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Visual Arts Center of New Jersey to Host Radical LeWitt - a Virtual Discussion on Sol LeWitt

(SUMMIT, NJ) --  On Friday, December 4 at 1:00pm, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey (VACNJ) will host Radical LeWitt, a virtual discussion on the work of artist Sol LeWitt. Inspired by the recent publication of Sol LeWitt: Not to Be Sold for More Than $100, Two of the book’s contributors—Jason Rulnick and Veronica Roberts—will explore the radical nature of the artist’s work.


Art School at Old Church Hosts 46th Annual Pottery Show & Sale Online December 4-6

(DEMAREST, NJ) -- The Art School at Old Church (TASOC) will host its 46th Annual Old Church Pottery Show & Sale – and this year, the nationally recognized show is moving online! The sale will take place from 6:00pm EST on Friday, December 4 through Sunday, December 6. Sales will officially end at 12:00am EST on Monday, December 7. This year, the Old Church Pottery Show & Sale will virtually welcome more than 500 handmade works by 31 world-renowned potters.  


West Windsor Arts Council Creates Art Kits for a Cause

(PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ) -- Like many arts and small nonprofit organizations, West Windsor Arts Center has navigated this difficult year by developing virtual programming and at-home activities to keep its friends and supporters engaged. Yet, at the same time, the organization never lost sight of the fact that there are so many people in its communities experiencing even greater challenges.


The Morris Museum Presents the Tapestries of Jon Eric Riis

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Now through May 2, 2021, the Morris Museum will present an exhibition of works by contemporary tapestry artist Jon Eric Riis (b. 1945, United States). Active for nearly six decades, Riis is celebrated for his intricately handwoven, representational textiles that strike a balance between social commentary and virtuoso craftsmanship. Art, history, world cultures, and topical issues serve as inspiration to address provocative subjects—such as race, religion, war, beauty, spirituality, humanity—through the medium of woven silk and metallic thread. Often they are embellished with freshwater pearls, gemstone and gilt glass beads, and crystals. Dating from 2000-2020, the 58 works on view will include large mythological tapestry panels, Riis’s signature coat and robe archetypal forms, and experimental anatomical tapestry strips, making this the largest presentation of the artist’s work in the U.S. and his first solo museum exhibition in the Northeast.


Zimmerli Zoom Lecture Spotlights Work of Russian-American Artist Ilya Kabakov on December 7

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) --  The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University welcomes Ann Komaromi, Ph.D., who explores the artistic relationships of Ilya Kabakov and Viktor Pivovarov to both the Russian and Soviet cultural legacy, as well as the western gaze, in a Zoom lecture on December 7 at 5:00pm (ET). The program is free and open to the public. Registration details are available on the Zimmerli at Home Virtual Events page. It is held in conjunction with the recent Zimmerli exhibition Dialogues – Ilya Kabakov and Viktor Pivovarov: Stories About Ourselves.

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FEATURES

Art and Healing at West Windsor Arts Center

The press release for “Art and Healing” begins like this, “As we cautiously emerge from the quarantine of the past few months, the West Windsor Arts Center (WWAC) has created an exhibition that looks at art as a healing tool.”


Op Ed: Six ways to spark your intellect in Newark, NJ during a pandemic

Newark is well-known as a city of history and culture. But the city is also a hotbed of public intellectual discourse, with an abundance of free lectures, panels and forums. This shouldn’t be surprising. After all, the 21-square mile city is a veritable college town, home to Rutgers University-Newark, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Seton Hall University School of Law, Essex County College and more. 


Letter From The Publisher: The Final Issue

After six months of publishing following the arts world shutting down, this is the last issue of our monthly magazine (in the current format).  The pandemic has finally wore us down.  We are taking our first break after more than six years of producing the magazine.  Our website will continue to publish arts news and features each day.


Art Against Racism

Since the murder of George Floyd, artworks protesting police violence against Black lives have emerged all over the world. Art Against Racism: Memorial.Monument.Movement is a nationwide virtual exhibition created in response to this issue and will be presented on a groundbreaking video platform beginning October 3 at 5:00pm EST, just in time to get out the vote.


The Return of Art All Day

This year, the COVID-19 pandemic forced many arts events to either be canceled or adapt to an online format. Art All Night, Trenton’s annual 24-hour arts and entertainment event, went virtual in August. Now, just a month later, Art All Day, Trenton’s open studio tour and creative showcase, is scheduled to kick off this Saturday at noon in real life.

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