seagulls andree benoistLocal Artists Interpret the Landscapes of Life

IMAGE: Artwork by Andree Benoist

Atlantic Highlands, NJ…The Atlantic Highlands Arts Council presents “Pathways,” an exhibition featuring Andree Benoist, Phyllis Biondolillo, and Caroline Northrop.  While the artists work across a variety of media and scale, their artwork is unified by a sense of adventure, an appreciation of nature, and the thrill of discovery.  All attest to a sense of journeying through the artistic process: Biondolillo tends toward creating small paintings, but is exploring the concept of “somewhat normal size” as well as a transition from watercolor to acrylics; Northrop’s mixed media collages echo the palettes and rhythms of the other artists while depicting narratives that reference how her “synthetic loves” like literary culture and fashion impact her life; and Benoist describes a goal to “express the unique character of the ordinary.  Whether the paint behaves as I expect, or not, the process is thrilling, and seeing the moment captured on the paper is an experience like nothing else."   

artwork caroline northropIMAGE: Artwork by Caroline Northrop

Exhibition is free and runs from March 1st to the 30th at The Arts Corner in Atlantic Highlands,135 First Ave.  Opening Reception is Saturday, March 5 from 5:00 to 7:00pm.

About the Artists

Andree Benoist “Using watercolor, I strive to create paintings that express the unique character of the ordinary.  Whether the paint behaves as I expect, or not, the process is thrilling, and seeing the moment captured on the paper is an experience like nothing else.”

Phyllis Biondolillo: After a career playing in the technology sector, Phyllis is working to improve her watercolor painting skills, learning to use acrylics, and happily photographing the vistas around the Bayshore. She tends toward creating small paintings, but is exploring the concept of 'somewhat normal size'.

Caroline Northrop: Art moves with each day, and my work depicts the ways that my lifelong fascinations-- literature, music, fashion—dance in and out of the adult life that seems at odds with such things.  These pieces mirror the elements of nature I love most, from rolling waves to silent snow—all of it static, moving, and unpredictable, just like paint, just like life.

Thank you to our sponsor MedExpress Urgent Care for its generous support.

The AHAC is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  The mission of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council is to strengthen community through the arts.  For further information on the Arts Council, visit aharts.org.

This program is made possible in part by Monmouth Arts through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.