Sunday, February 28, 2010

NJ School of Architecture - Opening Reception Mar 4th

New, one-of-a-kind table and mirror designs by artist Glen G. Guarino will be exhibited at the New Jersey School of Architecture (“NJSOA”) Gallery from March 4, 2010 to April 9, 2010. NJSOA Gallery is located on the campus of the New Jersey Institute of Technology ("NJIT”), Weston Hall Building 9, 2nd Floor, University, Warren and Summit Streets, Newark, NJ 07102. Opening Reception is Thursday, March 4, 2010 from 5pm to 9pm. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm. For more information visit or call 973.239.7867. To contact Matt Gosser at NJSOA please call 973.596.3080

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Red Horse Gallery, Freehold, NJ Presents: Linnea Tober

For Immediate Release
February, 2010
“Tell me the story...It was a woman. You always say that. There's always a woman somewhere, child; a princess, a witch, a stepmother, a mermaid, a fairy godmother, or one as wicked as she is beautiful, or as beautiful as she is good. Is that the complete list? Then there is the woman you love. Who's she? That's another story.” – Jeanette Winterson
Linnea Tober’s “Mermaids”, an exhibition of her most recent acrylic/mixed-media paintings, will open at the Red Horse Gallery in the Freehold Raceway Mall, on March 22. The opening reception will be held Wednesday, March 24, from 6-8pm; serving GLUTEN-FREE, home-made baked goods in order to promote Celiac’s Disease awareness, a disease which Ms. Tober has and feel s passionate about educating the general public about.
Ms. Tober describes her work as such: “I enjoy focusing on the strengths, beauty, layers of emotion and the sheer mystery and magic of the female form. These aspects are apparent to me every single day. After all, aren’t we all goddesses, faeries, gypsies, mermaids, maidens, sirens, enchantresses, mothers, lovers, and friends? My work consists of many layers, layers of color and textures, but mainly layers of meaning. I have a somewhat surrealistic style and strive to capture multitudes of expressions and emotions. Yes, I am an artist, and I have a responsibility to bring beauty into the world; but much more than that, to make people think and feel in ways they might not have otherwise been able to do. My own struggles with chronic pain and fatigue in dealing with endometriosis, arthritis and celiac’s disease have made me all the more compassionate and aware of what it is like to live with illness and just how healing art can be. This has turned my artwork to focusing on many women’s health issues, and hopefully putting a positive, peaceful and uplifting spin on the fight.” Besides the beautiful colors and layering of paint, it is her exact and precise applications of ‘mixed-media’ materials that make her Mermaids truly stand out; items such as beads, feathers, text and jewels make their way into her works in surprising and interesting ways. Furthermore, having been born and raised in the small seaside town of Monmouth Beach; her love and deep respect for the ocean are ingrained in her being. There is no doubt, the sea air in her blood, and these works absolutely depict that passion.
The exhibition will run from March 22-May 14 at the Red Horse Gallery, Freehold, NJ. The Gallery is located inside the Freehold Raceway Mall, on the upper level, next to Sears. The gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10am-4:30pm, and by appointment, the phone number is (732) 866-0435.
Background Information:
An established and exhibiting artist since 1994, New Jersey native Linnea Tober has exhibited extensively on the state level, with works exhibited at the Monmouth Museum, Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, The Art Alliance in Red Bank, the Guild of Creative Arts in Shrewsbury, The Monmouth Festival of the Arts, Brookdale Community College, and most recently, a solo show at The Monmouth Beach Cultural Center. Ms. Tober is a member of the Art Alliance, MCAC, The Guild of Creative Art, Belmar Arts Council, Freehold Artist Guild, Artscap, and SICA. She has had over 13 solo shows throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties, and exhibited in over twenty juried shows as well. Much of Linnea’s work can be viewed online at: and
Linnea earned her bachelor’s in Art History from Kean University and a Master’s in Art Education from Monmouth University, as well as a graphic design certification from Brookdale Community College.
Press Contact: Linnea Tober;, 732.500.8629

Current Exhibit at The Paint Place

ALCHEMY Painted Photographs by Kathleen Kennedy
February 20 - March 31, 2010
The Paint Place
AsburyPark,NJ 07712 732-502-0997

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Bus Trip to America Museum in NYC

The TV class at the SCAN Adult Continuing Education Center, located in Monmouth Mall, will be taking a bus trip the the American Museum of the Moving Image in New York City on Friday March 26. The program will include a private tour of the museum plus special activities for the group. The group will learn about the history as well as modern film & video techniques.
The cost of the trip, which includes the bus and museum admission, is $35. The bus is a full size coach with an on-board toilet facility. It will leave SCAN at 8:30 AM and return around 3 PM. Lunch is “brown bag” and will be eaten while on the bus. On- going expansion work has temporarily closed their food service at the museum.
Seats are limited and are being made available on a first come first served basis. If you have any additional question you can e-mail the instructor Charles Burke at Also, go to to learn about the museum!
To register, call SCAN at 732-542-1326

This Weekend in Asbury Park, NJ !

