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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.

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

Woodstock – Director’s Cut

Pollak Theatre

The three-day Woodstock music festival in 1969 was the pivotal event of the 1960s peace movement, and this landmark concert film is the definitive record of that milestone of rock & roll history. It's more than a chronicle of the hippie movement, however; this is a film of genuine historical and social importance, capturing the spirit of America in transition, when the Vietnam War was at its peak and antiwar protest was fully expressed through the liberating music of the time. With a brilliant crew at his disposal (including a young editor named Martin Scorsese), director Michael Wadleigh worked with over 300 hours of footage to create his original 225-minute director's cut, which was cut by 40 minutes for the film's release in 1970. 

Free and open to the public

An Evening with Melanie

Pollak Theatre

An Evening with Melanie is an unforgettable night of songs and stories from the incredible career of the artist who became known as “The Female Bob Dylan.” Accompanied by her son, Beau-Jarred, the show is a musical journey that starts with that momentous day in the summer of 1969, when Melanie first attracted national attention with her Woodstock performance.

Tickets: $40 - $60

Monmouth County College Fair 2019

OceanFirst Bank Center

Park in Lots 13, 14, and 15 The following schools will be in attendance: Adelphi University Alvernia University American University Arcadia University Berkeley College Binghamton University, SUNY Bloomfield College Bloomsburg […]

Tone, Featuring David Sancious and Ernest ‘Boom’ Carter, Former Members of Springsteen’s E Street Band, and Gerald Carboy

Pollak Theatre

The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University will present An Evening with Tone, featuring David Sancious, Ernest “Boom” Carter, and Gerald Carboy, hosted by Bob Santelli, Founding Executive Director of the Grammy Museum, on Sunday, October 6th, at 7PM in the Pollak Theater on the university campus. The event is free and open to the public.