Sue Eldridge Ward: It's All Fun and Games
November 10 - December 31, 2017
Free Opening Reception: Second Friday, November 10, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Sue Eldridge Ward is a contemporary mixed media, self-taught artist. She started as a photographer, moved to ceramic sculpture, then expanded to fiber art and now works in digital print media. Her work is humanist, political, feminist and open to interpretation. Ward’s interest in people and studies of sociology have had a major effect on her work in the arts. She focuses on the expanding influence of media entertainment and how it confirms or detracts from philosophies of reality and fantasy.
Stockton University Art Club Students Exhibition
October 7 - November 5, 2017
Free Opening Reception: Second Friday, October 13, 6 -8 pm
The Noyes Museum of Art presents the work of Stockton University’s Student Art Club. Nine young artists with a variety of academic backgrounds represent their Art Club in this exhibition of their favorite works. The club seeks to help students learn and grow within a diverse array of mediums while connecting them with other students with similar interests.
Matt McAdam, Art Club president
Lou Storey: The Best Medicine
September 9, 2016 - January 1, 2017
This collection of paintings was completed over a ten year period and explores the concepts, theories and feelings that surround Lou Storey in his work as a psychotherapist and as a social worker.
I have always used the making of art as a kind of personal journal, a way to reflect upon all the various components of the life I am living. For the maker of art as well as the viewer, art can provide a moment of self-reflection, can provoke a memory, can inspire a myriad of emotions, and can bring a sense of joy and wonder. - Lou Storey
Transitions: Works by Maria Yony López Marulanda
July 7 - September 27, 2017
Free Opening Reception: Second Friday, July 14, 6:00-8:00pm
Maria Yony López Marulanda's identity as an intensely social being fuels her work, as she strives to understand the experiences of mankind. López Marulanda's desire to uncover the varied motivations of Man is present throughout this series, which seeks to comprehend our tendencies towards chaos and self-destruction. Through the process of creating these highly conceptual pieces, she meticulously examines our seeming inability to learn from our mistakes, resulting in irreversible consequences affecting all living beings, as well as the Earth we inhabit.
Despite this troubling presentation of our propensity towards barbarism and recklessness, López Marulanda asserts that with bold, united participation from all humans, we could halt this destruction once and for all. If we choose not to act in a way worthy of our status as superior beings, López Marulanda wonders if God would hesitate to annihilate the maelstorm which his own children have caused. With the willingness to cleanse his universe of iniquity, she theorizes, comes the willingness to remove all traces of humans from the Earth we are so intent on destroying.
López Marulanda's work stresses the importance of preservation, not just for ourselves, but for the future of those who come after us. It portrays the urgency with which we must aim to do better by one another and by our home planet. She laments the missed opportunity to avoid our current state of affairs, had we only examined other societies, ancient and modern, in an attempt to learn how to work in solidarity, with healthy coexistence and shared success.
Oh! If we could only turn back our eyes, to have the ability to observe through the pristine perspective of the universal children! We would recover our calm and, with it, the harmony of our world, which is the mission of the Indigo Children. May God permit that they are enough to achieve the most hopeful goal for planet Earth.
- Maria Yony López Marulanda
Stockton University Photography Club Exhibition
June 1 - July 2, 2017
Free Opening Reception: Second Friday, June 9, 6 - 8 pm
The Noyes Museum of Art presents the work of Stockton University’s Student Photography Club. Seven young artists with a variety of academic backgrounds represent their photography club in this exhibition of their favorite works. The club, recently founded by Shawn Chesek, seeks to help students learn and grow within the field of photography, while connecting students with similar interests.
Shawn Chesek: Photography Club Founder and President.
Middletown, NJ. Health Science major, Business Studies minor.
Water Wood: Lake Minnewaska, Rochester, New York
Side Light: Bonticou Crag Peak, Mohonk Reserve, New York
Find more of his work on Facebook: Chesek Photography & on Instagram: @Chesekphotography
Jasmine Wilker: Photography Club Vice President.
Tourism & Hospitality Management major
Mountains with a Hint of Heather: Edinburgh, Scotland
Greens: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
Cheyenne Setneska: Photography Club Secretary.
Princeton, NJ. Art major, Art History minor, Education concentration.
Skygrass: Newport, Rhode Island
Treedom: South Jersey
Find more of her work on Instagram: @chey.set
Bergen County, NJ. Health Science major, Behavioral Neuroscience minor.
