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(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Art House Productions and SILVERMAN present Cocktails Under The Stars, a glamorous midsummer party honoring Goldman Sachs for their support of Art House's signature public speaking program for youth, SAY WORD?! With breathtaking, panoramic views of Jersey City’s skyline, Cocktails Under the Stars will be held on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 from 6:30pm-9:30pm (Rain date: Thursday, August 2nd) on the Rooftop Terrace of Charles and Co., 201 Montgomery Street Jersey City, NJ. ... READ ON

(SUMMIT, NJ) -- Artists Heejung Kim and Yvette Molina will join the Art Center at the Summit Farmers Market on Sunday, July 22, from 8:00am to 1:00pm. While at the market, both artists will create art that involves audience participation while discussing their process and giving insight into their work.... READ ON

(NEWTON, NJ) -- The Newton Theatre has announced the hiring of Sara Bartlett as Education Director, to head The Newton Theatre Arts Academy. A graduate of Ohio University, Sara has worked in the theatre business for twenty-five years, most recently as Director of Education and Outreach for South Bend Civic Theatre, in South Bend, Indiana. Ms. Bartlett also developed 'ShakeScenes' at Notre Dame University’s annual Shakespeare Festival.... READ ON

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- What does Princeton have in common with Giverny? Its own corps of plein-air painters actively immortalizing natural scenes in and around the town. D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Evelyne V. Johnson Gallery shimmers with plein-air art just completed, on view through July 25. Heather Barros and friends take themselves to unique nature sites, such as Grounds For Sculpture, Prospect Gardens and the fishing bridge on Carnegie Lake to capture momentary beauty. Selected artists are Helene Mazur, Lucia Stout, Jordan Spector and Heather Barros. All Plein-Air Painters of Princeton art is for sale – a percentage supporting D&R Greenway’s preservation and stewardship mission. ... READ ON








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.... READ ON

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Palette Gallery presents “Summer Sauce” a series of group exhibits from artists around the country. The first contains work by Tracy Piper, Diana Jensen, and Shannon Rednour. The opening is Saturday, July 14 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Gallery Aferro presents "Share My World" - an exhibit curated by Sharde Hickenbottom - from July 14 through September 8.  "The idea behind Share My World is about resisting the complacency in visual representation within American art. The show brings together a group of artists interested in challenging antiquated conceptions of beauty and sensuality. This group of artists are in pursuit of seeing more, unrestrained, diverse images of black women," said Hickenbottom. ... READ ON

(STONE HARBOR, NJ) -- From July 20-22, Ocean Galleries will share a rare and compelling selection of artwork from 20 years of The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection.  Visitors can explore and acquire works from Dr. Seuss’s best-known children’s books, as well as The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss, a mind-expanding collection based on decades of artwork that Dr. Seuss created at night for his own personal pleasure. ... READ ON

(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- The Sandy Bennett Art Gallery in bergenPAC will host an exhibition featuring selected artworks from One River School of Art + Design in Englewood’s Adult Art Shuffle, Adult Focus on Drawing and Adult Focus on Oil Painting classes.  The featured artworks range across a variety of subject matter from portraiture, landscape, still life and more. The exhibition will be on display from July 9th through August 3rd. ... READ ON

Sometimes the concept behind an art exhibition is every bit as creative as the work in the galleries. A good example of this is “Generation Next: The Family Show,” on view now through August 17 at the West Windsor Arts Center in Princeton Junction.... READ ON


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