Does It Match The Couch? A Juried Exploration of Color

June 1 – September 2, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, June 1, 2018 from 6 – 8pm

Hallway Gallery to feature student works from Brookdale Community College’s Interior Design Program (Professor, Celeste Chirichello)

To match or not to match, that is the question! There are varying answers, viewpoints and even more questions surrounding that age old query that has the ability to make many an artist cringe. Should you buy a piece of art because it will compliment your décor or because you like it? Is it taboo to commission an artist to create an artwork to compliment the color scheme of a room? How do interior designers select art for the spaces they design? How does color theory play a role in the creation of art? How does the color palette of a space a ect your mood?
In this whimsical summertime exhibition, Does It Match the Couch? A Juried Exploration of Color, we will delve into all those questions and more. The walls of the Main Gallery will be lined with couches from local furniture establishments and the artwork will be installed strategically behind them, or if sculptural, placed nearby. Plus, we will be offering Lifelong Learning Series educational programs to fuel the inner artist and interior designer in us all.
So let’s explore the notion, should artwork be selected for its intrinsic value or just to match the color of one’s couch?

Lifelong Learning Series Gallery Talk: Wednesday, July 25 • 7pm, Main Gallery
The Art of Design – a discussion with professionals: Suzan Globus (FASID NJCID 0002 LEED AP ID+C) and owner of Windsor Gallery, Colts Neck, Daniel Fenski (NJCID)

Special Thanks to our Furniture Partners: British Cottage, Red Bank; Bassett Home Furnishing, Middletown; Ethan Allen, Englishtown; Final Cut (Anthropologie), Marlboro; Platypus, Red Bank; Tri-Space Interiors, Colts Neck; and West Elm, Red Bank.


Art In Bloom one weekend only at the Monmouth Museum, a floral interpretation of Does It Match the Couch? A Juried Exploration of Color

During the weekend of July 27th the Navesink Garden Club will present Art in Bloom a floral interpretation of Does It Match the Couch? A Juried Exploration of Color on display in the Main Gallery of the Museum through September 2nd.  12 Floral Arrangements will be designed to interpret the painting behind the couch by the Navesink Garden Club members. This will be ONE weekend only! Don’t Miss It! Spectacular!!

The Navesink Garden Club has been a partner with the Monmouth Museum when in 2015 a member of the club, who is also a Friend of the Monmouth Museum, a volunteer committee that helps to raise funds for the museum and helps to host the Museum’s Main Gallery opening receptions, donated money to the Museum to establish a place where visitors could utilize the outside of the museum to enjoy trees, plants, flowers and nature.  The club planted native plants and established a butterfly garden.  This is named the Betty Jean and Carl Meyer Art & Nature Area (Meyer Art & Nature Area).   Since then the members of the Navesink Garden Club (NGC) have helped plant and maintain this area.