FORTUNES IN APPLES
Saturday, February 29th 6-8PM
Join us for art, conversation & refreshments!
Mark is a photographer and professor of photography at Monmouth University.
Additionally, he has taught at Hunter College, San Francisco State University and led
workshops at the Printmaking Center of New Jersey.
In 2018, Ludak was awarded an Individual Fellowship in Art from the New Jersey State
Council on the Arts and the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. In 2016 he received a Puffin
Foundation Grant for socially engaged photography. Mark is the recipient two Grants in
Aid of Creativity from Monmouth University as well as a grant from
the Urban Coast Institute.
Recently his work has been exhibited at the Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography at
the University of LaVerne, the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, the Princeton Public
Library, the Pollak & Ice House Galleries at Monmouth University and in the juried
exhibitions: Uncertain Times at the University of the Arts and Evidence & Advocacy at
the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University both sponsored by the
Society for Photographic Education.
Prior to working in education full-time Mark worked as a documentary photographer
and photojournalist from 1985-2005, with selected commissions from Apple, Amnesty
International, Environmental Defense Fund, Ford Foundation, Johnson & Johnson as
well as news media including ABC News-Nightline, The Chronicle of Higher Education,
The New York Times and The Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News. Ludak worked on
and off as a photography editor and staff photographer at the Philadelphia Daily News.
He has received numerous awards for his collaborative work with graphic designers
and creative directors for annual reports, exhibition catalogs, and corporate
communications. Mark continues working on projects for non-governmental
organizations most recently in Rwanda and Vietnam.
Mark earned an MFA in photography from Hunter College-City University of New York,
a BA in philosophy from Monmouth University and an AA from Villanova University.
He studied art foundations at Parsons-The New School.
Talk postponed until further notice.
I am a self-taught artist and have been working with recycled materials for over 15 years hoping to spark curiosity and raise awareness of the waste we create in our lives and the shortsightedness of consumption.
Currently about 20 people collect items for me from their homes or the street. I sort and store these pieces and imagine how to incorporate them into sculptures ranging from tiny bottlecap pins to larger pieces for outdoor installation.
Although my work may bring smiles my outlook is bleak when I consider the future of the planet, its people and the failures of capitalism. I make the best of it working with my hands, composting and sharing my art.
I manage the Kula Farm in Asbury Park, where we grow food hydroponically for restaurants and convert unused lots
to vegetable gardens to share with local residents.
- Lisa Bagwell, 2020
ON EXHIBIT IN OUR WINDOW THROUGH March 16th, 2020
Our Windows are open 24/7!
Please stop by to see Lisa's profound works of art!
EXHIBIT DATES : APRIL 7th - APRIL 26th
ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS in the Tri-District Education System of Atlantic Highlands Elementary School, Highlands Elementary School & Henry Hudson Regional School!
Whether you have a flair for art....or not, the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council would like to invite students in the District to submit a piece of their original artwork/sculpture to our April Exhibit "Imagined Worlds" at the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council Gallery at 54 First Ave in Atlantic Highlands.
The Exhibit will feature the artwork of the students from all grades (K-12) of the Tri-District. The show will run from April 7th through April 26th.
INSTRUCTIONS & DEADLINE for SUBMISSIONS:
The submitted artwork can be something students created in the past - either an individual project at school or at home - or something they create specifically for this show and can be in the medium of their choice.
An image of the submitted work should be sent to, Kristin Middleton, our Atlantic Highlands Arts Council Board Member at ArtOfKristinMid@gmail.com by April 1st.
We will do our best to accommodate displaying all submitted work, but reserve the right to use our discretion.
We will be hosting an OPENING & CLOSING RECEPTION - to accommodate those families who may be traveling during Spring Break!
OPENING RECEPTION :Tuesday, April 7th - 6-8PM
CLOSING RECEPTION : Saturday, April 25 - 6-8PM
EXHIBIT DATES : JUNE 10 - JUNE 21, 2020
Let's be a voice for Mother Earth during this time of environmental crisis. Join the Plastic Wave Project for the 2nd Annual Making Waves Exhibition, an art installation dedicated to shining light on the plastic pollution epidemic.
Our vision is to create an exhibition that takes our viewers along a journey through the realities of the current state of our planet and the future if we don't take action NOW. Together we can inspire a sea of change within the community and beyond.
PLASTIC WAVE PROJECT IS LOOKING FOR ARTISTS WHO ARE:
-Passionate about the environment and want to share their voice on an environmental issue.
-Familiar with multimedia work or up-cycling.
-Interested in teaming up with other artists to create larger installations (this is not required, you can submit work on your own as well)
Sound like you?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in submitting artwork.
Proposals due April 6th followed by a digital submission of work due May 18th.
Accepted artwork should be dropped off at the gallery
APRIL 29th - JUNE 6th
OPENING RECEPTION : Saturday May 9, 2020
JUNE 26th - JULY 28th
Tentative CLOSING RECEPTION : Saturday July 25, 2020
The Atlantic Highlands Arts Council at 54 First Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, NJ is on the main street in AH, the lights in the windows are on 24/7, and hundreds of cars pass the Arts Council every day on their way to the SeaStreak Ferry to Manhattan. We are located right across the street from the Atlantic House & Copper Canyon, both extremely popular bar/restaurants; next door to Christine's another popular eatery; down the street from Nicolas Creamery, Una Pizza Napoletana , home of the famous Pizza Pope and Kunya Siam, the best Thai Restaurant in Monmouth County.
The Windows at the Atlantic Highlands Art Council are available for rental on a 6-week basis starting in
January, 2020. We'd prefer that one artist rent both windows so we can have as unified and striking a presentation as possible.
Window exhibitions will be juried in by the Exhibition Committee of the AHAC.
Please contact us for availability and fees at email@example.com
with "WINDOW RENTAL" in the Subject line.
In addition to our Annual Juried Members Art Exhibit in January, a Photography exhibit, the Plastic Wave Project returns in a June exhibit, an April Tri-District Student's Art exhibit, a Tattoo Arts exhibit, a Pastel Arts exhibit are among the shows we have in store. In addition, look for Mike Scherfen & Miguel Figueras in 2020.
The mission of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council is to strengthen community through the arts. We are a 100% volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization that believes in the power of the arts to transform and enrich communities. Our primary function is to develop and execute events and arts related activities for the benefit of our community.
Atlantic Highlands Arts Council 54 First Ave AH, NJ 07716 Phone 732-291-1260
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