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(FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ) -- Question: “What happens when a mailman gets old?” Answer: “He loses his zip.” That’s one of several riddles programmed into Chet Cheesman’s augmentative communications device, and it’s a peek into his personality. ... READ ON

Sometimes the concept behind an art exhibition is every bit as creative as the work in the galleries. A good example of this is “Generation Next: The Family Show,” on view now through August 17 at the West Windsor Arts Center in Princeton Junction.... READ ON

Picture an art gallery by the ocean. Tom White knows what you might be thinking — walls being lined with paintings of “sail boats and people with beach umbrellas.” Exhibit No. 9 is different.... READ ON

No doubt you remember the state marketing slogan “New Jersey and You – Perfect Together.” In many ways, I think that is an apt description of the partnering of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Rowan University Art Gallery for the 2018 Arts Annual Exhibition “Navigating Elements,” on view at the Art Gallery through July 28.... READ ON








Throughout history, artists have consistently helped revive downtrodden city areas into vibrant locations, bursting with life. Unfortunately their reward has often been rents too high for the artists to remain in the area.  And so they move out to a new city or area of a city and watch the process repeat.  Aaron Boucher and Laura Vaccarella opened Field Colony in November 2017 to help prevent the cycle from happening to artists in Hoboken.... READ ON

“If you feel you are geeky about anything in pop culture, you will find something here for you,” said Miranda J. Powell, talking about Camden Comic Con.... READ ON

Through printmaking, art exhibitions and handmade paper, Frontline Arts brings communities together with socially conscious creations. Watch as Jesse gets his hands wet and finds out what goes in to this underdog art form.... READ ON

As we enter the lobby of the Toms River, NJ’s Grunin Center of the Arts on this unseasonably chilly March 24, 2018 evening, we’re surprised to be greeted by costumed actors encouraging each patron entering the venue to select a finger ring with a small colored light attached.... READ ON

In “James Razko: Visions,” on view through March 28 at the Stockton University Art Gallery, Iraq veteran and Stockton alumnus James Razko recounts and reimagines his experiences of combat through his paintings.... READ ON

If you recall, back in January, I reported on Newark’s community info session for the conversion of a long dormant bank building on South Ward’s Clinton Ave. into an artist’s housing and creative community center. That session, and the details shared, is just one of the multi-pronged efforts Brick City is making to revitalize every ward in Newark, not just the downtown area. It’s also a part of Newark’s efforts to brand itself as a “city of the arts.”... READ ON


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