The Opening Reception for our new show, show featuring the Works of Chris Pero, will be held on Spetember 12 from 4-6 pm.
Christopher Pero was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1967. His mother was a commercial artist who influenced his art along with artists such as Paul Klee, Gustav Klimpt and master surrealist H.R. Geiger.
Pero paints in Vibrant oil colors in the abstract expressionist form. He fuses nature with the human form and derives most of his images from deep within his Psyche.
Christopher Pero has been painting since 1994 and has no formal art training. He resides with his wife and daughter in Freehold Borough where he maintains his private studio.
Local Artist and Professor Dr. Edoardo Mungiello will present two lectures during the run of the current exhibit. Seating is limited. Reservations are required; $10 per person. Masks must be worn. No Refreshments will be served.
Call 908-614-6195 for Reservations.
Saturday, September 26, 2020, 3-5pm: “A Town that Survived Itself”: Florence in the Age of Brunelleschi 1410-1450.
Saturday, October 3, 2020, 3-5pm: “Bend it to Our Awe or Break it All to Pieces”: Bernini, Borromini and Rome.
We are pleased to present “Viral Art” a collection of works created during the shut down. There’s a range of works from those artists who continued their work to those who focused on the pandemic itself.
Scott Zoeller is a driftwood artist. His wall hangings & sculptures are featured in this show. Robert Rich expresses the viral theme in three photos from his veiled series. Photographer Debby Szersin playfully explored the idea of a masking.
Mary Caruso Albert’s watercolors of Freehold remain featured in the lounge gallery.
Bring your kids in for a scavenger hunt of items within the artwork.
Show runs through September 6. Stop in! Browsers welcome. Face coverings required.
Freehold Art Gallery has reopened. Our current art show featuring Freehold artist, Mary Caruso-Albert has been extended through July 19. Mary Caruso-Albert is one of Freehold’s most notable artists.
“Mary’s iconic work tells the story of today’s Freehold, and we are thrilled to be hosting this exhibit,” curator Jill Barba said.
Mary will be available to give gallery visitors a tour of her work, discuss her process and her subjects during Meet and Greet sessions to be announced
“Freehold’s architecture, and history has always intrigued me,” Ms. Caruso-Albert explained. “When I started working in watercolor, it was a simple decision to paint the interesting buildings in Freehold.”
Caruso-Albert is best known for her watercolors of New Jersey’s historical sights, landscapes, the Jersey Shore and of course, Freehold. Prints and notecards will be available for purchase at the gallery.
“My favorite work is commissioned paintings that I call ‘Memories.’
These paintings of homes, children, and vacation spots bring joy, a lasting joy, to the people who want them created.” Mary said.
Face coverings are required and a maximum of 10 persons will be in the gallery at one time. Our summer hours are in effect. Private tours welcomed by appointment.
Dr. Edoardo Mungiello, Freehold fine artist, author, and Art History professor will continue his lecture series Artists and Their Cities with “A Town that Survived Itself, Florence in the Age of Brunelleschi 1410-1450.” Date and time will be announced.
Admission is $10 per person which includes the lecture and refreshments (BYOB). Dr. Mungiello is an engaging, informative and often humorous speaker who brings clarity of vision to every lecture. Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended but not required. You may reserve your place by emailing FreeholdArtGallery@gmail.com or call 908-614-6195.
We at the Freehold Art Gallery would like to wish a very Happy Holiday to our loyal patrons and artists and to the broader Freehold community. As we usher in a new decade together, may Peace, Love and Art grow exponentially across the globe.
Do your holiday shopping at Freehold Art Gallery where our artists have put together a specially priced exhibit of exquisite art for under $200. Desk art, table art, wall art, ceramics and jewelry make unique gifts for teachers, friends and family. Our holiday show runs through the Holiday Season
Opening Reception September 21, 4-7 pm. The public is invited to celebrate Elaine’s life and work with her family and friends at our opening reception.
Receptions are also scheduled for 4-6 pm on October 13 and 7:30 – 9:30 pm October 25. Guitarist Amy Schlinder from the band ViRAGO will perform along with special guest Chip Hodges on the fiddle for an interesting and eclectic musical backdrop to Life, Love and Works of Elaine Smith.
Many works of this noted and beloved New Jersey artist will be for sale with proceeds benefiting the Elaine Smith Memorial Art Scholarship Foundation. Show runs through November 3, 2019.
Dr. Walter D. Greason, Dean of the Honors School at Monmouth University and member of the Department of History and Anthropology, will speak on Afrofuturism, The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture, on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 2pm at the Freehold Art Gallery.