WOOD ENGRAVERS' NETWORK: THIRD TRIENNIAL EXHIBITION
- Exhibition: August 30 - October 28, 2017
- Opening reception: Third Thursday, September 21, 6-8 pm (Free)
- Talk & demo by Michael McGarvey, Stockton Professor of Art: Third Thursday, September 21, 6:30 - 7:30 pm (Free)
- Printmaking Workshop - Reduction Linocut, with artist Michelle Post: Thursday, October 12, 12 - 4 pm ($90, register here)
The Noyes Museum of Art presents a selection of prints from The Wood Engravers' Network demonstrating a wide variety of styles, subjects, and techniques.
Wood engraving is a relief printmaking process where an original drawing is cut into the surface of an end grain wood block and then inked and printed to create an image of the cut block. The prints are considered multiple originals created in limited editions, offering an affordable entry into collecting original artworks.
For many, wood engravings conjure memories of a favorite children’s story – a consequence of the medium’s use as illustration during the industrialization of printing from the mid-to late 19th century. While wood engraving was once considered efficient, the process is now considered very slow. Its intimate scale and minute detail charm practitioners into working 40 hours or more on one 4-inch square piece of wood. This group exhibition provides a view of the current practice of wood engraving.
In 1994, Jim Horton contacted wood engravers from all over the United States and invited them to meet in Ann Arbor, Michigan for the first time, forming a new organization called the Wood Engravers’ Network (WEN). WEN was formed to foster education and create a resource for wood engravers and the practice of wood engraving.
THE LURE OF SOUTH JERSEY: THE RESETTLEMENT OF MIGRANTS
- 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 at 12pm - Ethnic Settlements in the Pines, Mark Demitroff, presenter More information and to register
Event: Saturday, November 4 - Migration in a Minute: Share Your Story with Us! Record a short oral history. More information to come
- Education Guide
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.
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.
- The South Jersey Culture and History Center
- The Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage
- Seabrook Educational and Cultural Center
- Alliance Cemetery
- The Northside: African Americans and the Creation of Atlantic City
- Clarence, by Stephanie Baruffi
- Farmer's Daughter by Bluma Bayuk Rappoport Purmell
- Small Towns, Black Lives by Wendel White
MINGLED MEDIUMS: CHRISTINA MASSEY
- 07.07.17 - 10.01.17
- Opening Reception: Second Friday, July 14, 6 - 8pm
Christina Massey’s work explores the boundaries of both painting and sculpture. Her work is highly intuitive, reacting to the materials and building upon them as it evolves. Artists such as John Chamberlain, Susan Bengali, El Anatsui and Lee Bontecou have influenced her work. There is a sensitivity to materials, form and process with an inspiration from textiles and re-purposed products. Her colorful, abstract, textural artworks blend and blur the lines between sculpture and painting.
Massey's process involves constant deconstruction and reconstruction. She will cut and tear pieces of the canvases apart, removing them from their stretcher bars and reusing parts of one to begin another. Some of the canvases have been re-purposed many times over. In this way, her body of work is a conversation with itself - a visual dialogue chronicling her creative endeavors.
"I’ll combine new canvas and other elements as needed for the current work, sometimes leaving the surface of the old painting as it once was, sometimes adding more paint on top of it, but still leaving it identifiable as the previous artwork. It’s a process of constantly constructing and deconstructing, always building upon the old for the new." - Christina Massey
KINDRED SPIRITS: FINEBERG AND WEISS
- 07.07.17 - 10.01.17
- Opening Reception: Second Friday, July 14, 6 - 8pm
The Noyes Museum presents the work of two local artists, both of whom spent their lives and careers enriching the art scene of southern New Jersey. Born and educated in Philadelphia prior to relocating to the Jersey Shore later in their lives, Mili Dunn Weiss and Bernard Fineberg shared common goals. Bringing enthusiasm and the desire to nurture the arts in their communities, they exemplify the spirit of art and culture in southern New Jersey.
Fineberg’s experience was diverse, having taught art history, drawing, painting, collage, papier-mâché, and textile design. As an artist and intellectual, his approach to art-making tended to be organized conceptually. As he traveled, he carried a sketchbook with him, most often working en plein-air to create his signature watercolor landscapes.
A Philadelphia native, Mili Dunn Weiss attended the Tyler School of Art and Boston University prior to post-graduate work at the Boston Museum School. Her lifelong success in the arts was foreshadowed at this point by various accolades, including the Dean’s Award for Painting from Tyler, as well as being honored as a Tyler Fellow.
My work always begins with an intense visual experience. Nature, with its infinite variety of colors, forms, patterns, and rhythms, is often the original stimulus. Then begins a long process, which evolves into a picture idea. I strive to achieve a sense of internal order, and yet, within that order, tension is an important factor.
— Mili Dunn Weiss
VIRTUAL/VISUAL CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION
- August 25 - October 15, 2017
- Opening Reception - Friday, August 25, 5 - 6:15 pm
- After party to follow at The Arts Garage, 6:45 - 8 pm
Virtual/Visual Contemporary Art Exhibition is a collection of complex artwork from a group of 28 artists of different cultural backgrounds, yet with strong visual relationships. These works explore the many ways that imagery reflects life - whether reflecting our reality or disconnecting from it altogether. The images display the many ways that art can evoke a sense of fantasy parallel to actuality. With the power to heal and liberate, these images echo and validate our emotions.
Artists Included in the exhibition:
- Yi Wu
- Ronger Shen
- Sha Lin
- David Chen
- Alexander Brandt
- Armita Raafat
- Huisheng Li
- XiuQi Pang
- Xin Song
- Chuchu Shen
- Tucker L Viemeisterl
- Xiaofei li
- Qingling Guo
- Weiyu Wang
- Xinru Gong
- Alice Gaskon
- QingQing Yang
- Paul Campbell
- Jessica Maffia
- Rashwan Abdelbaki
- Michael Eade
- Howard Smith
- Natalia Nakazawa
- Jo Yarrington
- Tiffany Aijuan Zhu
- Funa Ye
- Yidi Wang
- Yin Zhang
CHUCK LAW: PLEIN-AIR PAINTINGS
Noyes Gallery at the Seaview Resort, Galloway
- Exhibition Dates: April 13 - October 30
Chuck Law is a plein-air and studio landscape artist working primarily in oils. A life-long artist, Law turned to painting full time in 2005, discovering the joys and challenges of leaving the studio, going outdoors and painting directly from nature. He has since studies with some of the finest plein-air and landscape artists in the country. Well- regarded throughout the mid-Atlantic region, his work is included in private collections across the United States.
A recipient of numerous awards, he was a finalist two times in the nationally recognized Raymar Fine Art Competition and, most recently he received the Purchase Award from Ocean City Annual Juried Boardwalk Fine art Show. Law has had a number of solo shows at the Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University, the Ocean City Art Center and Atlantic Cape Community College.
Chuck Law is included in the publication "100 Plein-Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic." He is a Signature Artist of the Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University, and a member of the Mid-Atlantic Plein-Air Painters Association. He is also actively involved with the Ocean City fine Arts League and is a member of Oil Painters of America. Law is an instructor i oil painting at the Ventnor Cultural Art Center and offers workshops on plein-air painting.
Location: Noyes Gallery, Stockton's Seaview Resort, Galloway Township
SELECTIONS FROM THE NOYES PERMANENT COLLECTION
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.