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Fiona_greeneFiona Green’s photograph Trapped (above) and Amber Czesnolowicz’s colored pencil Up, Up and Away (right) are among the works by Red Bank Regional students on display at Shrewsbury’s Guild of Creative Art, beginning April 22.

amber_czesnolowicz_-_ballon_ridePress release from Red Bank Regional High School

The talented senior Studio Art and Photography Majors at Red Bank Regional High School have collaborated to present a joint show entitled “Exposure and Brush Strokes” at the Guild of Creative Art (The Guild) this spring. The show will debut on Tuesday, April 22, and last through Wednesday, May 7.

Presenting their work, which includes pencil drawings, mixed media, oil and acrylic paintings to film and digital photography, are studio art majors Amber Czesnolowicz (Middletown), Nicole Farello, (Red Bank), Victoria Garcia, (Red Bank), Anja Merz, (Red Bank) and Alaena Punzi, (Little Silver), in addition to commercial photography majors Kelsey Capestro (Bradley Beach), Maria Montgomery (Little Silver), Fiona Greene (Union Beach), and Erin Sacharanski (Union Beach).

The public is invited to meet the young artists at their Gala reception on Friday, April 25, from 6 to 8 pm. The Guild is located at 620 Broad Street (Route 35) in Shrewsbury.


Jennifer Lukowiak demonstrates the potter’s craft during last year’s Artists Weekend at Sickles Market, to which she and 19 other creators return this weekend.

Art happens, as it’s wont to do, often in the most unlikely of places — and any number of art aficionados can tell you that it doesn’t require a formal gallery setting to showcase some pretty awesome stuff. If you’re “art and about” the greater Green this weekend, you’re just as likely to encounter this awesomeness at a gourmet market and garden center — or, in Friday evening’s instance, at two of Red Bank’s most dynamic hair salons.

Last we looked in on Glen Goldbaum, the superstar Manhattan stylist turned catalyst for a creative new vision on Red Bank’s West Side was hosting an event branded as Bewitched, a “magical evening of fantasy, hair, art and more” that transformed his two neighboring Bridge Avenue salons (Glen Goldbaum 72 and Lambs & Wolves Den of Beauty) into an environment populated by winged fantasy characters, live mannequins and guest conceptualizers from Asbury Park’s Cookman Avenue “Arts Bloc.”

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