The monthly Member Happenings are FREE and include a short business meeting followed by an art-related presentation. Refreshments are served. All are welcome to attend!
Members Happenings are held the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted. No meeting in January 2014.
2013 Happenings featured:
March 7 Michael Miller: Beauty of Black and White Photography
April 4 Harry Bower: John Frederick Peto Studio and Museum in Island Heights
May 2 Pat Hutchinson: BelmarArts and the Barrier Project
June 6 BelmarArts Photo Group: A Digital Photo Group Showcase
July 4 No Meeting
August 1 BelmarArts Writer’s Group
Four published authors and members of the group will read from their works, demonstrating the great variety found in and power of the written word.
Merry Brennan’s“Peace Pilgrim: Walking Her Talk Against Hate” is a biographical novel about love and the power of one person.
Freda Karpf’s “Conversations with Nic and The Wild Blue” describe two different types of journeys through poetry.
Louise Rempe,author and contributor, introduces us to “East Meets West American Writers Review”.Irene Maran, author/essayist/columnist/ contributor, reads from “A Collection of Words from the Roundtable”, an anthology of 39 short stories from ten local authors.
Summertime refreshments will be served. Come join us for cookies, lemonade and popsicles and some beautiful words from our BelmarArts members!
September 5 Barbara Lipton: Eskimo Masks – Identity, Form and Function.
Prepare for the Masquerade Art Show by joining art historian Barbara Lipton as she discusses the purpose and shows samples of masks of the Alaskan Eskimo.
October 3 Sculptor Mark Dornan
Renown local sculptor Mark Dornan will be presenting his relief sculptures and describing a “how-to” about this art form. For a sneak preview visit Artifacts Boutique at 1012 Main Street, Belmar and see Mark’s beautiful sculpture displayed in the window.
November 7 Kathleen Larkin, author of Through These Doors: The Story of a Small Business in the Adirondacks.
Listen to Kathy Larkin tell the true story of challenges faced by two retired Toms River art teachers who opened up a gallery and gift shop in the Adirondack mountain town of Indian Lake.
December 5, 2013 “A Taste of the Big Band Era” followed by a sing-along of seasonal songs, featuring big band singer Cheryl Parker.
From the age of 4, Cheryl has sung many styles of music including opera, classical, theater, gospel, blues, big band and jazz. In 1999, she recorded a tribute to American Songbook composer, Arthur Schwartz, with jazz great, Ken Peplowski. Since then, Cheryl has performed with many other local and international world-class musicians in concert halls, music festivals and other venues in AZ, NJ and NYC. Cheryl currently resides in Ocean Grove, NJ, and sings with three 17-piece swing bands, two dectets and several jazz bands!