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(PATERSON, NJ) -- The Paterson Public School district was honored on March 20th with the 2019 ARTS ED NOW Renaissance District award in recognition of their outstanding commitment to arts education for all students. The award was presented by ARTS ED NOW and is only presented when a school district demonstrates extraordinary efforts to provide arts education for every child in the community.The award was accepted by Eileen F. Shafer, M. Ed., Superintendent of Paterson Public Schools, onbehalf of the students, staff, parents, administrators, the Board of Education and community during anArts in Our Schools Month celebration at John F. Kennedy High School. ... READ ON

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Studio Montclair presents “Portfolio Series: Love and Fear,” on exhibit from April 2 - 29 at Montclair Public Library Gallery, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ. An opening reception will take place on Sunday, April 7 and will include a moderated panel discussion with the exhibiting artists. The exhibit features the work of six artists—Amy Charmatz, Joanie Landau, Erik Peterson, Carol Radsprecher, Theda Sandford, and Gwenn Seemel--that depicts the emotions of love or fear on a personal, social, or cultural level.... READ ON

(Englewood, NJ) --  One of the Elisabeth Morrow School’s most anticipated annual events, Maker Day, will take place on Saturday, April 27 from 10:00am to 1:00pm. This free, interactive event is open to the public and welcomes families with children of all ages.... READ ON

(PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ) -- Running from March 25 through May 17, 2019, the West Windsor Arts Council will showcase the work of many of its talented member artists in the exhibition Fiction: The Art Show. The theme was chosen in conjunction with the spring theatrical performance of Fiction by Steven Dietz and produced by the Pegasus Theatre Company to be staged at the West Windsor Arts Center. The play blurs the boundaries between fact and fiction, life and the written word and so members were likewise invited to submit artwork based on the concept of real vs. imaginary, the merging of visual arts and literary arts, and the image with the written word.  ... READ ON








(NEWARK, NJ) -- GlassRoots, a hot glass studio in Newark that is a center for learning and creativity, is holding an online benefit auction now through March 28 at 5:00pm. The online auction house Paddle8 will host an auction of over 50 amazing contemporary artworks from paintings to glass sculptures, abstraction to realism - all to benefit GlassRoots. ... READ ON

(TRENTON, NJ) -- The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, in cooperation with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), has issued Requests for Qualifications for artwork opportunities at the site of the future building of the New Jersey Department of Health. The deadline for submissions/proposals is Tuesday, March 26, 2019.... READ ON

(HAMMONTON, NJ) -- The Noyes Museum of Art presents Driving While Black, an exhibition exploring African American history through the lens of the freedom of movement. Offering visitors the perspective of the African American experience, the story is told through the visual arts, literature, poetry, artifacts and oral histories. The exhibition provides historical references, contemporary conversations, and opportunities for civil dialogue.  The exhibition is on display through May 26 at Noyes Museum of Art, Kramer Hall in Hammonton.... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Jaimee Todd will take part in an artist talk at Express Newark on April 17th from 10:00am to noon.  Her exhibit, "Fluid Resistance: Heroism in Two Acts," is on display through May 24, 2019 at Paul Robeson Galleries.  The exhibit features a selection of her recent work.... READ ON

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Department of Cultural Affairs invites the community to a collaborative exhibition that explores the repurposing of what was the economic spine of Jersey City’s industrial past. Rahid Cornejo and Sean Gallagher curated the exhibition, which may be viewed from Tuesday, March 12 through Thursday, April 18, 2019, at the Dineen Hill Gallery on the top floor of the HCCC Gabert Library – 71 Sip Avenue in Jersey City.... READ ON

(HACKENSACK, NJ) -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) ArtsBergen initiative has chosen Damien Mitchell to create a public art mural for Creative Hackensack's "Demarest Place Walkway Mural" in Hackensack, New Jersey.  ArtsBergen works with the Hackensack Creative Arts Team (CAT), the Main Street Business Alliance, the City of Hackensack, and Alexander Anderson Real Estate Group to implement this project at 135 Main Street located on the corner of Demarest Place.  Alexander Anderson Real Estate Group granted permission to use the building's north sidewall.... READ ON


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