Twisted: Lake Fred, Stockton University
Reaching: Lake Fred at Stockton University
This photograph was taken in the backyard of a friend’s home after they opened their home to a group of young ducklings, fostering them until they were old enough to be able to be set free into the wild.
Undeclared major, working in the veterinarian field.
Grand Prismatic Spring - Yellowstone National Park
Yosemite Valley - Yosemite National Park
According to Norse mythology, the first humans, Ask and Embla, were formed by the god Odin and his brothers out of two pieces of driftwood, an ash and an elm.
Social Reality: The Exhibition
May 12 - May 31, 2017
Free Opening Reception: Second Friday, May 12, 6:00-8:00pm
The NJ Mega Meet, a meet-up of local photographers and artists, was created with the intention of connecting photographers from various regions across the state of New Jersey. While each of us sees the world through a unique set of eyes, art has the potential to bring us together in the shared pursuit of creation and humanity.
Social Reality: The Exhibition was curated by Atlantic City based artist The Moon Beast (TMB), Mo Colon. TMB plays an active and passionate role in Atlantic City's newly developed Arts District in Ducktown. As an artist and human, Colon is dedicated to bettering and empowering the community through art and culture. TMB is also the co-founder of Ocean 1, a streetwear boutique located inside the Noyes Arts Garage.
Social Reality: The Exhibition was inspired by the many artists who are active on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. In designing the space for the exhibition, Colon aspired to create a lounge area in which participants in the NJ Mega Meet can socialize with each other in actual reality, rather than digital space.
This exhibition features artwork by Mo Colon, Randolph Cooper, and Marcus Hughes.
Photography by David Woeller
February 9 - April 30, 2017
Gallery Location: AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City Campus, 1925 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401. Free and open daily to the public
Advancements in digital imaging techniques have afforded me the tools and freedom to explore new directions in my artistic presentations. Sharing my vision and interpretation of a subject has always been a pleasure for me. Using archival inks, conservation grade papers, and matting, I present each image to be enjoyed for many years. Whether it is a realistic image or a hyperrealistic interpretation, my goal is to cause the viewer to stop, if only for a moment, to reflect or have an emotional response. If I can achieve that, I will be content in having realized my goal. - David Woeller
Serial Graphics: Senior Project in Visual Communications
April 1- 28, 2017
Opening Reception: Second Friday,
Friday, April 14, 6 - 8 pm
This exhibition represents student results from the first problem in Senior Project in Visual Communications I, in the Visual Arts Program at Stockton University under Professor Michael McGarvey.
The problem: "Design a theme-based series of visual and/or word image graphic ideas. The theme could be any of your choosing, i.e.: fear, crime, romance, religion, etc. In your visual idea, explorations, and sketches, try to match a graphic approach that creates a sense of continuity with a particular point of view. After you have developed an engaging visual series, develop these concepts for a particular visual communication message or product."
Heart of Surfing
November 4, 2016 - February 12, 2017
Free Opening Reception: "Second Friday," December 9, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Heart of Surfing began in 2014 as a surfing program for families with autism. We quickly expanded to include pre- and post- season skateboarding. Today we offer a variety of indoor and outdoor recreation activities for special needs individuals age 5 to 95 and their families. This exhibition highlights the art activities of Heart of Surfing.
Stockton University Art Club Exhibition
November 4 – November 29, 2016
The Stockton University Art Club is an organization that welcomes all Stockton students with a passion for creativity. We welcome you to join us regardless of your major. The club is a diverse group of people who come together for the sake of art.
As a club, we work to bring the joy of art to our community. Some examples include the murals painted at the Noyes Arts Garage parking deck (Summer 2015) and the Police Athletic League's Reading Corner (Spring 2016). We also bring interactive and fun activities to events on the Stockton campus with the hope of encouraging the creative side of other students. This exhibition is an example of our students' diversity and range of talents in a variety of mediums.
Focus on Economic Inequality: A Community Exhibition
Noyes Arts Garage, Atlantic City
October 8 - 30, 2016
Panel Discussion followed by Awards and Reception: October 14 at 4 pm
This juried exhibition provides an opportunity for artists to share their visual exploration of economic inequality today. This event is part of Stockton University’s Economic Inequality Initiative (co-chaired by Carra Leah Hood, Assistant Provost and Associate Professor of Writing, and Oliver Cooke, Associate Professor of Economics) and aims to engage educational institutions and the wider community in discussing, debating, documenting, and exploring the complex causes and consequences of economic inequality in the United States.
