Welcome To Long Beach Island, NJ Also Known as LBI
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LBI Foundation Of The Arts & Sciences 120 Long Beach Boulevard Loveladies, NJ 08008 Phone # 609-494-1241 www.LBIfoundation.org
Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences (LBIF) Building
LBI Foundation Mission To promote the Arts and Sciences on Long Beach Island and in the surrounding communities by enlightening, educating, and stimulating thought and discussion about current trends in the arts and sciences and by providing broad educational and cultural programs for all ages.
LBI Foundation History Boris Blai, founding dean of Temple University's renowned Tyler School of Art, established the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences (LBIF) in 1948 as a non-profit artist retreat and community cultural center. Today, the LBIF provides Ocean County residents and visitors broad educational and unique cultural opportunities year-round -- from classes, workshops, and lectures to stage performances, gallery exhibitions, and family-friendly activities. After School Arts Enrichment Program Piloted in 2004, the LBIF's After School Arts Enrichment Program (ASAEP) provides students from eight area elementary and intermediate schools in-depth studio arts instruction from professional artists in basketry, ceramics, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and basketry.
This unique and valuable arts experience is not available in the classroom due to school budget cuts, teachers' insufficient time, and the lack of appropriately equipped facilities. Through the ASAEP students hone artistic techniques, develop a critical eye, and gain a greater appreciation of the arts and artists. The LBIF’s evaluations have revealed that this program greatly enhances participating students’ learning skills.
Participants share the knowledge fostered at the LBIF with other students when they return to the classroom. The ASAEP also provides students an opportunity to interact with like-minded peers from other schools and backgrounds. Each spring, the LBIF's main gallery hosts a culminating exhibition displaying students' work from throughout the school year. Seeing their works displayed in a professional art gallery, where family, friends, and LBIF visitors view them, serves as an inspiration for students to continue their artistic pursuits. Professional Development Hours The LBIF is New Jersey Department of Education certified to provide elementary and secondary school teachers Professional Development Hours in the arts. Educators can participate in the LBIF’s over 100 courses offered yearly to receive professional development hours.
Gallery Exhibitions (Highlights for June, July, and August) The LBI Foundation main gallery is free and open to the public year-round, presenting works from both locally and nationally renowned artists. An elite committee of curators, artists, and knowledgeable collectors selected 2011’s exhibition pieces. Beginning May 14th, Pinelands Rediscovered will exhibit work inspired by one of the largest natural areas in the state of NJ. Beginning on the 24th of June and juried by Christiane Paul, the National Juried Competition: Digital Works exhibition will showcase unique works that have been produced with digital processes and span a substantive range of digital media. Couples, an invitational exhibition that showcases work by two artists working in collaboration will be on display beginning July 28.
An exciting showcase is the Member, Student, Faculty Exhibition, providing the community an opportunity to see works from the talented, local artists, displaying August 19th through Labor Day. Beginning in mid-September, the Print Center Exhibition: 85th Annual International Competition will showcase talented artists working on paper with printmaking and photography.
Film Festivals and Discussions
The LBI Foundation hosts numerous film festivals throughout the year. The Lighthouse Film Festival, founded by a collection of filmmakers, film critics, and film industry professionals, debuted at the LBIF in June of 2009 and is an Annual Event in early June.
The 30th Annual Black Maria Film Festival will screen on June 25th at This touring festival includes fresh, new short films with themes such as pop culture send-ups, multicultural lyricism, the beauty of endangered species, and human issues. The LBIF will also be the lone New Jersey host of the 14th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival. This internationally renowned festival uniting audiences across 5 continents through twelve compelling short films will take place in September 2011.
Adult Education Classes
Local, regional, and visiting artists host adult education classes and workshops year-round at the LBIF. These professionals provide intimate technical training, and offer accomplished artists and craftspeople unique experimentation opportunities in the LBIF’s 13 classrooms and studios. Workshops offered range from one-day classes to eight-week courses in an array of media. Highlights of courses offered include: basketry, bookmaking, ceramics, creative writing, culinary courses, drawing, flameworking, foreign language workshops, interior design, mosaics, painting, photography, sculpture, silk painting, watercolor, wheel throwing, and more. Analysis of summer class feedback through August’s first week shows a 97% rating of high satisfaction.
The LBIF prides itself on offering courses taught by the highest caliber instructors. The faculty boasts a diverse mix of professional studio artists, teachers, and entrepreneurs. Many instructors hold Bachelors and Masters degrees from highly touted universities.
