PHOTO: Artist Richard Buntzen, Courtesy of Jeff Smith Photography
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ – Collage artist Richard Buntzen’s opening reception was held September 21 at the Arts Council Gallery, located at the Finelines Building in Atlantic Highlands. This solo exhibition displayed Buntzen’s innovative use of fragments of black and white and color newsprint, demonstrating outstanding examples of creative design. Buntzen’s panel discussion, “What a Good Idea: Innovative Art”, will be held Saturday, October 12, at 2pm at the Arts Council Gallery, 21 W. Lincoln Ave, Atlantic Highlands.
Richard Buntzen completed his Master of Art and Master of Fine Arts degrees at New Jersey City University in Jersey City. While at NJCU, Buntzen explored the retrieval and reuse of materials and developed his technique of utilizing newspaper to make collage. His work has been shown in numerous galleries and museums, including the NJ City University, SICA in Long Branch, Aljira in Newark, and the National Collage Society. He is a member of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council.
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Exhibit hours are on Wednesdays from 4 – 8 pm, and Saturdays from 1 – 4 pm. Exhibit runs through October 19. Exhibit and programs are free and open to the public at the Arts Council Gallery, located at 21 W. Lincoln Ave (2nd floor), one block west of First Avenue in Atlantic Highlands.
The Arts Council holds 4-6 art exhibitions a year, including one of children’s art. For more information about these exhibitions and other activities of the Arts Council, please visit our website www.aharts.org.
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.