Stockton’s initiative is part of a national three-year initiative launched by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in September 2014 and reflects the burgeoning national discourse and research on economic inequality that has emerged since the onset of the Great Recession in 2007 and the associated financial crisis. The initiative involves over twenty colleges and universities across the country. Participating institutions take part in national conversations about economic inequality and have a role in developing interactive curricula and experiential learning modules and experiences—via multiple mediums and across the disciplines—that allow community members to study, discuss, and explore the complex relationships between economic inequality, economic opportunity, social mobility, identity, and public policy.
Additional information about Stockton’s Economic Inequality Initiative may be found at: http://www.stockton.edu/ei.
Those interested in perusing articles and resources related to economic inequality can visit Stockton’s Economic Inequality blog: http://eistockton.wordpress.com.
Oliver Cooke, Associate Professor of Economics.
Carra Leah Hood, Assistant Provost and Associate Professor of Writing.
Michael McGarvey, Professor of Art.
Sponsors: Stockton University’s Economic Inequality Initiative, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Visual Arts Program, Stockton Art Gallery, Noyes Arts Garage and 2020 Initiative. Special thanks to Michael Cagno, Executive Director of the Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University.
Questions? Contact Exhibition Coordinator: Denise McGarvey, Stockton University
609-652-4566 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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FOCUS ON ECONOMIC INEQUALITY: A Community Exhibition
Noyes Arts Garage, Atlantic City
October 8 - 30, 2016
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Panel Discussion followed by Awards and Reception:
October 14 at 4:00pm
Free and open to the public
This juried exhibition of high school, amateur, and professional artists will provide an opportunity for artists to share their visual exploration of how they see economic inequality
today. This event is part of Stockton University’s Economic Inequality Initiative (co-chaired by Carra Leah Hood, Assistant Provost and Associate Professor of Writing, and Oliver Cooke, Associate Professor of Economics) and aims to engage educational institutions and the wider community in discussing, debating, documenting, and exploring the complex causes and consequences of economic inequality in the United States.
Stockton’s initiative is part of a national three-year initiative launched by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in September 2014 and reflects the burgeoning national discourse and research on economic inequality that has emerged since the onset of the Great Recession in 2007 and the associated financial crisis. The initiative involves over twenty colleges and universities across the country. Participating institutions participate in national conversations about economic inequality and have a role in developing interactive curricula and experiential learning modules and experiences—via multiple mediums and across the disciplines—that allow community members to study, discuss, and explore the complex relationships between economic inequality, economic opportunity, social mobility, identity, and public policy.
Additional information about Stockton’s Economic Inequality Initiative may be found at:
http://www.stockton.edu/ei. Those interested in perusing articles and resources related to economic
inequality can visit Stockton’s Economic Inequality blog: http://eistockton.wordpress.com.
High School age students and adult amateur and professional artists. [Amateur status is defined by the following criteria: the artist is not currently showing his/her work, is not represented by a gallery, does not function as a professional career artist and therefore is not paid to produce artistic work, and is not retired from a career as a professional artist.] All visual media are eligible.
Stockton University professors: Oliver Cooke, Prof. of Economics, Carra Leah Hood, Asst. Provost and Prof. of Writing, Michael McGarvey, Prof. of Art, and Kate Nearpass Ogden, Prof. of Art History.
*NO ENTRY FEES* *CASH AWARDS (via gift cards)* (Stockton employees not eligible for awards)
All artwork must address a theme related to the causes or consequences of economic inequality. All work must have an entry form attached to the back. All 2D artwork must be ready to hang with a wire securely attached. Artist must provide pedestal or stand for 3D work, if needed. Entries are limited to 3 artistic pieces per person.
Drop off artwork at Noyes Arts Garage
*Friday, September 30 from 11:00am - 6:00pm (with entry forms & registration)
Entrants notified of results via telephone or email
*Saturday, October 1 between 1:00-2:00pm
Sponsors: Stockton University’s Office of the Provost, Economic Inequality Initiative, Visual Arts Program, Art Gallery, and Noyes Arts Garage.
Special thanks to Michael Cagno, Ex. Director of the Noyes Museum of Stockton University.
