The Ocean City Fine Arts League (OCFAL) recently opened an art exhibit featuring the work of master painter Joe Kardonne at their gallery, Art on Asbury, 608 Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, NJ. The purpose of the show is to compare Kardonne’s work to that of contemporary artist Pablo Picasso. According to an article in a local newspaper, the two artists share some similarities both in their lifestyles and in aspects of their work.
Joe Kardonne and another renowned local artist, Jim Penland, founded the Ocean City Fine Arts League in 2002 as a non-profit, 501(c)3 community arts organization. The fine art gallery hosts monthly juried art shows, classes, and programs and is staffed and run by artist-volunteers. When Kardonne died in 2005 at the age of 95, he donated all of his paintings to OCFAL to support and sustain the ongoing work of the organization.
Art exhibits at Art on Asbury are free and open to the public and feature the work of many talented local artists who work in a variety of media. Art is available from the utilitarian to the purely decorative and many pieces feature seashore or Ocean City subjects. You might even have the opportunity to purchase a painting by master artist, Joe Kardonne!
Guests of the Scarborough Inn Bed and Breakfast can stroll over to Ocean City’s downtown area in just minutes to enjoy this art exhibit – on display for the remainder of the summer!
608 Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, NJ