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Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Awards 52 Performing Arts Organizations

originally published: 07/11/2018

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Awards 52 Performing Arts Organizations

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation has awarded $134,366 in grants supporting 52 performing arts engagements through its 2018-2019 Mid Atlantic Tours program. The grants, awarded directly to presenting organizations, will support engagements by the following artists at venues throughout the mid-Atlantic region. All engagements will include public performances and activities designed to foster greater appreciation for artists' work and offer meaningful exchanges between artists and the public. New Jersey arts organizations involved include Peak Performances at Montclair State University (Montclair), Rowan University (Glassboro), Monmouth University Center for the Arts (West Long Branch), William Paterson University of New Jersey (Wayne), Raritan Valley Community College (Branchburg), and Wayne Theatre Alliance.

Choral Music: The Crossing, Philadelphia, PA (Shown Above). The Crossing, recipient of the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance, is a professional chamber choir dedicated to new music. Highly sought-after by contemporary composers, The Crossing has premiered dozens of works by the elite of contemporary composers.  The tour will visit the following venues/communities: Delaware Art Museum, DE; Peak Performances (Montclair, NJ), NJ; Rowan University (Glassboro, NJ); and Salisbury University, MD
    
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Awards 52 Performing Arts Organizations
Contemporary Chamber Music: M is Black Enough, New York, NY (Shown here). M is Black Enough is a band and collaborative evening-length concert consisting of composer/ percussionist Andy Akiho, poet/spoken-word artist Roger Bonair-Agard, cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, and drummer Sean Dixon. A contemporary band of hard driving rhythms and biting social commentary, M is Black Enough aims to be complex and aggressive, and to involve all elements equally in a bold narrative about people, justice, struggle, joy, and celebration. The tour will visit the following venues/communities: Delaware Art Museum, DE; Motor House, MD; Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, NY;  and West Virginia State University, WV.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Awards 52 Performing Arts Organizations

Dance: Bridgeman | Packer Dance, New York, NY. (Shown here). Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer's innovative "Video Partnering" work - the integration of live performance and video;technology - has been acclaimed for its highly visual and visceral alchemy of the live and virtual. The tour will visit the following venues/communities: American Dance Asylum, NY; Columbia Festival of the Arts, MD; Erie Arts & Culture, PA; LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts, NY; Monmouth University Center for the Arts (West Long Branch, NJ); Nazareth College Arts Center, NY; Reading Area Community College, Miller Center for the Arts, PA; Salisbury University, MD; and Torn Space Theater, NY.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Awards 52 Performing Arts OrganizationsFolk & Traditional Music: Kaia Kater, Toronto, Canada (Shown here). Listed as Rolling Stone Magazine's "10 New Country Artists You Need to Know" in 2016, Kaia Kater plays folk mountain music with a modern day edge. Her songs are fueled by her rich low tenor vocals, jazz-influenced instrumentation, and beautifully understated banjo, but it is her keen traditional sensibility and lyrical ability that makes her stand out as a new artist on the rise. The tour will visit the following venues/communities:
Arden Concert Guild, DE; Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, WV; Carnegie Hall, WV; Fells Point Creative Alliance, MD; Floyd Creative Studios, VA; Flushing Town Hall, NY; The Freeman Stage at Bayside, DE; Frostburg State University Cultural Event Series, MD; Huntington Arts Council, NY; Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, PA; Weinberg Center for the Arts, MD; Wintergreen Performing Arts, VA; and Zeiders American Dream Theater, VA.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Awards 52 Performing Arts Organizations

Jazz: René Marie & Experiment In Truth, Warrenton, VA (Shown here). In a span of two decades, 11 recordings and countless stage performances, vocalist René Marie has cemented her reputation as not only a singer but also a composer, arranger, theatrical performer and teacher. Guided and tempered by powerful life lessons and rooted in jazz traditions laid down by Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and other leading ladies of past generations, she borrows various elements of folk, R&B and even classical and country to create a captivating hybrid style. The tour will visit the following venues/communities: Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, PA; Columbia Festival of the Arts, MD; The Forum, USVI; Frostburg State University Cultural Event Series, MD; Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, PA; Norwood Village Green Concert Series, NY; Salisbury University, MD; St. John's School of the Arts, USVI; Weinberg Center for the Arts, MD; Weis Center for the Performing Arts, PA; and William Paterson University of New Jersey (Wayne, NJ).


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Theater: Ping Chong+Company, New York, NY (Shown here). Ping Chong + Company produces theatrical works addressing the important cultural and civic issues of our times.Beyond Sacred is an interview-based theater production exploring the diverse experiences of Muslim Americans. The five young participants vary in many ways, but share the common experience of coming of age in a post-9/11 America and in this current moment of rising fear of and violence towards Muslims. The tour will visit the following venues/communities: Emory & Henry College, Woodrow W. McGlothlin Center for the Arts, VA; Millersville University of Pennsylvania,The Ware Center, PA; Raritan Valley Community College (Branchburg, NJ); and University of Albany Performing Arts Center, NY.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Awards 52 Performing Arts Organizations    

World Music: Alsarah & the Nubatones, New York, NY (Shown here). Alsarah & the Nubatones were born out of many dinner conversations between Alsarah and Rami El Aasser about nubian 'songs of return', modern migration patterns and the cultural exchanges between Sudan and Egypt. The result is a sound that grew into what they have dubbed as 'east - african retro-pop' rooted in Sudan and Nubia and drawing from the rich diversity of East-Africa's musical heritage. The tour will visit the following venues/communities: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, MD; Fells Point Creative Alliance, MD; Lake Placid Center for the Arts, NY; Wayne Theatre Alliance, NJ; Weis Center for the Performing Arts, PA; and West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Mountain Stage, WV.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation develops partnerships and programs that reinforce artists' capacity to create and present work and advance access to and participation in the arts. The Foundation was created in 1979 and is a private non-profit organization that is closely allied with the region's state arts councils and the National Endowment for the Arts. It combines funding from state and federal resources with private support from corporations, foundations, and individuals to address needs in the arts from a regional, national, and international perspective.  




