The Atlantic Highlands Arts Council is pleased to present new works by Long Branch artist and photographer Shari Epstein. While the window exhibit is lighted and viewable any time, visitors are encouraged to stop in the gallery and meet the artist on Sunday, June 20 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Epstein’s multi-panel paintings, photography and framed collage paintings will be featured in the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council gallery windows at 54 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, from June 13 to July 24, 2021.
Trained as a painter, Epstein explores the interplay of past and present through color and composition in her multi-panel paintings, photography, and framed collage paintings. She describes her two and three panel paintings as standalone works that, grouped together, make a stronger statement that can be read like “pages in a book.”
A graduate of the University of Maryland, Epstein continued her education at the Maryland Art Institute, the Vermont Studio Center, and the New York Studio School. Her solo exhibits include Patterns, in 2018 in Montclair, New Jersey where she exhibited collage paintings on paper and canvas; Seaing, a series of fabric seascapes exhibited at Johnson & Johnson Corporation in New Brunswick, New Jersey, including her 12-foot piece, Dancing in The Light.
Other shows include Sandy, The Once and Future Storm, a group show at Bergen County Community College; an international photography show at Spectrum during Art Basel Miami in 2015; and Site: Brooklyn Collage.
A review of her work published in Kolaj magazine is available. Epstein has taught painting through the Monmouth County Park System since 2002.
See more of Shari's work at www.shariepstein.com
Stop by the gallery this Sunday,
1 to 3 PM
The exhibit includes two and three panel paintings referred to as diptychs and triptychs. When asked why not just paint on one long canvas, Epstein explains, “that would be a very different painting. Multi panel paintings are a little like siblings, similar but different. Each of the canvases can stand alone but when shown side by side, they interact with one another and become a stronger statement. Your eyes move from one canvas to another like pages in a book.”
The 18” x 24” photographs include an abstract image of a sidewalk, details of palm leaves, a turquoise ocean and strong diagonal jetty that leads you into the frame. Epstein uses composition and color to move our attention around the image. There’s a treasure trove of smaller work in the show as well. There’s an array of 8” x 10” framed collage paintings, all very reasonably priced.
Carla Valentino, collage and mixed media artist
Paul Hansen and David Levy
Theresa Stone, stained glass
French Fix Furniture & Textile
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 and our local vegan hotspot, JUS Organic.
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 submissions will be selected by members of the Exhibition Committee of the AHAC.
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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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