Marion Munk grew up on a chicken farm in Toms River during the 1930s and 1940s. She was an artist who grew up in one of the 40 different communities that drew people from the cities in the 1930s to start farming. The children of these New Jersey Chicken farmers, many who became artists, are being exhibited at the Highland Park Public Library throughout April and May. Marion Munk’s ceramics are being shown in the front hall display case.
An art reception and panel discussion will be held on Thursday, April 4 at 6:00 PM in the Meeting Room where art work by Phil Orenstein, Rena Siegel, Jerry Hirniak, Raphael Ortiz, Ellen Rebarber and Bill Giacalone will be displayed. At 7:30 PM the film, The Land Was Theirs, about the New Jersey chicken farmers, will be screened.
Marion Munk has a BA from Rutgers University’s Douglass College and an MFA specializing in ceramics. from Rutgers University. Munk has repeatedly visited the Czech Republic and is a regular participant in the international symposia organized in the town of Dubi near Teplice.
“I bring to my projects a fondness for clear, precise relations for cleanness of form and delight in joyful Playfulness,” Munk said about her exhibit. “I like most of all to depict the connections and shared spaces of sharply defined spherical bodies in white porcelain.”