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ice yachting mike scherfenPhoto: “Ice Yachting” by Michael Scherfen

Atlantic Highlands, NJ -The Atlantic Highlands Arts Council presents “3 Local Artists, 3 Artistic Journeys” with artists David Byrne, Mike Scherfen, and John White. Each artist will demonstrate and explain how they get from the idea to the finished piece with Q&A to follow each presentation. Event is April 25 at 7:30pm at The Arts Corner, 135 First Ave in Atlantic Highlands and includes refreshments. Admission is free.


About the Artists


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David Byrne – Designer & Sculpture

David is an Industrial Design Graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University. David spent his early career designing glassware in Ohio and West Virginia and later in New York and New Jersey. After retirement he began creating animal sculpture, paintings and illustrations for books, magazines and newspapers.  David lives in Atlantic Highlands.

Mike Scherfen – Watercolor Realism

Mike began drawing at 9 years of age, and never stopped. His first thought of making art a career began with his exposure to architecture in a Junior High School Mechanical Drawing class. He continued his training at the Art Institute and the Art Academy in San Francisco, and then on to the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. He is a 47-year veteran, NYC Advertising Art Director. His paintings range from portraits to landscapes and seascapes.  He draws his inspiration from the intriguing colors and textures that surround him.

John White – Color & Abstraction

John was born and grew up in Matawan.  He has been a resident of the Navesink/Atlantic Highlands area for over forty years.  He is a graduate of the Newark School of Fine & Industrial Arts and New York University.  He worked as a commercial artist in New York City and taught in the Madison Township and Hazlet school systems.  John enjoys working with color and abstraction.  It gives the freedom to explore the full range of colors, their relationships and optical effects. John has exhibited his work in many of the area venues, museums, galleries, and libraries.

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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...