Press Release -Abstract Artist reception





What:  Artist Reception
When: Thursday, July 29, 2010, 6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Toms River Branch

CONTACT: Megan Ruisch / Information Services
                    (732) 349-6200 xt. 5100

Abstract Art Gets Great Reception @ Your Public Library

TOMS RIVER –   The Ocean County Library is pleased to announce it will host a reception for visionary artist Clifford Maddox on Thursday, July 29th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The reception will take place in the Toms River Branch’s McConnell Gallery, where Maddox’s exhibit, “Reality of Abstraction”, is on display this month.  An additional selection of the artist’s abstract expressionist oil paintings can also be viewed in the Second Floor Gallery.

Born in Newark and currently residing in South Jersey, Maddox, 61, is an alumnus of the Arts High School of Newark and Kean College of New Jersey (Kean University).  Having originally studied mixed media techniques, Maddox made the transition to oil painting in 1990.  He describes himself primarily as a self-taught artist whose work is “constantly evolving”.

 “The birth of my paintings parallels our own journey from conception to completion,” he states.  “The grain of the canvas beneath the applied color creates the cellular structure of my work.”

The reception is free and open to the public, and will include light refreshments.

For more information, please contact the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library at (732)349-6200 xt. 5101 or visit the Library’s homepage at


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