OCEAN GALLERIES ANNOUNCES EXCITING LINE UP OF WORLD-CLASS ARTISTS FOR SUMMER SEASON

By Ocean Galleries
OCEAN GALLERIES ANNOUNCES EXCITING LINE UP OF
WORLD-CLASS ARTISTS FOR SUMMER SEASON
 
STONE HARBOR, NJ – May 1, 2013 – Ocean Galleries will host four world-class art exhibitions this summer as the legendary artists of Alexandre Renoir, Autumn de Forest, Graham Nash, and Peter Max bring their respective collections of artwork to the southern New Jersey shore area.  The four exhibitions will offer a chance to view and purchase artwork from the collections while meeting the artists at receptions hosted by the gallery.  Each exhibition is open to the public and held at the Stone Harbor location of Ocean Galleries (9618 Third Avenue/609-368-7777).
ARTIST:         Featuring Alexandre Renoir, the great grandson of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, along with select works by his brother, Emmanuel Renoir, and the Master Pierre-Auguste Renoir                                                                         
SHOW:           Renoir: A Legacy
           
WHEN:           Thursday, May 23, 2013 through Sunday, June 2, 2013
10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
                               
                        Receptions with the Artist  
Friday, May 24, 2013              6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, May 25, 2013          6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, May 26, 2013             6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
The summer season kicks off with a rare collection of oil paintings, lithographs, etchings, and drypoints by the Renoir Master Impressionists, including Pierre-Auguste Renoir and his two great grandsons, Alexandre Renoir and Emmanuel Renoir
A viable form of visual expression for the past 150 years, Impressionism is one of the most popular and beloved art forms and the Master, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, is one of the most important artists in developing the Impressionistic style.  His distinct approach to capturing color and light is evident in his collection of artwork that celebrates beauty in all things. 
Guests will enjoy a special treat as Alexandre Renoir shares his artistic talents, painting during the receptions.  Additionally, both Alexandre and Emmanuel will be on hand during the receptions to provide curatorial lectures and insight into the collection of paintings and the Renoir family.
 
ARTIST:         Autumn de Forest                                               
 
SHOW:           Prodigy Returns: A New Collection of Artwork by Autumn de Forest
               
WHEN:           Thursday, July 4, 2013 through Sunday, July 14, 2013
10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
                               
                        Receptions with the Artist  
Friday, July 5, 2013                 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, July 6, 2013             6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday July 7, 2013                 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Ocean Galleries is delighted to welcome back Autumn de Forest, who held her first solo exhibition at the Stone Harbor gallery last summer.  The multitalented artist is certainly creating a name for herself in the art world.  At the young age of 11, the child prodigy has commissioned six-figure works of art and has garnered national and international acclaim for her colorful tributes to Marilyn Monroe.  Her artistic style has been compared to iconic abstract painters including Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, and Pablo Picasso.  Autumn de Forest’s collectors have acquired all works offered and presented at her exhibitions – quite an extraordinary accomplishment for this young prodigy.
Beginning at a very early age, Autumn has been featured in the national and international press; recognized as an extraordinary talent; a skilled and passionate artist, a young humanitarian, and a young girl with an unbridled passion to create.
The exhibition at Ocean Galleries will feature a collection of all new artwork, many of which were created specifically for the show. 
ARTIST:         Graham Nash                                                                  
 
SHOW:           Graham Nash: Visual Harmony
               
WHEN:           Thursday, July 25, 2013 through Sunday, August 4, 2013
10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
                       
                        Receptions with the Artist  
Saturday, July 27, 2013           7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Graham Nash made his indelible mark as a music legend, but last summer, the founding member of The Hollies and Crosby, Stills & Nash offered a glimpse at another artistic passion when he debuted his never before seen artwork at Ocean Galleries.  Back by overwhelming popular demand, Graham Nash returns to Stone Harbor for an art exhibition that is sure to rock.
Graham Nash describes his artwork as the manifestation of his love for music and art over the past 50 years.  There are a variety of techniques used in his artwork, many of them a natural evolution of his experimentation with photography.  Several of his pieces incorporate block print and pastel, mixed with photography, each piece more unique than the next.  The artist’s story behind each distinctive piece of art is arguably as special as the artwork itself.
 
The exhibition will include nearly 100 of Graham Nash’s exquisite paintings, pastels, and artistically enhanced photographs.  Graham Nash will make a special guest appearance at Ocean Galleries on Saturday, July 27.
ARTIST:         Peter Max                                                            
 
SHOW:           Peter Max: The Master of “Pop” Summer 2013 Collection
           
WHEN:           Thursday, August 29 through Sunday, September 8, 2013
10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
                       
                        Receptions with the Artist  
Saturday, August 31, 2013      7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, September 1, 2013     7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
The legendary Peter Max returns to a legion of fans when he visits Stone Harbor over Labor Day weekend, bringing with him a collection of new original paintings, created especially for the show, along with the iconic imagery that has made him a world-renowned legend.
Max remains a multi-dimensional artist whose signature vibrant colors have become part of the fabric of contemporary culture.  With his long-standing career as the preeminent Pop artist in America, Max has been successively called a Pop Icon, Neo Fauvist, Abstract Expressionist, and the United States’ "Painter Laureate".  Millions of loyal fans celebrate Max’s art, which has appeared in one-man museum exhibitions around the world and collections of numerous celebrities and political dignitaries.
Peter Max just completed portraits of Taylor Swift for her Web site and tour.  It is the second series he has created for her; the first one sold out.  He also recently painted the hull of the “Breakaway” Norwegian Cruise Lines newest ship.  In June, Peter will serve as the official artist for The Israeli Day Parade.  Upcoming projects include a book for Harper Collins. 
All of the art exhibitions take place at Ocean Galleries in Stone Harbor, NJ (9618 Third Avenue/609-368-7777) and are open to the public throughout the respective show dates with all artwork available for acquisition. 
The Stone Harbor gallery is open from 10:00 AM until 10:00 PM daily during the summer seasonThe Avalon location of Ocean Galleries is open from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM daily throughout the summerFor more information or for directions, please call 609.368.7777 or visit www.oceangalleries.com