aamc dicicco 1IMAGE: "In the Garage," 24 x 24" acrylic and pastel painting by Dawn DiCicco.

RED BANK, NJ - In September, the windows of the Art Alliance of Monmouth Gallery, 33 Monmouth St., Red Bank, will feature the work of Jersey Shore native, Dawn DiCicco. Inside the gallery, members will show work created over the past year in an exhibition entitled “This Just In.”

The exhibition will run from Sept. 11 through Sept. 29, 2015. An opening reception on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 6-8pm is open to the public. At the reception, attendees will have the chance to make a donation for any one of the remaining “empty bowls” from this summer’s Empty Bowls event.

Dawn DiCicco, who was academically trained as a painter and graphic designer, now paints in the Lyrical Abstract Expressionist style. She is strongly influence by music, saying, “Music plays an influential role in my lyrical abstract paintings. The rhythm and beat guide me as I lay on texture and depth and color and shape.”

aamc dicicco 2IMAGE: "Untitled," 30 x 40" acrylic, pastel and collage painting by Dawn DiCicco.

For more information, visit the website at www.artallianceofmonmouth.org, or visit or call the gallery during operating hours, Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m., (732) 842-9403.

Founded in 1978, the Art Alliance of Monmouth County is dedicated to promoting the advancement of the visual arts and providing exhibition, studio, and classroom space to local artists. New members are always welcome and membership by art lovers is also encouraged.

Membership in the Art Alliance is open to visual artists at any skill level and to art lovers. Membership fee is $40 per year. Benefits of membership include reduced entry fee for all exhibits ($5 per piece for up to 3 pieces for members; $10 per piece for non-members); affordable studio space; diverse classes and workshops; networking opportunities; the possibility of mounting an independent exhibit during the summer. In addition, the Art Alliance maintains a website, a bi-monthly newsletter, and a Facebook page.

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"Recommended Reading," 12 x 12" acrylic, pastel, and collage painting by Dawn DiCicco.