Friday, February 26
Film - Storm
8:00 pm
Hannah Maynard, a prosecutor at The Tribunal in The Hague manages to convince a young Bosnian woman to testify against an alleged war criminal. Amidst the inconsistency of political interests and threats coming from Bosnian Serb nationalists, she realizes that her opponents not only sit on the dock across from her, but are also found in her own ranks. Hannah faces the trial of her life, all of a sudden torn between her strong beliefs in the system and her loyalty towards the witness. 105 min, NR, Subtitled. Tickets $8. For more information visit or call 732-502-0472.
The Showroom - 708 Cookman Avenue

Digging In - Hosted by Joe Harvard
9:00 pm
Christine Martucci, George Wirth and Jeff Raspe are guests on the Shore's live talk show, hosted by author/rocker/storyteller Joe Harvard on the last Friday of each month. After a 20-min. performance each guest joins Joe Harvard for an interview-cum-conversation about, among other things, the creative process, the work itself and the survival strategies in a not-so-artist friendly world. Expect intriguing personalities, great music, surprise guests and surprises in general in these serene to seditious dialogues. Produced by Mallory Massara & Joe Harvard, the Long Weekend folks. Cover charge $5, drink specials. For more information call 732-897-9700.
The Lounge @ Synaxis - 660 Cookman Avenue

Lost in Society
Alternative/Pop Punk band Lost in Society will be performing at the back of the store. For more information call 732-455-5188.
BUnique Clothing - 723 Cookman Avenue

Turbo Fruits
Door at 8:00 pm
Turbo Fruits, Snake Sustaine, Nouvellas and guest DJ's. Admission $8. 18 and over, 21 to drink. For more information visit
Asbury Lanes - 209 Fourth Avenue

Layonne Holmes
8:00 pm
All ages admitted, for more information call 732-774-1400.
Tim McLoone's Supper Club - Fifth Avenue Pavilion

Cycle of Pain
Doors 7:30 pm
Cycle of Pain, Sekond Skyn, Circle of Insanity, Inception and Concord Road. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door. All ages admitted, 21 to drink (in bar area). For more information call 732-502-0600. Band website
Stone Pony - 913 Ocean Avenue

Eric Ginsberg
7:00 - 9:00 pm
For more information visit
Twisted Tree Cafe - 609 Cookman Avenue

8:00 pm
Featuring from Staten Island, Betrayall, Father Devine, Wrong Side of Dawn, The Shock Trials and Scantily Clad. Admission $10. 18 and up 21 to drink. For more information visit
The Saint - 601 Main Street
Saturday, February 27
Social Media for Creative People
presented by VoxPopNJ
3:30 pm
VoxPop will host their second workshop at The ShowRoom, "Social Media for Creative People". This workshop will be led by Philadelphia based filmmaker Stephanie Yuhas, Executive Producer of ProjectTwenty1, and Joanna Carides, owner of Brand New Day Media in Brick, NJ, who recently spoke at ArtsCAP's social media seminar. This workshop embodies Joanna's philosophy and Stephanie's practical application. Workshop topics include:

· Introduction to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, & Blogs
· How to market your work on Big Cartel and ArtBistro
· Examples of local artists successfully using social media
· Presentation of ProjectTwenty1's approach to marketing with social media including the success
Facebook's Susie Filmmaker

Following the workshop and a dinner break, The ShowRoom will screen a selection of ProjectTwenty1's films as well as provide information regarding their future contests and film festivals. The cost of the workshop is $25 before February 27, 2010, and $35 at the door. The combined workshop and screening price is $35 online. Prices at the door: $35 for workshop, $10 for screening. Registration may be done online by visiting
The ShowRoom - 708 Cookman Avenue