Now in its 24th summer, the Morning Camp Program provides children 3 to 16 years old a comprehensive and rich artistic learning experience. Students are introduced to ceramics, drama, painting, photography, sculpture, weaving, and other media by local artists in a studio setting. The LBIF’s Tiny Tykes program, geared towards ages 3-4, and the Early Birds program, ages 4 ½-5, provide a warm environment with everything a young child might need to enrich their time away from home. Activities include group stories, visiting artists, weekly lessons from the clay instructor, and time on the playground. Creative Arts & Crafts camp, for ages 6-11, is a dynamic, multi-disciplinary experience focuses on a variety of media and visiting artists. After morning exercise activities, campers tackle hands-on art projects geared towards a culminating performance attended by all campers and their families.
The Teen Art Apprentice Program, for ages 12-16, allows students the opportunity to get an in-depth look at artistic techniques by creating alongside professional artists. Working in the LBIF’s various studios and in multiple media, apprentices study design, printmaking, sculpture, basketry, glass, and more. The apprentices are encouraged to express personal visions and interpret the world around them in projects ranging from bookmaking to skateboard design. The summer Morning Camp Program also includes two weekly science workshops. Nature Studies, geared towards ages 7-9, uses the classroom as a home base as campers discover the wonders of Long Beach Island’s ecology through projects about the bay, beach, plants, and wildlife. In Marine Biology, ages 10-13, campers venture to the bay, beach, and salt marsh on field trips, discovering how to collect and classify specimens, how to test water quality, and how local development impacts the bay,
Afternoon Youth Programs The LBIF offers the opportunity to expand morning campers’ days into the afternoon with additional daily art courses in a variety of media. Students use their imagination to make sculptures, pots, tiles, and more in the LBIF’s Handbuilding with Clay course. Young artists develop their skills by experimenting with charcoal, ink, pastels, gouache, acrylics, and more in Painting and Drawing. Newly offered in 2011, students explore three-dimensional art with the use of natural and recycled objects in Sculpture. Also newly offered in 2011, students are introduced to fabric dyeing, pattern-making, and basic embroidery techniques in Modern Design.
The four-day per week Adventures in Clay, geared towards ages 10-15, is filled to capacity nearly the entire summer. With a focus on basic wheel-throwing skills and handbuilding techniques, limited enrollment allows for individual attention and a unique set of pottery for each student. The LBIF’s morning campers are also given the opportunity to enjoy afternoon fitness programs. Professional dance instructor Lois Allen offers an introduction to ballet and tap dancing for the younger campers aged 3-6, at the LBIF. Campers aged 6-12 can also learn the fundamentals of tennis in a fun and social atmosphere with instruction from LBIF professionals on the grounds’ nine tennis courts. Family Theatre
Children's performers throughout the region visit the LBIF weekly throughout the summer, presenting interactive family entertainment appropriate for children aged 2-12. These popular performances engage young families, and often incorporate young audience members as participants. Performances will be held each Tuesday evening through the summer.
The LBIF also partners with numerous community organizations to present unique family theatre opportunities. The New JerseyAcademy of the Aquatic Sciences, in collaboration with the Puppet Adventurers and Little Fish Theatre, presented “Mermaids, Myths, & Sea. Serpents,” exploring the origins of mythical monsters and their real-life counterparts. The Lizard Guys, a New Jersey-based educational entertainment group, visit the LBIF in August of 2011 providing live animal presentations of lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs, and various bugs.
The 24th Annual Juried Arts & Crafts Festival will take place on the LBIF’s grounds on July 23rd and 24th. More than 150 fine artists and crafters will display in media ranging from jewelry, wood, and basketry to ceramics, photography, and fine painting.
The 45th Annual Seashore Open House Tour hosted by the LBIF will take place August 3rd, 2011. The tour includes seven exquisite homes on Long BeachIsland’s northern end that capture the island’s rich history and unique architecture. Houses are chosen for their unique style, lush landscaping, and dynamic interior décor.
The LBIF’s website, www.lbifoundation.org includes a comprehensive listing of programs, youth classes, family events, and adult workshops offered by the LBIF year-round. A digital version of the current seasonal Catalog of Events is available on the LBIF’s website along with a Google calendar of LBIF programs organized chronologically.
The LBIF’s weekly e-newsletter promotes upcoming programs, youth classes, family events, and adult workshops. The e-newsletter is distributed every Wednesday. The LBIF also promotes its events on popular social networking websites. The LBIF shares information about past and upcoming events, including hyperlinks and photographs, with these interactive communities. The LBIF’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/lbifoundation and its Twitter account, www.twitter.com/lbif are great resources to stay connected with the LBIF's programs and activities.
