Atlantic Highlands Arts Council announces new photography exhibition –

March 09, 2022

Atlantic Highlands Arts Council announces new photography exhibition

“The Wheel” by Darren Sussman

The Atlantic Highlands Arts Council is pleased to announce the next exhibition in the Main Gallery, “Black & White & Monochrome”. From an open call process, two jurors selected 40 photographs by 29 artists that uniquely and compellingly express the theme of the exhibition.

Many photographers who started taking pictures started out with black and white film and discovered the joys of processing and printing. This exhibition presents creative photographers who continue to express their vision with a preference for unconventional media: black and white and monochrome. The artists in this exhibition present original photos created from film, pinhole and digital cameras, such as photograms, gelatin silver or inkjet prints, cyanotypes and other prints using alternative processes.

Selected artists include Cheryl Auditor, Marilyn Baldi, Sharon Breil, Thomas J. Camal, Gina Cioffi, Marino Cirillo, Kamelia DeSoucey, Druanne Dillon, Amy Krick-Frank, Nicholas Greenquist, Gary Steven Groves, Gary Hildebrand, Richard Huff, Shoshana Kertesz , Tania Kimche, Ann Marie McDonnell, Brenna McLaughlin, Steven Meko, Mary O’Malley-Joyce, Julie Page, Cheryl Parisi, Charles Rutledge, Roberta C. Scott, Dug Smith, Elizabeth Sowell-Zak, Morgan Spicer, Darren Sussman, Vincent Verdi, and Joseph Villa

“The Tired Artist” by Thomas Kamal

The jurors of the exhibition are Bruce Cohn and Douglas Schwab.

Originally from Brooklyn, Cohn moved from Staten Island to the Atlantic Highlands four years ago. He has been involved in photography since he was 11 years old and pursued his interest through high school and college. Bruce has exhibited in New York and New Jersey at the Michael Ingbar Gallery, International Center of Photography, Umbrella Arts Gallery, Fountain House Gallery, Atlantic Highlands Arts Council and Canterbury Juried Art Show. His photos have appeared in Staten Island Advance, Metropolis and New York Times magazines. Cohn earned his BFA from Pratt Institute and his MA from Richmond College.

Originally a self-taught photographer, Schwab was working as a photographer for major defense contractor ITT, when he first took photography classes. It was during this time that he studied with George Tice and Lisette Model at the New School. Schwab sees photography as a simple craft that can be a wonderful combination of technology, self-expression and communication. Schwab holds an MFA from Brooklyn College, where he is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Photography area of ​​the Art Department. Prior to teaching photography at Brooklyn College, Schwab’s education included: The Germain School of Photography, NY; Pratt Institute, NY; Adelphi University, NY; Kingsborough Community College, NY, (CUNY); and New York College of Technology, NY (CUNY). Schwab’s work is collected here and abroad and his many exhibitions include the Lana Santorelli Gallery, the Henry Gregg Gallery, the Patterson Museum and the Brooklyn Public Library.

“A Woman’s Day Is Never Over” by Roberta C. Scott

The exhibition will run from Saturday March 12 to Saturday April 16. The gallery is open from Thursday to Sunday. Masks and social distancing are encouraged. For times and directions, click here.

AHArts will host an opening reception and in-person curator discussion on Saturday, March 12 from 6-8 p.m.

Alongside the exhibition, AHArts will present a series of photographic presentations, demonstrations and workshops, including “Introduction to Pinhole Photography and Cyanotype Demonstration” on Saturday, March 19 from 1:30-4:00 p.m.; and a “2-day pinhole workshop” on Sunday April 10 and Sunday April 24. Prior registration required.

For more information, click here.

The mission of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council is to strengthen community through the arts. It is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization that believes in the power of the arts to transform and enrich communities. The main function of the council is to develop and run arts-related events and activities for the benefit of the local community.

Tracey L. Sweeney