The Charles Sills Memorial Group Art Exhibit: Reinvention
This exhibition examines the theme of Reinvention and its relation to art, creativity, community, and our professional and personal journeys. The act of reinvention may bring a sense of renewal, a focus on sustainability, or be a simple act of giving new life to an object or idea. All of the exhibited art is the work of 44 Monmouth Arts members, who represent the creative, vibrant spirit of Monmouth County.
Monmouth Arts is pleased to be showcasing this year’s curated group exhibit in the Long Branch Arts and Cultural Center, a historic bank building that experienced its own reinvention when it was transformed into a gallery and community space in 2021. The exhibition is guest co-curated by Tara Collins, an area artist with deep connections to the arts community.
Exhibit Details & Events
Exhibit Dates: November 8, 2023 - November 30, 2023
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 9, 6:00 - 8:00pm
View the work of 44 artists and their interpretations of the Reinvention theme. Enjoy refreshments from Whitechapel Projects, live music by Sam Jordan, and the opportunity to meet many of the featured artists.
Artist Salon & Networking: Thursday, November 16, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Attendees will exchange ideas about Reinvention and walk the exhibit as a group. Artists will have a few
minutes to talk about their art-making process and how their piece ties into the theme. Light refreshments
will be provided.
Collage Painting Demonstration: Saturday, November 18, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Watch the live creation of a collage painting by Long Branch artist Shari Epstein as she shares a technique
she developed in her Hurricane Sandy series and continues to use in her current work.
The Long Branch Arts and Cultural Center is located at 577 Broadway and is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm. Saturday Gallery Hours will be held November 18 from 2 to 6pm. The Gallery will be closed November 23 and 24 for Thanksgiving.
About Charles Sills
Now in its sixth year, the Monmouth Arts annual member exhibit was renamed in 2022 in memory of Dr. Charles Sills, who was a painter, sculptor, collector, and supporter of the arts. He retired from his role as the Chief of Surgery at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch in 2000. His work has been shown at many galleries in Monmouth County and he won awards from New York's Allied Artists of America as well as Knickerbocker Artists.
The Charles Sills Memorial Group Art Exhibit: Belonging
This exhibition is an exploration of how our community imagines and celebrates a collective vision of Belonging. Through art we can tell new stories and further important conversations that enrich our sense of community. These connections can help us transcend crises, empower and connect us. All of the art is the work of Monmouth Arts members, who represent the creative, vibrant spirit of Monmouth County.
Monmouth Arts is pleased to be showcasing this year’s group exhibit in the Center for Visual Arts Gallery at Brookdale Community College. The exhibition was curated by Elisa Elorza, CVA Gallery Coordinator.
In recognition of our 50th Anniversary, Monmouth Arts is reflecting on the journey we’ve been on over the past half-century as well as where we’re headed. Journey is a group exhibition to be held at Monmouth University’s Pollak Gallery. This exhibition will showcase works that express Journey as it relates to the artist’s experiences. Where have you been and where are you going? Contributing artists are all current members of Monmouth Arts.
Monmouth University's Pollak Gallery
400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch
December 2, 2021 - January 27, 2022
Sanctuary is a virtual group exhibit of Monmouth Arts members with a physical pop-up exhibit to be held in December at 10PRL, an arts and events space in Long Branch. For some, “sanctuary” may not be a physical structure or shelter but a community or a representation of what makes an individual feel safe or protected from the outside world. This exhibition expresses the experience of sanctuary as it relates to the artist's world, including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
515 Bath Ave, Long Branch
December 7, 2020 - January 2021
Out of the Blue
An eclectic collection of local artwork
Out of the Blue is a showcase of artwork by 40 members of Monmouth Arts, including everything from drawings to paintings to sculpture, from the fantastical to the emotional to the photographic. Held in the Bungalounge, the bar and gallery of the Bungalow Hotel in Pier Village, this show is a visual celebration of our creative community. The opening reception was a big hit. Read more on our Artzine.
The Bungalounge @ Bungalow Hotel, Pier Village
50 Laird Street, Long Branch
November 7, 2019 - January 24, 2020
Interpretations of human-made structure through the perspective of painting, drawing, photography, and more.
This group show of Monmouth Arts members, put together by Guest Curator Bart Lentini Photography, will be installed at the Upper Gallery of the historic Spring Lake Community House & Theatre, located at 300 Madison Avenue, Spring Lake.
The Upper Gallery @ Spring Lake Community House & Theater
300 Madison Avenue, Spring Lake
December 1, 2018 - March 22, 2019