Questions? Contact Exhibition Coordinator: Denise McGarvey, Stockton University
609-652-4566 or email@example.com
Tyrone Hart: Urban Justice & Urban Life
August 6 – October 2, 2016
Artwork by Tyrone Hart, a self-taught artist who lives and works in Atlantic City, will be on view in both the AC Art Gallery and Osprey Gallery through October 2. Hart paints scenes depicting lives of black Americans; narrative illustrations of families dining together, folks at houses of worship and children at play as well as expressive, impressionistic work alive with color and symbolism. Hart's illustrations appear on the cover of "The Northside: African Americans and the Creation of Atlantic City," the second book about Atlantic City's past by Nelson Johnson, whose first book, New York Times bestseller "Boardwalk Empire," was adapted into the popular HBO series.
June 30 - July 21, 2016
James Racskowski’s exhibition, Night Vision, will be on view in the Osprey Gallery until July 28, 2016. Raczkowski was born and raised in South Jersey and currently lives in Brooklyn. He joined the military after high school in 2004 and much of his work has been influenced by the transformative events he experienced while serving his country overseas. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Stockton University and his Master of Fine Arts degree at the New York Academy of Art in 2015. Raczkowski was also awarded the New Jersey Heart of a Hero Scholarship from the New York Academy, which gave him the opportunity to experience a summer residency in Moscow, Russia. His work has recently been published in The Figure, a prestigious publication featuring artwork by leading figurative artists, and essays by artists and art historians addressing changing values and techniques through history.
June 1 - August 30, 2016
Born and raised in Atlantic City, esteemed international painter Attilio Sinagra used his technically accomplished style to explore the effects of commercial development on the community of Atlantic City. Sinagra was born to Italian immigrant parents in Atlantic City in 1916. After developing his style abroad, he returned to his hometown to paint a city barely recognizable as the same one he left. His meticulous realism went hand in hand with his reverence for architecture, generating dynamic compositions that evoke a city in the throes of change.
May 26 - June 26, 2016
Darya Hrybava was born in Minsk, Belarus in 1989, and moved to the United States in 2010. In 2015 she received a B.A. in Political Science from Stockton University, along with Minors in both Writing and Art Studio. Before attending Stockton, Darya studied Law and International Relations in Belarus and in Lithuania. After graduation, Darya made the difficult choice not to pursue her legal career, and chose instead to follow her passion for creating art. Her diverse educational background, as well as the challenges and experiences she faced as an immigrant, provide her with a unique perspective on the complex interplay of life and art.
Darya specializes in oil, acrylic, and pastel paintings. She has participated multiple times in the annual Atlantic City Boardwalk Art Show, and has had her works shown locally. Darya has designed logos for businesses, and is currently illustrating her book about civic education for children. In addition to being a freelance artist, Darya is the Events and Communications Assistant at The William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University. Her exhibition, entitled “Digging through the Subconscious”, is currently on display in the Osprey Gallery at The Noyes Arts Garage.
Social Justice: Art Changes Lives, Juried Exhibition - Rolling Submissions
February 24 - April 15, 2016
Opening Reception: Second Friday, April 8 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Inspire. Transform. Illuminate. Art has the power to bring people together from different cultures, socioeconomic status and perspectives. Artists challenge the norm to illustrate the potential society has to enact change. As we look around the world AND in our own back yards, basic human and civil rights are being ignored. From climate control to race relations, the world is silently imploding propagated by the self-appointed elite. Power and justice are polarized ideas dividing the people. Art can inspire change and bring people together, crossing the borders of cultures and languages. Artists challenge the norm, imagine the potential and inspire social change.
This exhibition highlights social justice work in partnership with Stockton University’s Sustainability Trust and Creators Collective (Sustain Create).
January 3 - February 19, 2016
Late one night while Xtian was up writing poetry he happened to look up at the mass production posters on his apartment wall and wonder, “How many people have these same pictures on their hanging on their walls?” and “Are these people thinking the same thoughts I am?” He immediately tore the posters down from his walls and began creating what would become the first of many collages. Following in the footsteps of the Magical Realists and avant-garde cut-up practitioners like William S. Burroughs, Xtian continually searched for new means of piercing the fold separating ordinary reality from the unchanging archetypal realm, above and below.
Through this ongoing and painstaking process, Xtian learned to generate symbolic narratives from the edge of his alienation, build tension and memories around events that will never take place, and merge seemingly incompatible worlds together. By conducting alchemic experiments with daily, recognizable elements, the artist and viewer are confronted with the conditionings of their own perception. From this place—where fiction and reality meet, and well-known tropes merge—Xtian believes meanings can potentially shift to demonstrate extensions of life beyond our own subjective limits.
