Side by Side

Side by Side:
A petite exhibition of artworks by Professors Rita Michalenko & Cheryl Knowles-Harrigan
Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts
22 North High Street MIllville, NJ
October 21 – midday November 11th
Free and open to the public.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 AM – 4 PM
Opening Reception is Friday, October 21st from 6-8 PM

Rita Michalenko: Little Buddies and Anguillan Goat
Cheryl Knowles-Harrigan: Diehard and View from Mary’s Beach Chair

About Side by Side and Rita and Cheryl
There will be a duet exhibition at Riverfront Renaissance Center (RRCA) in Millville with professors/painters Rita Michalenko and Cheryl Knowles-Harrigan. Rita and Cheryl started painting and teaching together at Atlantic Cape Community College when Cheryl was hired part-time in 1992. Rita had been with the college prior to Cheryl teaching ceramics, fundamental, upper-level, and General Education art classes. They have traveled on painting trips to Anguilla, Maine, and Pennsylvania, as well as painting plein air locally. Both have won teaching excellence awards, are full-rank professors at Atlantic Cape, and have been in numerous solo and group exhibitions.

Our Side by Side petite feature exhibition is in RRCA’s Associate Artist’s Alcove: 22 North High Street, Millville NJ, adjacent to the main gallery. We invite students, colleagues, friends, and artists to join us in celebrating 30 years of kinship, traveling, and teaching. (Yes, we have known each other for 3 decades.) Rita and Cheryl are both Associate level artists at the Riverfront Renaissance Center, and also members of Strobe Southern NJ Visual Arts Collective, and exhibit at many of the same local galleries throughout the South Jersey and Philadelphia area. Rita and Cheryl teach credit and personal enrichment courses and continue to take art workshops. Each artist will be showing a cross section of paintings and sketchbooks.

The show runs October 21st through midday, Friday, November 11th. The opening reception is Friday, October 21st, from 6-8 PM in tandem with the biannual Associate Artists’ Exhibition. Their private studio is in the Renaissance Center, floor 2 by appointment. The Website for the Renaissance Center is Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11 AM – 4 PM. There is free parking on High Street and behind RRCA.

Join us!