MONMOUTH BEACH, NJ – Joan B. Myers, award-winning photographer, native and life-long resident of Long Branch is currently showing her work at Booskerdoo, a Monmouth Beach roastery, through mid-June. You are invited to join Ms. Myers at the shop on Saturday, May 7th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to discuss her work and creative process.

Ms. Myers’ work is regularly exhibited in many area venues, and has been juried into prestigious shows such as the Guild of Creative Art’s “EyeSights,” the Brookdale Community College Alumni Association Juried Art show, and the Monmouth Festival of the Arts. Among her many awards are an Honorable Mention for “I Like Your Coat,” and the Marty Connelly Memorial Landscape Award, for “Snowy Excitement,” both from shows at the Guild of Creative Art.


“I Like Your Coat,” copyright 2009, by Joan B. Myers

“I Like Your Coat” won an Honorable Mention at the Guild of Creative Art.


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For Ms. Myers, photography provides vignettes of solitude and increased visual awareness. She feels that creating art is not only serene but at the same time exhilarating for it increases one’s sense of being alive. She loves the magic of light and takes great delight in surprising the viewer with unusual images sometimes not immediately recognizable.

This show has been organized by ellen martin, an artist and Monmouth Beach resident, who enjoys providing opportunities for local artists. Says Martin, “I walked into Booskerdoo, instantly fell in love with the shop, and asked if I could install an art show.”

Booskerdoo is a micro roaster of the earth’s finest coffees, offering fresh-brewed coffee, tea, espresso, cold drinks and breakfast. They are located in Monmouth Beach at 36 Beach Road, #9 in the Village Square, behind Michael Angelo’s. Hours are 6:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. M – F; 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday; and 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sunday. The show will close on Sunday, June 17th.

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