Transform: Works by Ellen Hanauer

April 7 - June 25, 2017


ellen Hanauer, Therapy

ellen Hanauer, Therapy

Free Opening Reception: Second Friday, April 14, 6:00 - 8:00pm

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There are times in our lives when the floor drops unexpectedly from under our feet and propels us on a dark journey. This human condition of loss often feels surreal and affects each of us in profound and unexpected ways.

This is a painful process, as we descend into denial, anger, negotiation and despair. We find ourselves adrift, our compasses malfunction, and we are left disoriented and despondent. Finally, there is acquiescence, the inflection point where healing commences.

This exhibition is an emotional recollection of my own transformation, which has taken me from the abyss to a place where potential is limitless. I have chosen to use fiber as my medium, as it brings an unthreatening quality to this provocative and sometimes uncomfortable subject. Emerging from the darkness has helped me to see possibilities that can only be discovered through the path of deconstruction and reconstruction.

- Ellen Hanauer


A Dark Wood

January 13 - April 23, 2017


John Rappleye, Fractured Vision, 2015, Acrylic and spray paint on paper

John Rappleye, Fractured Vision, 2015, Acrylic and spray paint on paper

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Artists Statements

"Midway this life we're bound upon,

I woke to find myself in a dark wood,

Where the right road was wholly lost and gone"

- Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

A Dark Wood explores the theme of being lost in the darkness of our fears, doubts and negativity. Dante Alighieri, the 14th century Italian poet, began The Divine Comedy with a character who has lost his way in "a dark wood." It is a metaphor not only for a crisis of faith, but a crisis of humanity. He has lost his spiritual compass, even how to be with and treat people. His character must survey the punishments of Dante's taxonomy of evil before he is able to find a way to even a dim light of hope. There are many aspects of the dark wood and the artists presented in this exhibition interpret the richness of the concept through a range of media and methods.

A Dark Wood was originally presented by Art House Gallery and Curious Matter in Jersey City, NJ


Michael V. Pascucci: Sculpture

May 4 - July 2, 2017

Michael v. Pascucci, double Encounter

Michael v. Pascucci, double Encounter


Free Opening Reception: Second Friday, May 12, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Michael V. Pascucci works in a figurative abstract style that emphasizes visual metaphors relating to the human condition. He believes that his sculptures are essentially romantic because they metaphorically connect to core feelings and thus enhance an awareness of self.

"Art triggers our imagination and becomes a means for transcendental feelings about our universal connectedness. As a sculptor, I am inspired by the wonder and awe of how shapes and forms are assembled and integrated into the incredible well-structured and beautiful designs that we find in Nature. I endeavor to create objects that are beautiful and that appeal to our innate sense of beauty. Ultimately, we learn or feel from the works that there is more about being human than meets the eye."  — Michael V. Pascucci


That Shadow My Likeness: Photography by Glynnis Reed

Glynnis rEED, sURVIVAL

Glynnis rEED, sURVIVAL

January 12 - April 2, 2017


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In the photo series That Shadow My Likeness, I present my subjects, Alexandria and Melissa, in harmony with and in contrast to the natural landscapes surrounding them. From dappled light to iconic palm trees, rivers and verdant terrain, the characteristics of the scenes underscore the meaning of the figures in each piece. Through diptychs, triptychs, groupings of five images and a selection of single images, I compose a non-linear narrative that forms constructs of black female beauty, femininity, and identity. In the juxtaposition of the images of these two women and their environments, I create a third space that suggests my own subjectivity as a black female artist, in between these constructs of identity and place. I borrowed the titles of the series and individual artworks from poems by Walt Whitman. I use these titles to emphasize the poeticism of the work and to suggest how my "likeness," my persona, is a key dimension of the form and content of the work. — Glynnis Reed

Jude harzer, Cleansing, Oil on Canvas

Jude harzer, Cleansing, Oil on Canvas

   2016 Noyes Signature Artist Exhibition

November 4 - January 8, 2017

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This year’s Signature Artist Members Exhibition showcases the recent work of twenty one artists creating outstanding artwork throughout the region. The exhibition will feature works in mixed media, painting, and sculpture. From sculpture to fabric compositions and fine oil paintings, this exhibition is an eclectic mix of work from the Noyes Museum's Signature Artists, a group of distinct artists pre-selected by a jury of regional artists and arts professionals. The opening reception will coincide with Second Friday events at the Arts Garage on November 11, from 6:00-8:00 pm, with artists in attendance. 

