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“I have not given up. I’m here and I want outta here, but, in the meantime, I will create.” That’s the message Maureen Kelleher says she gets from the quilts created by prison inmates. While it may be surprising to learn that people serving life sentences are quilters, it’s a wonderful way for them to express their humanity. Kelleher, an artist, activist, and private investigator, is the curator of an exhibit showcasing quilts created by inmates who first began making quilts through their work as volunteers in the prison hospice project.... READ ON

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Novado Gallery presents "Walking Along Lines and Colours", a solo show of work by Lex Heilijgers, from November 15 through December 7, 2019. His work has developed a following where it can be found in numerous private and public collections, and has been shown in different cities in Holland, France, Italy and the USA.  This is the artist... READ ON

In the words of curator Ryann Casey, “No Cure for Mourning,” the exhibition on view through November 12 at Stockton University Art Gallery, “ examines the relationship between art-making and the experience of loss.... READ ON

Issue 64 of New Jersey Stage magazine contains an article from each of the three Fall 2019 Season Preview Guides created in partnership with ArtPride NJ and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.  Guides were created for North Jersey, Central Jersey, and South Jersey - with original content in each.  All three guides are available for free at www.njartsmag.com. The sample articles include a piece on theatre (Love in Hate Nation), comedy (Dena Blizzard), and music (Adelphi Orchestra).... READ ON








(PRINCETON, NJ) — Morven Museum & Garden explores the history and culture of Roosevelt, NJ from an experimental immigrant utopia to artist colony.  More than 100 objects from 25 collections shown together for the first time in the latest exhibition, Dreaming of Utopia: Roosevelt, New Jersey, on view November 15, 2019  through May 10, 2020.... READ ON

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Joseph Incagnoli (better known as Joe Harvard) was a man of many talents and many interests. Creativity poured out from him and generally released via music, art, or writing.  He died on March 24, 2019 but continues to be a source of inspiration to the Asbury Park arts scene. “Glow for Joe” - a showcase of Joe Harvard’s most recent work, which he referred to as, “found object ‘trash art’ and black lit Day-Glo work”. The work will be on display at art629 Gallery in Asbury Park until mid-January.... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- From October 10-13, Newark Arts Festival (“NAF”) celebrated both the rich history and the inspirational present of the city’s arts community, and solidified its place as New Jersey’s Favorite Visual Arts Festival. The four-day event, powered by Prudential and produced by Newark Arts, was one of Newark’s most well-attended and inspired festivals to-date.... READ ON

Decades before Trenton’s first Art All Night, the Trenton Artists Workshop Association was created to promote local artists. On view now, works from several TAWA artists are on display at The Center for Contemporary Art in an exhibit entitled “Four Women from Trenton,” which was curated by Mel Leipzig - a name synonymous with Trenton’s art scene. The exhibit runs through October 26 in Bedminster.... READ ON

As an icebreaker in a recent meeting at work, we were asked to name our favorite thing about fall. One of my colleagues said his favorite thing was that there’s always a ton of new and exciting performances taking place, because so many performing arts organizations are just starting new seasons.... READ ON

The crew at New Jersey Stage had a busy summer.  In addition to producing magazines from May through September and publishing more than 900 stories on our website, we produced three Fall 2019 Season Preview Guides in partnership with ArtPride New Jersey and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. There are guides for North Jersey, Central Jersey, and South Jersey with unique regional content in each. Designed like our monthly magazine, all three guides are available for free at www.njstage.com/fall... READ ON


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