Special Events
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For more information, contact Pat Pelletier, Registrar, at PSAAregistrar@gmail.com

Art Lectures at the Stafford Library
Four free art history lectures are given per year by noted college professors and are co-sponsored by the Ocean County Library. These lectures take place at the Stafford Library, 129 N. Main Street, Manahawkin, New Jersey in the lower meeting room. There is a reception for exhibiting artists one hour prior to the lectures. Please register at Pine Shores 609-597-3557 or at the library 609-597-3381. 

On Monday evening, May 22, 2017, Professor Lisa Festa, PhD, of Georgian Court University presented "The Highlights of Chinese Art, The Qin and Han Dynasties." 
Also, the Terracotta Army of figures was featured. 

Earlier that evening was a reception for the artists displaying their artwork. The current Stafford Library show features a total of 40 artworks including oil paintings by Dick Tarczynski, acrylic abstracts by Mike Amato, watercolors by Harriet Fink and Photoshop-manipulated photographs by Mike Lipton. Ed Rennar and Paul Hartelius completed the hanging of the show, while Kathy Crocker filled-in administratively for Ilomay Pedicini.

Art lectures are a FREE EVENT. 
The last one for this year is scheduled for Monday evening, November 27th. 

If you have questions, please call Ilomay 

Bus Trips

Those interested in joining a trip 
should contact Glenys Baulderstone at 609-971-3396

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Any questions contact Glenys 609-971-3396 or email her at g.baulderstone@gmail.com 
In the first photo, left to right are Ed Rennar, Mike Amato, Mike Lipton and Kathy Crocker (photo by Paul Hartelius) and the second photo is Kathy and Mike Amato (photo by Mike Lipton).

Painting & Poetry Exhibit 2017

Surf City Library
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A total of 32 paintings and 32 poems are hanging in the show....two paintings by each artist and two poems by each poet. One poem and one painting (examples below) interpret the others artwork/poetry creation. 
Photos from hanging the Painted Poetry Show at Surf City library on August 1st. From the left below, the hanging crew included Paul Hartelius, Chuck Person (not shown), Carol Freas, Richard Morgan and Willy Mueller.

by Laura Maschal

The great migrations of sea and sky -
of whale and warbler and butterfly.
I leave you the deep faith of hibernation,
the dark sky to see every constellation. 

I leave you a meadow, an expanse of space,
long sips of summer, a slower pace,
buzzing fields and drinkable streams,
sunlit napping and animal dreams.

I leave you awe and the northern lights,
that feeling of small it reignites.

I leave you the quiet air, oh yes and seeds, 
soil and microbes to grow more trees. 

I leave you the planet, this breathing enfold
of bear and narwhal and marigold.

I leave you the magic of fish and of stone,

I love you, I leave just my breath and my bone.

Painting 'Leaving' by Irene Bausmith

by Karen Topham

She weaves
Not as Penelope passing years of longing
Unbinding a shroud’s weft each night

She weaves
Magical orbs deftly capturing lacy winged creatures
Glittering transparent pearls in early morning 

She weaves
Invisible threads binding delicate trophies 
To her realm throughout the day

She weaves
A castle spun from purest silk to cocoon her eggs
Keeping her spiderlings safely ensconced  

She weaves
And almost heard is the hum of robust strings
As she plucks her bow across a curving bridge 

She weaves
She weaves
She weaves
She weaves
She weaves

Painting 'The Weavers' by June Merrifield 
by Kath Santangelo

I wrap myself up in a quilt
that you owned,
red stars hold down
a warm summer sun.
Did you make it yourself
on a gray winter’s day
when thinking of home
swept all thoughts away.

I wrap myself up in a quilt that you owned.

Did you make it yourself
out of pieces and patches,
strips of bright sunlight,
brazen blue sky, cold drops of rain.
You sew with silk thread
You sew with your heart strings…
Together the seams burn my 
skin on this day.

I wrap myself up in a quilt that you owned.

Did you walk down the aisles
of some foreign market…
Tired of threads all in tangle
and stitches askew.
Did you seek the one pattern 
that made your life clear,
to dream vivid colors,
to think big and bold.

I wrap myself up in a quilt that you owned.

Painting 'My Blankie' by Paul Daukas

by Norma Paul

I want them off--
these heavy shoes--
let me push my feet out of them
to pad about in freedom
from control
on an airy path
through a pensive house
where I can be alone
at peace
without a fault to call my own.

I slide across the wooden floor
on slippery socks
and sigh the sign of contentment.
The dog grins back at me
from his coveted perch
on the leather sofa,
his tongue hanging limp
from his open mouth,
his body panting like a 
slow beating drum.

Painting 'That Sunday' by Linda Werner
Photos by Richard Morgan
Painted Poetry Reading

The Painted Poetry reception and poetry reading was held on Wednesday night, August 16th, at the Surf City branch of the Ocean County Library. 
There was standing room only with 85 in attendance! 

After an hour of meet and greet, great refreshments and a chance to view poems and art, Richard Morgan started the program, displaying each artist's two paintings on the screen, then calling up each corresponding poet to read one of their two original poems while the audience viewed the artist interpretation of that poem. 

The popularity of this 4th annual event continues to grow
Photos from the hanging of the Fall/Winter Library Show. First is Cathy Houck; next is Ed Rennar, then Ilomay Pedicini with Ed, followed by Jan Becker, Joyce Ecochard, June Merrifield, Nancy Camilleri, and Ruth Kramer.

Reception for their show is on Monday, November 27th from 6-7pm at the Stafford Library, followed by the Art History lecture 7-8:45pm.

Lee Fricke has a show at the Little Egg Harbor Library. The reception for her show was on Wednesday evening, September 13th. 

    She shares the exhibit with artist Amy King. This photo is of Lee with many of her good artist friends, many who represent the senior members of PSAA. From left to right, we have Carol Freas, Carlo Gaboardi, Lee Fricke, Betty Martin, Pat Shepherd, and Kathy Crocker. 

    The show runs for the rest of September.
Little Egg Harbor Library - Lee Fricke's Reception
Photo and text by Paul Hartelius
Wondering about POP at PSAA?

Here are the artists prepping and trying out the lesson to take to the Rehabs in our community. Linda Saladino (standing), also, Joyce Echochard, Cathy Ronnie, Julia Costa, and Pat Pellitier. 

It is the outreach group at PSAA that goes out to the residents at the rehab hospitals and shares an art lesson two hours a month. It is a great activity and very rewarding for the artists and the residents. 

Congrats to another successful year to the POP group!
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Here's what our talented group at Manahawkin Nursing Home created this month!

Some of the PSAA "thinkers" standing outside the Rodin Museum, left to right: Kathy Leschke, Ken Baulderstone, Glenys Baulderstone, Lou Baptiste, Joyce Stigliano, Mary Walker-Baptiste

These are just a few of the PSAA artists who attended the Bus Trip to the Philadelphia Art Museum, on Thursday, November 16th. 

Recent Bus Trip to the 
Philadelphia Museum of Art