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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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Landscapes of New Jersey: Past, Present, and Future, Showcasing George Stave

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - September 1 @ 4:00 pm
The John F. Peto Studio Museum

Last fall, Roy Pedersen of Pedersen Gallery, Lambertville, New Jersey, approached the John F. Peto Studio Museum about staging an exhibition focusing on artist George Stave (1923-2011) and his plein air landscape paintings. The discovery that Stave also painted in the trompe l'oeil style was exciting because displaying some of these works would connect so well to our own artist, John F. Peto.  The wheels started turning to visualize how additional landscape painters might be included. That is when the…

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June 2019

Music Under the Stars: The Pickles

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

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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$40

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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August 2019

Music Under the Stars: The Kootz

August 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The John F. Peto Studio Museum
Free

It’s the “Rock ‘n Roll with Fiber” world of this group of Jersey-guys and their ‘musical friends’ who just can’t seem to ‘retire their guitars’ and likely never will!  The collective passion for classic rock, pop, soul and blues and just ‘plain old making great music’ has been a driving force even a ‘mantra’ in assembling ‘The Kootz’ band. Bring your picnic baskets, refreshments, lawn chairs or rent a table and 6 chairs for $100. No advance tickets; donations appreciated.

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September 2019

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The John F. Peto Studio Museum
FREE

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. The John F. Peto Studio Museum, participating museums, and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Tickets available here: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/venues/museum/john-f-peto-studio-museum/ Where will your curiosity lead you this Museum Day? Tag us on social media @MuseumDay #MuseumDay#petomuseum

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Peto Presents: Wild and Free Painting

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The John F. Peto Studio Museum
$40

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 can serve as a tool to heal, connect, uncover, reclaim and discover. Join us and give yourself the opportunity to rediscover your Creative self-alongside others…

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