Highlights include Amy Evans’ cyanotypes reflecting upon the dream-like quality of childhood memories and family history. Using an alternative photographic process, Evans creates ambiguous scenes rendered completely in a cool Prussian blue. Sheila Grabarsky’s painting, Fantasy Garden, is featured in the upcoming Hollywood film American Pastoral. Adding a little whimsy to the exhibition are Bette Blank’s quirky illustrative paintings, stylistically reminiscent of Maira Kalman’s work.

Artists included in this exhibition: Geoffrey Agrons, Bette Blank, Amy Evans, Joanie Gagnon San-Chirico, Sheila Grabarsky, Glen Guarino, Jude Harzer, Eileen Kennedy, Joyce Lawrence, Alice McEnerney-Cook, Lucretia McGuff-Silverman,Tony Migliaccio, Kristin Myers, Vincent Nardone, Laura Petrovich-Cheney, Isabella Pizzano, Lou Riccio, Miklos Sebek, Karen Starrett,  Lou Storey, and Skeffington Thomas. 

Hak Vogrin, Unititled, Enamel Paint on Canvas

Hak Vogrin, Unititled, Enamel Paint on Canvas

Hak Vogrin: A Retrospective

August 5 – October 30, 2016 

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This exhibition features the work of Hak Vogrin, a largely self-taught painter linked to both outsider art and twentieth-century mainstream art. A retrospective tracking the evolution of his work, it starts with his earlier delicate, thoughtful drawings, the ironic cartoons from his underground "comix" of the 1960s, on to his colorful, expressive paintings condemning the ills of American society. Offering powerful critiques on issues such as war, racism, income inequality, consumerism, environmental degradation and the treatment of women, Vogrin's critical voice of reason remains relevant today.


Wes sherman, crater lake, oil on canvas

Wes sherman, crater lake, oil on canvas

Grand Vista: Twenty-First Century Landscapes

August 5 – October 30, 2016

This exhibition highlights recent works by Wes Sherman, Gary Stephan, Ilse Murdock, Judy Simonian and Aaron Williams. Guest-curated by native New Jersey artists Danielle Wolfrum and Wes Sherman, the artists investigate landscape painting as an enduring theme in genre painting as it enters the twenty-first century. Grand Vista: Twenty-First Century Landscapes is on view to the public from August 5 – October 30, 2016 at the Noyes Arts Garage.

The five artists in this exhibition approach the subject of landscape painting with distinct perspectives. Aaron Williams manipulates mass reproductions of iconic natural landscapes, negotiating and reshaping the relationship the viewer holds with these famous places. Gary Stephan’s geometrically precise brushstrokes belie the organic inspiration behind his paintings, redesigning the landscape along a more industrial bent. Judy Simonian uses the landscape as a vehicle for expression, carrying on themes of disorientation and hope from her larger body of work. Ilse Murdock paints within nature to directly situate herself and her audience as part of the larger natural world and to tie the preservation of this environment to her own artistic process. Lastly, artist and co-curator of the exhibition Wes Sherman’s works adhere the most closely to the landscape genre, with impressionistic scenes that guide the viewer along the same paths Sherman travelled when he took in the vista himself.

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Consie Bassett, pawns

Consie Bassett, pawns

   2016 New Jersey Arts Annual: Fine Arts

April 6 - July 28, 2016  

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The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University, in partnership with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, is proud to present the 2016 New Jersey Arts Annual: Fine Art. The New Jersey Arts Annual (NJAA) is a statewide juried exhibition of the best artwork produced by artists living and/or working in New Jersey over the course of the past year. The focus of NJAA exhibitions alternates between craft and fine arts. For 2016, the emphasis is on fine art and highlights a cross-section of contemporary art production. The selected works, by a roster of artists at all stages of their careers, showcase the state of fine art and varied artistic practices throughout the state.

The Noyes Museum, along with jurors Joan Bacharach, Senior Curator, National Park Service, Museum Management Program and Stacy Smith, Manager of Publications and Communications, Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University (past curator, The Noyes Museum of Art) juried the largest pool of applicants in the history of the NJAA exhibition series with 1,183 artworks submitted. There are 51 exhibiting artists, making this also the largest group of participants in the history of the NJAA and compelling evidence of New Jersey’s dedication to and passion for the arts.


