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(TRENTON, NJ) -- Like many of you, the staff at New Jersey Stage woke to the news that a horrible shooting occurred early Sunday morning (June 17) during Art All Night in Trenton. According to news reports, 20 people were wounded, including 17 from gunshots. One person thought to be one of the shooters was killed. Another suspect was taken into custody by the police.... READ ON

(PHILADELPHIA, NJ) -- The Brodsky Center, a collaborative paper and printmaking center devoted to the creation of new work, is coming to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA). PAFA has announced plans to absorb the Center from its current location at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.  ... READ ON

(PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ) -- West Windsor Arts Council (WWAC) presents Generation Next: The Family Show, part of its annual “Generation Next” exhibition series from June 25 through August 17. Based on an exhibition idea by artist Joy Kreves and curated by her daughter, Ivia Sky Yavelow, this exhibition includes work by 13 visual artists, each part of a family where two consecutive generations are visual artists.... READ ON

(MORRISTOWN,NJ) -- After eight years leading one of New Jersey’s largest and most well-known philanthropic organizations, Chris Daggett is retiring as president and CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation on September 1.... READ ON

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- D&R Greenway Land Trust presents Cosmophilia **, a special exhibition by award-winning environmental artist Cameron (Cami) Davis from June 21 to July 25 in D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton.   ​​​​​​​The artwork, on large canvases that draw the viewer into the space, “celebrates our human relationship within a whole, living and evolving Earth and Cosmos,” says the artist.... READ ON

(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- From June 9 to July 7, the public is invited to view artwork created by talented Ocean County artists at the 42nd Annual Ocean County Senior Art Exhibit at Ocean County College, Grunin Center Gallery, 2nd floor, (Building #11), OCC Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ. ... READ ON

(SUMMIT, NJ) -- On Thursday, June 28, from 4:00pm–7:00pm, the Summit Free Public Library, in partnership with the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, will present Handwriting the Constitution, a social art project created by Morgan O’Hara.... READ ON

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- This year marked the 10th Anniversary of the Montclair Art Museum’s Art in Bloom, a biennial celebration of floral design inspired by the art in MAM’s galleries. The week of events were chaired by Fred and Joanne Langbein and honored four extraordinary, civic-minded women: Rose Cali, a community leader and philanthropist who champions the arts and education across the region; Dr. Susan Cole, President of Montclair State University and thought leader in education policy; Deborah Hirsch, arts & culture advocate who has created a legacy of extraordinary volunteer and board service; and Kay WalkingStick, celebrated Native American artist whose exhibition, Kay WalkingStick: An American Artistis on view at MAM through June 17. These honorees planted seeds of change in Montclair over the past 30 years, contributing to its transformation into a destination for culture, art, and higher learning and creating an indelible legacy of community service that extends well beyond the town’s borders. ... READ ON

(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- South Orange Performing Arts Center, the Village of South Orange, Seton Hall University and South Orange Village Community Alliance (SOVCA) are accepting applications for the 5th annual Playing Around South Orange, a public art project that features decorated pianos displayed in various locations throughout the Village from August 25 to October 7, 2018. The application deadline is July 20.... READ ON

(RED BANK, NJ) -- The Count Basie Center for the Arts has received a grant in the amount of $20,000 from The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. The grant will fund the Basie’s “Curtains Up For Kids” school bus-in program, as well as its “Kids Shows at the Basie” series of family programming.... READ ON

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