Kevin Husta, New Jersey Transit - Bellevue Avenue, photograph

Kevin Husta, New Jersey Transit - Bellevue Avenue, photograph

PHOTOGRAPHY BY KEVIN HUSTA: OLD "HAMMONDTON"

  • Exhibition dates: November 2, 2017 - January 28, 2018
  • Opening reception: Third Thursday, November 16, 6-8 pm (Free)
  • Third Thursday, 11.16.17: Free vintage portrait booth RSVP: https://kevinhusta.eventbrite.com 

Kevin Husta’s interest in exploring, researching, and photographing historic sites around Hammonton was sparked as a child when he took walks along an old railroad track with his grandfather. Husta focuses on some of the more iconic historic locations in Hammonton, places that give the town its character.

Education Guide

PRINTS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION: JEROME KAPLAN, HULDA D. ROBBINS AND BENTON SPRUANCE

Jerome Kaplan, Forest Girl, 1953, lithograph

Jerome Kaplan, Forest Girl, 1953, lithograph

Jerome Kaplan (1920-1997) was a respected Philadelphia artist who contributed to the recognition of printmaking as a fine art turning out many monotypes, lithographs and automatic drawings. The drawings were his most expressionistic works, as he was free from the constraints of printing technologies. Kaplan received a Guggenheim Fellowship for his exceptional creative ability. His work can be found in museums both nationally and internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the British Museum.

Benton Murdoch Spruance (1904-1967) was one of the most influential and prolific color lithographers in the history of twentieth-century modernism. His advances in color lithography revived a near-dead medium that had not flourished since the turn of the century. His body of work primarily consists of lithographs of social, religious and mythological subjects.  Spruance's artistic expression focused on individuals struggling with enduring moral dilemmas and the metaphysical meaning of life. He was the recipient of a long list of awards and fellowships including two Cresson Scholarships to travel in Europe and two Guggenheim grants.

 Hulda D. Robbins (1910-2011) was inspired by Kathe Kollwitz, a German artist whose work captured a harsh account of the human condition in the early 20th century. Robbins became a prolific printmaker producing series of serigraphs, lithographs and woodcut prints throughout the 1940s, 50s and the early 60s. The Jersey shore was the home of Robbins’ family where she would often visit, and in 1963 she moved there to live. New Jersey provided many subjects that she would later capture in her large expressive oils.

THE LURE OF SOUTH JERSEY: THE RESETTLEMENT OF MIGRANTS

Passport of Giovanni Giacoppo, 1929

Passport of Giovanni Giacoppo, 1929

  • Exhibition: August 14, 2017 - January 7, 2018
  • Free Opening Receptions: Third Thursday, September 21, 6-8 pm and Third Thursday, October 19 , 6 - 8pm
  • Lecture: Wednesday, October 11 at 12pm - By Rail to the Promised Land, Paul Schopp, presenter More information and to register

  • Lecture: Wednesday, October 25, 12pm - Ethnic Settlements in the Pines, Mark Demitroff, presenter: Information & to register

  • Event: Saturday, November 4 - Migration in a Minute: Share Your Story with Us! Record a short oral history. 

  • Third Thursday, November 16, 6-8 pm, Free and open to the public: Refreshments, view the galleries

  • Third Thursday, November 16, 6-8 pm: Free vintage portrait booth RSVP: https://kevinhusta.eventbrite.com 

  • Education Guide (synopsis of exhibition)

  • Extended Education Guide
Chun-Yan Hilyard (1974 - 2009), Portrait of a Young Woman, Charcoal on paper

Chun-Yan Hilyard (1974 - 2009), Portrait of a Young Woman, Charcoal on paper

Stockton University’s Kramer Hall, Noyes Museum of Art, and the South Jersey Culture and History Center have collaborated on exhibitions and programs to raise awareness of South Jersey’s long-standing cultural diversity, cultivated through successive waves of immigration and migration.

Since the earliest days of European colonization within South Jersey, the area has provided homes to people of diverse religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. The history is rich, engaging, and less-well-known than it might be. We hope to raise awareness within the wider community of this history of diversity along with its lasting impact on our area. Multimedia exhibitions present cultural contexts, focusing on the underlying social causes of emigration and migration such as exile and assimilation. The museum will interpret the stories of immigrant communities through paintings, works on paper, photographs, sculpture and literature. The exhibitions will contextualize an empathetic understanding of immigrants both past and present and seek to answer unresolved questions. 

