WOHS Music Dept. holds virtual ceremony honoring students

WOHS Music Dept. holds virtual ceremony honoring students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — This year’s Music Department Ceremony was streamed live on May 14 and recognized graduating seniors and the students dedicated to the many musical programs at West Orange High School.  The following students have earned a pink Tri-M Music Honors Society graduation cord: Isaiah Adrien, Ziyanna Amanuel, Gita Anand, Karan Belday, Steve […]

Virtual exhibit of art created during the pandemic opens at i19 Gallery

Virtual exhibit of art created during the pandemic opens at i19 Gallery

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — “ARTdemic: An Exhibit of Work Created During the Pandemic” opened recently at the i19 Gallery. This virtual exhibit includes work from 34 regional, national and international artists, all of whom are creating compelling art during the pandemic. The exhibit, which is on view at i19gallery.com through June 30, showcases 33 pieces of […]

Ira Wagner named interim director of Montclair Art Museum

Ira Wagner named interim director of Montclair Art Museum

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Montclair Art Museum announced that Ira Wagner has been appointed interim director beginning May 18. Current Director Lora Urbanelli will stay on as an adviser through June, when she will begin her planned retirement. The board had been in the search process for a new director when the COVID-19 crisis struck […]

Glen Ridge High School seniors determined to sing their song

Glen Ridge High School seniors determined to sing their song

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — With a message of inspiring strength in isolation, the Glen Ridge High School chorus is creating new ways for students to learn and perform from home. Seniors chose to sing the song “I Lived,” by OneRepublic, arranged by Deke Sharon, for graduation. With schools now closed in New Jersey for the […]

Area schools, thespians nominated for Foxy Awards

Area schools, thespians nominated for Foxy Awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Each year Montclair State University hosts the Theatre Night Awards ceremony to promote and advance the commitment to high-quality straight play production in New Jersey’s secondary schools. The awards honor the accomplishments of individual achievement of both students and educators in the areas of performance, direction, design and technical theater, as […]

Luna Stage launches virtual programming

Luna Stage launches virtual programming

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage has launched a series of programs to connect, celebrate and inspire local communities during the time of COVID-19. These include free 10-minute playwriting classes for community writers, solo show creation workshops featuring voices from across the country, a song cycle of commissioned pieces inspired by local heroes and three […]

Virtual gallery reaches beyond walls of SOPAC

Virtual gallery reaches beyond walls of SOPAC

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Herb + Milly Iris Gallery at the South Orange Performing Arts Center has added a new show, along with a new way to view it. Responding to the need to reach beyond the walls of the building, “INSPIRING MINDS: Art Educators Exhibition” is now on display virtually at www.sopacnow.org/gallery-virtual-exhibition. Works […]

Virtual exhibit showcases WOHS student artists

Virtual exhibit showcases WOHS student artists

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Through a partnership with the Visual and Performing Arts Program at West Orange High School, the West Orange Arts Center’s latest show features rising stars of the arts community. The show was installed at the arts center March 8, but the center was closed shortly after due to the coronavirus. Shifting […]