Thursday, November 14, 2013

JEWELRY & CERAMICS EXHIBITS OPENS SUNDAY @ THE HUNTERDON ART MUSEUM

OPENING RECEPTION:

Judith and Tom Neugebauer: Jewelry and Ceramics
WHEN: Sunday, November 17, from 2 to 4 PM
WHERE: Hunterdon Art Museum, 7 Lower Center St., Clinton
ADMISSION: free, and refreshments will be served.

Husband and wife artists Judith and Tom Neugebauer have inspired each other's work for years, but their upcoming exhibition at the Museum will be the first time their art has appeared together. In this joint exhibition, you can observe this cross influence in Tom's larger abstract clay and metal sculptures, and how the sweeping lines of the metal are reminiscent of the swirling designs of Judith's jewelry.

Judith's previous career in classical ballet and theater gave her a heightened awareness of form, line and movement that helped inspire her when creating her unique jewelry designs. Judith's work is nationally recognized and has been exhibited in fine craft galleries nationwide. She also exhibits in the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore and at many other craft shows along the east coast.

Many of Tom's ceramic forms feature classical references from Native American to Asian works. While texturing emphasizes the softness of the clay and brings the surface to life, there's a touch of serendipity involved in the final outcome.

"Each piece develops its own unique look," Tom said. "You influence the results; you don't control it." To read more, visit our website.

On Sale in Our Lobby: After viewing the exhibition, take home a one-of-a-kind work of art by the Neugebauers! We have their jewelry and ceramic works on sale in our lobby. Members receive a 10% discount on their purchase.

Want to Join Our Museum Staff?

Are you a people person who would enjoy working in a place surrounded by fabulous art? We are currently seeking a weekend administrator for our Museum on Saturdays and Sundays. Duties include working at the lobby desk greeting visitors, answering the phone, taking class registrations and handling some clerical work. We need someone who's reliable, self-sufficient, articulate, personable and has some basic computer skills.

Hours vary slightly depending on the Museum's events schedule, but typically range from 8:45 AM to 5 PM or 10:30 AM to 5 PM. Let us know if you are interested in working one particular weekend day or both. Please email a resume and cover letter to marjorie@hunterdonartmuseum.org and use "weekend administrator" in the subject line.

Don't Miss These HAM Programs

Mark your calendars for these terrific programs, classes and workshops!

Open House Join us for our free open house on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 2 to 4 PM. Participate in several fun art projects, meet our wonderful teachers, tour our studios and get the latest news on our winter classes and workshops. Everyone is welcome, and no registration is necessary,

American Girls: Home for the Holidays Children can enjoy classic crafts from the past and a tea party in this American Girls-influenced holiday program to be held Friday, Dec. 13 from 6 to 8 PM. Bring a smock and a favorite tea cup, and we will provide the tea! Dolls are welcomed but not required.For ages 7 and up.

Form & Surface: Two-Day Ceramics Workshop with Raritan Valley Community College Learn from the best when Ann Tsubota and Bill Macholdt teach this not-to-be-missed two-day ceramics workshop starting Sunday, Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 PM. Students will explore form and surface treatments by creating their own objects, which will be fired by the instructors in advance of the second workshop which will focus on glazing. For ages 16 and up. This workshop will be held at the Raritan Valley Community College Ceramics Studio in Branchburg

For more information on these and all our winter classes including several free programs, please visit our website.

Programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by funds from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission, New Jersey Cultural Trust and corporations, foundations, and individuals. The Hunterdon Art Museum is a wheelchair accessible space. Publications are available in large print. Patrons who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired may contact the Museum through the New Jersey  Relay Service at (TYY) 1 (800) 852-7899

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