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(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Spring is on the way, and Art House’s JC Fridays will kick off the season with 20 exciting visual and performing arts events! Come out and celebrate with this city-wide festival on Friday, March 2nd, 2018. Restaurants, galleries, stores, and event spaces throughout Jersey City will showcase a variety of art-related happenings including visual exhibitions, live music, performance acts, educational demonstrations, and more. All events are free and open to the public. ... READ ON

G ARTS has announced  the publication of One Woman by John Botte and Elicia Ho. With a nod to classic portraiture à la Studio Harcourt and Cecil Beaton, One Woman is an inspired collaboration between photographer and muse, from the much-praised author of Aftermath:Unseen 9/11 Photos by a New York City Cop (HarperCollins). The result is a stunning, dual meditation on a photographer’s relationship to subject and craft, and one woman’s intimate, empowering exploration of her sense of self. ... READ ON

(RED BANK, NJ) -- The Count Basie Theatre has announced the availability of its annual Arts Impact scholarships available to Monmouth County high school seniors graduating in 2018. The Basie will offer four scholarships: the Moser Taboada Arts Impact Scholarship, the Monmouth Medical Center - RWJBarnabas Health Arts Impact Scholarship, the Steven and Jaime Schultz Arts Impact Scholarship, and the Monmouth County Freeholders’ Basie Scholarship for Continuing Education. The Monmouth County Freeholders’ scholarship will be awarded to a student attending a New Jersey-based college in the fall. ... READ ON

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- The Board of Trustees of the Morris Museum announced that it has recently elected a new member:  Sassona Norton.  In making the announcement, Gerri Horn, the Board’s Chairman, said: The Trustees of the Morris Museum are honored to welcome Sassona to the Board.  She is an internationally recognized voice in the art world, an artist of major consequence, and a spirited advocate for artistic and cultural endeavors."... READ ON

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Montclair Art Museum (MAM) has moved its popular Free First Thursday Night event to the second Thursday of the month, February 8, from 5:00pm–9:00pm to spotlight the new special exhibition Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist. In addition to the regular monthly program, featuring free general admission, live music, art activities, and tours, the Museum will also offer the premium MAM After Hours experience, Art Meets Jazz with Oliver Lake, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.... READ ON

Leonia artist Marsha Heller has been selected to show her work at the Ceres Gallery, the first gallery in New York City devoted to showcasing and promoting the work of women artists.   Her work will be shown in the solo exhibition, The Sky's The Limit: Paintings by Marsha Heller, from February 27 to March 24, 2018.    ... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Gallery Aferro and Newark Arts are honoring the lives of two powerful and much-beloved Newark culture workers: Rodney M. Gilbert (July 27, 1967- November 8, 2017) and Eleta J. Caldwell (June 13, 1945 - December 13, 2017). Ms. Caldwell was Mr. Gilbert’s teacher, and both were working artists passionately committed to cultural leadership in Newark, and to mentorship of the artistically inclined youth of the community. ... READ ON

(HOBOKEN, NJ) -- Hoboken based Barsky Gallery is celebrating the record turnout for opening night of Valery Yershov’s new solo exhibition, “Desolated.”Valery Yershov is a Russian-born, NYC native that has shot into global recognition in recent times, with his paintings attracting the attention of art lovers from across the globe. ... READ ON

​​​​​​​ (BRANCHBURG, NJ) -- Raritan Valley Community College’s (RVCC) Visual and Performing Arts Department will present a two-person exhibition featuring work by RVCC adjunct faculty members Heejung Kim of Bogota and Val Sivilli of Holland Township. Heejung Kim and Val Sivilli: Recent Work will be on display in the Art Gallery at the College’s Branchburg campus from February 16-March 16.... READ ON

(BURLINGTON, NJ) -—  Voting is underway for the 2018 People’s Choice Awards, presented by ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Celebrating the extraordinary work of New Jersey’s vital, vibrant and diverse arts community for 10 years, the contest invites arts lovers to lend their support for their favorite local cultural organizations by voting at Last year, nearly 18,000 ballots were cast, and even more are expected during this milestone year.... READ ON

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