Pine Shores Art Association presents “The Art of China” at Stafford

MANAHAWKIN –    Kate Nearpass Ogden, art history professor at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, will discuss “The Art of China – A Personal Experience” 7 p.m. Monday Nov.17 at Ocean County Library’s Stafford branch.

Her program will cover the art and architecture in 3 cities: Beijing, Datong, and Xi’an, focusing on famous “must-see” locations: the Forbidden City, the Terracotta Warriors, the Buddha Caves of Datong, the Great Wall, and the National Museum of China.

It will also include some of her personal experiences along the way, such as the Chinese culture of gift-giving, tea ceremonies, and the search for great dumplings.

There will also be a reception at 6 p.m. honoring Pine Shores Art Association artists Mary Walker Baptiste, Irene Bausmith, Elaine Marie Biddulph, Joan Dandeo, Paul Hartelius and Ilomay Pedicini. Their art will be showcased from November through February. Artwork is available for sale through participating artists.

The Stafford branch is located at 129 N. Main St. in Manahawkin. This program is free and open to the public. Please register by calling the branch at (609) 597-3381, registering online at or in person.

If you have any questions, call the library for more information.


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