Visions of Wilson Hall: Scott Nickerson & Timothy W. Jahn, featuring the work of the artists’ studio apprentices;
WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ (December 12, 2010) – For generations, it’s stood as one of the landmark structures of the New Jersey Shore — the property doing duty as getaway cottage for business magnates, as Summer White House to President Woodrow Wilson, as a private school for girls, a rumored haunt for ghosts — and as the home of Daddy Warbucks in John Huston’s film of Broadway’s “Annie.”
Beginning January 18, 2011 and continuing through March 11 (with a lecture and opening reception on the evening of Thursday, January 27), the Ice House Gallery at Monmouth University plays host to Visions of Wilson Hall, an exhibition of images depicting the scope and grandeur of this remarkable historic building, as captured by two of the area’s finest young painters and portraitists — Scott Nickerson and Timothy W. Jahn — as well as the artists’ studio apprentices.
Using oils and charcoal on paper and canvas, the artists conjure the spirit of a place that’s as much of a vivid personality as any subject who’s ever sat for their portrait. From the Continental grandeur of the Pompeii Room, to the grand staircases and imported marble statuary, to the landscape accents and monuments of the estate once known as Shadow Lawn, this National Historic Landmark is paid tribute with warmth and respect for its unique qualities. The artists — both of whom have contributed cover images for Monmouth University’s annual Arts Program brochures — will be present in the auditorium at Wilson Hall for a lecture appearance at 4:30 p.m. on January 27. An opening reception for the exhibition follows at 5:30 p.m., with the gallery remaining open until 7:00 for that evening. (Source Site)
Featured Artists: Scott Nickerson, Timothy W. Jahn, Monica Baumann, Brandon Drake, Alicia L. Lang, Kevin Moore, Michael J. Ruple, Stephen Yavorski, Kierstin Young & More.