Atlantic City, NJ
Located at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
The Noyes Museum is proud to present the work of two local artists, both of whom spent their lives and careers enriching the art scene surrounding South Jersey. Despite never having met, the two shared common goals and the desire to nurture the arts in their community. Both born and educated in Philadelphia prior to relocating to the Jersey Shore later in their lives, Dunn Weiss and Fineberg exemplify the spirit of local arts and culture in our area.
Fineberg’s experience is diverse, having taught art history, drawing, painting, collage, papier-mâché, and textile. As both an artist and intellectual, his approach to art-making tended to be organized conceptually. As he traveled, he carried a sketchbook with him wherever he went, most often working en-plein-air to create his signature watercolor landscapes.
The enthusiasm for the arts which Fineberg brought with unparalleled focus to our local area, Mili Dunn Weiss dispersed in equal measure. Also a Philadelphia native, she attended the Tyler School of Art and Boston University prior to post-graduate work at the Boston Museum School. Her lifelong success in the arts was foreshadowed at this point by various accolades, including the Dean’s Award for Painting from Tyler, as well as being honored as a Tyler Fellow.
My work always begins with an intense visual experience. Nature, with its infinite variety of colors, forms, patterns, and rhythms, is often the original stimulus. Then begins a long process, which evolves into a picture idea. I strive to achieve a sense of internal order, and yet, within that order, tension is an important factor.
— Mili Dunn Weiss
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.