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Atlantic Cape's Art Gallery Features Work of Milmay Artist

March 1, 2011

Atlantic Cape Community College’s Art Gallery is featuring “Painting in Ordinary Time,” an exhibit of oils and watercolor, by artist Cheryl Knowles-Harrigan of Milmay through March 25. An opening reception to meet the artist will be held 4:30-7 p.m., Tuesday, March 8 (4:30-5 p.m., artist “gallery talk”). The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Knowles-Harrigan, a Gloucester County native and assistant professor of art at Atlantic Cape, will exhibit the work she created during her mid-career fellowship at Princeton University in spring 2010.

“Even though my paintings are quiet, they are rich in detail, light and color, thus capturing the illusion of an extraordinary moment on a two-dimensional surface,” Knowles-Harrigan said.

Knowles-Harrigan is a member of various art organizations and is represented by La Bottega of Art gallery in Millville’s Glasstown Arts District, where she maintains a studio at Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts. Her work has been displayed in numerous group and solo shows in Philadelphia and New Jersey.

Knowles-Harrigan earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Philadelphia College of Art; a four-year certificate in painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; and a master’s degree from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

“The primary goal of my painting is to communicate clearly to the viewer. When painting realistic subject matter, be it landscape, still life or figure, I seek to find the nuances of a subject that evoke a sensation of a mood, time and space,” Knowles-Harrigan said.

 The art gallery is located in C building (C-125), on the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. For more information, contact Buddy Jacobs, art gallery coordinator, at (609) 625-1111, ext. 5346, or bjacobs@atlantic.edu. Visit the gallery online at http://www.atlantic.edu/artgal/artgal.html.