Aida Jones Abstractions Explore Imperfection and Light

Art Alliance of Monmouth County

33 Monmouth St
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Aida Jones finds inspiration in the outside world; the aching elegance of an abandoned building chipped and rusted, the cracks, crevices, and weathered marks that time leaves behind. In her abstract paintings Jones expresses this interest through rough textures that create a path away from the shiny, the flawless, and the manufactured to find beauty in the imperfect textures of decay. As Leonard Cohen said �" “Forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything - that's how the light gets in.” Light comes through her canvasses. Shapes may look like windows with light coming from behind or dabs of paint may highlight an area to draw the viewer in. Light reflects across the uneven terrain of smooth and rough surfaces and changes from bright to subtle. Aida Jones is a Maplewood, NJ based artist. Jones studied at NY’s Art Students League and holds a MFA from School of Visual Arts in NYC. Aida has acted as curator, board member, art director, and consultant on many arts programs in the state of NJ. Her work has been exhibited in group and solo shows throughout NY and NJ and has sold to various private collections. In the main Gallery Jones will jury work by Art Alliance members on the themes I See Me and Trees. These works will be on display November 2, 2019 through December 3rd at the Art Alliance of Monmouth County, 33 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701. Join us at the opening reception 6-8pm, Sat. October 5th ,2019. Come by then, or during gallery hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m., to look at the new art, take a break during your day in Red Bank, and pick up a class and studio schedule. Exhibitions at the Art Alliance change monthly. Six exhibitions a year are for members of the Art Alliance only. Three exhibitions, including the upcoming 28th Annual Juried Exhibition, are open to members and non-members. Every January, the Art Alliance hosts an invitational show, featuring work by notable area artists. During the summer months, the programming is open to artists selected by the Art Alliance’s curators who undertake their own shows. Membership in the Art Alliance is open to visual artists at any skill level and to art lovers. Membership fee is $40 per year; $25 for students age 25 and under with ID. Benefits of membership include reduced entry fee for all exhibits ($5 per piece for up to 3 pieces for members; $10 per piece for non-members); affordable studio space; diverse classes and workshops; networking opportunities; the possibility of mounting an independent exhibit during the summer. In addition, the Art Alliance maintains a website, a bi-monthly newsletter, and a Facebook page. The Art Alliance’s studio space, also at 33 Monmouth St., hosts classes and workshops for members and their children, and can be rented by members for group, class, personal, or event use, dependent on availability. For more information, visit the website at, or visit or call the gallery during operating hours, Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m., (732) 842-9403. Founded in 1978, the Art Alliance of Monmouth County moved to its current space in 1992. The Art Alliance is dedicated to promoting the advancement of the visual arts and providing exhibition, studio, and classroom space to local artists. New members are always welcome and membership by art lovers is also encouraged. A non-profit organization, the programs of the Art Alliance of Monmouth County are made possible in part by the Monmouth County Arts Council through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.

Friday - November 15, 2019

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Kathleen Doherty

Phone: 7046167980
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