MONMOUTH BEACH, NJ - The Ruth Crown Memorial Art Exhibit, sponsored annually by Jack Crown as a memorial to his late wife, will take place April 2 to 26 at the main branch of Middletown Township Public Library.  On display will be a wide range of artworks created by members of the Art Society of Monmouth County.

An opening reception will be held April 14, 1:00-3:00 PM, at the library.

Middletown Township Public Library is located at 55 New Monmouth Rd., Middletown.  For directions call 732-671-3700, or visit

Library hours:  Mon.-Thr.: 9-9; Fri. & Sat.: 9-5; Sun.: 1-5 pm. 

The Art Society of Monmouth County meets the third Wednesday of each month, except for summer months, at Monmouth Beach Cultural Center, from 10:30 am to 12 noon.
The organization's next meeting will be March 21, when the featured speaker will be Kajie Kenney, who will demonstrate painting on photographs. 

Monmouth Beach Cultural Center is located at 128 Ocean Ave. (Hwy. 36), at Seacrest Rd., Monmouth Beach.  For directions to the Art Society meeting, call Monmouth Beach Cultural Center at 732-229- 4527, Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 - 2:00.

Everyone interested in art is welcome to attend both the March 21 meeting and the Ruth Crown Memorial Art Exhibit.