POINT PLEASANT BEACH — The Point Pleasant Beach Cultural Arts Committee held an open house on Tuesday evening, giving visitors an opportunity to speak with the committee’s current featured artist, Emily Gilman Beezley.
Ms. Gilman Beezley, a local multimedia artist from Manasquan, was chosen earlier this year as the Cultural Arts Committee’s featured artist from September to November. Many of her myriad pieces, which use media from paints to charcoal, are on display—and up for sale—at borough hall.
“She’s a local artist; her work is really fun and colorful but it represents a lot of different things,” said Judy Van Brunt, secretary of the Arts Committee. “Some of it is very shore-like, which is always good. But she’s got a little bit of everything; she’s got florals, still life, she’s got other landscapes aside from the ocean.”
Ms. Van Brunt showed The Ocean Star some of her favorite works by Ms. Gilman Beezley, notably pointing out a piece called “Pisces” which, as its name might imply, is a painting of two similar-looking fish, both adorned with colorful scales imposed over a neutral-colored background.
Additionally, Ms. Gilman Beezley is active in other programs which promote art in nontraditional settings. She told The Ocean Star that some of her work is on display at a hospital in Atlantic City as part of an initiative bringing art to the hospital community.
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