One final showcase for Arts Unbound

One final showcase for Arts Unbound

ORANGE, NJ — The final curtain has fallen for Arts Unbound, the Orange organization founded in 2000 to provide artistic services for disabled individuals and senior citizens. “Opulent Mobility,” the nonprofit’s final exhibition, took place Saturday, Sept. 14, after which it closed its doors for good. The organization was geared toward the principle that art […]

Asarnow to present her artwork in NYC exhibit

Asarnow to present her artwork in NYC exhibit

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood artist Rachel Asarnow will be one of six artists displaying their work in “The Pen and the Knife: Jewish Papercuts” at the Stanton Street Shul, 180 Stanton St. in New York City. The show will open Sept. 25 and run through Nov. 23. Papercutting has been a common Jewish art form […]

WOAC collage exhibition draws varied interest and new visitors

WOAC collage exhibition draws varied interest and new visitors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The new collage exhibition at the West Orange Arts Center on Valley Road transformed the walls into a multidimensional, story-filled space with an engaging and alluring mix of materials, textures, fabrics, paper and paint. Dozens of artists and art lovers attended the recent artist reception on Saturday, Sept. 14, and met […]

CHS Music Technology Lab is upgraded for new school year

CHS Music Technology Lab is upgraded for new school year

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia High School Music Technology Lab was updated and expanded during the summer. South Orange-Maplewood School District fine arts supervisor James Manno collaborated with SoundTree in designing the new lab space. SoundTree, the educational division of Korg USA, helps provide educators with innovative ways to teach music in a group environment. […]

County recognizes 27 senior citizens for their artistic talent

County recognizes 27 senior citizens for their artistic talent

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Sept. 12 in the Robert O’Toole Community Center in Cedar Grove, 27 area artists received awards in the annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show. “I congratulate the winners and all the artists who participated in this year’s Senior Art Show. The talent displayed by our senior artists is […]

Don’t miss the Glenmont Garden Party

Don’t miss the Glenmont Garden Party

WEST ORANGE, NJ — If you love the natural colors of summer and have a curiosity about N.J. legend Thomas Alva Edison, the Glenmont Garden Party is for you. Friends of Thomas Edison National Historical Park will hold a garden party on the lawn of Glenmont, Edison’s home in Llewellyn Park, 12 Honeysuckle Ave., West […]

SOPAC gains $10,000 grant for its education programs

SOPAC gains $10,000 grant for its education programs

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Performing Arts Center received a major grant in the amount of $10,000 from the Provident Bank Foundation to support its education programs, including dance residencies at the South Orange and Maplewood middle schools; music residencies in the Orange School District; school performances for thousands of young students in the […]

Strollers to host two nights of fundraising fun

Strollers to host two nights of fundraising fun

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This fall, the Strollers are ready to put the “fun” back in fundraising with a wild weekend of bingo and line dancing. This year’s fundraiser for the Maplewood-based troupe will once again consist of back-to-back events: a classic bingo night on Friday, Sept. 20, and a back-to-the-honky-tonk evening of line dancing set […]

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