathers by Miguel A. Fugeras drew me in. At first glance, the piece looked like a wood block print—a powerful rendering of statuesque tall women in black and white bathing in a river. But up close, it’s clearly a drawing, probably pen and ink. It’s an arresting piece that reinterprets the time honored,  traditional theme of artists painting (dressed) women or female nudes at the seashore, ocean, or other body of water. Virtually all major artists from Botticelli to Degas have painted these scenes. But in tone and feeling, Fugeras’ drawing feels closer to Picasso’s Demoiselles of Avignon because of its angles and abstract nature .

Bathers by Miguel A. Fugeras. Drawing. The Art Alliance.

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Posted: April 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Art, Atlantic Highlands, Belmar, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Red Bank | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Shore Fine Art Scene Springs to Life