Legacy Work: Artist Jill De Felice presents her series of paintings “A Legacy of Loss: Endangered Species Act” at the Little Egg Harbor library branch starting Sept. 2 with an artist’s reception on Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. The paintings of animals in danger of extinction will travel to Stafford, Barnegat and Lacey branches of the Ocean County Library.
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Outside: The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies presents the second annual “Island Life Plein Air Landscape Exhibit” with a reception Sunday, Sept. 22 from 2 to 3 p.m. with a lecture to follow as part of an Artful Weekend. Prizes in both classical plein air and “plein air plus” will be awarded by juror Peter Trippi, editor-in-chief of Fine Arts Connoisseur magazine. Trippi will give the lecture.The exhibit is on display through Nov. 3.
The Artful Weekend begins with a film “Never Look Away” on Friday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.; tickets are $5. On Saturday, Sept. 21 the Artful Noir Fashion Show presented by Wildflowers at the Lighthouse is from 3 to 5 p.m. and includes fine art, music, wine, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and a trunk show. Tickets are $100.
Two Saturday drop-in ceramics programs are offered at the LBIF. Fire Me Up is a drop-in-anytime event between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to paint bisqueware, cups, dishes etc. for a $15 fee (members free) plus the cost of the ceramics. The ceramics will be fired and can be picked up at a later date. Or if you want to create your own greenware, pay $35 plus the cost of clay, and an instructor will lead you through hand-building or on the wheel for up to three hours. Children ages 6 and older are welcome with a family caregiver.
Register online at lbifoundation.org or call 609-494-1241. The LBIF is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., except when a special event is booked.
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Collaboration: The sixth annual “Painted Poetry” exhibit is at the Island branch of the Ocean County Library. This unique exhibit combines 16 artists with 16 poets, each being inspired by the other. A painting based on a poem and a poem based on a painting result in 32 art works and 32 poems.
The exhibit continues through Sept. 28 in the meeting room of the library in Surf City.
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Our Towns: The Beach Haven borough hall will present “Images of LBI” paintings by Pine Shores Art Association artists. The show is open to visitors during borough hall hours, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and continues through Nov. 8.
Association artists also have works adorning the walls of the Tuckerton municipal building through September.
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Art Chat: Artists gather to discuss their work during an informal meeting at the Tuckerton branch of the Ocean County Library on Thursday, Sept.19 at 10 a.m.
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PSAA: The Pine Shores Art Association’s “Photography and Digital Show” is at the Manahawkin gallery through Sept. 24.
The first-ever PSAA gathering “Plein Air in Pine Air” is Wednesday, Sept.18 at Batsto Village State Park in Wharton State Forest. Artists should arrive by 9:30 a.m. to meet in the visitors center and then paint outside in the park environs. Any medium and style is welcome. As this is an eco-friendly event, no disposal of solvents or paint water is allowed on the premises.
PSAA offers the following at its gallery: Ongoing portrait sessions are open to all artists for a nominal ($5) model fee on Sunday, 1 to 3 p.m., and Monday, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday is life drawing (undraped model) from 7 to 9 p.m. ($10 model fee required). Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. is a “do your own thing” session; artists meet and create their own work. Afterward is “Artists Helping Artists” from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.; drop in with your supplies for friendly assistance.
Registration forms for activities and classes are available at the gallery or online at pineshoresartassociation.org, or call 609-488-5838 for more information.
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Folksy: The Tuckerton Seaport’s new exhibit, “Folk Art 101,” is on display in the Tucker’s Island Lighthouse, featuring decoys, iron work, quilts and more. Admission to the Seaport includes the exhibit. A new exhibit featuring six PSAA artists, “Windows, Doors and Porches,” is in the visitors center. For more info, call 609-296-8868.
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Model Sessions: Life Drawing at the Historic Old Baptist Church in Stafford Township is every Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon. Model fee is $10.
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Artisans Wanted: The Pinelands Preservation Alliance is accepting submissions for its annual “Juried Photography Contest,” black and white and color photos of the people, flora and fauna within the Pinelands National Preserve. Up to three images can be sent for a $30 fee and $5 for each additional photo up to six; students get a discount. Deadline for submission is Sept. 15. Go to PinelandsPhotoExhibit.org to register and for more information.
The fifth annual Makers Festival will be held at Manahawkin Lake Park on Saturday, Sept. 21. Information can be found at themakersfest.com.