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Your Life As a Memoir: How to do it, Why do it, Should you do it?

The John F. Peto Studio Museum

Join Island Heights writer William Noble as he talks about the art of memoir writing and how you can bring your own life alive!  In two hours, you will learn what to write about, what not to write about and how to make it exciting and memorable.  You will hear snippets from Bill’s writing, as … Continued

What Makes a Painting a “Work of Art”?

Art Appreciation is the knowledge and understanding of the timeless qualities that identify great art. Jean Wetta’s informal two-hour program is an art appreciation class with slides and discussion.  Its purpose is to increase our understanding of what makes great art in general and what makes John F. Peto a great artist in particular. Jean Wetta … Continued

Jean Wetta: The Artist’s Process

Due to overwhelming demand, Jean has agreed to lead a second workshop on her process of making art. Join us for the discussion and the realization of that process in her exhibited paintings. Jean’s art has been exhibited in galleries and museums nationally and internationally and is part of many permanent collections including museums such … Continued

CLICK! What a Photographer Sees

The John F. Peto Studio Museum

What is a photograph? Is it a record, a memento, something funny or a thing of beauty? Is a photograph the same as a picture? Are photographs art? Frank Parisi, a well-known local photographer, will address these questions and explore some of the thoughts that run through the mind of a photographer as the shutter … Continued

Music Under the Stars: The Pickles

The Pickles are three friends that love to play music and are constantly striving to reach new levels to entertain their fans. Their “don’t take yourself so serious” attitude is what makes them so infectious and fun to be around. The Pickles pride themselves on being one of the hardest working acts in the state, … Continued


The 2019 Peto Cup

Island Heights Yacht Club 65 River Ave, Island Heights, NJ

The 2019 Peto Cup Race Celebration and A-Cat Regatta will take place on Friday, June 28, 2019, at the Island Heights Yacht Club (66 River Avenue, Island Heights, NJ 08732). The A-Cat Sailboat Race Starts at 5:00 PM. This event will feature an American Barbecue, music by the New Jersey Party Band, and silent and … Continued


Music Under the Stars: Due South Band

The John F. Peto Studio Museum

Due South has forged a well-deserved reputation as one of the New Jersey’s top country bands. Come see Due South kick into gear as they perform hits from legendary artists such as Brooks and Dunn, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Sugarland, and Keith Urban, Patsy Client and Johnny Cash. The band has a growing list of … Continued

Peto Presents: Wild and Free Painting

The John F. Peto Studio Museum

Calling all Creatives! In this class, we will focus on the act of painting itself and your experience while painting rather than the final art product. Wild and Free Painting is a nourishing Process Painting Art Studio and is coming to The Peto Museum to paint with us and support self-care, personal growth and exploration. Creative expression … Continued


Peto Presents: Dream Workshop

The John F. Peto Studio Museum

This workshop will provide participants with a toolkit for remembering, understanding and talking about dreams in a way that can open one's consciousness to the many messages that dreams offer for our health and wholeness.


Peto Presents…The Courts: Then and Now

The John F. Peto Studio Museum

How has the Judiciary evolved over the years to address emerging social issues, while remaining true to its core values of independence and fairness? With an emphasis on Criminal law, Judge Linda Baxter will discuss changes in the following areas: how juries are selected, the elimination of cash bail, the decision to try a juvenile … Continued