Woodbine Brotherhood Synagogue, Steven Easton, kiln-cast red glass

Woodbine Brotherhood Synagogue, Steven Easton, kiln-cast red glass

This exhibition is widely collaborative, with institutions and individuals from all over the state coming together to tell their stories. The following resources and individuals were vital to the successful execution of this project; please visit their websites to learn more. 


NOYES ARTS GARAGE OF STOCKTON UNIVERSITY

SUSAN ELDRIDGE WARD: ITS ALL FUN AND GAMES

Its all Fun and Games, mixed media

Its all Fun and Games, mixed media

  • 11.10.2017 - 12.31.2017
  • Opening Reception: Second Friday, November 10, 6 - 8 pm
  • Education Guide

Sue Eldridge Ward is a contemporary mixed media, self-taught artist. She started as a photographer, moved to ceramic sculpture, then expanded to fiber art and now works in digital print media. Her work is humanist, political, feminist and open to interpretation. She focuses on the expanding influence of media entertainment and how it confirms or detracts from philosophies of reality and fantasy.

Ward takes images from media sources: television, the internet, photographs, and digitally enhances them to create a collage, painting, or installation. She likes the slight discoloration and distortion of images found in the news and television; the abstraction is what interests her. The materials she uses are often purposefully pedestrian: computer print-outs, nail polish, and cardboard boxes.


We are drawn to drama; we love it and can’t get enough of it. In particular, we seem to orbit around love and violence. Can we have one without the other – how are they intertwined? Is violence escapable or a necessary, natural condition that we all must endure and accept? Furthermore, how can we as a people protect the fragile and finite Earth while maintaining our natural instincts for violence and greed? I am inspired by the mundane, on the side of the road, at my desk job, in the Dollar Store. Being self-taught allows me the freedom to explore my environment unencumbered by convention and history. It all works! – Sue Eldridge Ward

2017 SIGNATURE ARTIST EXHIBITION

Karen Starrett,  Time Travel

Karen Starrett,  Time Travel

  •  10.05.17 - 11.26.17  
  • Opening Reception: Second Friday, October 13, 6 - 8pm
  • Education Guide

The Noyes Signature Artist Members Exhibition showcases the recent work of nine artists creating outstanding artwork throughout the region. The exhibition will feature works in mixed media, painting, and sculpture. From finely crafted furniture to fine oil paintings, this exhibition is an eclectic mix of work from the Noyes Museum's Signature Artists, a group pre-selected by a jury of regional arts professionals.

Highlights include Kristin Myers’ An Open Sea, a meticulously crafted line drawing, and an homage to the vastness of the ocean. Bette Blank’s I Cannot Tell a Lie… adds an element of humor as she takes on current social issues with a lighthearted touch. Eileen Kennedy’s painting, Dona Nobis Pacem, in the labor-intensive medium of egg tempera, was inspired by the pure colors and narrative style of the Renaissance masters. Ken Karlic’s spontaneous brushstrokes in Windows and a Door “find beauty in the structures and the grit of everyday life.” Marie Natale’s watercolor, Fall Snow, captures the subtleties of light and vibrant colors of the landscape. The sculptural Mesa Blanc, a finely crafted table in maple by Glen Guarino, explores the boundaries between function and aesthetics.

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ABSECON CULTURAL ART ALLIANCE: PLEIN AIR

  • 10.13.2017 - 11.26.2017
  • Opening Reception: Second Friday - October 13, 6 - 8 pm

Residents of the Absecon, NJ area gathered to capture the varied and beautiful vignettes of the township. Boats, back bays, parks, fields, and more were all fair game, and the completed works were then juried. In this exhibition, the plein-air paintings, including winners in the categories of best waterscape, landscape, and cityscape, are on display.  

 

NOYES GALLERY AT CLARIDGE

FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION: HULDA ROBBINS, HAK VOGRIN, MILI DUNN WEISS, and FRED NOYES

  • 10.20.17 - 1.14.18
  • Location: Noyes Gallery at The Claridge, Atlantic City

The Noyes Museum presents a selection of works from its permanent collection. Featuring pieces by Hak Vogrin, Hulda Robbins, Mili Dunn Weiss, and Fred Noyes, the exhibition comprises a diverse and intriguing selection of paintings and drawings.

