Black Glass Gallery Exhibition April 2022

BLACK AND WHITE IMAGES, AND INSPIRATION, CREATED BY BLACK GLASS GALLERY MEMBERS TO ARRIVE AT OCEAN COUNTY ARTISTS GUILD

More than 38 photographers representing the Black Glass Gallery photo collective, will have their dynamic black-and-white images shown at the Ocean County Artists’ Guild during the month of April 2022.

The opening gallery reception at the Guild (OCAG) is Saturday, April 2 from 4-8 pm (special evening reception). The BGG images will be on display April 2 – 26, with updated OCAG hours listed at their Web site. All work on display will be available for sale. The Guild is located at 22 Chestnut Ave., in Island Heights.

“Visitors will see all the dimensions that black-and-white images have to offer,” said Suzanne Spitaletta, the founder and president of the BGG group. “During the month of April, visitors can see that fantastic images can come from shadows and light. Monochrome images have their own distinct tone, their own depth, their own personality.”

Black Glass Gallery got its start more than five years ago in Asbury Park and uses social media and online galleries to spotlight the images of BGG members. The images are often drawn from planned and guided photo journeys. Members have shown their work in various venues, including Asbury Park, Atlantic City, and Middletown. Photo trips have been to various locations in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey during the past five years. (A list of the BGG members expected to exhibit is included.)

Black Glass Gallery (BGG) has an active membership of more than 130 ranging from paid professional photographers to enthusiastic amateurs.

The BGG members exhibiting, in alphabetical order, include: Lef Carroll IV, Jason Cascais, Ryan Cervasio, Shirley Chan. Mary Ellen Connelly, Bob Cuthbert, Susan Dugan, Sharon Edwards, Joan Gallagher, Mark Haviland, Rachel Herbert, Chad W. Hoover, Richard Huff, Stanton Hunter, Bryan Ince, Liz Keenan.
Also:  Pete LaRocca, Sue Maguire, Leonard MacDonald, Mia Mutascio, Frank Parisi, Lori Parsells, Kevin Plant, Marguerite Vizza Portogallo, Brent Prendergast, Kristian Quistgaard, Tom Rostron, Patrick Saporito, Jeanne Schneider, Mickey Sica, Suzanne Spitaletta, Gene Stoye, Donna Turner, Andy Wolff and Gina Ziegler.

ABOUT BLACK GLASS GALLERY
A unique members-only photo collective, Black Glass Gallery (BGG), was founded by city resident and photographer Suzanne Spitaletta in Asbury Park in 2016. BGG sponsors monthly photography outings; the photogenic journeys have included private tours of Ellis Island, and the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park, as well as trips to Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Cape May, Little Egg Harbor, Brooklyn, and New York City. Information and recent galleries of BGG member images, can be found on the web at: www.blackglassgallery.com, as well as on social media.

ABOUT OCEAN COUNTY ARTISTS GUILD
The Ocean County Artists' Guild is a non-profit organization working to promote the arts in Ocean County drawing in artists and patrons from around the region. Their mission is to serve the artists and community, to provide an outlet and training for artistic talent, to enhance the quality of life for the residents, and to provide an attraction that will draw tourists to the community. The Guild welcomes skilled and new artists at every experience level. 
For directions, please call the OCAG at: (732) 270-3111, or visit them on the web, at: www.ocartistsguild.org. OCAG has memberships and volunteer opportunities available.

CONTACT: Suzanne Spitaletta