Wednesday, April 17, 2013
District-wide art show reveals myriad masterpieces
The halls and all-purpose room of Fair Haven's Knollwood School were blooming with artful color and texture last night. A district-wide art show sprung into full boom on the spring evening. Featured was the artwork of 900 kindergarten through eighth grade students ranging from Chagall-, Van Gogh-, Georgia O'Keefe- and Jackson Pollock-inspired masterpieces in mediums from masks, pastels, print and paint to clay and collage. Sponsored by the Fair Haven PTA, the show was coordinated under the direction of art teachers Roseann LaBrocca and Rob Zupko. Students, teachers and parents all beamed with pride over the creations. Take a look at the photos above for a glimpse into the evening, the artists and the artwork.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The exhibit, featuring the work of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School artists, will run through the end of the month.
Wednesday, February 20
Leonardo da Vinci. Mary Cassatt. Pablo Picasso. Georgia O'Keeffe. Andy Warhol. Frida Kahlo. Jack Lawlor. Katie Ebner. Jake Simpson. Jennifer Maloney. If you fail to recognize the last four names in this list of famous artists, just give it some time. They are among a group of talented students at Rumon-Fair Haven High School preparing to make their mark on the art world. In the meantime, their work is among over 50 pieces of R-FH student art on display display through the end of February at the Oceanic Free Library in Rumson. "The pieces are just amazing, and I simply cannot believe that they were created by high school students," Library Director Nanette Reis said. Many of the paintings, ceramic pieces, and jewelry included in the exhibit…
Friday, September 21, 2012
The show, hosted by St. George's-by-the-River featured the work of many area artists
Call it a successful first for the arts in the area. The first annual Canterbury Art Show, at St. George’s-by-the-River church in Rumson, was deemed a success last weekend. The show, the inaugural event for the church’s Tapestry of the Arts series, featured 70 artists and more than 600 pieces of their work, including the photography of Fair Haven native Steve Scanlon. It “far exceeded our expectations in every way,” said Brenda Pilon, publicity coordinator for the event. “Hundreds of visitors enjoyed the show and receptions,” including people from outside Monmouth County. Proceeds from the show, for which reception fees of $40 and $50 and entrance fees of $10 were charged, were donated to St. George’s operating budget as well as outreach …
Friday, November 18, 2011
The Oceanic Free Library hosted an open house that featured local artists selling great holiday gifts.
Rumson residents gathered at the Oceanic Free Library the night of November 17 to check out the interior improvement project and do a little holiday shopping. The library hosted an open house which featured 17 local artists selling their unique works of art as holiday gifts. Tables included jewelry, pottery, home decor, oil & watercolor paintings, fiber arts and much more. Check out the photo gallery above to see some of the gift ideas and find out how you can give unique gifts this holiday season while supporting local arts.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Megan Heath Gilhool volunteered to paint the local bus stop to look like a cozy, nautical beach home.
When driving down Route 36 in Sea Bright, things seem a bit brighter. The bus stop in front of the public beach parking lot got an extreme make-over. The formerly drab grey hut is now painted to look like a beach home as colorful and bright as the people who live in the borough. Local Artist Megan Heath Gilhool always dreamed of painting the Sea Bright bus stop into a cheery home setting. “It used to look like a prison,” said Gilhool. “Every time I looked at the bus stop, I could imagine it finished.” Gilhool was raised in Monmouth Beach but lived in Sea Bright for many years. She even lived in two apartments that overlooked the stop, which gave her plenty of time to visualize what she would like it should look like. She drew up a design (…
Friday, October 14, 2011
Monmouth County Historical Association along with art dealers from all over the east coast have donated their collections to raise money for the development of breast cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment.
The Rumson Country Day School will feature the annual Two Rivers Antiques and Art Show starting with a preview tonight and running through the weekend. The Two Rivers Art/Antiques Show and Garden Tour is the major fundraiser for the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center (JMWCBC). The money raised from this event goes towards the development of of breast cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment. According to the event website, the show has been going on for over a decade-and-a-half and has raised millions for their cause: “Now entering its seventeenth year, this unique event draws well over 1,000 attendees and has raised in excess of $2 million since its inception to provide cutting edge technology and the most advanced breast …
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Knit Bombers Target River Road Benches
Thursday, June 2, 2011
A round-up of useful information and events happening around Rumson and Fair Haven today.
Here is a list of 5 things you need to know today: 1. Sunny Skies and Breeze in the Trees: According to the National Weather Service, today will be sunny with a high near 79 degrees. There will be a strong breeze with a northwest wind between 21 and 23 mph and gusts as high as 33 mph. Tonight will be clear, with a low around 54 degrees. The wind should calm down and come from the north between 9 and 17 mph. 2. Big Win! The RFH boys lacrosse team beat Jackson Memorial 12-3 to win its first Shore Conference Tournament title since 2007. Top-seeded RFH rolled to a 12-3 win over second-seeded Jackson Memorial in a game that was delayed by inclement weather to win its first SCT title since 2007 and the second in program history since the …