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Brookdale Visiting Artist Series Kicks Off Jan. 19
A painting of a band of Renaissance era street performers surrounded by flying pigeons.

Acclaimed local painters, sculptors, photographers and other visual artists will host free workshops and participate in a juried art show this semester as part of Brookdale’s 2018 Visiting Artist Series.

The series, sponsored in part by the Monmouth County Arts Council, will kick off on Jan. 19 with a juried group show featuring work by the Exhibiting Members of the Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury.

The mixed-media exhibit, running through Feb. 23, will open with a free public reception at 4 p.m. on Jan 19 in the college’s Center for Visual Arts (CVA) Gallery.

As part the reception, Middletown-based artist Eileen Kennedy will discuss her techniques for silver point drawing and egg tempera painting beginning at 5 p.m. At 6 p.m., Middletown-based sculptor and professional iron worker Rick Tierney will provide an overview of his artistic process.

A mixed-media photo of a stuffed rabbit and a female doll sitting on grass with mountains in the background.

A photo by award-winning visual artist Jill Kerwick, who will visit Brookdale March 9. Photo courtesy of Jill Kerwick.

The Visiting Artist Series will continue in March with a mixed-media exhibit featuring work by members of the Art Alliance of Monmouth County.

The exhibit, running from March 9 to March 29, will open with a free public reception at 4 p.m. on March 9 in the CVA Gallery. Award-winning visual artist Jill Kerwick will present on her unique style of sculptural tableau photography.

The Visiting Artist Series, now in its sixth year, is funded by grants from the Monmouth County Arts Council and Brookdale. All visiting artists also host interactive workshops with Brookdale art students.

The CVA Gallery is located at 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. Parking is in lots 1 and 2. General CVA Gallery operating hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. If the door is locked, please see Phyllis Nicholson in the Humanities Institute Office.

For more information contact Marie Maber at mmaber@brookdalecc.edu or call the Brookdale Art Department at 732-224-2520.

[Featured photo: “Washington Square,” an egg tempera painting by Eileen Kennedy. Photo courtesy of Eileen Kennedy]