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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
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.
Let it start.
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
Born in Ft Monmouth, New Jersey
Keansburg High School, New Jersey
Southern California Institute of Architecture
Self employed Artist, Painter and Maker.
Apprenticed with: Peter Shelton, Charles Fine, Eric Orr, Mary Course.
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
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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