Jim Amon Wildlife Photo Exhibit to Open Jan 5th at the East Amwell Museum
(RINGOES, NJ) -- The East Amwell Historical Society and the Sourland Conservancy will present An Exhibition of Photographs of Plants and Animals Native to the Sourlands by Jim Amon at the East Amwell Museum in Ringoes.  The opening reception will be held on January 11th at 7:00pm. Admission to the East Amwell Museum and exhibit will be free and open to the public on weekends from 1:00pm - 4:00pm.  The exhibit will be on display from January 5 through February 15, 2019.
Herb & Milly Iris Gallery Hosts "The Price Of Sugar" by Jenny Flexner Reinhardt
(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery at the South Orange Performing Arts Center hosts a new exhibition by Jenny Flexner Reinhardt December 10, 2018-February 22, 2019.  In The Price of Sugar, Reinhardt has woven the theme of the bright and seductive appeal of sugar and confectionary, along with its dark side; the addiction, the excess and the disease. Sugar is both sweet and dangerous.
Newark's Gladys Barker Grauer To Receive 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award From The Women's Caucus For Art
(NEW YORK, NY) -- Gladys Barker Grauer, a pillar of the Newark, New Jersey, arts community, will be one of four recipients of a 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from The Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) during an awards celebration on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). Fellow recipients include Olga de Amaral, Mary Beth Edelson, and Mira Schor. The recipients for the 2019 President's Art & Activism Award are L.J. Roberts and Aruna D'Souza.
Studio Montclair Presents "Art-To-Go," a Holiday Sale and Exhibit
(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Studio Montclair (SMI) is holding a Holiday Sale and Exhibit from November 27 through December 21 at the Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ. An opening reception with light refreshments and artists’ demonstrations will be held on Saturday, December 1st from noon to 4:00pm.
D&R Greenway Land Trust Presents The Juried Exhibition "Lovely as a Tree"
(PRINCETON, NJ) -- D&R Greenway Land Trust’s juried exhibition, Lovely as a Tree, includes the work of more than 80 artists responding to the words of poet Joyce Kilmer: “I think that I shall never see  a poem lovely as a tree.” The artwork is on view November 19, 2018 through January 25, 2019 at D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton. 


Peter Max Remembers Frank Sinatra
(HOBOKEN, NJ) -- As fans of Frank Sinatra across the world remember the legendary entertainer on what would have been his 103th birthday (December 12th), pop artist Peter Max provides a series of portraits of 'Ol' Blue Eyes' at different points throughout his career. Max, with a 5 decades-long career of his own, created these signature, vibrantly colored portraits, working with the Sinatra family to celebrate the Sinatra Centennial in 2015. They remain a fan favorite at gallery shows across the country.
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Event calendar
Sunday, Dec 16, 2018


MUSIC

CHRIS GULLACE BAND - A BENEFIT FOR ST. JUDE @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 2:00pm

SOLAR CIRCUS / DOOBIE DECIBEL SYSTEM @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

ELEVEN ELEVEN @ Lobby Bar at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City, Atlantic City - 2:00pm

SUNDAY JAZZ @ Hard Rock Cafe at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City, Atlantic City - 10:00am

Joy to the World: A Christmas Suite @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 4:00pm


THEATRE

Elf, The Musical @ Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven - 2:00pm

A Christmas Story @ Pax Amicus Castle Theatre, Budd Lake - 2:00pm

An Actor's Carol @ Cape May Stage, Cape May - 3:00pm

Seussical @ CDC Theatre, Cranford - 2:00pm

Peter pan @ Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Deal Park - 1:00pm and 5:00pm

A CHRISTMAS CAROL @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 3:00pm

Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn @ Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn - 1:30pm and 7:00pm

A Wonderful Life @ Broadway Theatre of Pitman, Pitman - 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Junie B. Jones The Musical at Black Box PAC @ Black Box PAC, Teaneck - 11:00am

A Charlie Brown Christmas @ Studio Playhouse Upper Montclair, Upper Montclair - 1:30pm and 3:30pm

Hudson Theatre Works presents "And My True Love Gave To Me" @ Hudson Theatre Works, Weehawken - 5:00pm







DANCE

Cocktail Hour: The Show Featuring the B-Twist Orchestra @ White Eagle Hall, Jersey City - 6:00pm

NEW JERSEY BALLET’S NUTCRACKER WITH NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 1:00pm and 6:00pm

The Nutcracker: The Russian National Ballet @ Prudential Hall @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Carol of the King: The Irish Dance Christmas Spectacular @ The Newton Theatre, Newton - 3:00pm

Bolshoi Ballet: Don Quixote @ Pollak Theatre @ Monmouth University, West Long Branch - 3:00pm


KIDS

Shopkins LIVE! Shop It Up! @ Mainstage @ Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC), Rahway - 11:00am

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