Settled in 1812, the town of Hammonton, NJ has grown to be quite a unique town over the two centuries since it’s been a dot on the map. This exhibition, featuring photography by Kevin Husta, aims to show off unique, converted, iconic, and historic locations, focusing in on the places that help give this charming town its distinctive character.
Reflecting the diversity of the township are Husta's methods themselves. The photos within the show were taken with a mix of techinques ranging from modern digital, to mid-70’s era sheet film, to photographic paper developed in coffee. Each photo is hung in a custom made frame, utilizing recycled lumber acquired from within the town itself. Old doors, flooring, trim, and the joists have been wrapped upon themselves to further highlight the character and historic beauty of Hammonton.
ABSECON CULTURAL ART ALLIANCE: PLEIN AIR
- 10.13.2017 - 11.26.2017
- Opening Reception: Second Friday - October 13, 6 - 8 pm
SUSAN ELDRIDGE WARD: IT'S ALL FUN AND GAMES
- 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
- 10.05.17 - 11.26.17
- Opening Reception: Second Friday, October 13, 6 - 8pm
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 fabric compositions 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.