‘The Aliens’ invade Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Two young drifters hanging out behind a Vermont coffee shop discussing art and the nature of the universe decide to teach a lonely high school student everything they know. “The Aliens,” a new play by Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Baker, is being presented by The Theater Project, March 31 through April 3, at […]

Payne announces 10th District participation in 2016 Congressional Art Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, Feb. 25, U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. announced that New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District, which includes portions of Essex, Hudson and Union counties, is participating in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. “I am pleased to announce that high school students from New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District will once again […]

Location, Location’ opens at Arts Unbound

ORANGE, NJ — The exhibit “Location, Location” began with an opening reception on Thursday, Feb. 18, and will feature artwork in a wide range of mediums, including photography, acrylic, oils, soft sculpture, and more. All of the works in the show are places, real or imagined, that hold personal significance for the artist. They are […]

Arts Unbound, Matheny Arts announce first arts program for artists with disabilities

ORANGE, NJ — Arts Unbound and the Matheny Medical and Educational Center’s Arts Access Program, two New Jersey-based non-profits that support the professional development of artists with developmental or physical disabilities, have launched Art Garden CSA, a community-supported arts program, to connect emerging artists with disabilities and local art collectors. Based on popular community-supported agriculture […]

Ray Andersen: A New Jersey rocker creating music to empower kids

Latest project from Mr. Ray confronts the issue of bullying

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Rare is the artist in any medium whose creative output can easily appeal to both adults and children, connecting to the disparate audiences at their own level. And yet Mr. Ray has been doing just that with great success since 1994. Ray Andersen is a popular rock ‘n’ roll musician who has been a […]

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