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.
JOIN US FOR LISA'S CLOSING RECEPTION & TALK ON
SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2020
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!
Photographers - Painters
Filmmakers - Directors - Producers
Playwrights - Authors - Poets
Sculptors - Woodturners - Woodburners
Composers - Musicians - Singers - Dancers
Weavers - Potters
SHOW RUNS FROM JANUARY 4 - FEBRUARY 22
In addition to our Annual Juried Members Art Exhibit in January, a Photography exhibit, the Plastic Wave Project returns in a June exhibit, a Children'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.
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