Xtian Mauriello was born in Somers Point, New Jerusalem in 1991. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Sustainability with a concentration in Alternative Economics from Stockton University in 2015. The work being presented in the Osprey Gallery is the labor of his college career, in and out of school, and is reflective of his diverse interests in the esoteric and occult realms of pop cultural mysticism.
Turning Two: Celebrate the Arts Garage's Second Anniversary
November 13 - December 1, 2015
Enjoy this collection of artwork gathered from each participating shop/artist at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University.
The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University opened on November 25, 2013 and it is the cornerstone of the new arts district in Atlantic City. The Arts Garage mission is to promote education, provide resources for emerging artists, and enrich the community. The Arts Garage is a collaboration between the Noyes Museum of Art, Stockton University, and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.
November 13 - December 1, 2015.
“A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.” – J. R. R. Tolkein
Katina Johnson creates her artwork for a release of self, not to influence or reach any individual, but as an opportunity to reach deeper into self-understanding and knowledge. If Johnson’s art does speak to or cause a reaction in any person, then it it nothing but a positive and progressive step forward in her artistic career. These pieces are a mixture of Johnson’s interest in the human structure and dreams, and her desire to represent both with an impact.
Katina Johnson is a twenty-six year old from Cape May County and a student of the arts at Stockton University. Her interests reside in portrait studies, dream-like and imaginative paintings, and studying subjects and objects from life. Johnson is often driven by spiritual beliefs and her own mind.
August 1 - September 1, 2015
Anne Jancsar’s Detach explores the connection between real-life objects and abstraction. In order to create this relationship, Jancsar constructs a variety of three-dimensional tableaus to paint from life. In each, she assembles glue, trash, and other items of little value to interact with and overlap one another in chaotic compositions. Through these paintings, Jancsar interprets the variety of colors, textures and forms of the tableaus. Rather than duplicating exactly what she observes, Jancsar experiments with abstracting from objects and textures. This is a layering process, with color and transparency that overlap and build upon one another to create a sense of depth.
Jancsar’s process of creating is a free flowing method of trial and error, seeking balance between chance and control. It is important that her compositions do not appear overly focused and resolved. Rather, she concentrates on creating an arrangement of textures and colors that are primarily impulsive. Jancsar avoids recognizable objects in order to limit the direct meaning of the imagery within her work, creating a separation between real-life objects and abstraction through this process. Each painting is left deliberately open to a variety of interpretations through its abstract qualities, allowing viewers their own responses to the artwork.
June 25 - July 25, 2015
The individuals in each piece in Danielle Jonas’ exhibit, &, are connected by the thread of having a medical story. Each story is unique and personal to the person depicted, yet we can view their story as another statistic or impersonal.
The push and pull between personal stories being unique or impersonal, showing strength or weakness, and leaning on other people or being completely independent, is what constantly feeds Jonas’ fascination with relationships.
“&” comes from the pairing of people to others, themselves, or an object or profession. With a nod to Jonas’ grandmother’s lifelong profession as a seamstress; a sense of complexity is established through layering of materials, stories, and sporadic text or bar codes.
Danielle Jonas graduated from Stockton University in the Spring of 2014 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and a minor in Art History.
April 10 - June 21, 2015
Vivid colors, harmonious hues, fascinating details, and depth – these are the aspects Tania loves about her work. These characteristics combined with her emotions and her heart are Tania’s soul on the canvas. Each piece is a chance for her to touch a life, to ask a question, to explore an idea, to erase a worry, to challenge a conventional thought, or to explore herself as a person and artist.
As Tania steps back and views this collection of her work all in one space, she realizes, especially in a purely visual context, that several emotional journeys took place within her in the last few years. Each painting is a different facet of Tania has been and who she is now, creating a range of feelings, thoughts, messages, and discoveries. It is seeing her soul through different snapshots in time. This is her journey, and she wants to share it with you.
Art Attack: Stockton Art Club
March 8 - April 8, 2015
The Stockton Art Club is a student led organization of The Richard Stockton University. The aim of the club is to advocate for students and art education beyond the scope of the Visual Art program of the school. Of the several paths we take towards this goal, one of them is the organizing of exhibitions for current students.There is no unifying theme of the work collected here, except for the hard work and dedication of the people who made it. We find that this is the best method when organizing our exhibitions, due to the busy schedule of the many of the students we represent. It is worthy of note that not all the pieces were created in tandem with the assignments of a class, and some of the artists are not students of the visual arts program. This work runs a gamut of styles, and we are proud to be able to say that this variety is being made by the community of our institution.
