PO Box 236, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716, US

Strengthening Community through the Arts!

Atlantic Highlands Arts Council

February 28 - April 4

mark ludak photography

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OPENING RECEPTION 

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.


MARK LUDAK

WWW.markludak.com


In Our Window

LISA BAGWELL

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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!

January 4 - February 22

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


Extended!!

SHOW RUNS FROM JANUARY 4 - FEBRUARY 22

                    

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2020 exhibit highlights

2020 sneak preview

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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