NJ Film Aliance Film Festival
7:00 pm
A showing of ProjectTwenty1's films. Visit
The Showroom - 708 Cookman Avenue

Jo Bonanno and The Godsons of Soul
Doors 8:00 pm
Admission $10, 21+. For more information call 732-502-8886.
Wonder Bar - 1213 Ocean Avenue

Guilty Pleasures
8:00 pm
The return of Guilty Pleasures dance party. 18 and over, 21 to drink. For more information visit
Asbury Lanes - 209 Fourth Avenue

Tim McLoone & The Shirleys
8:00 pm
All Ages. For more information call 732-774-1400.
Tim McLoone's Supper Club - Fifth Avenue Pavilion

2010 Asbury Park Bartender Mix-Off
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Come and cast your vote for your favorite bartenders from bars, restaurants and lounges throughout the Central Jersey Shore. Come and sample the best in winter drinks as mixologists show off their skills. Their will be live entertainment and door prizes!
The Grand Arcade - Boardwalk

Melissa Ferrick
Doors at 7:30 - Melissa Showtime 10:00 pm
With special guests. Tickets $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Purchase at or Charge by Phone 877-598-8694. All ages admitted, 21 to drink in bar area.
Stone Pony - 913 Ocean Avenue

The West Front
8:00 pm
Featuring The West Front, Panic Switch, The Riff Surfers (Jeff's Birthday Bash) Mojo Love Dog and special guests. Admission $10. 18 and up, 21 to drink. For more information visit
The Saint - 601 Main Street

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Midsumer Night's Dream for 2.25.10

A Midsumer Night's Dream

A Midsumer Night's Dream
a Shakespeare LIVE! production (of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey)
February 25 • 10:00 am
All Seats $8.50

Experience the passion and magic in this captivating live adaptation of one of Shakespeare's great comedies.

Grades 7 and up - 75 minutes

Algonquin Arts, 173 Main Street, Manasquan 732-528-9224

Saturday, February 20, 2010

High School South, Toms River, NJ Senior AP Art Project

These images are of just one guitar, that student Alyse Van De Putte has completed for her Senior Art Project. It is just one of a 12 guitar series. Congratulations Alyse, for your beautiful work!

Friday, February 19, 2010

LBI National Juried Competition

The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences (LBIF) is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting current trends in the arts and sciences through exhibitions, classes, and programs. Located on a picturesque barrier island off the coast of New Jersey, the LBIF hosts approximately 30,000 visitors each summer.

About the Exhibition:
The LBIF encourages emerging artists as well as those with established reputations to participate in the National Juried Competition. The purpose of this exhibition is to showcase contemporary works of art created through digital processes that reflect innovative use of media, technical excellence, and personal vision. Works submitted may be two-dimensional, three-dimensional, or virtual. All entries must be original and must have been executed since 2007.

Juror: Marisa Olson

Marisa Olson is an artist, curator, and media theorist. Her critiques of contemporary art and digital visual culture have extended to writing for Flash Art, Art Review, Afterimage, Planet, and Art on Paper, and to curating exhibitions at the Guggenheim, SFMOMA, White Columns, Artists Space, SF Camerawork, and Rhizome. Her work has recently been presented by the Whitney Museum of American Art, Centre Pompidou-Paris, New Museum of Contemporary Art, 52nd International Biennale di Venezia, National Museum of Contemporary Art (Greece), the British Film Institute, the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, and the Sundance Film Festival.
2010 Calendar of Important Dates

March 19 Entry Postmark Deadline
May 7 Notification sent to artists
June 12 - 21 Receiving accepted work:
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
June 24 Exhibition Opens
June 27 Reception: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
July 20 Exhibition concludes

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Irish and Scotish Music Lovers

East of Hebrides presents the
18th Annual Greater Philadelphia

Visit for complete information!

You'll enjoy lively performances by
Irish and Scottish favorites


Friday, February 12 • $20
Saturday, February 13 • $25
Sunday, February 14 • $25

Kick up your feet with Scottish Step Dancing Classes
and Ceili/Ceilidh (Social) Dancing.
Bagpipers will perform throughout the event.

Visit Clan and Fraternal Organization Booths.
Peruse Scottish and Irish Gift Shops.
Enjoy lots of great food including
Fish & Chips, Meat Pies, Beer and much more!

Held at
The Valley Forge Convention Center
Rt. 363 (Gulph Road) & First Avenue
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Free Parking

(610) 825-7268