Ocean Galleries Hosts Dr. Seuss Exhibit

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STONE HARBOR, N.J.—Everyone has a favorite Dr. Seuss book, whether it’s The Cat in the Hat or Green Eggs and Ham and now a new exhibit brings the memorable characters of Dr. Seuss to life in the form of art.  The new “If I Ran the Zoo” exhibit at Ocean Galleries in Stone Harbor has something for the quintessential Dr. Seuss fan. 

“Ridiculous fun is how I would categorize it," said Kim Miller, owner of Ocean Galleries. "I mean, you look around and he’s taken things and made them just ridiculous and fun.” 

The limited edition artwork is just one of the pieces offered by the Art of Dr. Seuss collection. 

“They’re recreating them [and] they’re in small editions," said Miller. "Some of which we can’t even get anymore."

Almost the entire collection is up for sale ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars a piece. This specific collection offers a variety of his creations and features 17 unique sculptures. 

“The bulk of the show is the unorthodox taxidermy," said Miller, "and these are the animals that were created from, initially, [the] real horns, ears and beaks of animals.” 

The pieces are painted exactly the way the author of Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel, created them back in the 1930s. 

“They’re just funky and colorful and ... people just love them,” said Miller. 

Because these sculptures are very limited, they’re only available at certain galleries across the country. 

"If you’re looking around here, you’re seeing all the 'Seussian' characters and all the ridiculous fun that’s [popping up] everywhere," said Miller. "That’s the Seuss exhibit!”  

Ocean Galleries is hosting two receptions on Saturday, June 17th, and Sunday, June 18th. People can learn more about Dr. Seuss’ creations and maybe even bring a piece of it home. 

“I strive to bring art to the community, bring art to people’s houses, and hopefully happiness because of it,” said Miller. 

The larger than life collection will be on display in Stone Harbor until Tuesday, June 20th. The exhibit will then move to Ocean Galleries’ Avalon location through the July 4th weekend. 

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