KAREN BRIGHT–Throughline Work on Paper

By Jersey Shore Arts Center (other events)

153 Dates Through Feb 27, 2021

Ocean Grove, N.J. – The expansive lobby of the Jersey Shore Arts Center is currently home to a year-long retrospective of work by Monmouth University professor and visual artist Karen Bright.

This retrospective, highlighting 42 years of the artist’s work, will officially open on Friday, October 23rd and initially present Bright’s work on paper. In March of 2021, the exhibition will then change over to Bright’s more recent painting and sculpture, which will be on view through August of 2021.

"We are thrilled to have Karen Bright exhibit at the JSAC. Karen infuses the raw power of nature into her art, and the results are always surprising and spectacular."—Nichole Nappi, Executive Director, Jersey Shore Arts Center

Also on display at this exhibit will be The Transformer and The Climate Shelter, two key components of Just Beachy/After Sandy, an installation on climate change that intertwines elements of found nature, geodesic design, and digital media which was introduced last fall as part of Bright’s Throughline exhibit at Monmouth University. The digital interpretation titled Hurricane is by Monmouth University Assistant Professor, Amanda Stojanov.

The opening reception is free and open to the public as part of our 501©3 nonprofit mission to support local art and artists. Viewings are by appointment only via online registration due to the COVID-19 restrictions on capacity. Private viewing times outside the timed rgistrations can be accomodated by contacting the artist at: [email protected]. All attendees must wear masks to gain entry into the building. Jersey Shore Arts Center welcomes donations of support. Funds raised by this exhibition will go towards funding similar exhibitions given by local artists.

Just Beachy/After Sandy was funded in part by the Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute. For more information, visit


Masks must be worn to gain entry and view the exhibition. No smoking on the grounds and in the facility. No photos and videos permitted of the artwork.

Jersey Shore Arts Center

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66 S. Main St Ocean Grove, NJ 07756