April 1, 2020

“R’emerged” Virtual Exhibit At Monmouth Museum

“EXIT 11”: This painting by Lisa Lackey is part of “R’emerged: An Emerging Artists Alumni Exhibition,” on view online at monmouthmuseum.org/virtualgallery April 3 through June 3. The exhibit features current works of New Jersey Emerging Artists alumni.

As museums remain closed due to COVID-19, the Monmouth Museum is moving forward in an innovative way. The Museum is hosting its first virtual exhibit, welcoming home artists celebrating their local roots and diverse art.

“R’emerged: an Emerging Artists Alumni Exhibition” will take place online in a virtual gallery available at monmouthmuseum.org/virtualgallery April 3 to June 3. It features current works of New Jersey Emerging Artists alumni spanning the last 13 years.

The opening reception will be a remote Zoom party on Friday, April 3 at 5 p.m. — visit the Monmouth Museum’s Facebook and Instagram pages @themonmouthmuseum to link to the party.

“We are excited to bring this alumni retrospective to the community, and to showcase the talented New Jersey artists that found their start with us,” said Donna Kessinger, executive director and curator. “The exhibition will feature some truly remarkable artwork.”

The New Jersey Emerging Artists Series was established by the Monmouth Museum in 2007 to provide local artists with a launchpad and nurturing environment for their career development, including their first museum-caliber solo show. Over 70 artists have been featured since the program’s inception in 2007, and it has become a popular staple for art lovers and the entire community.

“It’s really special when our artists come back to Monmouth County to share their work,” said Campbell Grade, assistant curator. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to see where they are on their artistic journeys.”

Additional conversations with exhibiting artists and videos will be shared on the Museum’s social media accounts and YouTube page throughout the timeframe of the exhibit. The artist’s pieces are also available to purchase online by visiting http://weblink.donorperfect.com/remerged.

For more information, visit monmouthmuseum.org.