Local Artist to Exhibit at Virginia Perle Art Gallery, Toms River

Posted on September 18, 2012 By

The public is invited to view the art of Toms River resident Robert Henne, beginning September, 28, 2012, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Virginia Perle Art Gallery, 96 East Water Street, Toms River, N.J.

Visitors will see a select group of local paintings depicting old houses, sailboats, boat yards, and other familiar places and scenes from the shore area and from other parts of New Jersey.

Originally from Ewing, N.J., Henne moved to Toms River in 1992.
Prior to coming to the shore, Henne exhibited extensively in juried shows in central New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania in such venues as The Coryell Gallery, Lambertville; Phillips Mill Annual Exhibitions, New Hope, Pennsylvania; McCarter Theatre, Princeton; and the Trenton City Museum. His notable one-man shows in Princeton were entitled “Illuminations” and “Impact Through Color.”

Henne taught painting and drawing classes for adults in Hamilton Township for seven years. Henne says, “Teaching gave me the opportunity to expose my students to my method of using color to inject everyday painting subjects with impact and significance.”

Since moving to Ocean County, Henne has used the ocean and beach environment as an inspiration to further his highly original portrayals. His work has been seen at the Ocean County Artists’ Guild, Jane Law Gallery, Long Beach Island; the SoHo Gallery, Toms River; and the Ocean County Library, among other exhibits.

Henne’s current exhibition at the Virginia Perle Art Gallery will run through October 27, 2012.  For more information call 732-244-4300.