Exhibit brings outdoors into gallery

The Ocean County College Arts and Community Center Gallery, on the OCC main campus, College Drive, Toms River, will host Anthony Migliaccio and Plein Air Paintings from mid-December through January. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public.

Migliaccio, who is a New Jersey native, has exhibited at venues such as the Salmagundi Club, the National Arts Club, and the Milk Gallery (New York City).

He has also exhibited at the Monmouth Museum, the Noyes Museum, Monmouth University and Georgian Court University, among others. His work is in numerous international collections and his painting excursions have taken him to scenic locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe, according to a press release.

His achievements include being named to Who’s Who in American Art, Signature Artist (Noyes Museum), and Signature Artist, the Plein Air Painters of the Jersey Coast. Migliaccio received a Geraldine R. Dodge Fellowship to paint in Italy and France, and his landscape painting “Sandy Hook” was selected to hang in the Environmental Protection Agency office in the Ariel Rios Building, Washington D.C.

The Ocean County College gallery is normally open to the public from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday when classes are in session.

Additionally, the gallery will be open to the public when performances and events take place in the Arts and Community Center Theater.

Large groups that are planning to visit the gallery are asked to make arrangements with the director of the Fine Arts Center at least one week in advance. For more information, call 732-255-0500.