“Activism is the rent I pay for living on the planet"
I am pleased to share my work once again at the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council and that it can be enjoyed in person and accessible to viewers on the street. Nearly all of the work on display here was created from February 2020 –February 2021. As usual I tried to make the most of my collections of pill bottles, plastic bags, beach litter, wine foil, metal lids, cassette tapes, sponges and plastic cutlery nearly all of which were given to me.
The beach trash was collected by myself and my mom and sister on our weekly cleanups at Sandy Hook. After my sister photographs the trash, I sort and collect certain items that are displayed in the window. I want to encourage everyone to bring a bag with them the next time they head out for a walk on the beach and start collecting plastic instead of shells. Don’t let us have all the fun.
Lisa Bagwell is a self-taught artist and manages the Kula Farm in Asbury Park she lives in Red Bank NJ. She has been working with plastics and trash for over 15 years.
Shows: NYC: Agora Gallery, Viridian Artists, Rhonda Schaller Studio, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition. NJ: Shore Institute for Contemporary Art, Gallery 125, Artworks, The Morris Museum, The Barron Arts Center, Gallery 629, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Gallery U, Hamilton Street Gallery, Blank Space, Idiosyncrazies, The Monmouth Museum, Middletown Arts Center, Belmar Arts Center, Atlantic Highlands Arts Council, Oysterpoint Hotel, Asbury Park GARTen, Locals Arts Space, Art Alliance, West Windsor Arts Council. PA: Weirdo Arts Festival and Big Art Show!
See Lisa's latest work on instagram @lisa.bagwell
Stephanie is a self taught abstract poly-media artist. She's explored diverse media, she uses and is refining an analog collage technique which consists of up-cycled paper . Her expressive style and bold choice of color palette have drawn her to explore alcohol ink and acrylic painting mediums.
Additionally, Stephanie is a published author. A storyteller at heart, she “tells stories” with words, art, objects and food – anything she can get her hands on. She welcomes commissions for one-of-a-kind handcrafted original pieces.
Stephanie presents events, retreats and Airbnb experiences for clients to encourage others to embrace inspiration by tapping into their creativity, She loves working with her hands and is passionate about curating a creative, joyful and healthy life for herself and for others. In her professional sphere she is a massage therapist, yoga instructor, and reiki practitioner. She provides mindful, holistic and therapeutic support to others via hands-on healing modalities. She believes in creating beautiful experiences as well as beautiful things.
Stephanie is on instagram @stephsommbell
Facebook at stephsommbell
Danielle Austen Photography - Resonance
David Wiesner Photography - Urban Kaleidoscope
Kristin Kunc & Theresa Gjertsen
Student Show Artwork
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.
BOOKING NOW FOR 2022!
Please contact us for availability and fees at firstname.lastname@example.org
with "WINDOW RENTAL" in the Subject line.
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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