The Links, Inc. 47th Annual Black History Month Art Show Imagine:
Featuring the works of E.B. Lewis

February 3 – March 27, 2016

Earl Bradley Lewis has brilliantly illustrated over seventy children’s books during his professional career. His critically-acclaimed illustrations have won prestigious awards such as the Caldecott Honor and the Coretta Scott King Award. While Lewis has received multiple awards and accolades, he believes that it is not the fame or recognition for the awards and honors that matters, it’s the journey of creating something real, magical and beautiful that can transport the young readers to another place or time. The uniqueness of Lewis’ work stems from his creative process. He believes the best way to illustrate a book is by transporting the reader there, so Lewis visits a location where the story could take place and experiences it with all his senses and then uses live models for his drawings.

About the Links Foundation, Inc.

Known for bringing to the area prominent Black Artists, this will be the third year that the prestigious Atlantic City Chapter of the Links has chosen the Noyes Arts Garage Stockton University to host their annual Black History Month Art Exhibit.  The Links, Incorporated, founded in 1946, is one of the oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of women who are committed to ensuring, enriching and sustaining the culture and the economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. The Links, Inc. has a membership of over 12,000 professional women with 272 chapters serving in 41 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Through its philanthropic arm, The Links Foundation, Incorporated, the organization has contributed more than 24 million dollars to charitable causes since its founding. Link members have contributed more than 1.2 million hours of hands-on service to communities throughout the United States and some developing countries. The Atlantic City (NJ) Chapter is in the Eastern Area, which is one of four divisions of The Links, Incorporated.

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Stolen Dreams in the Promise Zone
by James Dupree

July 2 – August 30, 2015

James Dupree is an accomplished artist, and among other things, an educator and successful entrepreneur. His art studio/gallery is located in the heart of West Philadelphia’s Mantua section, and encompasses three city lots.  Dupree, through sweat equity and tens of thousands of his own dollars, transformed a broken down warehouse into an iconic, fully functioning art studio that gives significance to the area in which he was raised.  He designed the 8,000 plus square foot space as a museum, with studios for art production, classrooms, and artist residence. Dupree’s vision is to make a difference through arts & culture in an up-and-coming community.

In December of 2012, the City of Philadelphia, using Pennsylvania’s Eminent Domain Code, seized the deed of the Dupree Studios on Haverford Avenue. The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, teamed with private developers, had a plan to transform a section of Mantua into a suburban-style supermarket, which would take up four full city blocks. The site of the envisioned supermarket complex “The Plaza” would reduce the Dupree Studios to a parking lot.  The body of work to be presented in The Arts Garage exhibition will include work that expresses Dupree’s spirit and state of mind during the fight against the impending demise of his dream through “eminent domain.”


Harry's Whimsical World
by Harry Hasson

April 2 – June 28, 2015

Hasson, a longtime florist, is the son of a Turkish immigrant. His father came to Atlantic City around the turn of the twentieth century and opened his first florist shop in 1919. His father wanted a better life for his son and encouraged Hasson to get a formal education which, being a dutiful son, he did. Hasson, who grew up on Absecon Island and was a lifeguard in Margate, along with being a long-distance ocean swimmer, left to attend Rutgers University; he graduated with a major in economics and a minor in art. When his father passed away, Hasson left his career in economics and returned to Absecon Island to run Hasson and Sons florist.  All was not lost because he could now apply both this artistic talents and his economic skills to running the family business.

Hasson ran the florist shop for over a century. Thirty three of those years were spent servicing the casino industry, which made up 85% of his customer base. His themed exhibits at Caesars in Atlantic City consistently drew the attention of tourists and locals alike. The combination of his imaginative sculptures, colorful floral arrangements, and creative water features made an indoor oasis in the grand temple lobby where visitors could be found sitting along the perimeter of the fountain escaping into the sights, smells, and sounds of “Harry’s Whimsical Village.”

The Links 46th Annual Black History Month Art Exhibit
Featuring the Arts of Ted Ellis

February 2 – March 29, 2015

The Links, Incorporated, is one of the oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.

