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ahac revolution kerwick jill readingPhoto: Artwork by Jill Kerwick

Atlantic Highlands Arts Council, the Second Story Art Gallery and the A.J. Dillon Gallery of Fine Arts

Atlantic Highlands, NJ -The Atlantic Highlands Arts Council, the Second Story Art Gallery and the A.J. Dillon Gallery of Fine Arts present REVOLUTION, a juried group show of artists from throughout New Jersey. The exhibition is free and runs from September 5 to 27, with an opening reception on Saturday, September 12 from 4-6pm, in all three galleries.



The call for entries for “Revolution” was issued to artists all over the state of New Jersey.  This little state is a fierce influencer of dramatic cultural and social force – ever in the vanguard of re-invention and originality. New Jersey geniuses invented some of the most interruptive devices that changed society forever – the first steam locomotive, solid body electric guitar, submarine, light bulb, saltwater taffy, phonograph, ferry service, transistor, condensed soup, Band-Aids, life-saving drugs and more.We are the ninth original colony! Crossroads of the Revolution! Trailblazing social, artistic, political and industrial transformation. Change agents and creative innovators!Since New Jersey is the font of so much creativity, artists were invited to submit work that they feel could spearhead another revolution — transformative, inspiring and driving change with the times!  The jury received submissions of sculpture, paintings, watercolors and mixed media from artists across the state of NJ. It is the first time that the galleries have undertaken an effort of this magnitude and the intent was to acknowledge the state’s incredible contribution to the world, and to celebrate the artists who call it home.It is also an important milestone event in the town of Atlantic Highlands: three galleries are collaborating, presenting and highlighting art from working NJ artists. As Robert O’Connor, one of the curators of the exhibit said, “We’re so proud that our little town of Atlantic Highlands is doing this — we’re small, but we’re big in ideas and actions!”

Gallery locations: Atlantic Highlands Arts Council: The Arts Corner, 135 First Avenue

Second Story Art Gallery (above The Painted Frame), 78 First Avenue

A.J. Dillon Gallery of Fine Arts, 54 First Avenue

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.

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Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...