In the Arts

Cast of "Pinocchio"Cast of “Pinocchio” “From Plein Air to the Studio,” a solo show of works by landscape artist Anthony Migliaccio, is on exhibit at the Jewish Community Center in Deal. An artist’s reception will be held today, 6:30-8 p.m. The exhibit will run through June 28 at the JCC Gallery, located at 100 Grant Ave. For information, call (732) 531-9100.

“Dorn’s Collection of Vintage Images” is the inaugural exhibition at the Nilson Gallery of the Monmouth Museum. For the past 15 years, Kathy Dorn Severini has been the curator of nearly 5,000 vintage images of Monmouth County and New York City, which will be on display at the museum beginning Friday. Admission is $6. The museum is located on the campus of Brookdale Community College, Lincroft. For information, call 732) 747-2266 or e-mail

First Saturday in Asbury Park on May 6 offers Cinco de Mayo, Asbury-style: “The First Tango in Asbury.” Experience spectacular restaurants, learn Latin dance and even dare to enter a dance contest. Asbury’s unique shops and galleries have joined together to offer a First Saturday Super Coupon Savings Book, with discounts, special giveaways and bargains to use during the month of May at participating uptown and downtown stores. Events run from noon until 6 p.m. For further information call the Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce at (732) 775-7676 or log on to

The Frederick Gallery’s first student art exhibit opened this week. The show of drawings, paintings, photography and 3-D art by sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders at the Forrestdale School in Rumson will run through May 25. The public is invited to vote for a People’s Choice Award.

A musical reception with a short concert by students at the Monmouth Conservatory of Music will take place on Sunday, 2-5 p.m., at the gallery, located at 401 Spier Ave. in Allenhurst. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The May exhibit at The Art Alliance of Monmouth County in Red Bank will open May 6 and run through May 31. The work of juror Catherine Myrhum will be featured in the window. Gallery One will feature the juried exhibit “Fabric & Pattern.” Works from the Art Alliance Children’s Workshops will also be on display. Hours at the Art Alliance, located at 33 Monmouth St. in Red Bank, are noon to 4 p.m. For information, call (732) 842-9403 or visit

The Monmouth Civic Chorus will present its third original revue, “Broadway Around the World,” May 6 at 8 p.m. at the Ocean Grove Youth Temple, Pilgrim Pathway. The show features highlights of musical theater classics with an international flavor. Tickets are $35 and include a gourmet dessert buffet. For information, call (732) 933-9333 or visit

“Plein Air Landscapes” by L.A. Mestishen is on exhibit at The Gallery at Kensington Court Assisted Living Community in Tinton Falls through the month of May. Mestichen’s surprising use of pastels to capture decaying industrial giants overwhelming nature is a departure from traditional scenes capturing the beauty of nature en plein air. Kensington Court is located at 864 Shrewsbury Ave., where gallery hours are 1-8 p.m. For information, call (732) 784-2400

An exhibit of photographs by special-needs students at High Point Elementary School is on exhibit at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft. The photographs focus on the environment and were created by students in the Special Eyes on the Environment (SEE) program at the Morganville school. The exhibit is at the ATEC building, which is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The Monmouth Symphony League will host its May luncheon and musicale on Wednesday, May 10, at 11:30 a.m. at the Raven and the Peach Restaurant, 750 River Road, Fair Haven. Featured soloist will be Ellen Fister-Oxman, lyric soprano whose repertoire ranges from opera to cabaret. For tickets and information, call Karen at (732) 946-4311 or Joan at (732) 531-0601.

Cabaret for Life will present “It’s DeLovely: Cole Porter in Asbury Park” on Wednesday, May 10, and Thursday, May 11, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Moonstruck Restaurant in Asbury Park. Tickets to the musical tribute are $65 and can be reserved by calling 1-877-235-8587.

An exhibit of works in varied media by Donna Arvelo, lighthouse photographs by Christine and Thomas Cardaci, and fine art photos by Carolou Marquet are at the Monmouth Beach Cultural Center, 128 Ocean Ave. The show will run until May 13 at the center, which is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Looking Forward, Looking Back” will be presented by Rebecca’s Reel Quilters of Poricy Park, Middletown, on May 19, 20 and 21. The group will celebrate its 20th year with the quilt show on the grounds of historic Poricy Park, Oak Hill Road, Middletown. More than 100 traditional and contemporary quilts made by members of the guild will be on display in the restored 1760s Murray farmhouse and barn as well as the park’s Nature Center and Annex building. The event will include a raffle for a queen-size quilt, door prizes, merchants’ mall and cafe. Admission is $5, free for children under 8. For more information, contact Poricy Park at (732) 842-5966 or visit Rebecca’s Reel Quilters at