Sculptor finds inspiration in ordinary materials

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University welcomes artist Ryan Roa in his solo exhibition “It’s Complicated.” The New Jersey native’s art will be on view from Oct. 16 through Dec. 8. There will be an opening reception Thursday, Oct. 19, from 5 to 9 p.m. Consisting primarily of floor and […]

Damens heads to Nashville

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Gabriella Damens, a 13-year-old Maplewood Middle School student, will head to Nashville, where she will have the opportunity to sing as part of a large choir for the third time at the Gospel Music Association’s annual Dove Awards, honoring the outstanding achievements of artists representing all genres of Christian music. This year […]

Art and music at the Maplewood library

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Attend an Art & Music Reception featuring the works of Marianne Trent on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Maplewood Main Library, 51 Baker St. At the event, Trent will discuss her art at 3:20 p.m. and live music will be provided by Steve Jones. Trent’s mixed media […]

Connect to Wellness is a smashing success

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In honor of National Recovery Month, FAMILYConnections hosted Connect to Wellness, its first free family wellness festival, on Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Clipper Pavilion in West Orange. National Recovery Month, a national health observance, aims to remind Americans that people can recover from mental health and substance use disorders to […]

View amazing Riker Hill art

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Arts Council of Livingston Gallery will host the 35th anniversary of the Riker Hill Art Park celebration and present a new art show. Artists in residence at Riker Hill work in a variety of fine art disciplines including mixed media, jewelry, blown glass, painting, sculpture, pottery, printmaking and photography. More than […]

Giovanni to appear at CHS

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Save the date! Nikki Giovanni, a world-renowned poet, author, social justice activist and teacher, will present “Diversity as Art: Art is Diversity” on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Columbia High School, 17 Parker Ave. in Maplewood. This event is hosted by the Parenting Center. Giovanni is the recipient of multiple […]

‘Gems of South Orange’ House Tour returns

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The village of South Orange has long been known for its diverse stock of attractive residences lining peaceful, leafy streets. On Saturday, Oct. 14, the purchase of an admission ticket will afford an estimated 500 to 600 visitors a close-up view of the interiors and exteriors of eight astounding private houses […]