Visual Arts Center of New Jersey to Host Radical LeWitt - a Virtual Discussion on Sol LeWitt
(SUMMIT, NJ) -- On Friday, December 4 at 1:00pm, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey (VACNJ) will host Radical LeWitt, a virtual discussion on the work of artist Sol LeWitt. Inspired by the recent publication of Sol LeWitt: Not to Be Sold for More Than $100, Two of the book’s contributors—Jason Rulnick and Veronica Roberts—will explore the radical nature of the artist’s work.
Art School at Old Church Hosts 46th Annual Pottery Show & Sale Online December 4-6
(DEMAREST, NJ) -- The Art School at Old Church (TASOC) will host its 46th Annual Old Church Pottery Show & Sale – and this year, the nationally recognized show is moving online! The sale will take place from 6:00pm EST on Friday, December 4 through Sunday, December 6. Sales will officially end at 12:00am EST on Monday, December 7. This year, the Old Church Pottery Show & Sale will virtually welcome more than 500 handmade works by 31 world-renowned potters.
West Windsor Arts Council Creates Art Kits for a Cause
(PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ) -- Like many arts and small nonprofit organizations, West Windsor Arts Center has navigated this difficult year by developing virtual programming and at-home activities to keep its friends and supporters engaged. Yet, at the same time, the organization never lost sight of the fact that there are so many people in its communities experiencing even greater challenges.
The Morris Museum Presents the Tapestries of Jon Eric Riis
(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Now through May 2, 2021, the Morris Museum will present an exhibition of works by contemporary tapestry artist Jon Eric Riis (b. 1945, United States). Active for nearly six decades, Riis is celebrated for his intricately handwoven, representational textiles that strike a balance between social commentary and virtuoso craftsmanship. Art, history, world cultures, and topical issues serve as inspiration to address provocative subjects—such as race, religion, war, beauty, spirituality, humanity—through the medium of woven silk and metallic thread. Often they are embellished with freshwater pearls, gemstone and gilt glass beads, and crystals. Dating from 2000-2020, the 58 works on view will include large mythological tapestry panels, Riis’s signature coat and robe archetypal forms, and experimental anatomical tapestry strips, making this the largest presentation of the artist’s work in the U.S. and his first solo museum exhibition in the Northeast.
Zimmerli Zoom Lecture Spotlights Work of Russian-American Artist Ilya Kabakov on December 7
(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University welcomes Ann Komaromi, Ph.D., who explores the artistic relationships of Ilya Kabakov and Viktor Pivovarov to both the Russian and Soviet cultural legacy, as well as the western gaze, in a Zoom lecture on December 7 at 5:00pm (ET). The program is free and open to the public. Registration details are available on the Zimmerli at Home Virtual Events page. It is held in conjunction with the recent Zimmerli exhibition Dialogues – Ilya Kabakov and Viktor Pivovarov: Stories About Ourselves.
Newark Issues Request for Qualifications for Harriet Tubman Monument in Washington Park
(NEWARK, NJ) -- On November 18, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced that the City of Newark has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for artists interested in being considered to design a permanent public monument of Harriet Tubman in Newark’s Washington Park, which will be renamed Tubman Square. The monument will replace the statue of Christopher Columbus that was removed this summer. The deadline to apply is Friday, December 18.
NJ State Council on the Arts Offers COVID Relief Grants for NJ Artists
(TRENTON, NJ) -- The New Jersey State Council on the Arts offers Individual Artist Recovery Grants (IAR grants), which are awarded to practicing New Jersey professional artists to assist with financial recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. These grant awards are based solely upon demonstrated financial need, and awardees will be randomly selected from all eligible applications received. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2020 at 4:00pm EST.
Four Corners Public Arts Commences Phase II
(NEWARK, NJ) -- The Four Corners Public Arts partnership (“FCPA”) has announced three new public art projects coming to Downtown Newark for Fall/Winter 2020-2021. In the upcoming weeks, FCPA phase II will commence with: The Newark Artists Photo Documentary Project by Colleen Gutwein O'Neal; Will You Be My Monument by Salamishah Tillet and Alliyah Allen of New Arts Justice at Rutgers University - Newark, designer Chantal Fischzang, photographer Scheherazade Tillet and Keary Rosen of the Form Design Studio at Express Newark; and We Are Home led by Yeimy Gamez Castillo in collaboration with the ImVisible project and artist Layqa Nuna Yawar.
Paul Robeson Galleries' "In the Studio" Pays Tribute To The Late Jerry Gant
(NEWARK, NJ) -- In the Studio with Alicia Pinnix Robinson is a video series highlighting the work of artists from past, current and upcoming exhibitions at Paul Robeson Galleries. For the month of November, the artists in In the Studio will pay tribute to the late Newark artist Jerry Gant. To commemorate the 2 years since Jerry's passing on 11/11/2018 and his birthday on 11/21, the featured artists will speak about Jerry Gant's influence on their artistry.