In the Arts

In the Arts

To open the holiday season, The Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury will host an all-member show in the main gallery for the month of December. The show opening will coincide with the guild’s traditional festive party Dec. 7 between 2 and 5 p.m. During the party, there will also be an open board of trustees meeting and an auction of gifts donated by member artists.

Located at 620 Broad St., Route 35, opposite The Grove, the guild is a 40-year-old gallery governed by trustee-members and is the site of monthly exhibits and instruction by a varied staff of teachers in all media. Guild hours are Monday-Saturday noon-4:30 p.m. For more information, call (732) 741-1441 or visit

Fair Haven singer-songwriter John Padovano will be performing solo at the new Indulgence Cafe, Bay and First avenues, Atlantic Highlands Nov. 14, 8-11 p.m. He will be performing songs from his latest CD, "The Return Of Rainy Day Hobo."

Padovano will also appear Nov. 22 at 9 p.m. on Cafe Improv TV 30, Princeton Arts Council.

The Monmouth Conservatory of Music, Red Bank, will present a concert of music of Hector Berlioz and Hugo Wolf at 4 p.m on Nov. 30 at the Unitarian Meeting House, 1475 W. Front St., Lincroft. The concert, a commemoration of two giants of romantic music, features accomplished adult soloists, chorus, and instrumentalists, including a string quintet. Seating is unreserved and admission is $10 adults, $5 seniors and children through grade 12. Tickets are available at the door or in advance by calling (732) 741-8880.

Brookdale’s Performing Arts Center Main Theater will host the Corigliano String Quartet. The second performance of the 46th season of the Monmouth Arts Foundation Chamber Music Series will take place Nov. 16 at the Main Theater at the Brookdale Community College Performing Arts Center in Lincroft. Tickets for the concert, which will begin at 3 p.m., are $20. The program consists of the String Quartet in E flat Major by Mozart, the String Quartet No. 9 by William Bolcom and concludes with the String Quartet in D Major by Mendelssohn.

For information about this and future programs in the Chamber Music Concert Series, visit the Web site at or phone Henry Green, series chairman, at (732) 842-9150. 

Cherokee storyteller Lloyd Ameach will perform at Monmouth University in West Long Branch Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in celebration of Native American Heritage Month. Born and reared on a Cherokee reservation in North Carolina, Ameach tells stories that range from old stories of the Cherokees to contemporary stories about various tribes. The free event will be held in Wilson Auditorium and is open to the public. For information, call (732) 571-3586.