Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Journey Through Wine Country

This past Saturday the BAC put together an exciting event called A Journey Through Wine Country. Members Patricia and Richard Hoynes opened up their beautiful Belmar home to over 120 guests for a night of wine tasting with a specially selected tasting menu. Guests started arriving in the early evening. Wine was provided by Ocean Wine and Spirits, and the food came from Brandl's, Sickles Market, and Pierre Chocolat. A group of musicians led by Tim McCorry provided entertainment. In addition to the wine and gourmet menu, those in attendance had the opportunity to bid on over 30 artworks, including a hand painted cafe table in the fashion of those we have at the Boatworks. There was also a big 50/50 drawing. The fun continued into the evening, people enjoying the music and good company.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Belmar Artist Critique Group

Tonight was the first meeting of the BAC artist critique group at its new meeting time- the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm. We had six artists participate tonight, including two who came for the first time. Tonight we saw examples of watercolors, oils, collage, and a woodcut print. Everyone made and received good suggestions for current and/or future works. The group is open to all artists in any media, and admission is free. Bring a piece or two of art and join in.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Belmar Stories On Display

Tonight was the opening reception for the new Belmar Stories exhibition at the Boatworks. Several dozen people showed up to see the artwork- paintings, prints, photos, sculptures, collages, and more- all on the topic of people's memories and stories about Belmar, NJ. After people had time to check out all the artwork in the front gallery, everyone assembled in the back room for the debut of the new Belmar Stories film. Our own Gypsy Davey Taylor, videographer and editor, introduced the film, which featured interviews with a variety of past and present Belmar residents, intercut with photos of buildings and people from Belmar's history.
The exhibition will remain on display at the Boatworks during regular gallery hours through August 28th. For more information, go the the BAC website.