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Ocean Galleries presents "HEALING" by Josef Kote August 7-9

(STONE HARBOR, NJ) -- An exhibition by world-renowned contemporary artist Josef Kote will be on exhibition at, Ocean Galleries, the premier fine art gallery in Stone Harbor. The exhibition titled “HEALING” is a limited engagement fine art exhibition presenting Saturday, August 7 through Monday, August 9, 2021. 


Monmouth County Park System To Hold Artist Reception For "Geometric Exhibit" On August 6th

(LINCROFT, NJ) --  The Monmouth County Park System is hosting an artist reception for its Geometric Exhibit.  Held at the Gallery in the Thompson Park Creative Arts Center, Lincroft on Friday, August 6 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, this reception invites the public to meet local artists whose works are featured. From op-art to images of architecture, abstract paintings to natural geometry, the show highlights the power of shape, line, and angle in art and nature.   


Lauren Otis to Step Down at Artworks; Search Initiated for New Executive Director

(TRENTON, NJ) -- Lauren Otis will be stepping down from his role as Executive Director of Artworks, Trenton’s visual arts center. The Board of Trustees of Artworks announced that it is initiating a search for Mr. Otis’ replacement. Mr. Otis will continue to lead Artworks until his replacement is hired. Artworks, a non-profit with over 55 years of history in the greater Trenton area, has become one of Trenton’s most visible arts organizations with programming and events that have elevated the profile of arts and culture as one of the Capital City’s most valuable assets, and harnessed them as a potent force for community wellbeing and revitalization within city neighborhoods.


Reeves-Reed Arboretum Presents Artist Talks With Pamela Casper

(SUMMIT, NJ) -- Reeves-Reed Arboretum in collaboration with their current exhibiting artist, Pamela Casper, is welcoming the public to two Artist Talks in the coming weeks.  On Tuesday, August 17 at 4:00pm, artists and painting enthusiasts are invited into the gardens at the Arboretum where Casper will share and demonstrate how she connects to nature and to place through her practice of Plein Air painting.  Guests will observe how to simplify and attain a fresh, emotive painting from the vast landscape.  After the demonstration, visitors can join Casper in the Wisner House Gallery for a guided tour of her exhibit, EARTHSCAPES: Emerging to a Brighter Tomorrow, as well as a Q&A session.  A rain date for this event has been scheduled for Thursday, August 19 at 4:00pm.


Candace Nicholson Takes On New Role at Gallery Aferro

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Gallery Aferro has announced a new triad leadership structure with Gallery Manager Candace Nicholson taking on a new role as Gallery Director, joining Co-Founder and Artistic Director Evonne M. Davis and Co-Founder Emma Wilcox as a partner in the creative management of the 18-year arts organization.

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FEATURES

Artists With Disabilities to Celebrate 11th Anniversary of Showing Their Work at NJMS Collaborative ARTS Exhibit

Several artists with developmental disabilities will gather on August 16 at a virtual reception to celebrate the 11th anniversary of the New Jersey Medical School Collaborative ARTS Exhibit. The artists are part of the Matheny Medical and Educational Center’s Arts Access Program in Peapack, NJ, and the Jewish Services for the Developmentally Disabled’s WAE Center in West Orange, programs dedicated to enabling individuals with disabilities to create fine art. The work of 25 artists from both programs is featured in the exhibit, which began on July 12 and continues through August 31. 


VIDEO: A New View for Camden

Turning trash into art. That's what the outdoor exhibit A New View Camden is doing with large-scale installations throughout the city. An innovative, six-month-long exhibition featuring six, one-of-a-kind and family-friendly public art projects, A New View helps to raise awareness around the issue of illegal dumping. Join us as we visit the sites and learn more about this urban art event.


Utopia or Dystopia? Book Artists Respond to the World We Live In

Simple Pleasures – it’s the brand of pink hand soap at the Hunterdon Art Museum, and also a recurring theme for those seeking to regain life post pause. On a recent summer day, young ones were experiencing the simple pleasures of returning to camp in a white tent alongside the Raritan River.


Fifty-one Years in the Making: Peters Valley Is Back

Enrolling in a workshop at Peters Valley School of Craft was like taking a journey back in time. You could have an immersion experience studying, say, blacksmithing, ceramics or weaving, living communally in the historic village of Bevans in Layton, N.J.


Jumping Across the Chasm -- Perkins Center for the Arts

An arts center – especially one with two locations – has a lot of moving parts. Perkins Center for the Arts is a perfect example. Just follow the link to the website, and the home page banner will provide a glimpse of what the art center offers. Education. Events. Exhibitions. Folklife Center. And those are just the bullet points.

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