For Immediate Release

Contact:Deborah Gilleran

Georgian Court University Presents “Just the Two of Us” Art Exhibit

Exhibit to Feature Manasquan Artists Buren Gilpin and Christina Sanes

Lakewood, N.J., Oct. 11, 2007—Georgian Court University’s M. Christina Geis Art Gallery will present an art exhibit entitled “Just the Two of Us” from Monday, October 29, through Friday, November 30, 2007. The show will feature local husband-and-wife artists Buren Gilpin and Christina Sanes, both of Manasquan.

“I use both domestic and exotic hardwoods to create my decorative and functional art. Often times, the final form is influenced by the unique characteristics of that piece of wood that become apparent only when the wood is being worked,” says Mr. Gilpin, who will exhibit wood sculptures. His works are primarily created using a lathe, and often enhanced by carving, texturing, and coloring.

Ms. Sanes will present a variety of watercolor paintings, including landscapes and coastal scenes. She will also display some of her abstract works, created with acrylic paints, embedded objects, and handmade papers.

“I believe emotions can be communicated effectively via abstract expressionism, symbols, and embedded objects. Using traditional and nontraditional techniques, a connection can be made between the viewer and the emotions and insights of the work,” says Ms. Sanes.


The exhibit will kick off with an artists’ reception on Thursday, November 1, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. where both artists will be available to answer questions and discuss their works. The exhibit and reception are both free and open to the public.

The M. Christina Geis Art Gallery spotlights works of established and up-and-coming artists in diverse media. The gallery is located on the second floor of the Arts and Science Center on Georgian Court’s Lakewood campus. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call Kathleen Settles at 732.987.2388.


Buren Gilpin’s awards include the Ocean County Arts Guild Juried Show 2006 and the Aqua Pura Juried Show 2007. His work has appeared in juried shows in New York, Tennessee, and throughout New Jersey, including the Monmouth Festival of the Arts, Garnerville Arts District, Mountain Art Show, Monmouth County Arts Council Juried Art Show, and the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences. He is an exhibiting member of the Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury, New Jersey; an officer of the Atlantic Shore Woodturners; and a member of the American Association of Woodturners.

Christina Sanes’s awards include the Ocean County Artists Guild Juried Show in 2006 and 2007, the Jersey Shore Statewide Show in 2006, and the Aqua Pura Statewide Juried Show 2007. Her work has been featured in juried shows in Arizona, Tennessee, New York, and throughout New Jersey. She has juried into shows with the New Jersey Water Color Society, the American Artists Professional League, the Audubon Artists at the Salmagundi Club in New York City, Brookdale Community College, the Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, the Guild of Creative Art, the Monmouth Festival of the Arts, and other venues. She is an exhibiting artist at the Noyes Museum of Art in Oceanville, New Jersey.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge and at Coastal Communiversity in Wall and Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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