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'Hackensack Is On The Rise' Poster Project Installed in Main Street Businesses

(HACKENSACK, NJ) -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's  (NNJCF) ArtsBergen initiative, working with the City of Hackensack, has announced the installation of the 'Hackensack Is On The Rise' poster project.   Graphic designer and visual artist Poramit Thantapalit, a Hackensack resident, created a poster design illustrating the city's resurgence and renaissance.  The posters were installed along Main Street business' windows to create a visually colorful, impactful display communicating Hackensack's rise as a vibrant destination.  The installation beautifies the area and shines a visual message of hope and resiliency to the community. 

West Windsor Arts Council Presents "Harmony" Online Exhibition

(WEST WINDSOR, NJ) -- Communities often look to artists to provide the bridge between what has happened in the past and what is needed going forward.  When the Exhibition Committee of the West Windsor Arts Council sat down last September, this was exactly their intention in creating the Harmony exhibition.  At that meeting the conversation revolved around how to bring people together, “There are too many things up in the air right now.  What makes us feel grounded and connected and how can art accomplish this?” 

Objet Trouve: An Exhibit Of Found Objects - Virtual And In-Person Exhibit At West Orange Arts Center

(WEST ORANGE, NJ) -- The West Orange Arts Council (WOAC) presents “Objet Trouvé, An Exhibit of Found Objects” curated by Carol Black-Lemon.  The Objet Trouvé virtual exhibit will debut on January 9, 2021 on the West Orange Arts Council website  and will be open for in-person timed-entry visits at the West Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Road in West Orange, New Jersey through February 27, 2021. 

Jersey Art Exchange (JAX) Merges with Art House Productions

Jersey Art Exchange (JAX) has merged with Art House Productions effective January 2021 to help improve and expand arts education and opportunities for the Jersey City community. The move is a welcome one to both groups and will allow them to better structure resources and to support each other in a more meaningful way. Founded in 2014 and 2001 respectively, JAX and Art House Productions have a combined 25 years of serving the community with access to high-quality arts education experiences. JAX Founder Jacqueline Arias will remain Director of the program at Art House.

Studio Montclair Presents "Privilege, Power, and Everyday Life"

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Studio Montclair presents “Privilege, Power, and Everyday Life,” on exhibit from January 15 through February 19 at Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ. For those not yet comfortable with public viewing, an online tour of the exhibit, including audio, will be available for viewing. “Privilege, Power, and Everyday Life” features artwork that encourages dialogue about implicit bias and stereotypes.

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Studio Montclair’s "Privilege, Power, and Everyday Life"

As the world watched the rioters take over the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, the title of Studio Montclair’s latest exhibit became even more timely. Entitled, “Privilege, Power, and Everyday Life,” the exhibit runs from January 15 through February 19. Curated by Theda Sandiford, the exhibit features artwork that encourages dialogue about implicit bias and stereotypes.

The Outsider Art of Donald T. Dunphy

“The Outsider Art of Donald T. Dunphy” was released in December 2020.  The Middletown based artist passed away in October 2019 at the age of 82.   He had never expressed an interest in artistic expression until his late 70s after his wife had passed away and he picked up the paints she once used.  What happened next was a lesson in how art can heal and people can grow.  It’s a book of artwork compiled by his son in the months that followed to let his father’s work and his story be known.

Blended Media, History, and More in "Federico Solmi: The Bacchanalian Ones"

I took a slew of pictures when I visited the Rowan University Art Gallery recently to see “The Bacchanalian Ones.” I took close-ups. I took panoramic shots. I took pictures from several angles and perspectives. And I thought I had done a reasonably good job of capturing the spirit of the exhibition.

Art Against Racism - Memorial.Monument.Movement

As protests and marches swept the country, calling for justice for the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other people of color, the organization Art Against Racism worked to capture the Black Lives Matter movement for the art world. What resulted is "Memorial.Monument.Movement," a virtual exhibition that captures dozens of videos and photos of murals, memorials, and images of protests.

Border Photographer Ada Trillo in Noyes Museum Exhibition

Ada Trillo is a bilingual documentary photographer who grew up–literally–crossing the border. Born in El Paso, her family moved to Juárez when she was young, but she attended school in Texas. It meant an hours-long commute over the border every day. Trillo went on to become a painter, but Donald Trump’s hateful comments about Mexicans when he was first running for president caused her to make a radical shift. She had to show the people she knew.

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