Member Miniatures: big ART in small packages

January 12 – March 17, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 12, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

The Opening Reception is FREE and Open to the Public

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Friday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm; and Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

The Monmouth Museum values the arts and artists, especially our Artist Members! Museum members are an essential part of the Museum’s success. Back by popular demand, for the fifth year, Member Miniatures: big ART in small packages, will be presented in both the Nilson and Hallway Galleries. This juried exhibition represents artists’ small works, no larger than 12”x12” when framed, in a variety of media.

Museum Member Artists in this juried exhibition: Raiz; Craig Abel; Nancy Aufiero; Maureen Barbieri; William Beam; Pamela Benham;
Phyllis Biondolillo; Dawn DiCicco; Mariah Doren; Chris Ernst; Teri Fiore; Richard Franco; Megan Gray; Gaye Harrison Zagurski; Margret Hofmann; Alison Hyland; Eric Johanson; Sue Kasdon; Jill Kerwick; Joan Knauer; Sheila Kramer; Stanley Kramer; Louise Kransniewicz; Colleen Lineberry; Marie Maber; Carol Magnatta; Tim McCourt; Lucretia Mcguff Silverman; Mary A. McKay; Charles Micucci; Sarah Magnoni; Jean Montgomerie; Johanna Paas;
Maria Payer; Paula Pearl; Irene Pomirchy; David Ramirez; Richard Rappleyea; Gustav Rosenlof; Bill Ross, Ellen Rubinstein; Elaine Shor; Mariette Boerstoel Streefland; Cecilia Swatton; Sandy Taylor; Carla Valentino; Concetta E. Volpe; Faith Wright; Lois Wilkes; Eric Williams.

Admission to the Museum is $8.
The Museum is located at 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ on the campus of Brookdale Community College, Parking Lot #1, off Museum Drive.

NJ Emerging Artists Series presents

Eric Williams: Light, Landscape and Longing, scenes from the railroad corridor

March 22 – April 20, 2019

Opening Reception: March 22, 6:00 – 8:00 pm | Gallery Talk: April 3, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday: 12:00 – 5:00 pm

The Opening Reception and Artist Gallery Talk are FREE and Open to the Public

Artist Statement:
Where the railroad laid its track, a narrow, long sinuous corridor is formed that creates a new landscape. Traveling across the country, I see this distinctive railroad landscape and my eyes follow the glistening silver rails as they recede into the horizon, but all too soon the tracks are enveloped by the surrounding landscape. Even though the tracks may no longer be visible, they continue on as one long unbroken line linking us geographically. But they are more than a conduit; for the rails also carry our imagination, dreams and memories. The rails have the power to bring us to a place unseen, a place we yearn to be.

The railroad’s relationship to the land and its ability to link us geographically and emotionally have inspired my vision. The railroad creates a geography of longing, for this narrow corridor originates much of the history, lore and evocative power that are imbedded into our shared American psyche. Where will these ribbons of steel lead me – for the silver rails don’t have a beginning nor an ending.

Artist Gallery Talk

Eric Williams: Light, Landscape and Longing, scenes from the railroad corridor

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Eric Williams is a professional Creative Director with a passion for railroad themed fine art photography. He resides in Millburn NJ, and travels by train and subway daily to his Manhattan employer. Formally trained as an industrial designer, he is a self-taught photographer who brings his love for design and narrative to create images that illuminate the relationship between people, landscape and the railroad.

While his images span the breath of the American railroad system, many of the images are made close to his home, with some featuring the commuter rail systems that are integrated into daily life for many, including Eric. With a deep understanding of the historical, economic, and cultural place of the railroad, Eric infuses his images with a subjective and emotional response that reflects his vision of the railroad’s place within the shared American psyche.

Eric’s work has received wide recognition, with awards from the Center for Railroad Photograph and Art, Trains Magazine, ND Awards, International Photography Awards (IPA) and Black & White magazine. His work has been exhibited at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, The California State Railroad Museum, The National Railroad Hall of Fame, and The Center for Fine Art Photography among places.

www.ericwilliams.photography
www.ericwilliamsblog.com

NJ Emerging Artists Series presents

Veronica Juyoun Byun: Tactile Memories

April 26 – May 22, 2019

Image: Memoirs of Lady, 60″H x 40″W x 4″D, Slip-Cast Porcelain Glaze fired to Cone 10 Reduction.

Opening Reception: April 26, 6:00 – 8:00 pm | Gallery Talk: May 22, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday: 12:00 – 5:00 pm

The Opening Reception and Artist Gallery Talk are FREE and Open to the Public

Artist Statement:
I want my work to be a gateway, to touch viewer more viscerally. What is felt then is both concrete and atmospheric. Furthermore, I believe in the notion that art is a language that can deliver a meaning of what is felt or sensed, but remains invisible. What is invisible is always there in a work; it is a message that is mysterious and profound. For myself, working in clay allows me the opportunity to offer “tactile pictures” and a range of impressions that I have gathered over time. These include memories and questioning my own Korean identity. While these impressions are unique to my experience, I believe they also cross the lines of shared human experience. Things that I have seen, heard, touched, and tasted turn into subject matter for my work. Everything that I experience in life has a potential for providing a basis from which my work can be born.

Artist Gallery Talk

Veronica Juyoun Byun: Tactile Memories

Wednesday, May 22, 2019