SHREWSBURY, NJ - "Click, Cut & Burn," a show presenting photo collage by Vicky Culver, photography by joAnn lense, and metal sculpture by Richard M. Tierney, will have its opening reception at the Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury on Sunday, June 6th, from 3 - 5 p.m. The show will run through June 30. The Guild of Creative Art is located at 620 Broad Street, in Shrewsbury (across from The Grove). The hours are Sunday (summer hours) 1 – 4 p.m.; Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Thursday to 7:00 p.m.) and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The reception is free and the public is warmly welcomed to attend. For more information, please call 732 -741-1441 or visit: www.guildofcreativeart.org.
Born in Liverpool, England, Vicky was awarded a B.Sc. in Graphic Design; Photography and Communications from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1969. Vicky’s hand-crafted photo collage pieces were first based on the colorful geometric designs of Amish quilts. In 1998, she began to explore different ways of allowing the collages to take on a third dimension, either by including three-dimensional objects and other materials, or by the use of trompe-l’oeil. Her “Double Exposure” series, being highlighted in this show, contrasts the intricacy of natural geometry (as in the skin of a snake) or man-made textures (such as lace), with the simple beauty of the human form. Nature-based pieces are intended to soothe the soul; whereas her trauma series is intensely personal, and intrigues and disquiets the viewer.
joAnn lense adores photography, “everything about it. The exploration, the discovery, meeting anonymous people, walking all over & then backtracking just to make sure, waiting for the direction of the light/sun to shift, the smell of the environment I’m pursuing, sharing my vision, observing others, & being granted the permission to capture a moment in time as I see it. I started taking photos when I was about 15 & I’ve never looked back. As a teen, the darkroom was my oasis, now Photoshop provides that same experience.” joAnn’s work is in numerous private collections, as well as in the Getty Images database. joAnn is an Exhibiting Member of the Guild of Creative Art.
Richard M. Tierney is a metal sculptor, painter, furniture designer and poet. His art
“is from visions, dreams, and the unknown, it is created for an inner purpose of self discovery, which determines artist identity.” Richard’s Movie Short, “Richard M. Tierney aka Ricasso The Worlds Greatest Living Artist,” created for Current TV can be seen on YouTube, currenttv.com, and on Facebook, at Rick Tierney. Richard’s work has been shown at Grounds for Sculpture, Monmouth Museum, Clifton Museum, Stockton College, and the Middletown Library, where his piece “Helping Hands,” is featured in the lobby.
Founded in 1960, the Guild of Creative Art is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary. It is the oldest nonprofit arts cooperative in New Jersey and the largest, with 435 members. The Guild offers a wide diversity of classes for adults, teens, and children as well as hosting monthly exhibits in its gallery.