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September 2018

Gary Erbe, “A 50th Anniversary Retrospective”

September 22, 2018 - December 16, 2018

DATES: Sept 22 – Dec 16 Members Reception, Friday, September 21st ADMISSION: $5 – Members are Free TICKETS: Available at the door   The John F. Peto Studio Museum is proud to present, 24 paintings from Tromp l’oeil artist, Gary Erbe. “The 50 year Retrospective”:  has been traveling for the past year.  From The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown Ohio, The Brinton Museum, Big Horn, WY, and Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA. The John F. Peto Studio museum will be…

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“Island Heights” Documentary Premiere, by I.H. resident, Peter Slack

September 28, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
The John F. Peto Studio Museum

EVENT HAS BEEN POST PONED UNTIL 9/30 - Join us in the museum garden on September 28th to view the documentary "Island Heights" by filmmaker and Island Heights resident, Peter Slack. The film will be projected on a sail, celebrating the town's sailing history, as well as John F. Peto and his contributions to the history of Island Heights.   DATE: September 28 ADMISSION: Free, donations gratefully accepted Time: 7:30   Bring Your Own Chairs Rain Date is Sunday, September 30th

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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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