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Yongshin Cho’s latest exhibition, which closes on August 10 at the Riverside Gallery in Hackensack, is titled One Night in June 2014. The show is a call for honesty and integrity in an era of greed and hypocrisy. ... READ ON

Some of us at New Jersey Stage may not have been alive to see it, but we were all watching the plethora of televised specials celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo astronauts landing on the moon on July 20th. It’s still cool thinking that the second man to walk on the moon (Buzz Aldrin) was a Jersey boy. ... READ ON

I may never stop being amazed and inspired by New Jersey’s wide and wonderful range of arts and cultural offerings. Just this week, for example, I talked to Marjorie Frankel Nathanson, Executive Director of the Hunterdon Art Museum, commonly referred to as HAM, in Clinton, N.J. Now the museum and its charming town top my list of go-to New Jersey day trips.... READ ON

You’ll find them in most supermarkets and many convenience stores: cheap, disposable plastic containers that package vegetables like arugula or spinach. Maybe you casually tossed one in the trash after cooking or snacking recently. But in Rie Hasegawa’s hands, a flimsy lid that once sealed one of those containers now has a second life. She turned it into a piece of art. Or, more precisely, something she used to make a piece of art.... READ ON








New Jersey Stage has been selected to produce three Fall 2019 Season Preview Guides in partnership with ArtPride New Jersey and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.  ​​​​​​​The guides will be digital publications, similar to the monthly magazine New Jersey Stage has produced for the past five years. These three digital publications will be published under the Discover Jersey Arts brand and feature regional content and advertising for North, Central, and South Jersey. The guides will cover events for the months of September, October, and November.... READ ON

Connecting with history through the arts can be a powerful experience. In the late 1970s, the dramatic miniseries “Roots” brought the legacy of the slave trade home to a record number of Americans. In 2018, the Princeton & Slavery Project went beyond academics by commissioning short plays and original artwork to address the roles played by slaves and slave owners in the university’s early history.... READ ON

​​​​​​​About a decade ago, while she was still in college, Margaret Fanning began sifting through boxes packed with albums of old family photos.... READ ON

Imagine spending four months on the other side of the world in a place where the sun doesn’t rise for about nine weeks. That’s where New Jersey natives Matthew Runciman and Danielle Galietti found themselves as they created interdisciplinary, multi-sensorial artwork in Iceland.   ... READ ON

Street painters have been around for centuries, but are still rare in New Jersey.  If you wander around Lambertville this summer you might see one at work.  His name is Joshua Lance and even though he’s a native to the town, he’s painted all over the globe including stints in several area of Asia and Europe. ... READ ON

In the age of Instagram, food is a visual obsession. “The Shared Meal,” an exhibition at Artworks in Trenton, dives deeper, exploring the meaning of food through the work of nine visual artists. Two paintings by renowned Trenton painter Mel Leipzig are included. The first pictures his family around the kitchen table in 1975, the second, his daughter’s family around her own kitchen table over 30 years later. ... READ ON


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