LIT AND LIVELY AT OYSTER POINT

gerdaAn example of Gerda Liebmann’s “light paintings,” on view against the riverfront scenery of the Oyster Point Hotel beginning Friday night.

If there’s still such a thing as a Best Kept Secret in Red Bank these days, one candidate has got to be Red Bank Community Church — the “spontaneous and participatory” storefront house of worship (in the 135 Monmouth Street building that houses Prown’s) that also does duty as a groovy grotto of culture, thanks to Swedish-born painter/sculptor (and, with husband Lenny, co-pastor) Gerda Liebmann.

The Liebmanns, who’ve hosted events ranging from fashion shows to car washes, have presented some fascinating installations of Gerda’s art on a regular basis, including her captivating series of one-a-day photos of the Navesink River, as seen from Oceanic Bridge.

Kicking off Friday night, the artist brings her work to a different setting, one with an equally grand view of the Navesink.

The Oyster Point Hotel hosts a reception for LIT, a collection of “light paintings” — made by “moving different types of light sources in front of an extended camera exposure” — that will continue to be displayed at the hotel throughout the month of December.

Oyster Point Hotel, Bodman Place, Red Bank • 7pm/ FREE