Friday, April 10, 2009

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Arts / Zest April 9th, 2009
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Yvonne Yaar, Glass
The Monmouth Museum is beginning the third season of its New Jersey Emerging Artists Series in the Nilson Gallery with an exhibition of works in glass by artist Yvonne Yaar.

"Switchboard Without an Operator"
Yaar is especially interested in the medium of glass, intrigued by its transparency, color and light-reflecting qualities.

She creates both glass jewelry and wall art/sculpture. Each work is made in front of a torch, with a kiln, or with various tools used to manipulate molten glass. She favors organic, asymmetrical shapes and sacred geometry. Her art incorporates themes of motherhood, love of nature, humor and addiction in her work. She has lived on three different continents and believes her exposure to different cultures has also played an important role in her art.

Yaar will share insights on her work in a gallery talk and give a demonstration at the museum 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 15. This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required, since seating is limited. Call the museum at 732- 747-2266 to register and for additional information. The exhibit will run through April 26.

"Yellow Cityscape"
The New Jersey Emerging Artists Series is an ongoing program for artists who have not previously held a one-person show.

The artists selected represent the diversity of talent in the state and demonstrate their creativity in a wide variety of media. Six artists working in a variety of media are selected each year for a month-long exhibition in the Nilson Gallery.

The Monmouth Museum is located on the Brookdale Community College campus, Newman Springs Road, in Lincroft.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is $7.

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