The Ocean and The Beach

Whether you think there is one world ocean or five oceans, the facts remain the same: salt water covers over 70% of the world’s surface and harbors over 200,000 forms of life – that we know about. Like air, it’s in constant motion, and like air it’s capable of great calm or great destruction. Its depths are unfathomable and mostly unknowable. Ships live at the bottom.Every year at a certain time the edge of this great body, with all of its unpredictability and power turns into the BEACH. Humans go to the beach with nary a thought of tragedy, indeed, they check with weather reports to rest assured of a good day of sun and sand. Riptides are carefully noted, ropes are stretched out, lifeguards are stationed. It’s as if we think we could tame the beast.

This exhibition, through watercolors, oil and acrylic paintings, and an exquisite silverpoint drawing explores both phenomena. “By sheer coincidence, this turned out to be an all-woman exhibition and I’m pleased about that,” says Ellen Martin, Curator and Director of Art Programming at the Oyster Point. “All but one are New Jersey artists,” she continued. “I’m pleased we’re able to continue with the phased re-opening of the Oyster Point Hotel by having this art opening,” said Kevin Barry, the V.P. of J.P. Barry Hospitality, Inc.

Those artists are Sybil Archibald, Hema A. Bharadwaj, Anzhelika Doliba, Lois Eider, Andrea Geller, Carol Magnatta, Jordan Robinson, Sandy Taylor and Fanelle White, all of whom are first-time exhibiting artists at the Hotel

Please come and see this wonderful work on Friday, July 24th, 2020 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Oyster Point Hotel. It’s free and open to the public. Free parking. Face coverings required. This exhibit will run though Sunday, September 20, 2020. Please visit any time. The Hotel is always open.

We will be holding exhibition tours on Sunday, August 16th and Sunday, September 13th, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. Please meet in the Atrium at the Hotel and have your face covering handy.