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(PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ) -- Running from July 15 through September 6, 2019, the West Windsor Arts Council presents the HomeFront: Expressions of ArtSpace Exhibition. Artspace is a program of Homefront, whose mission is to end homelessness in Central NJ by harnessing the caring, resources, and expertise of the community. Using art as a tool to improve physical, mental, and emotional well being, ArtSpace builds self confidence and nourishes the spirit of its families. The Expressions of ArtSpace Exhibition will feature works of art created by the participants of this exceptional program. ... READ ON

(BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ) -- The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Peter H. Gistelinck as its new Executive Director, effective July 1, 2019. Gistelinck was unanimously approved by the WIPA Board of Directors following a six-month nationwide candidate search.... READ ON

(LESVOS, GREECE) -- Rutgers University–Newark, in collaboration with Simon Fraser University, completed a workshop on the island of Lesvos, Greece, entitled "Sovereignty, Space and Aesthetics: Greece and Europe in the World."  From June 15-18, a diverse group of scholars from North America and Europe and affiliates from nonprofit organizations gathered in the village of Molyvos on Lesvos to critically engage in discussions on pressing global challenges. Presenters also examined how literature, film, and art engaged with refugee movements, environmental issues, and economic crises.... READ ON

​​​​​​​(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- The new exhibition Bob Gruen: Rock Seen opens at the Morris Museum, featuring a selection of 72 works by one of rock & roll's best-known and most respected photographers. Active in the rock scene for over fifty years, Bob Gruen has shot some of the most memorable images of rock music's greatest artists. His photographic approach is distinguished by the ability to capture performers, both onstage and off, through candid images that convey the feeling of the moment. The show will be on view from June 21 to November 10, 2019.... READ ON








(NEWARK, NJ) -- Newark Arts has announced $100,000 in grants to 33 local arts organizations, designed to drive deeper, more impactful and equitable support for disenfranchised communities, including people of color, artists, and the LGBTQ population. These grants will help to spark economic growth throughout Newark. ... READ ON

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- Jerry Cable of Stockton, NJ was awarded the $2,500 prize awarded during The Art of Time Exhibition held on Saturday, June 1 at Hamilton Jewelers, Princeton Palm Beach. Designed to raise awareness of arts in the Princeton community, artists had the opportunity to have their work seen by thousands during Hamilton’s 20th annual Watch Fair event. The exhibit benefited the Arts Council of Princeton.... READ ON

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Olivia Rainbow Gallery presents Princeton Junior School Artists: The eloquent New Jersey Tree Quilt crafted by master quilter Gail Mitchell for her English As a Second Language students inspired Pre-K through Fifth Graders to create their own interpretations of state trees.  From the skeletal to the fully leafed-out, vivid evocations of trees special to our state adorn gallery walls.  Princeton Junior School’s Art Studio students tend three pet snails.  Sprightly, colorful snail portraits are interspersed with highly individualistic trees of all seasons.  This exhibit may be enjoyed in the Student Gallery of D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center, through July 3.... READ ON

(STONE HARBOR, NJ) -- Two world-renowned artists sharing a common love of animals will help raise funds for a regional animal shelter at the New Jersey Shore with their respective Ocean Galleries art exhibits.  In support of the Cape May County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, Ocean Galleries will have two pieces of artwork from their upcoming June exhibits up for auction: a classic Mackenzie Thorpe print, “Sweetheart of Mine,” and a “cat” themed Dr. Seuss“surprise” print. Both of the prints will be custom framed by Ocean Galleries and auctioned to raise money for the Center’s Animal Shelter Trust Fund, with 100% of the proceeds going directly toward the care and comfort of animals.... READ ON

(RED BANK, NJ) --  The Red Bank First Fridays begins June 7 with seven galleries and more than 20 shops keeping their doors open until at least 9:00pm.... READ ON

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Legendary rock photographer, Bob Gruen, will be interviewed by former Star-Ledger Entertainment Editor Jay Lustig at the Morris Museum on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 7:00pm. ... READ ON


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