Hak Vogrin

Hak Vogrin

A contemporary of the neo-expressionist movement, Vogrin’s paintings sharply criticize issues facing American society. The evolution of Vogrin’s work includes delicate, thoughtful drawings and ironic cartoons as well as expressive paintings. After moving to a log cabin in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, Vogrin’s focus shifted to weightier social commentary and a bolder style. He produced paintings that comment upon everything from American involvement in third-world countries and consumerist America, to local problems such as the development of the Pine Barrens.

Hulda Robbins studied at the Barnes Foundation and later moved to New York City, where she worked as a prolific printmaker through the 1960s. She would often visit her family’s home at the Jersey Shore, and in 1963 she moved there. The shore provided many of the subjects that she would begin to capture in her large expressive oil paintings. 

Dunn Weiss taught painting and related media for over thirty-five years, and lectured widely on children’s art. She is best known for her course Looking at Art, which used works in museums and collections across the Philadelphia area for interactive study. Dunn Weiss' dedication to the arts carried her and her work to museums and galleries worldwide. She exhibited in England, France, and China as well as many U.S. museums, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston, and the National Academy of Design.

NOYES GALLERY AT SEAVIEW, GALLOWAY

GEORGE KORDIS: BETWEEN WORLDS

George Kordis, Saint Makarios Notaras

George Kordis, Saint Makarios Notaras

This exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies at Stockton University, and co-curated by Dr. Amy Papalexandrou, Professor of Byzantine Art at Stockton. The body of work presented here examines creative ways of continuing the Byzantine tradition while enriching it with contemporary art elements. From powerful images capturing the Greek Revolution of 1821, to fine detailed contemporary drawings, portraits of Byzantine personalities, and Byzantine portable icons, Kordis’ philosophy is evident throughout all of his work. He uses the Byzantine system in combination with elements from modern artistic movements. In this way, he has shaped a personal painting language that is traditional and contemporary at the same time, believing that it can express the contemporary person with his or her needs and concerns.

For Kordis, painting is not just a private and personal activity. As in the Byzantine tradition, when a painter works, he tries to unify the world. Through the use of color, line and rhythm Kordis composes forms and faces, not as an exact resemblance to natural forms, but rather as an ideal vision. Through his paintings, alive with rhythm and light, his radiant images establish a dialogue between the image and the beholder.


NOYES AT SHORE MEDICAL CENTER, SOMERS POINT

SELECTIONS FROM THE NOYES PERMANENT COLLECTION

Ongoing

Location: Shore Medical Center, 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point, NJ 08244

Fine and folk art objects from the Permanent Collection of the Noyes Museum of Art are temporarily on view at Shore Medical Center. Selected works include fine duck decoys, chosen from the Museum's vast holding of artifacts that help to highlight and preserve the history and culture of South Jersey. The unique Purple Martin Palace, created in 1935 by Leslie Christofferson, can also be found at Shore Medical Center.

Leslie Christofferson, Purple Martin Palace Birdhouse, ca. 1935, Noyes Permanent Collection - Folk Art

Leslie Christofferson, Purple Martin Palace Birdhouse, ca. 1935, Noyes Permanent Collection - Folk Art

 

NOYES AT ATLANTICARE, ATLANTIC CITY

ANTHONY RUDISILL: WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS

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Anthony J. Rudisill is a self-taught artist with an abiding love of nature and art. Upon these two loves, Anthony J. Rudisill has built his entire life’s work, garnering local, national, and international recognition for his painting and carving. He is adept at portraying the abundant wildlife indigenous to the coastal marshes of southern New Jersey and the natural landscapes of the United States.

As a young boy, Rudisill made field sketches of birds. After moving from Haverford, Pennsylvania to the shore, his father introduced him to Fred Noyes, who later founded the Noyes Museum of Art. He arranged for him to take art lessons from Noyes. However, Rudisill got restless, abandoned his art lessons, and instead took to the plentiful marshes of South Jersey to explore in his boat. Later, he began working as a commercial artist, illustrating model airplane boxes, postcards of hotels and motels, and other a variety of work. In his spare time, he made wildlife paintings and, subsequently, began creating detailed bird carvings. The carvings won him “Best in the World” in 1978 and 1983. Rudisill currently lives and works in South Jersey.