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December 2018

35th Annual Island Heights Methodist Church Christmas House Tour

December 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Peto Museum will be participating again in the 35th Annual Island Heights Methodist Church Christmas House Tour!  Each year, select unique homes and buildings in Island Heights beautifully decorate for the holidays.

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January 2019

Opera on a Winter’s Night: Favorite Arias

January 26 @ 7:00 pm
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The John F. Peto Studio Museum and the Garden State Philharmonic present an evening of opera favorites featuring soprano soloist, Claire Leyden, tenor soloist, Tom Mulder, and pianist, Craig Ketter.    DATE: Saturday, January 26, 2019 TIME: 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. LOCATION: Island Heights United Methodist Church, 111 Ocean Avenue, Island Heights, NJ. DINNER DISCOUNT: Show your concert ticket to receive a 15% discount on dinner at Serenity Café and Teresa’s Osaka, starting at 5:00 p.m. Valid on…

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February 2019

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

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 well as from other familiar sources; you will be able to ask questions and realize that your life could be the model for a really…

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Rediscovering the Hidden Meanings in Peto’s Art and Photography

February 9 - May 12
The John F. Peto Studio Museum

February 9, 2019 - May 12, 2019 The John F. Peto Studio Museum is pleased to present Rediscovering the Hidden Meanings in Peto’s Art and Photography. This riveting exhibit will feature early photographic works from the collections of the Smithsonian Archives of American Art (Washington, D.C.), Brandywine River Museum of Art (Chadds Ford, PA), Hagley Museum and Library (Wilmington, DE), Library Company of Philadelphia, the Ocean County Historical Society (Toms River, NJ) and the John F. Peto Studio Museum. More…

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March 2019

What Makes a Painting a “Work of Art”?

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 is an artist living on the Jersey Shore. Her undergraduate degree is in art from Webster College in St. Louis, MO and her masters is…

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April 2019

Jean Wetta: The Artist’s Process

April 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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 as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, the Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, the Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, and the Contemporary…

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May 2019

CLICK! What a Photographer Sees

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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 clicks. He will describe how to “read” a photograph and examine a number of the techniques photographers have used to encapsulate an idea, capture an…

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June 2019

Music Under the Stars: The Pickles

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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, performing many venues along the East Coast. Their high energy show, which covers music from every genre is truly an experience. Bring your picnic baskets,…

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The 2019 Peto Cup

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Island Heights Yacht Club, 65 River Ave
Island Heights, NJ 08732 United States
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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 live auctions. Open bar is sponsored by Mt. Gay Rum. The cost is $40. Proceeds benefit the John F. Peto Museum, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.…

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July 2019

Music Under the Stars: Due South Band

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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 Southern Rock, pop, and classic rock covers from groups like The Eagles, Marshall Tucker, Linda Ronstadt, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Grand Funk Railroad, The Doobie Brothers,…

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