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(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Monmouth Arts invites the community to participate in the temporary public art installation, "Salt of the Earth", by local artist Gerda Liebmann at Convention Hall (1300 Ocean Ave.) on the boardwalk in Asbury Park on July 3 and 4. Gerda will create a beautiful and intricate pattern on the floor of Convention Hall over two days using simply a line of salt. ... READ ON

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) --This summer, discover new art for a good cause! The Montclair Art Museum’s African American Cultural Committee (AACC) has organized a Summertime Scavenger Art Hunt. A series of galleries and art destinations throughout the tri-state area have been selected. At each site, participants must decipher a clue about an artwork by an African American artist, find the work referenced, and take a selfie with it. Each photo is worth a certain point value, based on the difficulty of the clue. The first team to document all 10 clues wins! ... READ ON

These aren’t the kind of floral paintings you’ll find hanging in the lobby of most motels or for sale at your local department store. At first glance, you might not even realize that some of the Rob Ventura pieces that currently line the walls at Proto Gallery in Hoboken depict flowers at all. They’re filled with abstract shapes, wild brushstrokes and deep, dark hues of red, orange, purple and black.... READ ON

(TRENTON, NJ) -- The New Jersey State Council on the Arts will convene its Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, July 25th in the New Jersey State Museum Auditorium from 10:00am to 12:00pm. The meeting will include the election of Council officers and voting on the grants for Fiscal Year 2018. All are invited to attend a reception in the Museum's Riverview Court Gallery immediately following the conclusion of the meeting. Special thanks to the New Jersey State Museum for generously co-hosting the reception.The meeting and reception are free and open to the public. ... READ ON

(BURLINGTON, NJ) -- According to Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 – a national economic impact study released Saturday – the nonprofit arts and culture sector is a $519.8 million industry in the State of New Jersey, supporting 14,342 full-time equivalent jobs and yielding $41 million in local and state government revenue. ... READ ON

(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- A reception will be held for painter Vincent Priblo’s exhibition in the Sandy Bennett Art Gallery in bergenPAC on June 28 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The exhibition runs until July 19. The gallery is open during performances and Monday through Friday, 11:00am to 4:00pm and Saturday 12:00pm to 4:00pm.... READ ON

(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- South Orange Performing Arts Center, the Village of South Orange, Seton Hall University and South Orange Village Center Alliance have announced that the application process for visual artists is now open for the fifth annual Playin’ Around South Orange, a public art project that features decorated pianos displayed in various locations throughout the Village. ... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- On Tuesday, June 13th, in front of a capacity crowd at Newark Arts’ Annual Meeting, Executive Director, Jeremy Johnson announced the names of 16 recipients of ArtStart Grants for the 2017-2018 grant cycle. This was a 47% increase in granting by Newark Arts from last year, spurred by a 92% increase in applications. ... READ ON

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- An anonymous group of donors will make a 50 percent match for every donation to the Montclair Art Museum (MAM) before the end of the fiscal year, June 30. The gift marks a capstone on the Museum’s unprecedented “Year of Matisse.”... READ ON

(ELIZABETH, NJ) -- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders presents an exhibit of photographic montages by Richard Earl of Westfield in the gallery space at the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, located at 633 Pearl Street in Elizabeth. A selection of his work entitled “We Have Some Catching Up To Do” is on display at the Pearl Street Gallery until August 11. Gallery hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm weekdays.... READ ON

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