Tuesday, November 22, 2016
BelmarArts goes to Spring Lake
Over the summer BelmarArts put out the call for something new- an exhibition of art originating in Belmar, but the show itself being held in Spring Lake. The proposal got a very good response, and almost 80 artworks were selected. About a week ago the chosen artists made the 24 block journey south from the Boatworks to the Spring Lake Community House (home of the Spring Lake Theater and the Spring Lake Library, among other things) to deliver the work. The show was installed and opened to a good crowd on Sunday the 20th.
The gallery is upstairs in the Spring Lake Community House, a large brick building on 3rd Avenue (which is the continuation of Belmar's Main Avenue), between Madison and Brighton. There are no posted hours of operation, but someone working there told this blog that the building is open pretty much every day. Based on the number of activities going on in the building, this sounds plausible.
The space is not set up like a typical art gallery, but with salon style hanging, room was found for all the art. As with most shows in our own space, mostly paintings, with some drawings, photos, prints, and sculptures. As can be seen in the photos, a lot of furniture is also in the room. It is regularly used for meetings and other events, so the artwork will have had quite an audience by the time the show ends on March 12, 2017.
No specific theme to this show, just good art and a lot of familiar names. And just like the Boatworks, admission is free. Just get there before it closes on March 12th.