Artist Ted Ellis is a passionate man. He is passionate about his family, passionate about his heritage, and passionate about his art. Just ask him and he proudly declares, “I paint subjects that are representative of the many facets of American life as I know it. I like to think of myself as a creative historian. I was put here to record history and all aspects of American culture and heritage. My sole purpose has always been to educate through my art.“ Ellis grew up and was educated in New Orleans, a city known for it’s history, style, and artistic exuberance. This backdrop inspired Ellis to capture the essence of the subjects of his childhood in the glory of their rich cultural heritage.

Extremely dedicated to his craft, the artist draws on his unique style of painting which he refers to as, “Tedism,” a blend of Impressionism and Folk Art. Ellis is a self-taught artist, influenced heavily by the impressionistic painters of Europe and the raw innocence of Folk artists here in the United States. Ellis’ artwork evokes nostalgia and inspires the soul; it speaks.

Ellis, who currently resides in Friendswood, TX, has been recognized as an artist of historical importance. Several of his paintings are in the permanent collection of the DuSable Museum, McKenna Museum, The Free People of Color Museum and the Amistad Research Center.

The Noyes Associate Artist Exhibition

December 5, 2014 – February 1, 2015

The annual exhibition showcases the work of fine artists creating outstanding artwork throughout the region. The exhibition will feature works in mixed media, painting, photography and sculpture. The Associate Artist Members Exhibition is an important tradition of the Noyes Museum.  We are pleased to celebrate the many gifted artists that are part of the Noyes community of artists exhibiting for the first time at the Noyes Arts Garage.

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The Noyes Signature Artist Exhibition

October 1 – November 30, 2014

The annual exhibition showcases the work of twenty seven artists creating outstanding artwork throughout the region. The exhibition will feature works in mixed media, painting, sculpture, and fiber compositions. The Signature Artist Members Exhibition is an important tradition of the Noyes Museum.  We are pleased to celebrate the many gifted artists that are part of the Noyes community of artists exhibiting for the first time at the Noyes Arts Garage.

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The Art of Mike Bell

July 2 – September 28, 2014

Playing at the Sands

Playing at the Sands

Artist Mike Bell was born and raised at the Jersey Shore. Best known for his figurative paintings, Bell is an artist whose work is a juxtaposition of iconic pop culture subjects combined with modern day influences. He also creates painted objects, such as bowling pins and surfboards, as well as palm-sized matchbook art depicting pop culture icons such as Mr. Peanut, Marilyn Monroe, Elton John, Jimmy Hendrix, Frankenstein and Humphrey Bogart. Most of his work falls into the genre lowbrow. Lowbrow art is an underground visual art movement that originated in Los Angeles in the late 70’s, a populist art movement with cultural roots related to underground comics, hot-rod cultures of the street, and punk music. The artwork usually displays a sense of humor.

For more information on the work of artist Mike Bell, please visit his website


The Art of Brian Fernandes-Halloran

March 9 – June 29

Brian Fernandes-Halloran, “Browsing”

Brian Fernandes-Halloran, “Browsing”

Brian Fernandes-Holloran was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1984. In the beginning of his career, his primary focus was on introspection and social commentary through figurative painting.  His recent art reflects a transition from painting to assemblage; a process consisting of combining found objects to create three-dimensional figures.

As Fernandes-Halloran began to experiment with assemblage, much of his artwork evolved into a reflection of memories and experiences from his college years. His creativity stems from significant experiences and events, such as loosing close friends or his time spent moving between far-away places. He then creates a visual product of his past.

His recent works such as Browsing, a self-portrait of the artist on the computer, are action filled pieces constructed simply in the form of a skeleton. He includes enough visual information in the structure so the viewer can recognize the figure but leaves room for interpretation.


The Links 45th Annual Black History Month Art Show
Featuring the works of Kevin A. Williams

February 5 – March 2, 2014

The Links, Incorporated, is one of the oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.

Artist Kevin A. Williams of WAK Art Studio of Atlanta, Georgia. Williams is the best-selling artist in the African American print market and a popular personality at national art shows, conferences of African American groups, and major international events, including the Essence Music Festival.

This exhibit also included a juried art show with Atlantic City School District students from Atlantic City High, Sovereign Ave., Texas Ave., Martin Luther King, and Chelsea Ave. Schools.

Sponsored by the Atlantic City Free Public Library, Atlantic Associates Insurance, Schultz-Hill Foundation, Cape Savings Bank, the Borgata Heart & Soul Foundation and Revel Hotel & Casino.