An enormous banner heralding the exhibition The Brodsky Center at Rutgers University: Three Decades 1986-2017 hangs from the façade of the Zimmerli Art Museum on the Rutgers campus in New Brunswick, as if announcing a major homecoming. The gang's all here: Faith Ringgold, Miriam Schapiro, Carolee Schneemann, Joan Semmel, Joan Snyder, Willie Cole, Emma Amos, and so many other major artists who spent time at the renowned print and papermaking center.
Count me among the disappointed when the organizers postponed "Art All Night" 2023 earlier in the summer. The annual show was an absolute highlight and celebration of the arts and the arts community in Trenton. You know how you go to your favorite ice cream place, and they are out of your favorite flavor? It's slightly disappointing, but then you try a new flavor, and it's amazing.
(WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- Monmouth University's DiMattio Gallery presents PAT CRESSON Taking a Leap –The Power of the Natural World - 45 Years of Creative Work from September 5 through December 8, 2023. This retrospective showis a combined visual statement of over 45 years of artmaking. It covers 21 different categories ranging from painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, and digital imaging to sculpture. CRESSON have always been interested in a broad range of art topics, styles and techniques and has followed her heart and not limited herself to just one or two topics, series or styles. The exhibit is free and open to the public, Mondays through Fridays 10:00am to 5:00pm.
(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- The BrassWorks Gallery presents "Allan Gorman: Searching for Drama" from September 22 through December 15, 2023. The show features over 30 recent paintings showing off Gorman's distinct perspective and remarkable fusion of two distinctly unique artistic realms. There will be an Opening Reception on Friday, September 22 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
From time to time, a wise thinker comes along, helping us contend with existential mysteries. Liu Shiming, celebrated as a sculptor in his native China, thinks and speaks like a philosopher. "You should look at life like a child does," he wrote in his diary in 1982. "When you take the perspective of an innocent child, all love and everything in life feels fresh and lovely."
Summertime, and many head down the shore to the barrier island and summer colony known anachronistically as LBI. Surfing, sailing, cycling, or swimming may be on the agenda, along with snorkeling and summer concerts, but on the weekend of Aug. 12 and 13, the LBI Artist Open Studio Tour will add to Long Beach Island's cultural amenities.
Asbury Park is known for its art scene. Not readily known are the founders, directors, and curators behind the galleries responsible for managing exhibitions of the works of local artists. Many of these gallery owners are exhibited artists themselves. In celebration of the artistry and entrepreneurship of Asbury Park, the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft, New Jersey, is hosting "Out of the Park," an exhibition highlighting a group of multidisciplinary artists and gallery owners who helped define the cultural Renaissance of Asbury Park.
Forty years – it can seem like a very long time if, say, you’re waiting for a bus or Uber Eats delivery. On the other hand, if you’re watching something grow – like the Ellarslie Open, the annual signature event at the Trenton City Museum that draws accomplished artists from the greater New Jersey region, you may be wondering: where did the time go?
James Dalton, a performer and songwriter from New Jersey, is performing his show "Asbury Park & Me" at the Reykjavík Fringe Festival in Iceland. He will be blogging for NJ Stage from the festival. Here is his latest post.
(NEW YORK, NY) -- On June 22nd the Cornucopia Majesty sets sail in New York harbor for the return of the Smooth Cruise New York with performances by Jonathan Butler and Gerald Albright. Added to the experience is a showing by Artist of the stars, noted painter Bernard Jackson.