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(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers invites the public to attend exclusive programming at Art After Hours: First Tuesdays on March 3 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. The evening features curator-led tours of “It makes me think of that awful day…” The Natural World in the Anthropocene and A Celebration of the Children’s Books of Vladimir Radunsky, as well as a performance by violinist Suliman Tekalli, the State Theatre New Jersey Artist-in-Residence, in partnership with the Center for Musical Excellence. In addition, Mason Gross jazz students Vaughn Stavropoulos (keyboard) and Ian Young (bass) perform throughout the evening. Art After Hours is free and open to the public, with complimentary refreshments. ... READ ON

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- "Life in the Garden" -- Stony Brook Garden Club's 2020 juried exhibition of members’ photography-- may be viewed in D&R Greenway’s Olivia Rainbow Gallery through March 27.  Nature photographs were requested for categories of “Residents / Guests / Interlopers” (pollinators); “Constructing Beauty”; and “Winter’s Tale.” Best in Show was awarded by discriminating judges from the Garden Club of America to Novice Julie Tennant. This sub-category emphasizes the crucial role of pollinators in our gardens. ... READ ON

(NEW YORK, NY) -- New Jersey artist Marsha Heller returns to Ceres Gallery in March, the first gallery in New York City devoted to showcasing and promoting the work of women artists.  Heller's new work highlights nature's vistas in her second solo exhibition, 'Fragments of Beauty', from March 3 through March 28, 2020. ... READ ON

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The name Roger Duvoisin is familiar to Zimmerli audiences: the museum’s gallery dedicated to its collection of original children’s book illustrations is named in his honor, more than half of that collection consists of Duvoisin’s artwork, and numerous exhibitions have celebrated this beloved author and illustrator. Now, Mood Books: The Children’s Stories of Alvin Tresselt and Roger Duvoisin delves into one of the most important aspects of his career, a partnership with author Alvin Tresselt that spanned three decades and resulted in 18 books. ... READ ON

(JACKSON, NJ) -- The Ocean County Library Jackson Branch will exhibit the highly expressive creations of New Jersey artist Helen Harris, March 6 through April 17.  Helen’s landscapes, seascapes, florals and abstracts are rendered in water color, acrylics, mixed media and oils. Her works have been displayed in numerous East Coast shows and galleries during the past 20 years.... READ ON

(TRENTON, NJ) -- Collective Expeditions is the second exhibition/installation by the council members of The International Society of Antiquaries [ISA]: Olivia Baldwin, Kyle Cottier, Elisa Pritzker, and Greg Slick at BSB Gallery in Trenton. This exhibit features painting, sculpture and installation. The exhibition will be on view through March 14, 2020, and will include a gallery talk and closing ceremony. Gallery hours are Thursday-Saturday, 11:00am to 5:00pm. ... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Newark Arts has welcomed four new board members to its leadership: attorney Onome Adejemilua, Esq.; technology entrepreneur Ali Gates; corporate executive Michele Gonzalez; and media expert and renowned artist Dupré (DoItAll) Kelly.... READ ON

(HACKENSACK, NJ) -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF), a leader in creative placemaking in the region, is offering scholarships to attend The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking's Northeast Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit from March 26 to 27 in Philadelphia.  Residents of Bergen County, New Jersey, who are artists, non-profit, municipal, arts, or community leaders, or whose work or practice is designed to enhance communities, are eligible for a scholarship up to $250 to attend the Summit.  Further information about the scholarships and an application are available online.... READ ON

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- McCarter Theatre Center has announced a $20,000 Incubation Grant from The New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH). This grant will give McCarter the opportunity to present a variety of multidisciplinary events in its lobbies and public spaces in order to encourage insightful and illuminating discussions where art, culture, and diverse perspectives intersect.... READ ON

(SUMMIT, NJ) -- On Saturday, February 29, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will open four new exhibitions: Hillerbrand + Magsamen: The Devices Project; Yvette Molina: Big Bang Votive; Elisabeth Smolarz: The Encyclopedia of Things; and Adrienne Wheeler: White Dress Narratives. The opening reception on February 29th from 2:00pm–4:00pm is free for all ages and open to the public. The shows will remain on view throughout the rest of winter and into spring, closing on June 7, 2020.... READ ON

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