Monday, October 4, 2010

Press Release- Jersey Devil Art Exhibit & Reception

What: Jersey Devil Art Exhibit Reception
When: Thursday, October 14, 2010 / 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: Toms River Branch

CONTACT: Megan Ruisch / Information Services
(732) 349-6200 xt. 5100

Library Art Reception Honors State Folk Legend

TOMS RIVER – On Thursday, October 14th, the Ocean County Library will host an art reception for “Visions of the Jersey Devil”, a group exhibit honoring the 275th birthday of New Jersey’s favorite mythical mascot.

The exhibit showcases imaginative portraits of the Jersey Devil created by eight local artists. Artworks range in style from traditional to modern to comic-book. Many poke affectionate fun at the popular folk legend, while others draw inspiration from historic eyewitness accounts.

Visitors to the Toms River Branch on October 14th are invited to join the fun in McConnell from 6:00-8:00 pm. Activities will include trivia, audiovisual presentations, and refreshments—including a “275th Birthday Cake” for the Jersey Devil.

Originating in 1735, the legend of the Jersey Devil has fascinated the Garden State for close to three centuries. Hundreds of state residents claim to have seen the Jersey Devil in its natural habitat, the Pine Barrens. After decades of notoriety, “Mother Leeds’ 13th Child” has earned the loyalty of many New Jersey natives, who view the creature as an enduring state symbol.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library at (732)349-6200 xt. 5100, or visit

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