NJ Emerging Artist Gallery Talk at the Monmouth Museum
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
765 Newman Springs Road PO Box 359
Lincroft, NJ 07738
“If I can’t sing it, I will paint it,” said Florence Moonan, featured in the Monmouth Museum New Jersey Emerging Artists Series, on exhibit at the Museum from March 23 – April 22, 2018. She is a New Jersey based artist who is passionate about painting and music. Her exhibition titled, Variations: Abstract Explorations in Venetian Plaster is featured in the Nilson Gallery at the Museum. Moonan’s Gallery Talk will be held on April 11th from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The gallery talk is free and open to the public. Moonan has an intuitive approach to painting and is influenced by the colorful memories of performing in summer stock theater, her family, the natural world and experiences from her travels, but above all, music, especially Broadway musicals and opera. Moonan is known for colorful abstract Venetian plaster paintings. Through this medium she has learned to create bold new ways of mark making using metal scrapers and various tools that produce a tactile texture that is as smooth as a stone tossed by the sea. Her paintings evoke a range of moods from playful to mysterious.