Joanne Petuchovas studied Fine Arts Education, but began her career in commercial art when everything was still done by hand (pre-computers). She eventually switched careers to Special Education. In all aspects of her personal and working life, she utilized her creativity and artistic skills to enhance her lessons and student experiences.

Now retired, she has been able to concentrate on her love for photography and creating with paper. Iris paper folding, tea bag folding, and collage are some of the techniques used on her unique note cards. Use of color, pattern, texture, embellishments, vintage ephemera and other “found” materials enhance her designs. Her photography began with a focus on flowers, but has grown to include a variety of subjects.

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Park Ave Club is organizing 16th Annual Juried Exhibit. This year’s theme is “Eat, Drink, Be Merry”. For all of you interested, either print the two files attached, or get in touch with the organizers (the e-mail is in the prospectus) to have an original prospectus sent to you.

Let us know if you were picked. We would like to feature your works on our blog!

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Please join us for a group tour of the “Matisse and American Art” exhibit at the Montclair Art Museum on the afternoon of Friday, March 31. The docent-led tour will be from 2 to 3 p.m. You may view other exhibits at the museum before or after the tour. Participants pay for admission to the museum and the special exhibit: $18 for adults, and $16 for seniors. ALC will provide the tour fee.
Montclair Group Tour
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Sally Abbott will show her works at the Lundt-Glover Gallery, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham Twp., NJ in her upcoming solo show “On the Road and Home Again” hosted by Art League of the Chathams. The show is on view March 10 – June 13, 2017.

The opening reception on March 10, from  6:30 to 8:30 pm, will be accompanied by the live music of Joel Read and is open to public.

The solo show and reception coincide with the opening reception of the ALC Spring Group Show at the same location and time. Please stop by and check out both these exciting events.

Sally Abbott Spring 2017

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Please join us on one of ALC’s big events of the year: a bus trip to Philadelphia on May 7. You will have the opportunity to view the permanent collections and the special exhibits of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Rodin Museum. Philadelphia, being a historically significant city, offers much more besides its museums. If you feel like spending the time outdoors painting, take your plein air set along and sketch the historic sights! Please read the details on the enclosed poster.

Philadelphia Bus Trip ALC

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Anne began studying art with her aunt who was an art teacher when she was 7 or 8. Throughout junior high and high school, she studied at the local art center and in high school was selected to help the art teacher in one of his classes. After taking art classes at university, she studied at a government sponsored atelier in Paris and much later at the Visual Art Center of New Jersey in Summit. At her first show there, she received an all media promise award for her painting “Dino”. She has been participating in group shows in Morris and Union counties and had her first solo show in 2014 at Gallery 297 in Madison, NJ. She works mostly in oils and acrylics.
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The Somerville Library has several walls they like to fill with artists’ works. They display the works of one artist at a time for a minimum of one month. Works need to be ready to hang from the library’s suspended hooks.

If you are looking for display space or know someone who is, please contact Mona-Paulina Mahaga-Ajala, program coordinator of adult services of the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey, Somerville Library branch, 35 West End Avenue, Somerville, NJ.

Email her at  mpmahaga@sclibnj.org or call 908-725-1336, ext. 16.

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