Passaic County Arts Center Hosts Art Exhibits Throughout The Summer
(HAWTHORNE, NJ) -- The Passaic County Arts Center at the John W. Rea House presents Goffle Brook Park: A Wellspring of Creativity, Journeys by Michael Gabriel, and Watercolors by Christine Calandra. The exhibits are currently on view and will run through September 5, 2021. Each exhibit will feature local artists; including those whose artistic expressions depict Goffle Brook Park in various stages of development and/or locations along the park’s 103 acres.
Nina Cooke John's Design Chosen For Harriet Tubman Monument In Newark
(NEWARK, NJ) -- Nina Cooke John’s design for the Harriet Tubman monument has been chosen to replace a statue of Christopher Columbus, which was removed last summer in Washington Park. The park and the surrounding area that includes the Newark Museum of Art and Newark Public Library will be renamed Tubman Square in honor of the pioneering abolitionist, during the summer of 2022, when the new monument will be installed.
The Arts Council of Princeton partners with Princeton Shopping Center to
Create Series of New Murals this Summer
(PRINCETON, NJ) -- The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) and Princeton Shopping Center have announced a new series of murals as part of a new public art initiative for the outdoor courtyard located at 301 N. Harrison Street in Princeton.
The Ellarslie Open Returns to the Trenton City Museum
(TRENTON, NJ) -- The Ellarslie Open will return to the Trenton City Museum June 26 with its largest exhibition to date. Sidelined in 2020 by the pandemic, the Museum’s annual juried show will fill five galleries with 137 artworks of varying styles in categories from paintings and sculpture to digital and fiber arts. It will remain on view in person and online through October 3, 2021.
Studio Montclair Presents "State Of The Art 2021"
(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Studio Montclair (SMI) presents “State of the Art 2021”—a combined in-person and virtual exhibit—available for viewing from June 11 through July 16. The show is comprised of 131 works--55 pieces on view in the gallery and 70+ available virtually. The virtual exhibit can be viewed in the gallery as a slide show on two tv monitors in addition to its availability on the SMI website.
Summit Elks Make Charitable Donation to Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
(SUMMIT, NJ) -- The Elks Lodge of Summit recently donated $2,000 to the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey to support the work VACNJ is doing with ECLC (Education, Careers & Lifelong Community) of New Jersey. The gift will help fund the Art Center’s work with ECLC’s PRIDE program that assists adults with developmental disabilities make choices for the next steps in their lives. These programs focus on activities that help in one of four areas: social appropriateness, independent living, work enhancement skills, and community participation. VACNJ works with two of the ECLC PRIDE groups each week. Led by art therapist Megan Tuttle, these groups create art to promote social and emotional well-being.
Middletown Arts Center presents "The Decade That Rocked" Exhibit of Work by Mark Weiss
(MIDDLETOWN, NJ) -- The Middletown Arts Center is excited to reopen its gallery doors with a tribute to ‘80’s Rock and Metal music, The Decade That Rocked, an exhibition presenting the work of renowned Rock n’ Roll photographer, Mark “WEISSGUY” Weiss. Also on display is a collection of silkscreen prints created from Weiss’s iconic photographs by Steve Lacy, artist and news anchor from Fox 5 New York. The exhibition is on view now through August 15 and will celebrate Weiss’s birthday and his 40+ years of Rock n’ Roll photography with WEISSFEST 2021, three nights of exciting live entertainment events, from Thursday, June 24 to Saturday, June 26.
West Windsor Arts presents Faculty Student Show
(PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ) -- The Faculty Student Show at West Windsor Arts will celebrate the work of teaching artists and their students created in a class or workshop at WWAC during the Fall, Winter, or Spring sessions of the 2020-2021 class year. The online exhibition will run from May 21st to July 9th.
Hunterdon Art Museum Explores Social Issues, Changing Cultural Landscape In New Exhibitions
(CLINTON, NJ) -- Hunterdon Art Museum presents “Crossroads: Book Artists’ Impassioned Responses to Immigration, Human Rights, and Our Environment” and “Print+” from May 8 - September 5, 2021. The works featured in the exhibitions comment on past and present racial, social, and political issues through observations and personal stories.