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Karen Bright: Throughline

DiMattio Gallery at Rechnitz Hall

Karen Bright: Throughline is an exhibition spanning 40 years of visual work by Karen Bright, Professor from the Department of Art and Design. Bright’s environmentally focused themes serve as the main thread over the 30 year span with consistent narratives on global warming, and climate change. Additional themes in Bright’s work relate to the MeToo movement, prevalent social and cultural issues, and current politics—all rendered as sculptures and paintings using encaustic-based materials.

Just Beachy/After Sandy

DiMattio Gallery at Rechnitz Hall

A public, participatory installation by Karen Bright featuring a collaborative work with Assistant Professor of Communication, Amanda Stojanov, will feature placed-based work related to the legacy of Hurricane Sandy.

Free and open to the public

Afrofuturist Design: Ancient Dogon To Wakandan Futures

Guggenheim Memorial Library, Room #101 400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch

We are extending this invitation for you to join us as we host Afrofuturist Design: Ancient Dogon To Wakandan Futures, beginning in September and ending in November 2019. We hope […]

A Sense of Place in Contemporary Encaustic

Rotary Ice House Gallery

A Sense of Place in Contemporary Encaustic will be juried by renowned artist and teacher Lisa Pressman, curated by Karen Bright, Professor of Art and Design at Monmouth University, and guest curated by Oregon-based artist Kathleen Curtis Cosgrove. A national roster of artists were reviewed for this juried invitational. In the search for artists, the juror and curators sought out work that fit the theme of place, and also met the criteria for level of aesthetic and technical accomplishment using encaustic-based materials.

Woodstock & Beyond: The Visionary Art of Mike Frankel

Pollak Gallery

An exhibit of photographs by artist/photographer, Mike Frankel that capture many of the historic milestones in rock history including; the first ever appearance of Led Zeppelin in New York City and the Who's first New York City performance of Tommy, along with photographs from the stage at Woodstock. The images have been scanned and printed directly from the 35 mm transparencies. The finished 35 mm slides were composed and exposed with up to 10 images on one frame of film while the action never stopped. There are some compelling single image photographs in the exhibition, but the multiple image photographs vividly demonstrate the power and dynamism of the rock 'n' roll experience.

The Second Mother

Pollak Theatre

When the estranged daughter of a hard-working live-in housekeeper suddenly appears, the unspoken class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray.

This event is part of Hispanic American Heritage Month

Council of Endowed Chairs Fall Lecture

Pozycki Hall Auditorium

Future generations, wildlife, and natural resources – collectively referred to as “the voiceless” in this presentation – are the most vulnerable and least equipped populations to protect themselves from the […]

The Lehman Trilogy

Pollak Theatre

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons. On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins. 163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history. This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.

Tickets: $23

KISS THE SKY -The Jimi Hendrix RE-Experience

Pollak Theatre

Take a trip down memory lane an immerse yourself in the unforgettable, electrifying experience of seeing Jimi Hendrix in concert. Using wardrobe and set materials from the Hendrix tours of the 60s, this reproduction meticulously re-creates the look and sound of Jimi Hendrix’s most historic concerts. Truly, Kiss The Sky presents the world’s most historically accurate Jimi Hendrix tribute show.

Tickets: $35 - $55

AMERICAN GURU: Jimi Hendrix and The Spirit of a Generation Presented by Jimy Bleu, Eliott Landy and Leonard J. Eisenberg

The Great Hall Auditorium

This three-part lecture-demonstration focuses on Jimi Hendrix and his contemporaries. Told through photographs and guitar technique demonstrations Jimy Bleu focuses on Hendrix' rise to super-stardom, his tremendous impact on Popular and 'serious music', his indefinable musical style, his virtually unknown potential as a spiritual leader and his political awakening which coincided with the turbulent times of that era in the United States. Bleu's research, documentation and musical illustrations stand alone in presenting the most comprehensive and at times unheard viewpoints and topics about this remarkable musician. Learn why almost 50 years after his death the iconic Jimi Hendrix is still incredibly relevant and named “The Greatest Guitarist of All Time”! 

Free and open to the public