St. Catherine of Bologna
Ringwood Manor
Ringwood Library Exhibits



Together with the St. Catherine of Bologna Art, Photography and Poetry Exhibition Committee, the Ringwood Public Library is presenting the works of artist Alex Thijssens. Alex's work will be on display from April 3rd, 2017 until May 15th.

In my career as a painter, I have developed my own style which I call "Neoteric Geometrism" (tm) artist Alex Thijssens. In my work, I exploit Geometric shapes that surround every object in Nature and Geometrical shapes within objects. Mentally drawing lines from one spot to another breaking up the areas into complex, sharp-edged triangular shapes. The shapes are there in space if you look for them.

On figures, I follow the human structure underneath the surface and abstract it. In my paintings, I experiment strongly with color and work towards breaking previous concepts of color theories and interaction of color. My work may create a new school of thought on color interaction and color relationships. My objective as a painter is to create some of the world's most aesthetically pleasing and daring paintings.

Recipient of numerous awards of excellence from prestigious competitions. Extensive exhibition record, including national and international writings of his artworks. Exhibited with Thomas Kinkade in "Remember When Gallery" White House Station, NJ, and with Peter Max in Jacob Javitts Center in NY. His art works have been purchased for corporate and private collections in the U.S and abroad.

Artist Alex Thijssens is a Dutch citizen and was born in Roermond, The Nederlands and currently lives and works in New Jersey. He has a B.F.A. Magna Cum Laude and a M.A. Summa Cum Laude from William Paterson University, Wayne. Mr. Thijssens teaches painting and color theory as an adjunct professor at William Paterson University. 

Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts

Chartered by the State of New Jersey in 1966, Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts(RMAA) is a non-profit, non-political organization with over 250 members. Membership categories are designed to give all members a chance to participate in the organization, which is dedicated to providing visual arts opportunities for interested persons of all ages. RMAA has an international membership, with the majority of our members coming from Northern New Jersey and neighboring New York state. All officers and directors are volunteers who donate their time and energy to further the Association, as do many of our members. With its home in historic Ringwood State Park, RMAA an Officially Recognized Friends Organization (O.R.F.O.) of the NJ State Park System. The Barn Gallery is located in Ringwood Manorís Carriage House†and offers a showcase for artists of all media. Presenting six exhibitions in 2015, RMAA always welcomes new members and artists.

Emerging Artist Showcase opens April 12th and will run through May 3rd. 

The 38th Annual Young Artistís Expo will be held from Satrurday, May 13th through Sunday June 4th. 

West Milford Camera Club

The West Milford Camera Club was founded 1987. Thier purpose is to bring together photographers from West Milford and surrounding communities for a mutual sharing of information and inspiration. They are also happy to respond to requests from our town and participate in its endeavors. During the year they hold meetings at 8:00 PM on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at The West Milford Presbyterian Church at 1452 Union Valley Road in the center of town. A wide range of photographic interests are shared by the members and we keep an open mind toward the various means of creative expression. Exhibitions, workshops, speakers and field trips are some of the ways we keep ourselves involved in the craft.


Piermont Flywheel Gallery

The Flywheel Gallery is located at 223 Ash Street, Piermont Landing, Piermont, NY. The current exhibition features the photgraphic talent of Julie Scholz. Julie shares her work from a year-long study of Henry Varnum Poor's 'Crow House'. The exhibition runs from April 6th - April 23rd, 2017.

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