HUNTERDON ART MUSEUM FALL EXHIBITIONS TO FEATURE BEADS, COLLAGE AND LOTTERY TICKETS

. September 7, 2012 . 0 Comments

(Clinton, NJ) – The Hunterdon Art Museum continues its tradition of offering the best in contemporary art with its fall exhibitions. Beads, collage and discarded lottery tickets are among the objects employed to create dazzling works of work. In keeping with the Museum’s Diamond Anniversary, the Museum continues its 60-year tradition of heralding craft and design. The Museum will also offer a full plate of education programs this fall for children and adults.

MEMBERS EXHIBITION, FALL 2012
September 25, 2012 – January 6, 2012
Third Floor Gallery
The annual Members Exhibition will showcase the talents of more than 30 artists who support the Hunterdon Art Museum and are part of the Museum’s community. This year, over 50 artists submitted entries to Juror Kristen Accola for consideration in this year’s exhibition. The exhibition will feature works in mixed media, painting, sculpture, ceramics and fiber art. “The Members Exhibition is an important tradition,” said Marjorie Frankel Nathanson, executive director at HAM. “We are fortunate to have so many gifted artists as Members.”

Related Public Program: A special reception celebrating the Members Exhibition will be held on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 2-4 pm. The event is open to all.

GHOST OF A DREAM: SKY’S THE LIMIT
September 25, 2012 – January 6, 2013
First Floor Gallery

Artists Adam Eckstein and Lauren Was show how one man’s junk can be two artists’ treasure by creating wondrous works of art from discarded lottery and scratch ticket and other popular culture detritus. The pair creates sculptures and installations that embody people’s hopes and dreams for luxury, opulence or the perfect love. The work is visually stunning, while offering a clever critique on society’s fascination with instant gratification and the quick fix. Sky’s The Limit, made from discarded lottery tickets, is a large scale work that typifies Ghost of a Dream’s technique of transforming detritus into a beautifully patterned, elaborate work of art. Ghost of a Dream’s works have been shown at solo and group exhibitions in Bologna, London, Beijing, Berlin, Copenhagen, Basel and New York.

Related Public Program: A special reception celebrating “Ghost of a Dream: Sky’s the Limit” will be held on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 2-4 pm. The event is open to all.

DISPARATE ROOTS: CONTEMPORARY COLLAGE
September 23, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Main Gallery, Second Floor

This exhibition features the work of seven contemporary artists who approach collage in unique ways. From small detailed landscapes by Casey Ruble, to site-specific pieces covering two walls by Jennifer Williams, or the works of Leslie Hirst that combine graffiti, handmade lace and printing from antique books, the show will expose visitors to artists who explore new paths with collage. Through the use of different materials to create a unified work of art, the artists working in collage can offer multiple viewpoints and distinctions to a single idea. The artists participating in the collage exhibit are: Tamar Cohen, Megan Greene, Leslie Hirst, Casey Ruble, Raven Schlossberg, Maritta Tapanainen and Jennifer Williams.

Related Education and Public Program: Several artists will discuss their work with collage during the opening reception of the fall exhibition on Sunday, Oct. 7. The reception runs from 2 to 4 p.m. with the talk starting at 3:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. In addition, Casey Ruble will present a workshop on “Expressing Mood Through Color: Paper Collage” on Sunday Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, visit the Hunterdon Art Museum website at www.hunterdonartmuseum.org.

JAN HULING: BEADED SCULPTURE
September 23, 2012 – November 11, 2012
River Gallery

Jan Huling creates three-dimensional works of art by covering found objects with beads and other objects arranged in colorful patterns. Huling’s beadwork is quite diverse, spanning from a beaded kazoo to entire table tops. She draws deep inspiration from her fascination with indigenous or popular culture and world religions. By juxtaposing religious and political icons with an eclectic assortment of objects, she challenges the viewer to consider common images within an altered context. Her work has been featured at New York City’s Lyon’s Wier Gallery, the Duane Reed Gallery in St. Louis and the Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery in Pittsburgh. She was also a featured artist at SOFA.

Related Education and Public Program: Huling will demonstrate her beading artistry for free on Sunday, October 7 at 1 p.m. prior to the fall exhibition reception at 2 p.m.

EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS

This fall’s education programs at the Hunterdon Art Museum offer something for all ages and artistic interests. Choose from over 170 classes ranging from “LEGO Robotics” and “Japanese Anime & Cartooning” for children and teens to “Pastels: Three Ways” and “Music, Movement and the Modern Landscape” for adults. Classes begin on September 18. Register by September 4 to save $10 on most classes. A full program list with class times and costs is on the Museum’s website www.hunterdonartmuseum.org and Facebook page. For more information, you can also call the education department at 908-735-8415, ext. 116.

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR THE PUBLIC

Hunterdon Art Museum
7 Lower Center Street
Clinton, NJ 08809
908-735-8415

www.hunterdonartmuseum.org

HOURS: Tuesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Suggested admission: $5

About the Hunterdon Art Museum

The Hunterdon Art Museum presents changing exhibitions of contemporary art and design in a nineteenth century stone mill that is on the National Register of Historic Places. Founded in 1952, the Museum has been a landmark regional art center showcasing works by established and emerging contemporary artists. It also offers a dynamic schedule of art classes and workshops for children and adults.

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