Monday, May 20, 2013
Wille's oil pantings of Middletown's working shore continues through May at the library.
Robert "Bob" Wille of Middletown likes to take his camera down to Belford's fishing docks to snap images of weathered men and their hardy boats. Then, back in his art studio at his house in Middletown, the former commercial art director tries to reproduce the vibrant seascapes on canvas with oil paint. "I try to capture things that I think are on their way out, or deteriorating, that Mother Nature's done a number on them, that are not going to be around much longer -- I find that interesting." Wille's work is on exhibit in the Community Room. The paintings are for sale. Other works are exhibited in the Revere Galley in Middletown and on his website, bobwillepaintings.com.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Middletown HS South's Kelsey Garrett's work was chosen by a panel for NJ Young Playwrights Contest.
A play written by a Middletown High School South junior Kelsey Garrett has been selected by Playwrights Theatre of Madison as a winner in their 30th Annual New Jersey Young Playwrights Contest. The play is called Mirror, and was one of 328 plays in different age groups submitted statewide to a panel of judges. She was one of the four winners in the high school division. “We read a wide variety of plays this year,” said Jim DeVivo, the director of Education for Playwrights Theatre said in a statement. “I am impressed with the diverse themes and questions explored in the plays chosen for the Festival and am excited to see them evolve onstage.” Garrett loves the performing arts and has had roles in her school's Southside Theater versions in …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Concert is Friday 4:30-5:30 p.m., and will air on Comcast Channel 20 and Fios Channel 26.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
MFA is arguably the most popular and professional juried art show in the area supporting artists as well as art education.
Scan this list to see upcoming exhibits, Earth Day, Family Fun Day, dancing and more.
Art Educators of New Jersey 'Youth Art Month' Exhibit Reception Sunday, April 14th, 1-3 p.m. Exhibition on display through April 14th. Upcoming: The New School of Monmouth County Art Exhibit Reception: Saturday, April 22nd On display from April 22nd through April 28th. CLASSES AND CAMPS Come Join One of the Most Popular Camps in the Area! Please call 732-706-4100 to register. Visit http://www.middletownarts.org/ to view or download our Summer Arts Camp Booklet. Our Summer Arts Camp offers creative activities all summer long in our beautiful, air conditioned facility with our caring and talented staff. Children can explore the arts in affordable morning and afternoon sessions that can be joined together to create a full day …
Monday, March 25, 2013
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County (BGCM) will present a special exhibition showcasing the talents of young artists at Gallery U in Red Bank on Monday, March 25 from 4-7pm.
Friday, March 15, 2013
SteetLife is auditioning for this season
Friday, March 15
Are you a musician, magician, drummer, entertainer, singer or dancer? Have an original performance talent? Think you have what it takes? Red Bank RiverCenter is looking for the best local talent to entertain in its downtown this summer. For the 13th consecutive year, Red Bank’s summer music and performing arts series, StreetLife, will return to the sidewalks of Red Bank giving many in the area an opportunity to show their talent! RiverCenter is inviting talented adults and teenagers (16 years and older) to audition for this summer’s program from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20 at the Count Basie Theatre Rehearsal Studio on the second floor of 99 Monmouth Street. “We are thrilled to be presenting this very successful program again this …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Monmouth County Library's Children's Book Fair will be held on Saturday, March 16.
If you want your child to dive into reading and become more excited about books, be sure to take them to a place that will be making reading as fun as the circus! The Monmouth County Library is holding their 2013 Children’s Book Fair on Saturday, March 16 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Monmouth County Library Headquarters in Manalapan Township and this year their theme is “Carnival of Books”. Watch a dog perform circus tricks, a one man circus juggle and perform magic, and learn to walk a tightrope! Oh, and there will also be some books, movies, and raffle prizes. Author and illustrator Fiona Robinson will also be on hand reading from her award-winning book What Animals Really Like. Readings will be held at 1:15, 2:15, and 3:15 on Saturday. Her…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Kathy Connolly's six-week workshop at the Middletown Arts Center (MAC) will culminate in a benefit performance for the Middletown Disaster Relief Fund.
Rebecca's Reel Quilters, who meet at Poricy Park, displayed their colorful quilts at the library. See the unique designs.
During the month of February, gorgeous quilts created by the Middletown-based Rebecca's Reel Quilters were displayed in the meeting room of the Middletown Township Library. Rebecca's Reel Quilters have been meeting for 20 years at Poricy Park, sharing tips and companionship during quilting sessions on Wednesdays, and learning new techniques like fabric painting, machine embroidery and quilted fashion from professionals on monthly Sunday sessions. The Community Service Quilters meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Rebecca's Reel is the only quilting group in the area. Learn more about joining them at their website, rebeccasreel.org.