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(LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ) -- The Rider University Art Gallery will present an exhibition of works by Allen Fitzpatrick titled “Looking” from Thursday, January 26 through Sunday, February 26. The exhibit features works on still life and landscape from direct observation.... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Rutgers-Newark faculty, staff, students and community arts leaders, will occupy 50,000 of the structure’s massive 500,000 square feet. Building on an already high level of synergy among Newark’s anchor institutions, Express Newark will partner with community arts organizations in the city’s socially, economically, and culturally diverse neighborhoods. RU-N arts classes in Express Newark will begin with the spring semester on January 17.... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Two outstanding community leaders in the City of Newark were honored in Living the Dream, a reception on at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in observance of the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.... READ ON

At the end of each year, New Jersey Stage digs into its website statistics. The goal is to take a look at demographics, see how the audience has grown from the year before, and compare the numbers with similar websites. On December 30, 2016, New Jersey Stage used to compare its numbers to 20 websites that largely cover arts & entertainment in the Garden State. According to the independent website ranking service, it came out on top.... READ ON

(TEANECK, NJ) -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) ArtsBergen initiative kicks-off 2017 with a brand new Connect the Dots networking series. The first event, Connect, Collaborate & Create, will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Student Union Building (the Rutherford Room) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Refreshments will be served. Now, in its second year, Connect the Dots is a free networking series drawing people throughout Bergen County. ... READ ON

(LEONIA, NJ) -- Marsha Heller of Leonia, New Jersey will present “New Paintings by Marsha Heller” from February 6 to February 18, 2017 at The Riverside Gallery in Hackensack, New Jersey. The exhibit highlights the development of her work from semi-representational depictions of landscapes and flowers towards the abstract, such as "Departure". ... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- On March 29, 2017, model-turned-actor Tobias Truvillion will take on a new role: Celebrity Host of the 2017 Newark Arts Honors Award Ceremony and Gala at the Avenue A Club in Newark, New Jersey. Newark Arts Honors celebrates artists that have made significant contributions both in their field and to the Newark community, while representing diverse creative communities and cultures. This year’s honorees include sculptor Willie Cole, historian and artist Nell Painter, Grammy Award winning musician Paquito d’Rivera and Pritzker Prize winning architect Richard Meier.... READ ON

(VINELAND, NJ) -- The Artists of Southern New Jersey will be displaying a variety of medium from acrylic painting to photography in the Doris Tripp Memorial Room at Vineland Public Library during the month of January. Bob Reid, Anne Reid, Henry Fickenscher, Marie Fickenscher and Pat Acton are among the artists participating in this exhibit. All artists, longtime residents of Southern New Jersey, have shown their work individually and collectively at numerous venues.... READ ON

(SUMMIT, NJ) -- The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is offering a workshop to educate students in the art of developing effective cause political posters that peacefully express their views in upcoming marches and events that will include an education in the history of protest/support graphics. “Graphics for Change: Poster Design and Printing,” will run this Sunday, January 15 from 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Art Center in Summit and is open to children 9 years and up, allowing parents to bring their children to learn these important skills.... READ ON

(ELIZABETH, NJ) -- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is presenting an exhibit of paintings by Mary Kooi of Summit in the gallery space at the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, located in the historic St. John’s Parsonage at 633 Pearl Street in Elizabeth. A selection of her work entitled “County Clare to Cuenca” is on display at the Pearl Street Gallery through March 31. The public is invited to enjoy the exhibit during regular gallery hours, 8:30am to 4:30pm weekdays.... READ ON

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art Calendar

Lucas Gallery
Tuesday, Jan 17 @ 10:00am

Ice House Gallery at Monmouth University
Tuesday, Jan 17 @ 10:00am
West Long Branch

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall at Monmouth University
Tuesday, Jan 17 @ 10:00am
West Long Branch

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall at Monmouth University
Tuesday, Jan 17 @ 7:00pm
West Long Branch

Wilson Hall at Monmouth University
Tuesday, Jan 17 @ 4:30pm
West Long Branch

Riverside Gallery at The Shops at Riverside
Tuesday, Jan 17 @ 6:00pm

Wilson Auditorium at Monmouth University
Tuesday, Jan 17 @ 4:30pm
West Long Branch

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
Tuesday, Jan 17 @ 2:00pm

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