Spatial Reasoning: Abstraction and Architecture from the Noyes Permanent Collection
January 22 - May 1, 2016
Why represent a building abstractly? Concept and meaning of schematized space are explored by integrating them with the space until interpretation and subject are inseparable. The mediated experience of the structure becomes part of the structure itself. This selection of works from the Noyes Permanent Collection will explore constructed space as a subject for figurative art and the impermanent perception of permanent structures.
Rae Smith: Master Pastellist
January 22 - May 1, 2016
This exhibition will showcase recent work from the 30-year career of master pastel artist Rae Smith. Smith is a representational pastel artist, specializing in landscape painting. Her work is known for its expressive, impressionistic quality. She has been exhibited in national and international exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad, and was honored with the title "Master Pastellist" by the Pastel Society of America in 1997.
Sensual Nature: Michelle Kalman
November 10, 2015 - February 19, 2016
Opening Reception on Thursday, November 19, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Michelle Kalman creates commanding, sensual sculpture that pushes the boundaries of ceramics in size and expression. Her large pieces are alive with fluid, feminine gestures rarely seen at a scale of over five feet and 700 pounds. Her smaller work communicates intense intimacy that is no less dramatic. Powerful, clear and flowing forms are her hallmark. Kalman builds all of her work by hand without traditional wheel-throwing and rarely uses tools of any kind; she is self-taught. Sensual Nature, at Kramer hall, is her first solo exhibition. In 2012-13, Kalman participated as a guest artist in the Sweet Edge Sculpture Tour in New Hope, PA, and was featured in Bucks Country Magazine. Her sculpture is also currently on exhibit in downtown Philadelphia through the Center for Emerging Visual Artists.
The Links 47th Annual Black History Month Art Exhibit
Imagine: Featuring the work of E.B. Lewis
February 3 – March 27, 2016
Opening Reception: Second Friday, February 12 from 6 - 8 pm
This year, The Links Inc. 47th Annual Black History Month Art Exhibit will feature the work of renowned fine artist/illustrator Earl Bradley Lewis. E.B. Lewis has brilliantly illustrated over 70 children's books during his career. He has especially focused on illustrating books dealing with issues tough to relate to children, such as death, loss and love, with many of the stories set in the African-American community. Lewis' work can be found in just about any bookstore, in major private collections and in galleries throughout the United States.
Known for bringing to the area prominent black artists, this will be the third year that the Atlantic City Chapter of The Links has chosen the Noyes Arts Garage to host their Black History Month Art Exhibit. The Links, Incorporated, founded in 1946, is one of the oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of women who are committed to ensuring, enriching and sustaining the culture and the economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. They have a membership of over 12,000 professional women with 272 chapters serving in 41 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Through its philanthropic arm, The Links Foundation, Incorporated, the organization has contributed more than 24 million dollars to charitable causes since its founding.