Strengthening Community through the Arts!

Atlantic Highlands Arts Council

January 2020

on the town: a community of arts

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    Photographers - Painters

Filmmakers - Directors - Producers

Playwrights - Authors - Poets

Sculptors - Woodturners - Woodburners

Composers - Musicians - Singers - Dancers

Weavers - Potters


JOIN US  on SATURDAY JANUARY 11, 2020 

6pm - 10pm

Meet our artist members 

and enjoy some refreshments and conversation!


SHOW RUNS FROM JANUARY 4 - FEBRUARY 1

                    

In Our Window

DON HARGER

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ON EXHIBIT IN OUR WINDOW THROUGH JANUARY

  

Everything is connected. My steps and my breath all keep moving it along. The work, all the acts, process, it’s all in each breath each step. Each day pushed along getting closer to it. Paint.Painting. The actual work of making a painting is arduous. All the gears spinning in anticipation. Weeks of thought, hapticly informs the agenda. Now panel ready, canvas stretched. Sized canvas is ready for ground. Ground is dry, it’s screaming for that first smush oil.

Colors made. X-medium is added. Now we are close to it. Piles of paint on the table. Knives ready each with its own pile of color.

Approach.

Let it start.

Go.

Two , three and some times four days are gone. I’m euphoric, looking at it, staring for hours. Neck tingles. When I really see it the work is done and it’s on the wall.

These paintings all come from a playful, intuitive and haptic art making process. Minimal swaths of color juxtaposed 

with a gestural history of mark making from knives full of paint.

 Many panels or multiples set up situations that guide and direct the action.

These are some of my ways

Thank you.



Don Harger

Born in Ft Monmouth, New Jersey


Education

Keansburg High School, New Jersey 

Southern California Institute of Architecture

Employment

Self employed Artist, Painter and Maker. 

Apprenticed with: Peter Shelton, Charles Fine, Eric Orr, Mary Course.


Articles

Profile: Red Bank Artist, Don Harger, The Red Bank Monitor, November 2008 Artist Don Harger at Home in Red Bank. TriCity News, 2006Art For Art Sake. Asbury Park Press, Reporter 2006

Don Harger Exhibitions (pdf)

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2020 exhibit highlights

2020 sneak preview

In addition to our Annual Juried Members Art Exhibit in January, we will be putting Calls For Art out for a Ceramic & Jewelry exhibit, a group Photography exhibit, the Plastic Wave Project returns in April in time for Earth Day for a 2-week exhibit, a Children's Art exhibit, Art of the Edge returns, a Tattoo Arts exhibit, a Pastel Arts exhibit are among the shows we have in store. In additon, look for Mike Scherfen & Miguel Figueras in 2020.

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