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Achromatic: An exhibition in black and white

4/1/2017

Location: Parlor Gallery

Description: Asbury Park’s longest running and edgiest art space, Parlor Gallery, is presenting an exhibit of art that is devoid of color ~ quite outside of the norm of what one expects from this colorful art gallery. “Claiming that color weakens, Pablo Picasso at times purged it from his work in order to highlight the formal structure and autonomy of form inherent in his art” says Curator Carmen Gimenez when speaking of the artist’s monochrome works at the Guggenheim in NY.
Achromatic will feature a solo exhibit in Gallery I from one of their local favorites, Porkchop ( Mike LaVallee ). Denizens and visitors to Monmouth County have been enjoying this artist’s vibrant,colorful artwork and murals for years, but in this manifestation, the artist strips his works of his normally vivid palette and instead employs intentionally ritualistic and graphic monochromatic designs and symbols accented with Gold.
In Gallery II, Parlor has also curated a group exhibition of artists whom also restrict their use of color. Renowned painter, Kit King paints large scale, yet intimate cropped oil portraits and figures, that force the viewer to invade the space of the subject and become part of the narrative. The black and white palette and lack of environment within King's works contribute to the bleak atmosphere and honest dialogue of each piece. Artist Elizabeth Waggett ( Waggs ) adorns each black and white piece with gold leaf and precious metal, and feels “it is a perfect representation of humanity’s obsession with vain and valueless beauty.” The dichotomy of the monochromatic pallet against the gold is a visual representation of the struggle of the inner self to balance greed and purpose. This pallet simplifies the form allowing a deeper exploration of the subject matter, causing the viewer to focus first on a photographic representation of the subject, before a closer inspection reveals the true technique.
“We’ve wanted to present an entire exhibit which focuses on Black and White art since we began curating together. Art making using predominantly black and white pigments has long held a fascination for artists and viewers alike. By removing most color from their process, these artists have made bold, enticing and exciting high contrast works.” ~ Jill Ricci & Jenn Hampton, co-directors/owners, Parlor Gallery.

Parlor will also be showcasing new works from Paul Russo, Dylan Egon, Rebecca Adams, Alexandra Becker Black and Derek Gores in their second exhibition space. Achromatic is co-curated by Parlor Gallery Directors Jenn Hampton and Jill Ricci. The opening night reception is Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 7-11pm.


Event Information:
Achromatic
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1, 2017 7-11pm
Exhibit ends: May 7, 2017
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Asbury Park Tutu 2.2 Mile Run/Walk

4/1/2017

Location: 527 Lake Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

Description: The Asbury Park Tutu 2.2 mile run/walk is a great event where individuals come together to raise funds, support their community and have fun while running in tutus! Runners receive a t-shirt and tutu with registration and top fundraisers are eligible for prizes and special awards. Then, celebrate your efforts after the race at the Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten!

Fundraising for Big Brothers Big Sisters in addition to the registration fee of $28.22 is not required but it is greatly appreciated! Upon registration, you will be redirected to a fundraising site with the option to create your own page that can be easily shared with family and friends through Facebook, email or text!

For more information about participating or sponsoring this event, call Kate at 732-444-3541 or email kambrosio@bbbsmmc.org

Arc of Monmouth Walk & 5K

4/8/2017

Location: Convention Hall & Boardwalk

Description: The Arc of Monmouth’s Walk & 5K returns to Asbury on Saturday, April 8, 2017 to benefit individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Celebrate spring on the boardwalk with The Arc!

5K registration opens inside Convention Hall at 8 am. The run begins at 8:30 and medal ceremony at 9:30 am. Walk registration opens at 10 am. Walk begins at 11 am on the boardwalk. Free t-shirts and giveaways, plus coffee and bagels during registration.

A rockin' after-party inside Convention Hall features live music, free BBQ, carnival games, prizes, giveaways, and free ice cream!

Register online at www.arcofmonmouth.org/walk or by calling 732-493-1919. Day-of-event walk-ins welcome!

APCC Board of Trustees Meeting

4/18/2017

Location: TBD

Description: Here is the 2017 Schedule for the Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees meetings. Time of the meetings is 9:30 AM . Please be prompt. 1/17, 4/18, 6/13, 7/11, 10/10, 11/15

2017 Central New Jersey Brain Tumor Walk

4/29/2017

Location: Asbury Park Boardwalk

Description: The Central New Jersey Brain Tumor Walk is an event to raise awareness and much-needed resources to fund critical brain tumor-specific programs to improve the lives of all those affected by brain tumors. Hosted by the National Brain Tumor Society, the Central New Jersey Brain Tumor Walk offers individuals and teams a chance to honor and remember loved ones, connect with others interested in the brain tumor cause, and helps to educate the local community on the diverse needs of the brain tumor community.
$25 Registration Fee
Contact Meghan McNamee, Associate Director of Development, 617-237-1755.http://events.braintumor.org/central-new-jersey-brain-tumor-walk/

Lovely Little Lonely Tour with The Maine, The Mowgli's and Beach Weather

4/30/2017

Location: The Stone Pony

Description: $20
The Lovely Little Lonely Tour is coming to Asbury Park!
Catch The Maine, The Mowgli's, and Beach Weather on April 30th at The Stone Pony. Tickets on sale now!

Peppa Pig Live!

5/5/2017

Location: Paramount Theatre, 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park

Description: Peppa Pig Live!
Peppa Pig’s Big Splash is an action-packed live show featuring your favorite characters as life size puppets and costume characters! Come join Peppa, George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and more in an all-singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and muddy puddles!

The Damned

5/6/2017

Location: The Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park

Description: THE DAMNED
40th Anniversary US Tour
with special guests
Doors at 7 pm
Tickets: $25/30 in advance, $35 at the door
PLUS APPLICABLE SURCHARGES
ALL AGES ADMITTED
21 TO DRINK (IN BAR AREA)

APCC Board of Trustees Meeting

6/13/2017

Location: TBD

Description: Here is the 2017 Schedule for the Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees meetings. Time of the meetings is 9:30 AM . Please be prompt. 1/17, 4/18, 6/13, 7/11, 10/10, 11/15

APCC Board of Trustees Meeting

7/11/2017

Location: TBD

Description: Here is the 2017 Schedule for the Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees meetings. Time of the meetings is 9:30 AM . Please be prompt. 1/17, 4/18, 6/13, 7/11, 10/10, 11/15

APCC Board of Trustees Meeting

10/10/2017

Location: TBD

Description: Here is the 2017 Schedule for the Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees meetings. Time of the meetings is 9:30 AM . Please be prompt. 1/17, 4/18, 6/13, 7/11, 10/10, 11/15

APCC Board of Trustees Meeting

11/15/2017

Location: TBD

Description: Here is the 2017 Schedule for the Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees meetings. Time of the meetings is 9:30 AM . Please be prompt. 1/17, 4/18, 6/13, 7/11, 10/10, 11/15

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