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(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. ... READ ON

(SUMMIT, NJ) -- The second annual edition of Getting Graphic: Novels, Memoirs & Comics, will take place at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey on December 1, from 12:00pm–7:00pm. Incredibly popular last year, this free event for all ages will feature graphic novelists, graphic memoirists, and comic book artists showcasing and discussing their work, signing books, and selling merchandise at tables set up throughout the Art Center. ... READ ON

(BRIGANTINE, NJ) -- November is finally here and that means the holidays are right around the corner. The elves are busy getting things ready at the north pole.  In South Jersey, the artists are busy getting unique items together for you to come shop, grab a drink & enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres at the Holiday Gift Boutique on Sunday, December 9th at The Cove Restaurant in Brigantine. The event runs from 1:00pm to 6:00pm.  ... READ ON

(WEST WINDSOR, NJ) -- An artist’s unique approach to creating art will be the topic of an upcoming lecture at Mercer County Community College (MCCC). “Pieces of Things” is the title of a lecture by Lauren Whearty, a painter and co-director at the artist-run gallery Ortega y Gasset Projects in Brooklyn, which will be delivered on Wednesday, November 14 at noon in the Communications Building, Room 109. Her talk is part of MCCC’s fall 2018 Distinguished Lecture Series at the West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. The lecture is free and open to the public.... READ ON








(TRENTON, NJ) -- The New Jersey Council on the Arts has announced grants for New Jersey Arts Organizations to help with General Operating Support (GOS), General Program Support (GPS), and Arts Project Support (APS). The Notice of Intent to Apply is December 4, 2018 and the application deadline is February 13, 2019.  The application will be available in mid-January. State Arts Council staff is available to help with questions specific to your application. Program Officers in each discipline are reachable by telephone and email, or you may schedule an appointment. The schedule of technical assistance webinars will be made available in the near future.  ... READ ON

(ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- Mickey Hart, three time Grammy Award winning artist and legendary percussionist of the Grateful Dead, brings his never before seen collection of artwork to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City on Friday, November 9th. With this collection, Hart paints a picture of his creative journey combining art, music, and science.  ... READ ON

(MIDDLETOWN & HOWELL, NJ) -- Calling all photographers! The Monmouth County Park System is looking for entries for its The Cycle of Life photography exhibits at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown, and the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell.  Professional and amateur photographers of all ages are invited to submit images for consideration into these shows.  Entry deadline is December 1.... READ ON

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Just one day after our country has elected 100 women, we look to continue encouraging a new generation of women leaders. That's a major eventual goal for the creators of “Girls Who Colored Outside the Lines,” a new coloring book looking to inspire little girls of color. A Kickstarter to fund the project is ending soon, with only eight days left for supporters to make an impact. The campaign must raise $1,500 more by November 15, or the organizers will get nothing at all.... READ ON

(SUMMIT, NJ) -- On Friday, October 26, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey held its annual fall fundraising event, Bourbon Bash: Going Hog Wild for Art, with the unique theme contributing to a fun party atmosphere in the Art Center studios and galleries. Nearly $30,000 was raised through a combination of ticket sales, sponsorships, and revenue from a silent art auction featuring work created by outsider and self-taught artists. ... READ ON

(NEWTOWN, PA) -- The Board of The Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County has announced their pledge to help save Oscar Hammerstein’s home, Highland Farm, in Doylestown, PA, the very place where Hammerstein did most of his writing for internationally celebrated works, including Oklahoma!,  Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music.   Each year the A&CC selects an arts-related organization to help support, raise funds and awareness through their arts and marketing resources including the worldwide #GivingTuesday platform.... READ ON


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