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A Fine Art Exhibition by Jean Johnson

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Art629 Gallery will host an opening party featuring the paintings and painted wall sculptures of Jean Johnson. The time of the opening is 7:30 PM to 10 PM, and the exhibit will be open to the public from Saturday, July 9th, through Sunday, August 7th.

About the Artist

Born in Castro Valley, California, Jean Johnson is an active artist exhibiting in over fifty solo, invitational and juried exhibitions at commercial, corporate and art organization galleries. Johnson’s select solo exhibitions include Georgian Court University, GTE Government Systems, Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters, TRW Environmental Safety Systems, EDS Government Services Group and Logistics Management Institute. Ms. Johnson’s art is held in private and corporate collections.

Johnson is a promoter of the arts. She firmly believes that art creation engages the core of human creativity and thought process that can be universally applied to project creation in all fields of endeavor. She continues to work towards building art awareness through her art, education, volunteerism and arts promotion. She conducts visiting artist presentations to University and Community College Art Departments; is a public speaker and panel presenter at arts organization, education and radio venues; volunteers for educational and community arts groups; along with her work as an artist and life endeavors.

Johnson is the Art Teacher at Asbury Park High School in Asbury Park, New Jersey. She is a 2011 Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Power of Art recipient which recognizes excellence in art education and innovative teaching methods. In 2009 she earned the distinction of receiving the Art Educator Award from the Monmouth County Arts Council and The Lynn Dobson Youth Art Month Award from the Art Educators of New Jersey.

Johnson earned her Master of Fine Art degree in Studio Art from James Madison University (JMU) which was punctuated by a graduate teaching assistantship with full tuition waiver and stipend. Ms. Johnson served as a JMU Studio Art Adjunct Faculty member until 1999. Her Bachelor of Art degree in Interior Design is from the University of Kentucky.J ohnson also has a Master of Business Administration degree from Florida Institute of Technology.