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Westfield author Peter Lyons to be featured at AddamsFest
(WESTFIELD, NJ) -- Westfield resident Peter Lyons has been invited to read his recently released children’s picture book Tonight, Tonight is Halloween at the annual AddamsFest celebration, which has events throughout October. In addition to his book being read aloud in Downtown Westfield, life-size cutouts of several of the characters from his book will be posted around Foundation Park on South Ave.
The Trenton City Museum presents "Trenton’s Treasures: A Retrospective of Watercolors by Marge Chavooshian and Robert Sakson"
(TRENTON, NJ) -- The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion will celebrate the lives and work of iconic Trenton watercolorists in “Trenton’s Treasures: A Retrospective of Watercolors by Marge Chavooshian and Robert Sakson.” The wide-ranging exhibition will feature some 100 works by the two late artists, many of them depicting scenes in and around Trenton and be on view from October 9 to November 14.
RVCC to Present Exhibition Featuring Work by 3 NJ Artists
(BRANCHBURG, NJ) -- Raritan Valley Community College's Arts & Design department will present Landscapes, an exhibition showcasing the work of New Jersey artists Katrina Bello, Jason Bereswill, and Sean Mount, September 27-October 22, in the Art Gallery at the College’s Branchburg campus.
Zimmerli Art Museum Presents Angela Davis -- Seize The Time
(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- A groundbreaking exhibition documents the image, influence, and activism of Angela Davis. Angela Davis—Seize the Time was developed at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, where it is now on view. With some 220 objects, Seize the Time not only examines Davis’s arrest, incarceration, trial and the national and international campaigns to free her, but also positions her as a continuing touchstone for contemporary artists. The exhibition will be on view at the Zimmerli from now through June 15, 2022.
Slaveholder and Holocaust Themed Installation Comes to Drew University This Fall
(MADISON, NJ) -- Cheryl Harper’s Passages: An Installation in Progress comes to the Korn Gallery at Drew University in Madison now through October 22, 2021. Harper, a 1976 alum of Drew, returns to present a exhibition that encompasses her reckoning of marrying into a family that enslaved for over 150 years in the United States and as a member of the post-Holocaust generation in America who only recently discovered how some members of her family met their ends as Jews in Czechoslovakia in 1942. The annihilation of Jews and the luck of immigration in her family was only a decade removed from her birth.
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The New Jersey State Museum -- Guarding our Treasures
When the New Jersey State Museum reopened its doors in mid-July 2021 after closing in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the public welcomed the good news. Finally having the opportunity to once again explore the museum’s vast collection in person was a reprieve to those looking to get back to normal and do something that didn’t involve binge watching television.
Curtis Grayson III Comments on Covid-19 and Social Justice In New Exhibit At Herb + Milly Iris Gallery
(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- Ushering in a new and exciting season of exhibitions at The Herb + Milly Iris Gallery in the South Orange Performing Arts Center is artist Curtis Grayson, III. His solo exhibit, Transitional Energy: Form, Shape, Color, will be on view from September 23-November 21. When creating the more than two-dozen vibrant, mixed-media works featured in this exhibition, Grayson was inspired by the effects of Covid-19 and the national social justice movement. Ninety percent of the pieces were created during the pandemic, from 2019-2021.
Grounds For Sculpture is Back with a 60-Year Retrospective of One of its Original Artists
Back in the day – the “before times” – while meandering through the nooks and crannies, portals and mounds, at Grounds For Sculpture, I’d fear a future in which a natural disaster might befall this utopian garden of contemporary art, allowing it to fall into ruins: a possible disease that would confine people to their homes? A loss of revenue? The death of a founder?
The Exploration of Humans’ Individual Existences as Being Thrown
First Street Gallery, located in the heart of the Chelsea art district in New York City, is showing video installations titled “Where Do I Come From? Where Am I Going?,” a solo exhibition by Korean video artist Yongshin Cho from August 12 – August 27, 2021. Cho is a renowned video artist who acquired a reputation in France while he was working as a young man. Cho has worked in Paris, Seoul, and New York after studying plastic arts at Université Paris-VIII. His works have been shown around the world in countries including Korea, China, Japan, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Together with the works of Nam June Paik and Bill Viola, his work “Beautiful Is a Man Who Resists” was shown at the 15th International Video and Multimedia Art Festival Videoformes at Clermont-Ferrand.
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.
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