Friday, May 29, 2009

Belmar Photo Walk

A few Sundays ago, five dedicated photographers, guided by Belmar's own Steve Latko, braved the cool afternoon and took off for the first BAC PhotoWalk. The trip started at the Boatworks (as seen in the top photo) and headed east with all the group snapping away, sometimes exchanging cameras and lenses while doing so.
The whole experience was fun and everyone learned a little more about photography from Steve. About two hours later the group ended up back at the Boatworks and agreed to meet up at a local establishment for some well deserved refreshments. Some examples of shots taken by Steve and Joe are seen above. There are plans to do more of these PhotoWalks, so stay tuned for further details.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Crit Group and More at the Boatworks

Now that the annual juried show is over, the Boatworks has resumed its busy schedule of regular programming. Tonight was the monthly meeting of the critique group, where artists in all media are invited to bring a piece or two and have it discussed by a group of experienced artists. Everyone always gets something out of the experience. It meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7:30 pm and goes until around 9:00 pm.
The crit group is just one of many things going on at the Boatworks. Here are some other activities to consider:
Photography Group- 1st Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm
Movie Night- All other Tuesdays, beginning at 7:00 pm
2nd Tuesday of every month are films about art and artists, hosted by Sandy Cook
3rd Tuesday of every month are classic films, hosted by Luke Suppa
4th Tuesday of every month are vintage sci-fi films, hosted by John Hutchinson
And when there's a 5th Tuesday- Surprise Film
Figure Drawing/Painting- 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Jam Night- 2nd and 4th Friday of every month at 8:00 pm
Performance Series- 3rd Saturday of every month at 8:00 pm
Abstract Group- Every Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Contact the Belmar Arts Council for more details.

Summer Art Shows at the Boatworks

As summer approaches, the BAC has a full slate of exhibitions scheduled to put new art on the walls from here to autumn. Make sure you're a part of it.

First up is Brave New Works, which will benefit the Belmar Food Pantry. The show is open to BAC members, who can contribute one artwork made in the past 2 years and not previously shown in a BAC exhibition. Artists are encouraged to contribute work that is experimental and non-traditional. All it takes to participate is your artwork and $10 or the equivalent or greater in a food donation. Not a BAC member? Join now and benefit for the rest of the year.

Work needs to be dropped off at the Boatworks on Saturday 5/30/09 between 10 am and 1 pm. Exhibition opens June 6 and remains on display during gallery hours until June 27. For more details and entry form, see our main website.

And keep these future shows (open to members and non-members) in mind:

July 11-31 Metaphors- Abstract work in any medium (to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation)

August 8- 28 Belmar Stories- An artistic look at history, experiences, anecdotes, memories, impressions, and visions of Belmar in any medium (to benefit the Belmar Mural Project). We will be having a workshop in July for people interested in ways to use old photos in new artworks.

September 13- 30 Surf Art: Innermost Limits of Pure Stoke (to benefit Surf Aid International)