LBIF Presents Science Saturdays (Pertinent Topics Related To The Natural World)
"We can have our fish and eat it too!" Did you know one of our largest operational commercial fishing seaports is right here in Barnegat Light, NJ? Join us for this lecture and cooking demonstration as we learn how commercial fishermen are implementing practices to ensure that their business can survive and that we can have fish to eat far into the future! Get some seafood cooking tips and taste samples from the folks at Viking Village! Science Saturdays are a great way to connect with the natural world around you. Join us at the LBIF to learn about pertinent topics related to the natural world. From climate change and alternative energy to sustainable fisheries and gardening, there's something for everyone. Snacks will be available before and after the program thanks to Foodies Catering.
Science Saturdays - How will climate change affect life in the Barnegat Bay watershed? What effect does sea level rise have on coastal plants and animals? Learn some of the key concepts of climate change and improve your "climate literacy" as we move forward in addressing this global challenge.
5th ANNUAL BARNEGAT BAY DAY & GO GREEN EXPO
July 7, 2011 from 12pm - 4pm is the 5th Annual Barnegat Bay Day
Please call 609-494-1241 for more information or to sign up. Dear Barnegat Bay Supporter:
On Thursday, July 8, 2010, the Science Committee of the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences hosted our 4th ANNUAL BARNEGAT BAY DAY & GO GREEN EXPO from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
During each of the past two years, over 1,000 Southern Ocean County residents and visitors attended this event celebrating our bay’s heritage while promoting eco-friendly living as a fun learning experience for all ages.
For the first time this year, children from the LBIF’s summer youth camp will also be participating in this event during their final hour of camp and we’ll be encouraging their parents to come for lunch and visit our exhibitors’ and vendors’ booths.
Also for the first time in 2010, we’ve devised a multimedia promotional plan for this event using online, radio, display ads, printed flyers, road signs, and banners. Because the event will occur during the Fourth of July vacation week, the LBIF anticipates a great increase in attendance for this summer’s event.
BARNEGAT BAY DAY & GO GREEN EXPO continues to attract a diverse group of vendors and exhibitors, which has been increasing every year. To help cover this year’s advertising costs, we are requesting a nominal, non-refundable donation by for-profit vendors of $50 per table. See the enclosed registration form for more details.
We welcome your participation in the 4th ANNUAL BARNEGAT BAY DAY & GO GREEN EXPO. We are excited about the event’s growing scope and look forward to it being an important and fun learning experience with lasting effects in our community.
Please fill out the enclosed form and return it to the LBIF along with your payment today. More participant information is listed on the back of this letter. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of our event chairs listed below. We look forward to working with you to make this asuccessful event!
Arlene Schragger Fred Schragger Barnegat Bay Day Co-Chair Barnegat Bay Day Co-Chair (609) 494-9033 or (609) 240-1306 (609) 494-9033 or (609) 240-1305
Angela Andersen Christopher Seiz LBIF Science Committee Co-Chair LBIF Executive Director (609) 661-1669 (609) 494-1241 x106
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LBI Community Service Announcement
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The LBIF Summer Catalog will be in the mail very soon, announcing the many upcoming special events for the season, as well as our great classes and programs. This publication will go out to our mailing list (10,000 strong), and thousands of copies will be strategically placed at establishments around the area. The catalog will be a big, beautiful full-color 40-page booklet, and we've put a lot of thought and effort into making it attractive and inviting. BECOME A SPONSOR OF THE LBIF!
Here's a listing of available title and event sponsorships: § Main Gallery & Craft Gallery art exhibitions (7 in the season) § 45th Annual Seashore Open House Tour - August 3 § Barnegat Bay Day & Go-Green Expo - July 7 § Duck Derby - Labor Day weekend § 22nd Annual Juried Arts and Crafts Festival - July 23 & 24 Prices and sponsor benefits vary for each event. Do you have questions or need further information before you make a positive decision about your participation?
Contact our main office at 609-494-1241 to participate. Our mission is to promote the LBI Arts and Sciences on Long Beach Island and in the surrounding communities by enlightening, educating, and stimulating thought and discussion about current trends in the arts and sciences and by providing broad educational and cultural programs for all ages.
You have only to attend an event, exhibit or a class to see how well we keep our promise. It's said around Southern Ocean County that "Everybody loves the LBI Foundation !"
We look forward to your partnership!
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