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Applications For 2021 Adirondack Chairs by 48 Blocks Atlantic City; Deadline May 14

(ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- 48 Blocks Atlantic City, a program of the Atlantic City Arts Foundation (ACAF), is a citywide arts & cultural celebration that includes Atlantic City’s largest mural arts program. Each year the Special Improvement Division of the CRDA supplies ACAF with a quantity of Adirondack chairs, on which artists may paint, sculpt or otherwise create.  They are currently seeking artists to paint, sculpt or otherwise create artistic Adirondack chairs,  which will be placed on public view when completed. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. All application materials must be received no later than five o’clock in the evening (5:00pm) EST on May 14, 2021 for consideration.


West Windsor Arts presents Faculty Student Show

(PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ) -- The Faculty Student Show at West Windsor Arts will celebrate the work of teaching artists and their students created in a class or workshop at WWAC during the Fall, Winter, or Spring sessions of the 2020-2021 class year.  The online exhibition will run from May 21st  to July 9th. 


NJ Students and Leaders to be Honored at the 2021 Virtual Celebration of the Governor’s Awards in Arts Education On May 22nd

(TRENTON, NJ) -- The New Jersey Governor’s Awards in Arts Education, the state’s most prestigious celebration of excellence and achievement in the arts, will be taking place virtually on May 22nd at 5:00pm. The ceremony will celebrate the winners: 98 students and 17 adult leaders who have demonstrated excellence in and dedication to arts education. 


Newark Announces Proposed Designs For Harriet Tubman Monument Project

(NEWARK, NJ) -- On April 29, 2021, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced that the City of Newark is calling on Newark residents to share their feedback on proposals submitted by the five finalists selected to design the new Harriet Tubman Monument. Five critically acclaimed artists: Abigail DeVille, Dread Scott, Jules Arthur, Nina Cooke John, and Vinnie Bagwell, were chosen by a jury to submit their designs.


Hunterdon Art Museum Explores Social Issues, Changing Cultural Landscape In New Exhibitions

(CLINTON, NJ) -- Hunterdon Art Museum presents “Crossroads: Book Artists’ Impassioned Responses to Immigration, Human Rights, and Our Environment” and “Print+” from May 8 - September 5, 2021. The works featured in the exhibitions comment on past and present racial, social, and political issues through observations and personal stories.

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FEATURES

Operating Without Walls While Building Anew at Princeton University Art Museum

When museums that closed their doors during the pandemic re-open, the Princeton University Art Museum will not be among them. In 2018, the thriving institution announced that Ghanaian-British architect Sir David Adjaye, in collaboration with executive architects Cooper Robertson, would be designing “a bold and welcoming new museum.”


A Hero for These Times - Camden Comic Con Goes Virtual

There's never been a better time for a superhero. Luckily, Camden Comic Con is here to save the day. Started at Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts in 2014, this celebration of all things graphic, illustrated, and heroic is going virtual this year due to the pandemic, but its powers remain strong. Jesse and Dave talk to some of the organizers behind this increasingly popular event to find out how this year's convention came together.


Chris Rockwell Talks About Soup Can Magazine

There are certain people around the state that New Jersey Stage likes to keep an eye on and Chris Rockwell is one of them.  He's a spoken word poet and hip-hop artist from the Jersey Shore who has organized cultural events throughout the tri-state area for over a decade. His latest project is called Soup Can Magazine, a printed publication featuring poetry and art which will be published quarterly. We reached out to him to learn more about the magazine.


A Borderless Exhibit at the Noyes Galleries

Right now, 21 artists from 14 countries are being featured in a new exhibition at the Noyes Galleries at Kramer Hall in Hammonton. “Borderless: Digital Practices in Changing Times” can be viewed in person at Kramer Hall and online through May 9, 2021. We recently spoke with six of the artists: Khaled Hafez from Cairo, Egypt, Max de Esteban from Barcelona, Spain, Seet Van Hout and Uwe Poth from Nijmegen, Netherlands, and curators Suzanne Reese Horvitz and Robert Roesch from Philadelphia – whose studio is in the South Jersey Pinelands – about overcoming the obstacles thrown up by the COVID-19 pandemic.


A "Waking Nightmare" at Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts

A nightmare, according to Merriam-Webster, is an unpleasant dream that produces a feeling of anxiety or terror, and a waking nightmare, as the phrase suggests, is one that continues to evoke those feelings even when the dreamer is awake. Or, more colloquially, it means that real-life situations are akin to those in nightmares.

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