Artlynks Everyone: Possibility Not Dissability
January 3 - March 6, 2015
Artlynks studio has been open to the public serving clients of all ages and abilities for over ten years. It is located in Galloway township EHC, NJ. The owner, Lynda Sweeney, saw a need for a place where persons with disabilities would be empowered by creating art as an uplifting and enriching experience. Some of the artists have never done art before and have no idea they can be creative. Art therapy incorporates art into a therapeutic non-invasive technique which helps the client communicate and express themselves without language.
Inspired by the owners daughter who has Autism, the studio has provided art lessons for individuals, groups, families and organizations. The artworks created have been sold and displayed in and around the New Jersey area at art shows, festivals, and in museums. However, it is not just about the art at Artlynks, it is more about what the art does therapeutically. Art stimulates the mind, incorporating mathematical concepts such as symmetry, geometry, and memorization. Art promotes reading skills, research skills, organizational skills, increased socialization, self-esteem, and team work.
AC Holiday Art Expo and Buyers' Market
October 3 - December 28, 2015
The AC Holiday Art Expo and Buyers’ Market is a juried competition in which the top submissions were selected for a group exhibition and public holiday marketplace. The Arts Garage invites you to shop local for the holidays from a selection of the region’s handcrafted goods. This exhibition includes work from the following artists: Talib Aleem, Susan Burkart, Sheila Sporkin Edel, Robert Edelhauser, T A Hahn, Seunghwui Koo, Henry Lovest, Irene Salvato.
Illegal Photos from Bloko Island by Magi Kernan
September 1 – September 30, 2014
Bioko Island belongs to the Spanish-speaking country of Equatorial Guinea and is located off the mid-West coast of Africa in the Gulf of Guinea, so close to Cameroon that you can see their largest active volcano when the fog settles. In her final semester at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Magi Kernan traveled to Bioko Island for two and a half months; working for the United Nations as a Program Coordinator, experiencing the culture, hiking in the jungle, and taking photographs.
Equatorial Guinea is known for it’s corrupt state and dictatorship. Photos are illegal on Bioko Island and much of the country is undocumented. The country is highly-censored and monitored, and any offense to the government could result in a seat at Black Beach Prison, the 5th worst human rights prison in the world, located outside of Malabo on Bioko Island. Yet, somehow, Magi was able to finagle her way around this obstacle and take some photos for the sake of art and memorabilia.
These works have been used by multiple non-profit organizations to promote clean water efforts in Africa. A portion of the proceeds from this collection will be donated to Love Water, Org., an organization aiding in providing access to clean water in order to restore health and create opportunity in global communities.
The Art of Dino Smith
June 5 – July 6, 2014
Rinaldo Smith, known as Dino Smith, is a local artist from Mays Landing, New Jersey, and born October 25, 1988. In May of this year, 2014, he graduated from The Stockton College of New Jersey, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts after receiving an AA in Liberal Arts from Atlantic Cape Community College in 2011. While in school he received “Best of Show” and several other art awards.
Smith works in almost every medium creating three dimensional works of art from wood, resins, hydro-stone, stonework, sculpting and molding. He is proficient in acrylics, charcoals, oils, watercolor, painting, drawing, and air brushing. He started out his art career at the young age of eleven working alongside his father honing his skills as an accomplished chain saw artist. His love for nature, the sea life, wild life and the earth fascinate him and he draws most of his influence and passion from that. He tries to capture the lifelike motion and strength of the living being he creates. Smith creates tropical designs on bar tops, benches, tables, chairs, and stools, tiki bars and other various plaques and signage. For the most part the pieces contain vivid colors in an attempt to make the images seem more lifelike.
Smith’s most recent work was a custom clay sculpture which was cast in a high impact resin and mounted onto a seven foot piece of New Jersey iron stone. It now stands as the entrance sign to the Swan Lake Resort near The Stockton College of New Jersey, on Moss Mill road. His work has been displayed in the Ocean City Arts Society, Atlantic Cape Community College and The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Much of his work has been sold. His next project is going to be focusing on his new line of tropical related sculpting. The line will be offered to the public starting in the month of July.
He is planning to go to graduate school in the fall at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, to further his education in molecular biology. He plans to stay in the South Jersey area with future hopes of traveling abroad and experiencing the influences of European cultures.