Thursday, July 15, 2010

Ocean County Library- Toms River exhibiting artist: Clifford Maddox

The Toms River Branch has a very special artist in our galleries this month. His name is Clifford Maddox, and his exhibit of abstract art is entitled “Reality of Abstraction”. He’ll be holding a reception in:

McConnell Gallery

Thursday July 29th

6:00-8:00 pm

Ocean County Library

101 Washington St., Toms River, NJ 08753-7625

Telephone: 732-349-6200

Susan Quinn, Director
July 14, 2010


Monday, July 12, 2010


Upcoming classes at Idiosyncrazies
Point Pleasant, NJ, 08742

Fused Glass Jewelry - Friday, July 16th 6:30 - 8:30PM
(and in case you can't make that one, another one held on Thursday, July 22 2:00 - 4:00 PM!)***

Visiting Artist / Teacher: Yvonne Yaar

The glass-working technique know as “fusing” involves melting pieces of glass
(layered on top of one another) together in a kiln at tempatures typically in excess of 1200ยบ F. The end result is a new piece of glass. In jewelry making, we will focus on pendants or earrings, whichever the student chooses. THe techniques for design, cutting glass, grinding it for shaping and smooth edges- all part of the process taught and discussed in class. You can ask questions for more detailed information or just sit back and enjoy the process.

*** Each piece is taken to Yvonne's studio for the kiln process. Therefore allow a week for pick up unless other special arrangements are made with the artist (pick up sooner, different location, mailing to your home address for $7 fee, etc) You will be given a small tube of high quality craft/glass glue and will be responsible for attaching your jewelry bails. These bails are included with the cost of the class, no additional purchases necessary.

About the Artist: Simply put, Yvonne has a passion for glass. She became a full time artist approximately 4 years ago. She has taken classes at Salem Community College in Carney's Pt, NJ; one of the few entities in the USA that offers a Bachelor's Degree in Glass Art. She was on the Dean's list when she attended and she also took a class at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, NY. However, she is primarily self-taught. She has a BS from Indiana University in Interior Design, with a minor in Business Administration. She exhibits and sells from multiple galleries, museums, and boutiques in the Tri-State area {NY, NJ, &PA]. In 2009, Yvonne was honored by The Monmouth Museum as one of "New Jersey's Emerging Artists".

Friday, July 9, 2010

Auditions! Singers Wanted


Singers Wanted 2010 Sinatra Birthday Bash
The Sinatra Birthday Bash is a musical celebration of Frank Sinatra in honor of what would have been his 95th birthday. Eight to ten of New Jersey's finest saloon singers, selected specifically for this show, will take the stage of the historic Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ, backed by the Red Bank Jazz Orchestra. The RBJO is a 17-piece professional Big Band under the musical direction of Joe Muccioli, who Jazzwise Magazine says works with, "A maximum of authenticity." The Sinatra Birthday Bash is not a costume and wig show. It's a sincere, respectful tribute in song to one of NJ's most famous sons. Those of you selected, no doubt the finest singers working in NJ today, will sing the great songs of the American Songbook, and many of the tunes associated with Sinatra during his long career.
AUDITION & SHOW INFO: This year a brand new cast of featured vocalists, plus a possible back-up singing group that we call "the Sinatra Guys and Dolls," will be selected for the show. Males, females, small vocal ensembles and talented performers of all ages are encouraged to apply. Each featured vocalist will perform two songs (one on each set) w/ the band, & participate in the opening number & the finale. Performers must attend rehearsals with the Musical Director as needed, & a whole cast staging rehearsal with piano accompaniment on a date TBA, & the dress rehearsal at 2:00 PM on Friday, December 10, 2010 & the show on the same date at 8:00 PM. Featured vocalists will receive an honorarium of $250 per singer or ensemble. Backup singers will receive $100 per singer. Audition is by CD (not in person).
Send a resume, head shot, & audio CD containing three recordings (songs) of your work in the Sinatra style to: Numa Saisselin, CEO, Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Linnea Tober

Linnea Tober -Solo Show, "Photographs and Mixed-media works on Canvas"
Monmouth Beach Cultural Center
128 Ocean Avenue
Monmouth Beach, NJ
Hours: Wed-Sat 10-2pm.
(732) 229-4527

Saturday, July 3, 2010


July 10th 2010 7:00 PM
The tale follows the beautiful princess Giselle (Amy Adams) as she is banished by an evil queen (Susan Sarandon) from her magical, musical animated land - and finds herself in the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day Manhattan.
Location: Algonquin Arts, 173 Main Street, Manasquan, NJ 08736
Phone: 732-528-9211
Tickets: FREE

Friday, July 2, 2010

Call to Artists

Creating Art this Weekend?
Why not create a piece for SICA's upcoming Exhibit?
September 4th 2010 to November 12th 2010 5:00 PM
New!: 7th Annual International Juried Exhibition @ SICA, The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts
Submission Deadline: Friday July 30, 2010
Location: 20 Third Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740
Phone: 732-263-1121