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No doubt you remember the state marketing slogan “New Jersey and You – Perfect Together.” In many ways, I think that is an apt description of the partnering of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Rowan University Art Gallery for the 2018 Arts Annual Exhibition “Navigating Elements,” on view at the Art Gallery through July 28.... READ ON

Throughout history, artists have consistently helped revive downtrodden city areas into vibrant locations, bursting with life. Unfortunately their reward has often been rents too high for the artists to remain in the area.  And so they move out to a new city or area of a city and watch the process repeat.  Aaron Boucher and Laura Vaccarella opened Field Colony in November 2017 to help prevent the cycle from happening to artists in Hoboken.... READ ON

“If you feel you are geeky about anything in pop culture, you will find something here for you,” said Miranda J. Powell, talking about Camden Comic Con.... READ ON

Through printmaking, art exhibitions and handmade paper, Frontline Arts brings communities together with socially conscious creations. Watch as Jesse gets his hands wet and finds out what goes in to this underdog art form.... READ ON








As we enter the lobby of the Toms River, NJ’s Grunin Center of the Arts on this unseasonably chilly March 24, 2018 evening, we’re surprised to be greeted by costumed actors encouraging each patron entering the venue to select a finger ring with a small colored light attached.... READ ON

In “James Razko: Visions,” on view through March 28 at the Stockton University Art Gallery, Iraq veteran and Stockton alumnus James Razko recounts and reimagines his experiences of combat through his paintings.... READ ON

If you recall, back in January, I reported on Newark’s community info session for the conversion of a long dormant bank building on South Ward’s Clinton Ave. into an artist’s housing and creative community center. That session, and the details shared, is just one of the multi-pronged efforts Brick City is making to revitalize every ward in Newark, not just the downtown area. It’s also a part of Newark’s efforts to brand itself as a “city of the arts.”... READ ON

Looking at the paintings of Charles David Viera, one wouldn’t guess that he’s a life-long comic book buff, but a new exhibit he curated for the Arts Council of Princeton is shining a light on the genesis of the medium.... READ ON

Is Newark on the verge of developing its first artists’ housing co-op? That was the $64,000 question asked at the community meeting for the future Nina Simone House in Brick City’s South Ward neighborhood held on January 10. Spearheaded by the Mayor’s office along with the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation (NCEDC), the efforts to renovate the abandoned Clinton Trust bank building into a space residents could be proud of has been a long time coming.... READ ON

Having been unanimously adopted by the New Jersey Assembly’s Tourism, Gaming and the Arts Committee early in the current legislative session, Assembly Bill A-2801 awaits a vote by the full Assembly and eventually the Senate. ... READ ON


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